July 27th, 2003

Welcome to Icon Tutorial!

This community is designed to help people who make icons, from beginners to the advanced-level. The community is opened to everyone, but please, only post here if it's relevant. Please make sure you read the community guidelines before posting here.

To make things more organized, we're going to follow a posting protocol. The subject line must be used when making a new posting. If you're making a new post about blinking text, for instance, make the subject of your post "Blinking Text." Then, you can ask a question (e.g., "How could I make my text blink?") and then other community members would reply with the different ways in which they make text blink. OR, if you have a tip you'd like to share about blinking text, and there's no post on it already, you can create a post stating how you would go about making text blink on your icons.

MAKE SURE YOU SPECIFY WHICH GRAPHICS PROGRAM YOU ARE USING. There are many different programs out there, so to avoid confusion, a good idea would be to add the name of the program you're using to your subject ("Blinking Text--Photoshop").

Once a post is created, it will be added to the memories of this community. PLEASE CHECK THE MEMORIES BEFORE POSTING, to make sure the topic you're looking for has already been discussed. If it hasn't, go ahead and make a new post.

I hope you all enjoy!

Do not ask questions regarding icons in this post! Only one person sees the responses to this post, and she can't help you as much as the entire group can. So make sure you check the memories for your question, then, if you don't find what you're looking for, post your question to the entire community.

Adding Text--Paint Shop Pro (most an example)

This is how I add text to my icons in Paint Shop Pro 7.

1. Go to File>Open and select the icon base to work with.

2. Select the Text Tool from the toolbar. Click on the base.

3. Type your text in the window that opens up.

4. To change the font, highlight the text you've written, and go to the drop-down menu in the top left hand corner of the Text Window.

5. Select the font you would like to use by clicking on it. Follow steps 4 and 5 for changing the text size, only use the "Size" drop-down menu, located next to the Font menu.

6. To change the font color, go to the Styles sub-heading of the Text window. Click on the "Fill" color.

7. A new window should open. Select the color you want for text, then click "Okay." The window should close.

8. When you are finished, click "Okay." Your text should appear on the image.
bellum // black and white

Short Introduction

I'm so excited to be a part of this community!

I really hope I can help some people out. So I hope people start posting questions, soon!

My name is Mackenzie, but I pretty much answer to anything. :)

Anyway, I think this is a great idea and I know its going to take off soon.

Have fun, and I hope y'all learn something. I'm sure even I will.
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