One more default File type, before I run of to E3.
Published on May 16, 2005
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Tonight we start off on the new default file types that are being added in
IconPackager 3.0. I am going to start with the one that I use most; the PNG
file. This is a file type that should be done with a bit more creativity,
however I tend to like doing this icon in a similar style every time. I usually
base it on the Windows XP PNG file. PNG files are more or less an RGB bitmap
with an alpha mask to allow for transparency and compressed. For this reason I
usually do 3 transparent objects, one red, one green, and one blue. So off we
First we will start by copying our JPG file and removing the graphics from the
front of the page and we changing the Text Label to PNG.
Now we need our 3 shapes. We will
use the three standards as we have used before.
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Now using almost the exactly the same techniques that we use in our
Gloss Tutorial I make our first shape: a green sphere.
Now just as above, we use the same
Gloss Techniques to make our blue square. This is the same as the sphere,
except we use two squares instead of two circles.
Once more, with two triangles, we use our same
gloss techniques to do our Red Triangle.
Now, for polish, I copy the
shadow from the triangle, and Crop it down to make the shadow look like it is
falling on two different layers.
I decided I want the shadows
to be the colors of each shape. So I remake them. I also go through and convert
the three shapes to bitmaps and give them a
Last we give the new file a
Finished Icon Image.
Download the Completed Icons here.
This should be a nice
start to our IconPackager 3.0 file types. We will continue on thought the new
default files over the next few weeks.
I will be missing the next few days since I am heading off in the morning to E3.
I will be back in town on Friday, and hope to be back with the next Icon-A-Day
on Saturday. See you then.
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