iPhone app design is one of the most demanded jobs in designing at the moment. Thankfully, it is not a difficult task.
App designing does not involve any new set of techniques, tools or design methodology. It’s just good ol’ graphic and web design but in different screen resolutions.
Like most of designs, app designs can be created using a selection of tools, but the most popular is always Photoshop.
So today we have compiled a list of some of the best iPhone app design tutorials and guideline articles that empower designers to devise masterful app designs.
Today, the selection I’m presenting you contains tutorials of templates and mockups, layer styles and vector graphics. Many of these tutorials include free PSD download files as well.
iPhone App Design Tutorials
If you’re new to Photoshop and you’re designing UI or exporting assets then this guide should be particularly useful for you as it uses iPhone apps as the example settings, but the basic principles apply to all design work in Photoshop.
Design a simple directory consisting listing app. This tutorial guides you through the steps and cover all of the basic principles of app design.
A good understanding of how to create modern interface elements, as well as, charts and graphs in Photoshop.
Set up a simple grid and learn how to create the main components of the interface using vector shapes and a few of Photoshop commonly used UI design techniques.
Learn to create a clean iPad interface using Photoshop’s toolbox.
This tutorial teachers to create a thin and flat, iOS 7 inspired concept for a user profile app screen.
This tutorial is presented in two parts. You will be able to find an increasing amount of mobile design related tutorials in the future.
In this tutorial, they show us how to design a mobile task manager app with Photoshop.
The iPhone app design tutorial involves a handful of everyday touch interface elements, such as buttons, input fields and touch gestures.
This tutorial reveals how to prototype a user interface for an iPad app in Photoshop.
The techniques used to create a modern and flat user interface (UI) design for an iPad app.
Quickly and easily create a live background blur effect, like the one that is used in iOS 7 and later versions.
In this Photoshop tutorial, learn to create a blur background from a photo or image using a few basic steps to upgrade and add a nice blurry feel.
Learn how to create a mobile phone music player interface. The interface is made using pixel perfect alignment, quality vector shape building techniques, as well as gradient and lighting control.
This is a concept design for the new iOS that includes icons, background, the dock, date, and top-most information bar.
How to design an icon for your mobile device’s home screen.
App designing does not start with user interfaces rather icon designing. Without a good icon… your app is highly unlikely to become popular among clients or users. This tutorial will help you learn some useful techniques with a step-by-step process to create the pixel perfect 256x256px mobile icon.
Roman Jusdado reveals how to use Photoshop’s layer styles to create an Instagram-esque iOS icon from scratch.
The tutorial begins with showing how to set up a grid and create a simple background. Later, it progresses Snap to Grid feature and use basic masking and vector shapes to create a set of flat icons.
This tutorial covers most of the steps necessary to both design and code a mobile phone application.
In this tutorial, we’re going to be designing the user interface of a financial based iPhone application in Photoshop. We will be using a truck-load of modern techniques to really make this design pop.
The look and the colour scheme will be based on the iOS 7 wallpapers that was released almost a year ago. This tutorial will be very quick and beginners will find this Photoshop tutorial helpful in understanding the power of Free Transform.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to achieve acutely life-like telephone dial buttons in Photoshop using shape layers and layer styles.
Create a clean Twitter app interface in Photoshop using layer styles and basic vector shapes.
Create an iPhone music player app interface in both the original iPhone resolution, as well as retina without having to repeat the same process for both designs.
Design a mobile calendar app in Photoshop.
Visually exciting interfaces have progressed in leaps and bounds over the past few years. This tutorial will show you some clever interfacing techniques and how to build a sleek interface of your own.
This tutorial uses various different tools, such as shape tools, gradient tools, different blending mode tools and loads of great techniques.
You can also customize this tutorial with your own icons or wallpapers.
That’s it for tonight guys. See ya.