Po' Smedley's Life And Brain Drippings
February 2012
Published on January 31, 2012 By PoSmedley In OS Customization

About six years ago, Phoenixheart started a thread titled 'Rare Icon Request' which got 1907 hits in four years. I cut my teeth on Photoshop doing requests in that thread as did a few other skinners. I lost count of the icons I did. I also lost count of the Iconpackages I started or OD packs I started because of ideas I got from that thread.

Anyway.....there are a lot of great artists out here making icons for all kinds of things. So, what have you got going on with icons? Dazzle us. I know I would love to see. As I plug through my first windowblind (One Piece At A Time -threads) we have skinners making other things to go with it and someone out there is working on some icons as well.

What are you working on? Or are you a first timer looking for tips? Post here!

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Comments (Page 2)
on Feb 01, 2012

PoSmedley
I got Cinema4D but I can't wrap my head around working with it
Me neither.

on Feb 01, 2012

Xiandi
Quoting PoSmedley, reply 15

I got Cinema4D but I can't wrap my head around working with it

Me neither.

 

And me too!!!!! 3D progs do my head in!!!

on Feb 01, 2012

phh me 4, im "trying" to learn maya, but never have the time......

everyones icons look sweet by the way

on Feb 01, 2012

Vampothika
everyones icons look sweet by the way

+1

@Po "Short Attention Span" Smedley. Aren't you supposed to be working on something?

on Feb 01, 2012

Wizard1956
@Po "Short Attention Span" Smedley. Aren't you supposed to be working on something?

Do you see me working on anything here?

I'm just doing what we talked about in vStylers thread. Starting some customization threads to help snuff out the BS crossovers from the gamer forums. If I remember, you said....

Wizard1956
The game threads are just space filler until something worthwhile needs posting.

and

Wizard1956
Abandoning WC isn't going to make it a better place, more posts by skinners for skinners will.

So.....the real question is why haven't you (with your +1429 Karma and wealth of often good advice on computing and ability to find skins and wallpapers that others think are lost to the web forever) started a thread?

Next time, bring a bigger stick when you come trolling in my schoolyard, wise-ass.

 

on Feb 01, 2012

Ow!

Ow!

Ow!

Ow!

You sunk my battleship!!

I think I'll swim off now....blood in the water, sharks and all that.

I do have an idea for a thread. Everyone will be invited.

on Feb 01, 2012

PoSmedley
You skinners working with the 3D programs make it look so easy...it drives me nuts.

Got to be dedicated to the those 3D proggies.. kinda like those people that use skin studio.. props!

on Feb 01, 2012

Questions??? I have been making icons for my own personal use via the ico plugin for Photoshop. If I wanted to make them to distribute, how would I go about it? Whenever I try to save icons through icon developer, even though the png is on a transparent background, it always shows up with a  black background.

on Feb 01, 2012

Frankief
Questions??? I have been making icons for my own personal use via the ico plugin for Photoshop. If I wanted to make them to distribute, how would I go about it? Whenever I try to save icons through icon developer, even though the png is on a transparent background, it always shows up with a  black background.

The black background is an indication that it is being saved as a .BMP image. PNG images have an inherently transparent background. Maybe double check to see what ID is saving it as?

on Feb 01, 2012

PoSmedley
Quoting Wizard1956, reply 19@Po "Short Attention Span" Smedley. Aren't you supposed to be working on something?

Do you see me working on anything here?

I'm just doing what we talked about in vStylers thread. Starting some customization threads to help snuff out the BS crossovers from the gamer forums. If I remember, you said....

Quoting Wizard1956, reply 14 The game threads are just space filler until something worthwhile needs posting.

and

Quoting Wizard1956, reply 10Abandoning WC isn't going to make it a better place, more posts by skinners for skinners will.

So.....the real question is why haven't you (with your +1429 Karma and wealth of often good advice on computing and ability to find skins and wallpapers that others think are lost to the web forever) started a thread?

Next time, bring a bigger stick when you come trolling in my schoolyard, wise-ass.

 

Picture in OP: BUNK. How appropriate.

 

Bullshit you lazy bastage.

Get back to the skin, OR

I side with the derp.

on Feb 01, 2012

AceMatrix
The black background is an indication that it is being saved as a .BMP image. PNG images have an inherently transparent background. Maybe double check to see what ID is saving it as?

No, I am saving from Photoshop as a transparent PNG and it shows transparent in icon developer but when I save the icon it saves with a black background. I can open the same png in Photoshop and save as an icon and the background is transparent.

on Feb 02, 2012

Frankief
No, I am saving from Photoshop as a transparent PNG and it shows transparent in icon developer but when I save the icon it saves with a black background. I can open the same png in Photoshop and save as an icon and the background is transparent.

Try this Frankief :  When Icon Developer opens to the screen where you set all your format sizes , click on the button in the lower left corner that says "Alpha Channel"   --- there you will see what you have your background set as. it should be set to transparent by default, but you never know, it may have gotten changed inadvertantly.

on Feb 02, 2012

It is set to transparent, but it still is saving the PNG as an Ico with a black background. I am lost. It shows with the transparent checkerboard but saves  with a black background.

on Feb 02, 2012

do any of the other icons on your desktop have a black background around them ?

on Feb 02, 2012

I used to have that problem with an image viewer. Always did it save a .png with a black background. I got rid of the image viewer. It was irfanview. I use Xnview now. Relevance ...... ?

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