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kflakes15

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PostSubject: How do u make a 32px icon April 1st 2009, 9:35 pm

hey guys i want to start making some 32px icons but i dont know where to start. Do i start big or small. I love the detailed 32px icons the best and i want to make a detailed one. Any tips or pointers would be great thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 1st 2009, 11:17 pm

Well you can't just make a big one and scale it down. 32px icons are always extremely detailed. I would just sketch an idea and just go at it smile I would do it pixel by pixel and zoom out every once and a while to see that I'm not screwing up. That's what I do with 16px icons. I've never really tried for a 32px.
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 2nd 2009, 2:49 am

Don't start big! Baad, bad bad tongue Always start at 32px. You don't necessarily need to go pixel by pixel on 32px, although I do usually worked zoomed in quite a bit. I usually work with vectors; Start with simple shapes, build it up adding details and effects. Make sure you try and keep your layers as editable as possible (using vectors, layer effects, layer masks, etc) so you can change things as you go along.

If you're stuck on anything else, just ask smile
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 2nd 2009, 7:03 am

you need sharp hard lines or else the idea of what the icon is doesnt get across. Antialiasing on 32px is hardly used wink
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 2nd 2009, 7:41 pm

thanks for the tips guys. i will start with something simple when i have some time. any more tips welcome
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 3rd 2009, 9:45 am

I suggest you start with 50x50 and after that scale to 32x32 and if 50 is too small try 60.. the point is to choose a close numbers so when you scale down to 32 you wont lose quality.
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 3rd 2009, 11:19 am

Yeah I always work small, but then again, I've only done a few. I want to make a aftershave icon, because I really like this bottle I have of lacoste stuff... Cool pointers tho...
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 3rd 2009, 11:20 am

@h i s o k a, the problem with scaling down, even on 32x you end up loosing some of it as photoshap insists on blurring together independent pixels T_T
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 3rd 2009, 12:09 pm

No no no, never start at a bigger size. Mmkay, I have actually resized on a couple of teeny weenies, but I redrew any elements that look blurry. Only certain things work with resizing, you're best not to do it wink
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 3rd 2009, 4:11 pm

happy wewt. was right mwahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: How do u make a 32px icon April 3rd 2009, 8:08 pm

@hisoka, wow your rank avatar and signature match perfectly, nice!! happy
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