Getting started photoshop design for an Android application


I am designing an android application in photoshop. But I am stuck at the first step itself.
I have so many confusion and after searching for a solution in google confusion increased threefold.

My big confusions are

1.What should be the canvas size
2.What is the size of status bar
3.How many sizes of assets i have to handover to development team.

Few suggested me to do everything in DP. Again confusion.

1.How to setup photoshop workspace in DP.
2.What is the size of the canvas I have to start with.
3.What is the size of status bar. to set text size in sp.

Thank you so much.


Consider dp = px in Photoshop

  1. xlarge screens are at least 960dp x 720dp
  2. large screens are at least 640dp x 480dp
  3. normal screens are at least 470dp x 320dp
  4. small screens are at least 426dp x 320dp

Following more specific

  1. 320dp: a typical phone screen (240×320 ldpi, 320×480 mdpi, 480×800 hdpi, etc).
  2. 480dp: a tweener tablet like the Streak (480×800 mdpi).
  3. 600dp: a 7” tablet (600×1024 mdpi).
  4. 720dp: a 10” tablet (720×1280 mdpi, 800×1280 mdpi, etc).

Download the Sample android PSD from here

for more reference click here

I hope it would help you

Answered By – Akbarsha

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