December 17th, 2010

Richard II

Icon Making: A General Guide

Program: Photoshop CS, but mostly translateable to all
Difficulty: Beginner, but basically as hard as you want
Translatable: Yes
PSD Included: No

The basics of: Cropping; Preparing; Colouring; Textures; Font

Using this as a visual example:
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Firstly, I’ll begin by saying that I’m not pretending that any of this is the tight and proper way to go about making icons; far from it. And that’s because not. There’s not one right way, as it’s about creativity and expression. But hopefully this guide might provide a few tips on some of the techniques of icon-making, and I do hope some of you will find it at least somewhat useful.

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