Retina iOS App Icon Template PSD
If you’re spending the time and money to develop an iOS app, don’t skimp on the icon. This may sound like silly advice, but the fact is a good icon can make your app stand out in the App Store and on a users home screen, encouraging both downloads and use.
If you’re not a designer it can be challenging and expensive to get a good icon made, but thanks to Louie Mantia on Dribble, you should be able to create a tolerably decent one yourself using a retina iOS app icon template. The template come as a nicely layered PSD file and covers a variety of sizes for the icon, but perhaps most importantly with the new iPad out is the 512×512 pixel template. Start big and refine as you go down, you should have a gorgeous iOS icon in no time.
This will be useful even for web designers and developers who want to use it as a template for the apple-touch-icon.png iOS bookmark icon that appears on a Home screen whenever an individual bookmarks a site.
Icon Sizes and Use
Here is a list of where you will encounter the following icon sizes:
512 – App Store
144 – Retina iPad Home Screen
72 – iPad Home Screen
114 – Retina iPhone Home Screen
57 – iPhone Home Screen
96 – Retina iPad Spotlight
48 – iPad Spotlight
58 – Retina Settings
29 – Settings