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First of all, do not use ready-made icons. The icon is like your logo or your logo. I perfectly understand that no one does anything from scratch, we all look at each other. You can not learn music without playing the works of other authors. We are following new directions. I'm creating sites, I'll definitely look at competitors' sites to know how this site will look against the background of others. But never use bright pictures, finds because most likely they will like many people and you will be the one hundredth person who used the same picture. What do you think, seeing how someone uses a beautiful, but beaten picture from the database? The same will be said about you.
You can use some techniques moments of the second plan, not so bright. This is something that I can use. I see something undeservedly not noticed and develop.
Nuances of editingOnce it is quite good to reduce a large copy, especially if it is a complex logo.
In most cases, compression will occur with some distortion and loss of quality.
Program SelectionYou can create a simple icon in any editor, in Paint, for example, save it in BMP format, say, and then translate it into ICO format. If you need an elegant icon with overflows of halftones, then you can not do without a good editor.
Or for example. For web pages I use icons of the same size 16X16, but for Windows systems eg. The icon should contain several drawings of a number of sizes. Here you also need a good icon editor.
Transparent backgroundOnce transparent background is convenient, but for the best quality try to avoid it. This is simpler and using the shape of the square, you make the most of the area given to you under the icon (it's already small, why cut back). But sometime it's necessary and sometime you want.
If you create an icon in a regular editor, it will not save it in the ICO format. You will have to save it most likely in BMP and then convert it to ICO format. But the transparent background is usually replaced by black color. And you will need to remove the black color in the icon editor. Also creating a transparent background, remember, if there is transparent, then there is no translucent. Let's say you have a red circle, then the cells will be pink on the edges because the editor draws with a transparent background, like on a white background. Then you need to predict on what background your picture will be and replace the pink with the appropriate one in your case. Or give up the smoothed edges and make everything red. In this case, the edges may look ragged.
Adsen FavIcon| Windows584 Kb | home page | Download | Freeware
Converts raster .bmp and .jpg .jpeg in .ico (icon). No installation required.
ICA Converter| Windows201 Kb | Download from us |Freeware
Editor static and animated icons, cursors, and pointers. converts a raster .bmp .dib and vector .wmf .emf to .ico (icon) .cur (cursor) .ani (animation). Does not require installation.
Analog of the paid Microangelo
IcoFX| Windows3.5 Mb | home page | Download from us |Freeware
Very good icon editor.
Analog of the paid Microangelo
Junior Icon Editor| Windows5.6 Mb | home page | Download | Download from us |Freeware
It's an easy to use icon maker for creating and editing icons for Windows.
Icon Sucker| Windows600 Kb | Download from us |Freeware
Utility that allows you to extract, or "suck," icons out of the files on your hard drive. Many different file types on your computer contain one or even many icons that you can use. Icon Sucker makes it easy to open these files and "suck" the icons out of them.
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The main feature - you can choose the most appropriate avatar for you.We select the type of appearance, character for many positions and get almost unique avatar.It will be a cartoon, lively, expressing a lot of emotions avatar.
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