In August 2012, Android ICS/JB Photoshop GUI Design Kit 3.0 was published with some new Jelly Bean UI elements, and until today, the Design Kit has been downloaded over 21,000 times since the very first version back in December 2011 – not a huge number, but it is putting a smile on my face. It’s really nice to see there are many designers interested in Android Design and used the Design Kit toย kick-startย their design work in Android app. A big thank you to everyone that is using the design kit and I really hope it helps in your Android app design workflow in some way.

Design Kit 4.2 Preview

And today, I have finally updated the Android UI Design Kit PSD to version 4.2, with the size of Nexus 4 screen resolution (768×1280), as requested by many supporters. Besides the resolution update, I have also added a few new UI elements into the Design Kit:

  • Cards (Google Now)
  • Crouton
  • Drawer Menu
  • Quick Return
  • Undo Bar
  • Gestures

Other than that, all the UI elements in the Design Kit are now made pixel-perfect (I hope I didn’t miss any of them), along with some corrections on the font size and UI element. I have removed the Application Design Templates (ADT) PSD file that is included in 3.0 because I think it might not as useful as I think, but do let me know if you are using it and you wish to see an update for that as well.


Android UI Design Kit 4.3 for Photoshop and GIMP is here!


39 thoughts on “Android UI Design Kit PSD 4.2 [Free Download]

  1. It would be great if you could export the resources also in SVG format. Some of us don’t own a copy of Photoshop..

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks a lot for your UI DESIGN KIT!!!
    Where I can download your ICS/JB UI Design Kit for 480ร—800 240 dpi โ€“ Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S II ?

  3. The license says to give you credit if we use the toolkit. How should we do that? Is a tweet enough? We don’t really have an “about” screen or something similar in our app.

  4. isn’t there anyone to tell me about how to layout design for new devices like a ‘galaxy s4′(1080*1920) and ‘lg optimus g pro'(1080*1920). i have just design as a same size and same layout in 768*1280. is it right?

    1. Hey,

      Ideally you should design in the native resolution of 1080×1920, but if you are using my design kit, the closest aspect ratio should be the one of Galaxy Nexus (720×1280), both of them have a aspect ratio of 16:9. Nexus 4 resolution is at 5:3.

      Taylor Ling

  5. Sorry for my stupid questions but I want to learn how we use this kit in eclipse or how we convert this kit to xml layout?

  6. Hello Dude – I have a question about your Kit. If I must do an interface directly for resolution S4 Samsung. If i resize in Photoshop your file in 1080 of larger, is it good?

    1. Hey,

      It isn’t that direct. N4 screen aspect ratio is different from S4, so directly resize the Design Kit in locked aspect ratio won’t allow you to achieve the 1080p resolution. The closest is to use the Galaxy Nexus version and up the size to 1080p, but then again those UI elements might not be in the proper scale.

      Best if you can make one yourself with native resolution and those UI elements.

      Taylor Ling

  7. Hi

    Nice work. I downloaded the psd and opened it in Gimp it opened. But I am unable to move ahead. Can it be used in Gimp? If yes, how to go about designing the wireframe?

    1. Hey,

      What do you mean by ‘unable to move ahead’? While this file is not optimized for GIMP, the layers should work correctly somehow.

      Taylor Ling

  8. I really appreciate your work, i donated just 5 bucks, didn’t have more money, consider them like a hundred (contextualizing)
    Thanks a lot.

  9. Your work is awesome, I also support you with a small donation, but I think it would be nice to at least fallback on a thank you page after the donation, just a thought!

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