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AHiL's Samsung Galaxy S4 Wallpaper Template

By JesseLax
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I recently upgraded to the Galaxy S4... and I love it!! I'm a little disappointed that the wallpaper doesn't scroll with the screen transition, but that's what launchers are for, right?
Anyway, I decided I wanted to build myself a template... and then when I actually did it I just couldn't stop. Now it's so cool I can't help but to share.

What is it?
:bulletgreen: One 2160x1920 .PSD Template to cover your S4 wallpaper creation and display needs.
*multiple group nests - recommended for users of Photoshop CS6 or higher

What this is not!
:bulletred: This is NOT another mock-up of a phone... I just did that bit for a frame because I thought it would be fun. Look elsewhere if that's what you're after.

What does it include?
:bulletblue: The template contains the S4 phone as a frame to show you the exact crop you'll see on your screen.
:bulletblue: Almost every facet of the phone's UI is included on separate layers... though I wouldn't recommend moving the icons, they're nearly perfectly positioned.
:bulletblue: To accommodate those who may be using a launcher with scrolling options, the width of the phone's horizontal has been doubled in this template (2160x1920).
:bulletblue: All of the text is customizable, however I used sanmsungsans.ttf (I will not supply this to you)... I'd recommend Roboto as a great substitute.
:bulletblue: I've included the White Frost frame as well as the Black Mist depicted.
:bulletblue: The "wallpaper" in the preview is actually the background in the PSD. Feel free to use it as your phone's wallpaper.
:bulletblue: If you want to keep your file-size down in Photoshop, delete all folders except the "Plain Black" folder [ S4 + GUI> Crop Overlay > Plain Black ] and guides if you like them.

How does it work?
It's so simple, you'll cry tears of joy. There's a single folder called "YOUR ART HERE". Insert (or build) your art there. Turn the "S4 + GUI" folder on and off to see how it will look on-screen. Easy-peasy!
If you're feeling feisty, customize the UI elements to suit your needs.

This resource is Royalty Free.
You're welcome to use the resource in any way you see fit, for any project commercial or otherwise... with the exceptions of selling this resource as a resource, and implying directly or indirectly that you are the creator of it. I would appreciate it immensely if you respected the philanthropy of this contribution to other artists, as well as my goal to reach as many people as I can to help them grow.

Redistribution
As long as all of the included files are fully intact, and unaltered, you're welcome to redistribute this on your website or blog without my permission. However...
(I'm disappointed I even have to write this) It's quite distasteful when I see people remove my name/address and redistribute my resources. It's not glory or prestige I want---it's that I can't help a single soul if they don't know where to find me, and they can't find me when you modify/alter my design name or web address. There's a certain level of etiquette I assume you to have when redistributing, and I will have the utmost respect for you if you upheld a moral ethic in your decisions.


Tools:
Photoshop CS6
Wacom Intuos4 XL
Inspiration
Imagination

Enjoy!
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Sicknastie's avatar
How do I install?  Please help!! 

JesseLax's avatar
Hey there! Sorry, it's not installable. This is meant for photoshop, where you can use the file to build or crop your own wallpapers to see exactly how it will look on your screen. But the wallpaper is included in the file. If you know someone with Photoshop, you could ask them to save it for you so you can add it like a picture. :D
camiski's avatar
Can you share this wallpaper? pleeeeeeeaseeeee :) ?
JesseLax's avatar
Sorry, I no longer share wallpapers on my account anymore due to theft and misuse. I'm afraid if I post it here people will get the wrong idea and assume I'm handing them out again. If you happen to know someone with Photoshop, the wallpaper is included. You could ask them to download the file and save the wallpaper for you so you can install it. :)
TheLastDuchess's avatar
You, sir, are a prince among men!
JesseLax's avatar
Ah, I'm so pleased you found this useful!!

I think my cover shot there is turning some people away because it sort of looks like what it isn't. lol

Anyway, enjoy!
LuvrGirlM's avatar
I just found this and wanted to say THANKS!!
JesseLax's avatar
You're very welcome!!
SRipper's avatar
Thanks for this. I just got a new S4 and was looking for a template to start making some wallpapers - this works perfectly. :) Really helped me plan out where to put my icons to get the most out of my picture.
JesseLax's avatar
Ah! I'm so glad to hear it!! I was a bit worried the preview was difficult to understand, so it's excellent to get good feedback on it. Glad I was able to help. :D
DaiquiriRain's avatar
I posted a wallpaper I created using the template on tumblr, and linked back here.~ 
Thanks again!

JesseLax's avatar
Thanks! The credit wasn't necessary, but I really appreciate the kindness. :highfive:
DaiquiriRain's avatar
It may have not been necessary, but I always appreciate it if when people use my stuff they credit back so I can get out there~!


DaiquiriRain's avatar
Why thank you, it's quite lovely~
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KariAnnLax's avatar
Yayness! time to make stuffs! :)

Thank you!
JesseLax's avatar
Woohoooo! Making stuff is the bee's knees! :heart:
mikejon45's avatar
Excellent work I love it !
Many thanks for sharing your design...:)
JesseLax's avatar
You're very welcome! I hope it makes your wallpaper making experience just a bit more fun! :P
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