Photoshop for Visual Designers: The Art of App Icons - S6310

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Technical Level: Beginner to Intermediate

We’ve lived through a golden age of icon design. Join designer Michael Flarup on a journey through the fascinating world of app icon design. Explore the history and craft of iOS app iconography and join Michael’s quest to preserve this disappearing art. Learn how to utilize Photoshop to create colorful designs, and discover how app icon design can serve as a foundation for improving all aspects of design.

In Michael’s half talk/half show-and-tell, you’ll learn:

  • Photoshop techniques to create tactile and vibrant iconography, using new features powered by Adobe Firefly generative AI that speed up your workflow
  • How to use gradients, adjustments, and layers to create depth and mimic any material
  • Why app icons are the most important visual design element of your product
  • The four core aspects of successful icon design

Technical Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Type: Session

Category: Inspiration

Track: Drawing, Painting, and Illustration, Graphic Design

Audience Types: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Print Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator

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