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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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Launcher icon tools

Generally speaking, launcher icons are created using an external editor and, as we shall see, there are Studio plugins to assist us in creating stylish Android icons. One of the best tools is an online, alternative, and enhanced version of Asset Studio itself. It was created by the Google designer Roman Nurik and can be found on GitHub at romannurik.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio.

This online version offers over half a dozen different icon generators, including features not included in the native version as well as a neat icon animator. The launcher icon generator is of interest here, as it allows us to set material features not offered in the IDE such as elevation, shadow, and scoring.

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