This post is heavy on the images.
I’ve been asked several times “how do you add reflections to your icons” This has nothing to do with the ROM, or any special .APK, in fact you need to modify your icon .PNG’s files.
There’s 2 ways you can apply this icons to your screen work:
1)(my favorite way) Embedding the icons to the wallpapers, like on the example below, everything has been embedded to the wallpaper, now just waiting for Desktop visualizer so I can place transparent icons in top and make them working icons
2) Modifying every icon that you want to add reflections and just use them as any other icon.
Welcome to my second Photoshop Tutorial.
WARNING: This tutorial is heavy on images, so if you have a slow internet connection it might take a while to load up completely, there are almost 30 images in total.
First let me say something, I’m not a Photoshop Guru or anything similar, I like to experiment and play with my pc programs, therefore this is my very own method for this particular technique. If anyone here knows of a better way to achieve similar results, please share the information and help the us build a better Android community by sharing our knowledge.
Since I posted the the screenshot below, about a week ago, I have got a couple of dozens of emails of how to accomplish the appearance of the text to be “chiseled out” using Photoshop. Well Today I got the time to take a few more screenshots and created my first tutorial, so if you are interested on learning this technique, stick around, it’s fairly easy, not complicated at all, requires very minimal Photoshop knowledge.