Musings on, Art, Skinning, Computers, and the True meaning of Life. (AKA The Lego Theory)
If you already own Axialis IconWorkshop 5.0 the update is now available for free. GO Get it now, if you don’t an you have any interest in making Icons this is the program for you.

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on Sep 04, 2002
Ah the master has spoken. I must obey.

on Sep 04, 2002
I really need to get this thing. It looks great.
on Sep 04, 2002
I give it a 9.9 out of 10, I still want to be able to save Mac Icons.
on Sep 04, 2002
How does it compare to MicroAngelo? What are the pros of IconWorkshop over Microangelo?
on Sep 04, 2002
I have not used MicroAngelo in years, but I would say go get the 30day trial and give it a try.
on Sep 04, 2002
Wow...this is *really* strange...but, before you even posted this article, I visited their site earlier today. I wondered if this program was being used by any of the artists here...so I logged in to WC to ask about the program in the Message Board... haha! Guess I don't need to ask now!

This program looks VERY interesting! I have never created a skin or an icon...would you recommend this to a beginner (somewhat fast learner)?? Also..they offer a personal or corporate version...with corporate having a handful of additional features. They also mention the ability to work with Mac icons as well.

This is a real coincidence! But glad to see this topic at the top of the news page!
on Sep 04, 2002
I used this for 30 days and was not impressed.
on Sep 04, 2002
What were you not impressed with? Is there another program that you prefer?
on Sep 05, 2002
That is a good question? What is it you did not like?

I like it because I do most of my work in Corel (In a vector format) and save them as PNG's or PSD files then I can us Icon Workshop to do all the compiling for me. It is surprisingly accurate
on Sep 05, 2002
And it has good tools (IMO) to do any last minute pixel pushing
on Sep 05, 2002
This looks pretty impressive. Just one thing, next time someone argues how our software isn't worth the price, bear in mind that programs like this cost more than all of Object Desktop combined.

That said, I'll probably be registering it.
on Sep 05, 2002
I don't have Photoshop ...but I do have Paintshop Pro 7...have to start somewhere.

I checked out the Microangelo site...but it did not have any screenshots of the program's UI *sigh* At least Icon Workshop has a decent online tutorial.

Thanks for the input everyone...

on Sep 05, 2002
mormegil, about saving to Mac icons ... only the time (little time ) will get this feature to Icon Workshop
on Sep 05, 2002
I don't make much icons as I'm not very talented at it, but when I do, I make them in Photoshop, export them as transparent PNGs. Microangelo can import transparent PNGs as well as IconWorkshop it seems. I guess they come down to the same. And their prices compare as well.
One thing I've always wished Microangelo had is layers. Can IconWorkshop use layers of some sort? For exmaple, I have a basic icon image, but I can superimpose on top of it a different image and be able to edit that top image seperatly from the bottom one? (think of the different folder icons in Windows, if you could use the same basic icon at the bottom, and just add different elements on top: MY Documents,My Pictures, My Music, etc.).
on Sep 05, 2002
Try the triel vesion, I dont use Photoshop to make icons but I know he has added psd layer suport to some degree.
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