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Lifestyle: How to design your own phone case with CaseApp

In a modern world full of gadgets and technology, you're probably finding that your hand is, well, attached to your phone. If it isn't, then it's probably glued to your Laptop. Don't worry, Ducky Darling, we have you covered with this guide on how to create the perfect customised phone case.

Words and photographs by Rosa Fairfield

On CaseApp, you can design a phone case or laptop skin by following these 5 simple steps:

1) Select your device model 
The site,, supports a variety of both iPhone models and Android devices. So, don't worry if you're not one of the cool Apple kids (sorry I'm biased, I'm an Apple iPhone girl all the way).

No need to get out the glitter glue and scissors, once you've selected your device, the editor screen will pop up for you to do some customising. (You can breathe freely now, if you thought this was going to be a complex photoshop tutorial).

2) Upload your images
You can use a photograph, either just one or make it into a college, or you can have some fun designing your own illustrations. I create illustrations so I took this as an opportunity to have some arty party fun.

The great thing about CaseApp is being able to upload multiple images, that means you can layer illustrations. For this, I used a separate background file, added, and moved around, the other illustrations on top.

*Pro-Tip: Try to save your images at 300 pixels per inch resolution and make sure the images are large enough that they will print at the highest quality.

3) Change your background colour
If you don't upload your own background as a file, you can select the background colour using the selector.

*Pro Tip: Make sure the background compliments the colours in your images and use similar colour tones for a professional finish.

4) Add any extra text
If words are your jam, there's also a text editor that you can play around with and create some text. They also have pre-made stickers that you can add and style (if you don't know how to make your own). Alternatively, you can make text in photoshop and upload it as a file. This will give you more options if you want to play around with different fonts and text effects.

5) Add it to your basket and checkout
I've used add so many times in this post. My English teacher would be disappointed with my word variation. Anyway, when you're happy with your finished design, pop it into your virtual shopping cart and hand over the cash. *Holds out hand*, show me the money. Wait what?! They're paying for the phone case not giving me money?! *Sulky face*.

CaseApp also have a selection of pre-made designs, which are super cute and Oh! Ducky Darling approved, if you don't want to give customisation a go.

You can share pictures of your new cases on Instagram using #caseapp and you can tag @caseapp too (and if you want to give me a shoutout - @ohduckydarling - then I'm not complaining). Use code DUCKY20 to get 20% off the entire site.