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iOS 7 Mac icon project: The Mac App Store UPDATED

After a short weekend break, the iOS 7 Mac icon project is back with a new design for the Mac App Store

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After a short break I’ve come back refreshed with today’s design for the Mac App Store icon. It took a fair bit of reworking, with a new design for the brush, pencil and ruler that make up the icon. I made them using the vector drawing tools in Pixelmator 2.2 and brought them in line with the design from iOS 7’s App Store icon.

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As with the previous designs for iTunes and Safari, I stuck with a circular shape but increased the size slightly. The colouring took some time to get right, as the iOS 7 icons don’t actually use simple two-colour gradients in their design. I, however, want to keep things simple with the Mac icons, and lose some of the confusing technicolour aspects for which iOS 7 has been so berated. With that in mind this is a two-tone gradient using blues that are present in the iOS 7 version of this icon. Grab it below, then check out the other designs for Safari, Mail and iTunes, as well as finding out how to apply icons with this helpful tutorial.

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To download the new icon, right-click it and choose Open Image in New Tab, then drag it onto your Desktop

 

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The original design used incorrect colours based on a lower-quality reference image

 

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