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02/09/14 10:00 AM (8 years ago)

graphics designer

Does anyone know of a good graphic designer that can make app icons?
 
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02/09/14 10:02 AM (8 years ago)
Have a peek at Fiverr, loads of folk on here have used them. I've never used them for app icons but there are a ton of offers.
 
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02/09/14 10:34 AM (8 years ago)
You should ask this guy .... https://www.buzztouch.com/EdReyes
 
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02/09/14 05:33 PM (8 years ago)
Thank you all. What Photoshop do yall use? I see different versions
 
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02/09/14 06:35 PM (8 years ago)
Still running Photoshop CS5, can't afford to lose it or replace it!
 
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02/09/14 08:56 PM (8 years ago)
Adobe Creative Cloud, well worth the monthly cost. I have multiple machines and am able to activate it on 2 devices at the same time. a mac and a pc. If I need to travel I can install it on my laptop, so long as i deactivate an install on 1 of the 2 actively running. no need to uninstall or reinstall. so if the mrs needs to activate creative cloud suite on her pc in the office, I just deactivate one machine and let her activate it on hers, then deactivate when shes done. Great solution, Adobe has enabled designers access to tools that before costs hundreds. One of the biggest complaints when I trained designed students was the cost of entry into the graphic design or video editing world. Even though they could get the educational discounted version it still costs hundreds. For freelancers to get a good gig, you need the right tools, before it was like get the trial, get the job, make the money hopefully then spend the money to buy the full version. Now photoshop rates just an hour alone if you're good will easily justify the $49.99 per month. Or cheaper if you're not going to need the whole suite. Best feature is that you're able to keep every version, even when they update. From CS4 to CC, I've got all licensed copies. I keep the old versions because client work I've done doesn't play nice with newer versions or the plugins that I purchased for those editions. Having to pay for upgrade versions on CD was such a costly pain. Now bug fixes or new versions all together are available for download. Plus you get Creative Cloud Space, I believe 2gb free to upload files or any preset settings. Hope that helps. FYI, designing App Icons is more or less the ability to interpret your Apps biggest recognizable identifier and find an icon that represents it. With iOS7's flat look, creating something simple I think is harder than creating a more realistic App like in iOS6 times. It just forces you to go from Photoshop Bit mapped graphics to Illustrators Vector Graphics. Here's an example of using sites like vectorstock or any stock graphics sites. Always best to purchase the .eps or .ai files so that scaling won't be an issue. For "The Big Game" App I worked on with Niraj, here's a sample of the work in progress for our App series covering 6 major sports. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2fwpka7jcrvnh59/HfI29m_nbI So whether I create new graphics in illustrator or purchase it, then tweak it. the outcome will be either spend a lot of time doing it from scratch, or edit something that's almost there.
 
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02/09/14 09:06 PM (8 years ago)
Ok thank you. I was just about to ask you for suggestions.I remember all the useful info about doing your clients apps. Thanks for taking the time to help. Im going to try this out
 
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02/10/14 08:19 AM (8 years ago)
Also keep gimp in mind, great free photoshop alternative http://www.gimp.org/
 
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02/10/14 10:02 AM (8 years ago)
@CMCOFFEE Feel free to ask.
 
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02/10/14 11:53 AM (8 years ago)
Cool thank yall. Im familiar gimp but I dont think it can open or edit psd files. Also are there any special programs for professional screen shots. I know of place.it but thats it
 
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02/10/14 07:14 PM (8 years ago)
CMCOFFEE - I use Photoshop Elements. The whole program costs around $80 and surprisingly has tons of features. I also know that you can "rent" Photoshop for around $40 a month and by doing that, you never have to pay the crazy amount every time they come up with an update or you wish to update. Try doing a free month trial with Photoshop Elements or Photoshop and go from there.
 

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