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purry

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PostSubject: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 4:32 pm

I know I have done some simple color mods in the past like "whiety fox" and my itunes color mods. But I am wondering: How do you make an icon starting from scratch in photoshop? I dont get how you can create something with all that color and the gradients and everything, could someone explain?

I'm sure it would be helpful to me and a lot of other people here that have trouble making icons.

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 4:40 pm

Well for really complex icons you can sketch them out first to get your proportions right, then i guess it just takes some practice with the pen tool and the blending options...
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 4:55 pm

blending options?
explain? smile
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 5:00 pm

On the Layers part in photoshop you right click on a layer and go to 'blending options...' and you can overlay gradients put on textures among other things...happy
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 5:02 pm

So is that how people make it look like it has shadows and stuff like that?
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 5:02 pm

Oh dear....

Pen tool is a must. If you cant use it you're stuffed.

Go and search on google. "Photosohp icon tutorials"

Something like that. Don't do something stupidly complex. Easy beginner stuff wink
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 5:17 pm

GoSco wrote:
Oh dear....

Pen tool is a must. If you cant use it you're stuffed.

Go and search on google. "Photosohp icon tutorials"

Something like that. Don't do something stupidly complex. Easy beginner stuff wink

Thanks to you both.

@GoSco I saw your "First Class" and GMAIL icons on dA, brilliant icons! smile
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 5:18 pm

purry wrote:
So is that how people make it look like it has shadows and stuff like that?

Yeah you can apply drop shadows and inner shadows smile
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PostSubject: Re: Guide on creating icons in photoshop? August 26th 2008, 5:44 pm

BOyOfWONDEr wrote:
purry wrote:
So is that how people make it look like it has shadows and stuff like that?

Yeah you can apply drop shadows and inner shadows smile

Awesome.. ok i found a real nice tut website with like a hundred of them.. I will work on them when i have sparer spare time. lol.
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