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Ideas to create iPhone 5 and iPad Wallpapers?

Updated on September 19, 2012

Hi there friends, customizing iPad to your liking is fun and makes your tablet more personal than it already is.

One of the key features of both iPad 3 and iPhone 5 is the new and improved Retina Display that offers mesmerizing visual quality.

So, having a wallpaper that you like is more important than you think. This article could be called a continuation of my previous article, iPad Cover, because it focuses on the same key aspect of personalizing your device in a way that suits you best.

So, here are some ideas to think about if you are planning to create wallpapers for iPad and Apple iPhone 5:

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Apple iPad 3Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPad 3
Apple iPad 3 | Source
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5

· Keep the resolution in check while creating or searching for the wallpaper.
For iPad 3: 1536X2048 (portrait) 9.7-inch

For Apple iPhone 5: 640X1136 (portrait) 4-inch

· Use Adobe Illustrator to draw your wallpaper in vector mode. This allows you to scale your wallpaper to any size and still retain the quality.
If you use Photoshop in the beginning, you might end up with an image that pixelates itself when Zoomed-In.
That is why, it would not be great if you are planning to edit your image later on.

· Photoshop is great for finalizing wallpaper
Ultimately you have to import the image in compatible format .JPG, .TIFF, .GIF, etc. and the image will lose its vector form.

But there is no need to worry, the best practice would be to edit your image on Illustrator and when you are satisfied with all the changes and can’t do further without using Photoshop, then and only then, you should use Photoshop.
Add layers to categorize your changes, so that they are easy to get rid of when you want.

Keep things simple yet attractive and though, you will end up with a pretty good size after you are done editing, you can use some compressing tools to resize your image, but it is not recommended.

To keep the quality of the image intact, export it and use it like that.

· Use images that compliment your home screen.

Since there are a lot of apps throughout the screen, you might want to match those two as perfect as you can.

You will be disappointed if you create wallpaper and the apps hide the main content. It would be best to draw an outline of what you are going to create on a piece of paper and use it as a guideline.

· Create multiple wallpapers and change it according to your mood.

The iPad has become an extension to us and it should convey that right away. I have seen many folks using it to convey what their personalities are.

For example:

They use it to propose.

They use it to say sorry.

They use it to make fun of someone.

They use it to tell people to stay away from their iPad.

They use it to tell people that they love their family.

They convey that they work for a giant private company.

They use it to convey what they want from life and what they think about life.

I hope that you are catching the drift here. The list can go as long as you wish because I just have talk to my friends and they will add another list to this but that is not the point.

I am trying to tell you that iPad is no longer just a gadget. It is part of your life and you should treat it that way.

Also, by telling you how people use it, you now know about some ideas to ponder while checking out Wallpapers, whether online or creating yourself.

I guess that I should stop now because I have conveyed what I wanted to and I might add something more later on if I find something interesting but I really hope that you got point about making iPad and Apple iPhone 5 more personal in your life.


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