11-29-2002, 12:17 AM
I was wondering if someone could tell me where I could find out how to make icons... I'd really appreciate this
11-29-2002, 06:49 AM
I couldn't say for Windows, but if you're on a Mac it's simple. Take any small bit-map graphic in Photoshop (or similar app), select a rectangle of approx. icon size (in PS use the rectangular Marquee tool), and copy to the clipboard (Command C).
In the Finder (Mac's desktop), select a file you want this icon added to, and hit Command I (or File Menu > Get Info > General Information).
In the box that pops up, click on the current icon at the top left, and Paste: Command V. Presto!
To get fancier: First copy the present icon from the target file's Get Info box, and paste it into a PS doc, so you'll have a sort of template -- or at least a reference to show you the correct size.
Now with the Pencil tool, construct an original icon. Zoom right in so you can see what you're doing (Com. - a few times) , and make the Pencil just 1 or 2 pixels in size( press [ a bunch of times).
Then select and Copy as describe above, and Paste back into the file's Get Info icon thumbnail.
It can't be too different on Windows, but regretfully I'm PC ignorant.
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