It’s been a year since I released my first app, Photo Date. It’s a really simple app and I’ve always been content with it, except for one thing – the icon.
It’s pretty horrible in my opinion. But I was in such a rush to launch the app that I just approved the first version the designer sent over.
It’s always been one of those small, stupid things that have annoyed me that I was to lazy to do anything about.
While creating the content for my ‘Make Your First App’ course, I recorded a section on how to find somebody on Fiverr.com to make your app icon for you for 5 bucks.
I was about to follow this process to have a new icon made – but for some reason thought, “It would be fun to see if I can design one myself!”
Now I’m not a designer by any means. I only have a beginners understanding of Photoshop from editing photos. I don’t even own a copy of Photoshop.. I just used the 30 day trial for this.
I discovered though that you don’t need to be a full-fledged designer to create a basic but decent looking icon.
Here’s a screencast I recorded that walks you through my process:
You’ll need a few things:
1. A trial version of Photoshop: Get it at adobe.com/photoshop
3. A free account at thenounproject.com
I’m getting ready to publish a new course focused on helping you launch your first app.
I’ll walk you through exactly how I launched my first app without spending 100s of hours learning to code and with an extremely small budget ($250) – and then the simple marketing strategies I used to grow it to 80,000+ downloads and profitability.
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