or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Software › Mac OS X › Help with os X icons
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help with os X icons

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I am trying to make some of my icons, but I am stupid and have no idea how to go about doing this. Can any of you help me out? Maybe Michaelm8000 or someone?

Thanks,
Strider
G4 733 Quicksilver
512MBof RAM
40gb HD
64MB Geforce 3
CD-RW/DVD drive
Reply
G4 733 Quicksilver
512MBof RAM
40gb HD
64MB Geforce 3
CD-RW/DVD drive
Reply
post #2 of 4
Strider this is what I usually do and I find it's the easiest. I make all my icons in Photoshop. I make a 128, 48, 32, and 16 pixel versions. I save them as .psd files with the background transparent. Then I take the application "IconComposer" that comes with the OS X dev tools and import the pics that way.. then I save as a icn. You can stop there or you can then bring it into Iconographer and fine tune them.

I found this is the easiest way for me anyhow.
The crucial memorandum will be snared in the out-basket by
the paper clip of the overlying memo and go to file.
Reply
The crucial memorandum will be snared in the out-basket by
the paper clip of the overlying memo and go to file.
Reply
post #3 of 4
I do my icons by...

1. making the pic.

2. Make the pic 128X128 and 72 DPI

3. Make a mask of the Pic

4. Copy and Past into Iconographer.

5. Reasize everything and copy and past at all the different sizes (48X48, 32X32, 16X16)

It is really easy I am sure you will get it.

<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons/Menu3.html" target="_blank"></a>

[ 11-25-2001: Message edited by: Michaelm8000 ]</p>
post #4 of 4
[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>Strider this is what I usually do and I find it's the easiest. I make all my icons in Photoshop. I make a 128, 48, 32, and 16 pixel versions. I save them as .psd files with the background transparent. Then I take the application "IconComposer" that comes with the OS X dev tools and import the pics that way.. then I save as a icn. You can stop there or you can then bring it into Iconographer and fine tune them.

I found this is the easiest way for me anyhow.</strong><hr></blockquote>

If you're going to use photoshop you might as well use IconBuilder... (a photoshop plugin for creating the icns)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Mac OS X
AppleInsider › Forums › Software › Mac OS X › Help with os X icons