Sampling a colour from an image is easy — open it in Photoshop, choose the Eyedropper tool, and click the target pixel. Sampling a non-opaque colour that’s been flattened onto a background is harder, but not impossible.
Here it is — my complete iOS, Android and Mac app design workflow, starting from the first time you open Photoshop, to the app release and beyond. Now seemed like a good time to document how I’ve been working, because my workflow is about to drastically change again, with the release of Skala.
There’s two ways to apply strokes to shape layers in Photoshop CS6 — via layer styles, which have been around since version 6 (that’s the ancient version 6.0, not CS6), or via the all-new vector shape options. They may appear similar at first glance, but there’s some significant differences.