iOS icon template for Illustrator CS5+
With iOS there are more different size icons to create than for OSX apps. While there are plenty of templates and reference sheets for Photoshop users (see Cocoia) I prefer to use Illustrator to create mine. So I’ve made my own template, and it’s available here if you find it useful too!
It’s best to create the artwork with 90° corners and let the OS round them off, but there is a mask layer to help you check how it would look. The mask also uses the appropriate colour for the context – white for the app store, black for the home screen and light grey for the spotlight results.Don’t forget to hide these layers before you export.
The icons are all set out on their own artboard, so when you’re ready to export check the ‘Use Artboards’ option to get each icon as an individual file:
While I’ve worked hard to make sure this template is as accurate as possible, I can’t guarantee it’s completely error-free. Let me know if you find any bugs, and I’ll update it!
If you’re using CS4 or below, this template may well work for you, but hasn’t been tested and may explode leaving terrible stains. I target CS5 because of it’s the first version that has pixel snapping that actually works!