Deke’s Techniques 453: Creating the Perfect Smartphone Home/Lock Screen in Photoshop

In this week's free Deke's Techniques episode, Deke shows you (or your kids, more likely) how to make a custom home screen for your smartphone. Yes, this does mean a pixel-perfect Photoshop rendered image designed expressly for the screen size of your phone. And although Deke's predictably using an iPhone, you can use this method for your own particular model/screen size as well.The trick is to use a template that has the interface gizmos (captured from your phone against a black background) set to Screen blend mode over your intended image so you can see how the two components (Read more...)