Best Program to make icons and themes

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Hi,
What do I need to make my own themes and icons? I already have open SSH and tunnel suite, but that only lets me copy already made icons and use them, I want to add my own too.

Thanks,

Laina
 
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Is there any others because photoshop is so expensive, and I really can't afford it, but I want to be able to make my own icons and have been researching and downloading others but not having any luck.

Thanks.
 

Saverino

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I've searched before and couldn't find anything so I just used Photoshop.

I think that might be one of your only options.
Sorry.
 
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Hi,
Thanks again. I have a question about this though. How do I use a picture and make it free standing, most pictures that I copy in have a background and I can't figure out how to get it out. Do you know how to do that? I am really knew at this, and really want to do it right.

Thanks again.
 

wd_stroke

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Hi,
Thanks again. I have a question about this though. How do I use a picture and make it free standing, most pictures that I copy in have a background and I can't figure out how to get it out. Do you know how to do that? I am really knew at this, and really want to do it right.

Thanks again.
Look here:


http://helpforlinux.blogspot.com/2008/10/5-gimp-tricks-everyone-should-know.html
http://www.ghuj.com/
http://www.beastwithin.org/users/wwwwolf/graphtips/gimptutorials/
http://www.gimptricks.com/
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/
http://www.gimp-tutorials.com/
http://tutorialblog.org/gimp-tutorials/
 

meems

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Photoshop Elements is pretty good and easier to use than full-blown Photoshop. The newest version (PSE7) $50 right now at Costco.com. But you might be able to find an older version that is cheaper. Also if you're a full-time student maybe look into the academic discounts for Adobe products.

Also you could d/l a 30 day trial of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements from Adobe if you want to play around.
 

brettwolf

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Icon Make

I copy pictures from the web, and edit them in windows picture editor. I shrink them down to 59x59 pixels, and rename them for the app I want them to open ex.....Phone.png You have to add.png for the app to work. I made cool "The Prisoner" (1967) icons, if you want, I can post them.
 
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I copy pictures from the web, and edit them in windows picture editor. I shrink them down to 59x59 pixels, and rename them for the app I want them to open ex.....Phone.png You have to add.png for the app to work. I made cool "The Prisoner" (1967) icons, if you want, I can post them.
Thanks. You might want to try Gimp too, I did after I was told about it, and if you want to manipulate the pictures to edit background, etc. it is great, and super easy to use.
 

brettwolf

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icons in motion?

Thanks Laina609. I checked out Gimp, and it looked pretty good. I have VWallpaper, but what I really think would be cool, is animated Icons. Maybe about 1 or 1/2 second of motion for all the icons on the first springboard.

Thanks. You might want to try Gimp too, I did after I was told about it, and if you want to manipulate the pictures to edit background, etc. it is great, and super easy to use.
 

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I copy pictures from the web, and edit them in windows picture editor. I shrink them down to 59x59 pixels, and rename them for the app I want them to open ex.....Phone.png You have to add.png for the app to work. I made cool "The Prisoner" (1967) icons, if you want, I can post them.
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