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Cutting Assets with Slicy

by Ryan Irelan

Preparing assets properly for web or mobile apps can be a pain. You have to create multiple sizes and versions and you have tediously go through the PSD to export what you need.

In this excerpt from the Fundamentals of iPhone App Design course, Funsize designer Rick Messer shows how to use Slicy to quickly export assets for the NearMe iPhone app he builds in the course.

To get start using Slicy here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download Slicy (and then grab a license) and install it (Mac OS X only)
  2. In your PSD, properly name your layers per the instructions Rick gave in the video (the layer name should be the name of the image you want to export). If you’re designing at 2x then Slicy will automatically create the 1x images for you (pretty cool!).
  3. Set up AutoRepeat in Slicy so it will automatically export new images when you edit the layers.

Want to learn more about iPhone app design? Watch our Fundamentals of iPhone App Design Course.

Free iPhone App Design Course Video

by Ryan Irelan

Do you want to transition to iPhone app design? Would you like to see how it’s done by a shop dedicated to mobile design? Funsize Product Designer Rick Messer takes a 3-hour journey through how to design an iPhone app called NearMe. It’s an up-close look at Rick’s thinking and practices while designing for the iPhone.

Here’s the entire Course Overview video that is part of the Fundamentals of iPhone App Design course.

That’s only one part of the 3-hour course over several videos. Join Rick and follow along as he designs an iPhone app.

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