1. 143voltron's Avatar
    how did you get your icon to appear, my icon seems to be hiding under the grey part?
    2012-06-14 09:01 AM
  2. bjbinc's Avatar


    Great set up!
    I've sent you a pm bjbinc.


    i am trying to theme an icon so I can start to contribute.
    I have the psd
    I have the app store icon that I want to theme
    now in photoshop i see
    border
    drag above this layer
    base
    bevel
    I've put the icon on top of the bevel layer
    then I right click and clip into masking
    but the icon doesn't show, it looks like is behind the gray area?
    you need two copies of your layer...one above the Bevel layer and one above the Base layer. Both with clipping masks
    Last edited by bjbinc; 2012-06-14 at 09:12 AM.
    2012-06-14 09:03 AM
  3. saekhor's Avatar
    yea that's right 143voltron you have tu put the main icon in above the layer that saids "add image above this layer" and the main part of the icon should be there and for the lower part just like bjbinc just post

    now bjbinc thank you so much just tried and now is much better and to think i was something that easy :P, is a little better than the first one but still need to get some practice.

    Jaku for iOS 5-lostwing2.png

    Tomorrow i'm going to make a few that a need for my icons that is still missing and if they turn out ok going to post it here to anyone else who may use it

    Thanks again
    2012-06-14 09:19 AM
  4. bjbinc's Avatar
    yea that's right 143voltron you have tu put the main icon in above the layer that saids "add image above this layer" and the main part of the icon should be there and for the lower part just like bjbinc just post

    now bjbinc thank you so much just tried and now is much better and to think i was something that easy :P, is a little better than the first one but still need to get some practice.

    Jaku for iOS 5-lostwing2.png

    Tomorrow i'm going to make a few that a need for my icons that is still missing and if they turn out ok going to post it here to anyone else who may use it

    Thanks again
    One more thing you can do to help the bevel is to darken it up. Select the layer you are using for your bevel and press ctrl+L. That will bring up the "Levels" window...I usually change the box on the right side to either 200 or 180.
    2012-06-14 09:23 AM
  5. saekhor's Avatar
    thanks again for that last advice just end up with this a little more easy on the eyes for my taste

    Jaku for iOS 5-lw2180.png

    well tomorrow i'm going to start making some more and share almost all here if they are good of course

    bjbinc thanks again for that tip because the way that i was trying i was awfull creating a layer for the bevel them hiding that layer and selecting the bevel layer with the magic wand to get the form and show again the other one a cut it with the form LOL
    2012-06-14 09:35 AM
  6. bjbinc's Avatar
    thanks again for that last advice just end up with this a little more easy on the eyes for my taste

    Jaku for iOS 5-lw2180.png

    well tomorrow i'm going to start making some more and share almost all here if they are good of course

    bjbinc thanks again for that tip because the way that i was trying i was awfull creating a layer for the bevel them hiding that layer and selecting the bevel layer with the magic wand to get the form and show again the other one a cut it with the form LOL
    Hey! Lookin better!

    Wow! You were working WAY too hard before lol


    Don't forget to add a clipping mask to the "Border" layer at the top as well. I know it looks empty and you can't really see a difference, but on a dark background, there are white corners visible if you don't apply that clipping mask
    Last edited by bjbinc; 2012-06-14 at 09:41 AM.
    2012-06-14 09:37 AM
  7. 143voltron's Avatar
    THis is my first one and it sucks lol, but I'm trying

    Jaku for iOS 5-test1.png

    How come it seems that I didn't do anything to it
    Attached Images
    Last edited by 143voltron; 2012-06-14 at 09:53 AM.
    2012-06-14 09:47 AM
  8. saekhor's Avatar
    perfect noted that as well and actually i was working like an idiot before lol

    Well i'm going to sleep that is late here and tomorrow going to start making some more icons, really glad i register here to ask this, really appreciated all that help bjbinc

    THis is my first one and it sucks lol, but I'm tryingtest1.psd
    if you can save the icon in .png format that would be better so we all can see it here
    2012-06-14 09:48 AM
  9. bjbinc's Avatar
    THis is my first one and it sucks lol, but I'm tryingtest1.psd
    You did everything right...except picking a good icon to start with. That bible image would be impossible to cut and paste into a jaku icon. You need to find another image to use


    I'm not sure why you're trying to make a bible icon anyway There are a couple really nice ones in the repo already
    Last edited by bjbinc; 2012-06-14 at 09:52 AM.
    2012-06-14 09:49 AM
  10. 143voltron's Avatar
    You did everything right...except picking a good icon to start with. That bible image would be impossible to cut and paste into a jaku icon. You need to find another image to use


    I'm not sure why you're trying to make a bible icon anyway There are a couple really nice ones in the repo already
    I know lol, I just grabbed any icon and just started to experiment
    2012-06-14 09:57 AM
  11. saekhor's Avatar
    ohh one thing i forgot to ask if i want to upload a icon to the repo can i do it myselft or i have to send the icons to another person?
    2012-06-14 09:59 AM
  12. bjbinc's Avatar
    just post it here...we add it for you
    2012-06-14 10:02 AM
  13. saekhor's Avatar
    great them to make things easier for anyone who wants to use it going to add the name of the icon the the bundle id


    Jaku for iOS 5-lw2180.png
    LostWings 2
    uk.co.frontier.LostWinds2
    LostWinds2Icon114x114
    2012-06-14 10:08 AM
  14. ElderRoco's Avatar
    okay, i have the option to update to iOS 6 and get it working etc... Is it worth it?
    2012-06-14 10:10 AM
  15. bjbinc's Avatar
    That's perfect It's been added...congrats on your first repo submission! LOL

    okay, i have the option to update to iOS 6 and get it working etc... Is it worth it?
    uh....HELL NO

    A vanilla iphone on ios6 is still a vanilla iphone...no thank you
    Last edited by bjbinc; 2012-06-14 at 10:14 AM.
    2012-06-14 10:10 AM
  16. radioBirdman's Avatar
    uh....hell no

    a vanilla iphone on ios6 is still a vanilla iphone...no thank you
    this.
    2012-06-14 10:21 AM
  17. saekhor's Avatar
    bjbinc woah that was fast lol thanks, but does the icon have a problem? i'm seeing like it have a gray corners on the top
    2012-06-14 10:29 AM
  18. bjbinc's Avatar
    bjbinc woah that was fast lol thanks, but does the icon have a problem? i'm seeing like it have a gray corners on the top
    That's because the "Border" layer needs a clipping mask like the other layers
    2012-06-14 10:30 AM
  19. saekhor's Avatar
    So thats why well if you want you can delete it and i will make the good one later
    2012-06-14 10:33 AM
  20. bjbinc's Avatar
    So thats why well if you want you can delete it and i will make the good one later
    It's ok...app store apps will have those corners removed when applied to the device. Cydia apps and default iOS apps will not...that's why it's good to get in the habit of applying that mask all the time.

    Just post the fixed version and remind us it's an update and not a new icon
    2012-06-14 10:36 AM
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