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ICONS by Crazyrussian

Discussion in '2D Art Tutorials' started by CRAZYRUSSIAN, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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    I got lots of requests from people to show them how I make my icons, so here, I took lots of time to make this just for you guys, hope this is useful and instructional.

    I use photoshop and a wacom tablet. However I did a tutorial using a mouse to show couple tricks.

    Of course you can paint icons by hand, scan them in and make icons that was, but it takes too long, working with mouse is long but it works, working with a wacom tablet is 5 seconds.

    first Example is how to make an icon Using a mouse.
    The second example is how I paint an icon with tablet.


    UPDATE - (Jan 2012)
    New video made, using wacom tablet, photoshop, and wc3 image converter.
    New tutorial video for http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/icons-541/btncrflamez-209982/
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    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfpvK8OCa4
     
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  2. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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    Using a mouse

    Using a mouse.

    Just remember this, paint image bigger, downsize it later, and it will looks very good.
     

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    You also need some training with value and light, and drawing will be easier.
     

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    Icon using tablet

    Now I'm using the tablet to paint.
     

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  5. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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  6. Jack_Sparrow93

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    This is so great! I just wich that I got photoshop...

    Could you make a wand to? Like them in Harry Potter. I would be very greatful if you did!

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    looks very useful

    good job :)
     
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    I don't understand...
     
  9. Zeverens

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    Awsome.. I just know how to make the BLP file work.. I try the regular way and name the file BTN<Something> and DISBTN<Same Something as BTN>
    Edit:-I just don't know-
     
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    I never knew it could be so simple.
     
  11. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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    Why?
     
  12. Jack_Sparrow93

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    Could you make an tourial from to get it from your photoshop to get it in a game, so you can import the icon, I mean to make them to BTN, DISBTN etc.
     
  13. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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    Jack_Sparrow93 - my friend, those tutorials are already done, search for them. I dont have free time to do that.

    Creating and Importing Custom Icons


    I'll give advice for something specific no problem, but I just dont have time to make a whole tutorial, I fell back by making this one already.
     
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    The results are nice but the lack of detailed explaination makes this hard. Also, it would be nice if you could merge these into one post and write the steps in your post versus on the image. To put the attached images in the location you want use the [attach][/attach] tags. In between the tags enter the ID of the image. Right click on the image and press properties. Look at the URL. The ID of your first image in the second post is "34841". Everything after the "/" and before the "d" is the ID of the image.
     
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    Thanks! I forgot that side, now when I use hive more!
     
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    Hahaha now that he finally gave out his secret il be the most wonderfull Icon Creator EVER! great that you show how you work ... however you work with dodge and burn ... wich is totaly rejected by the professionals. The secret is just to start big and resize ...
    Great i could have comen up with that

    maybe you could merge those posts into one big tutorial.

    anyway +rep

    I vote for instant approving :p
     
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    cool. I want to learn this. Really, shape can be created by shading, and the colors - by recoloring, filling and brushing. Nothing other required.
     
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    I'm surprised how well it works with downsizing a big document. Giving this a go, will post result later on. ;)
     
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    Just say "thank for your precious time"
    Because for people who are using the programs it is detailed enough.

    What professionals? I'll tell you that a professional use anything when the professional is using a MOUSE to paint. So you can say that if a person doesn't have the wacom tablet, then that person is not professional.
     
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    Ugh, this is hard, my drawings end up too messy, you can barely make out what it is. (Got a wacom bamboo, might be overusing it :p)
    How many tries it take before you settle with a "drawing"?