How To Create a Custom I.C.E Wallpaper for your iPhone 5 using Photoshop CS6

In this episode of the Adobe Creative Suite Podcast Terry White shows how to create a custom I.C.E. (in case of emergency) wallpaper screen for the iPhone 5 using Photoshop CS6.

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  • Mike

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for the tip, but for us that still uses the iPhone4s, whats the ratios regarding the ratios for the parts that covers the image

    • The iPhone 4/4s is 640×960 at 326ppi
      1st guide at 234 pixels
      2nd guide at 765 pixels

  • Mike


  • Thanks Terry. Always enjoying your VERY thorough and detailed tutorials. I feel like I’m watching a cooler, digital Bob Ross.. 🙂

  • Thanks Terry
    Very useful, even if I not yet have the 5:-) but with your information it worked just great for the iPhone 4.
    One small question, I think have made some misstake, because the size of my font is only max 2 pt – as I see in your video you have at least 9?


    • Only thing I can think of is a difference in resolution (ppi) causing the difference in font. However, if 2pt is readable on your iPhone then you’ve got the right size.

  • Bob G.

    Hey Terry:
    I must be doing something wrong. When I wake up the iPhone 5 after locking it by pressing the sleep/wake button, I don’t get the apps screen and then the wallpaper screen I set – I get the default screen with the Time and Date at the top and the big green canister in the middle. If I slide to unlock, I get the first apps screen. I never see the wallpaper screen.
    Question: What must I do to have the wallpaper screen I just created come up when the phone is unlocked, instead of the default screen with that big green canister in the middle?

  • Melanie

    Thank you!! I can’t wait to try it on my iPhone 4.

  • Steve

    Thanks for this, Terry. Once created, is there an easy way to change the background with another image, including the part duplicated for the ICE banner? (possibly with a smart object layer or something?)