Help Making iPhone 4 Wallpapers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SpaceEdge, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. SpaceEdge macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    I have been trying to make my own wallpapers using Photoshop and these directions

    I keep on getting this error message .

    Now I don't know what I'm doing is there an easier way to create iPhone 4 Wallpapers? I'm trying to make a buch of Fallout New Vegas wallpapers.

    Thanks in advance to anyone can help me out.
  2. tombarnes macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2006
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    That method is a good one for cropping into a specific size such as iPhone resolution.

    What format are you saving in? I.e. .png .psd .jpg etc?
  3. SpaceEdge thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    When I go to crop that error message pops up.


    I'm basically looking for the easiest way to make wallpapers it dosen't have to include using Photoshop.
  4. smokescreen220 macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2010
    California Native
    I personally use Paint Shop Pro...less intimidating than Photoshop...
  5. trekkie604 macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    make sure your units are set to pixels/inch.

    Edit > Preferences > Units & Rulers > Rulers: pixels.
  6. ajarnfalang, Nov 7, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010

    ajarnfalang macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Yes. Photoshop is in inches by default.

    Post the picture and I'll make you one.

    Why don't you just open photoshop. Go to File- New. Make a new document that is 640x960 and make sure it says PIXELS NOT inches. You can change the 72 resolution to 326 if you want to, but doesn't make a difference for me.


    Then just open the picture you want. Drag the picture into the 640x960 new file and move it around so you get what you want into the frame and save the pic. I save them as PNG.

    If you need to re-size it, right click on the layer and select "Convert to Smart Object".


  7. SpaceEdge thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010

    Thanks, I used this method and I have one other question how can I make the picture fit the whole screen. The wallpaper I made is small and doesn't stretch like other wallpapers I have. I'm a total noob at all this so thanks for the help.

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  8. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Right click the layer and choose "Convert to Smart Object". Then, go to EDIT - Free Transform.
  9. SpaceEdge thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Thanks so much for your help, When I get some free time tomorrow i'm going to make a bunch of New Vegas wallpapers.
  10. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Just so you know, the reason to choose "Smart Object" before you resize is so you don't destroy the picture. If you just start resizing a picture and press enter and then re size it again it will start to look all pixelized.

    So everytime you want to resize a picture in Photoshop, make it a smart object and then you can stretch it out and resize it as many times as you want to.

    It's called a "non-destructive transformation".

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