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BeLugh

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Which programs are recommended for creating icons?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:00:45 pm »
I didn't work with graphical programs for years, are there recommended ones i can use to create modified icons?
Also it would be great if you guys can post vanilla icons ;)

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Re: Which programs are recommended for creating icons?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 02:55:37 am »
I just use an old copy of Paint Shop Pro 5 I happen to have; while the newer versions of most editors are nice for photo-quality work, I find the older stuff to be such a godsend when dealing with lower-resolution or non-aliased stuff.

If you like the look, though, feel free to glance through my BTC mod when I post a new version later today; if you like the new icons I did up, I can supply you with the stock versions for each, complete with layering for ease of editing.

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Re: Which programs are recommended for creating icons?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 01:42:47 am »
For the Windows 7/8 I prefer to use the Paint.NET 4.0 - very useful UI and fully opensource. For the Mac OS X I think the Pixelmator - is best for its price/performance ratio :-).
The last version of the Gimp is also good tool, especially if you setup it right way.

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Re: Which programs are recommended for creating icons?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 04:57:45 am »
As i did not get a reply i started to search for one myself. I ended up with Gimp 2.8 and so far i am confident with that choice as i only need to edit icons :)