Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by kev50088, Jul 7, 2009.
how do you make the icons on photoshop not square?
like when I make a 60x60 icon on photoshop, and than grab a black safari image than zoom on it since its too big, afetr im done making it, i ssh it, than it's square
well built into the iPod is an icon mask that should work. it's called AppIconMask.png located in the UIImages folder. You make it the size/shape that you want and it will crop existing icons to those parameters. I'll try to provide an example if i can find it.
btw is there any program except for photoshop to create themes, photoshop looks too complicated
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Judging by your sig its probably 8th or 9th best
Couldn't u just make a icon that was 60/60 but make like a triagle or something and have the rest transperant? And then ssh into ur app fder and switch icons??
Does AppIconMask.png have the little smile-shape reflection in it?
I would like to add that layer to all of the "flat" icons, well almost all.
I think some "flat" icons would look better with that ridged-border on some icons.
I have a small freeware icon app icoFX 1.6
I did have a look at Gimp but there are no instructions, except only and only one part of a page at a time and that is for a previous version, and then, I think the writer assumes you have used Photoshop.
If someone would Photoshop the reflection curve or put the border on my everyday icons, my selection for my theme would look a lot better. Maybe I should make a request, in that part of the forum.
I would, however, like to try first.
the mask is what sets the icon borders. AppIconOverlay is the "shine" and AppIconShadow is.. I'll let you guess. I personally use Paint.NET because I'm used to MSPaint and it's like an advanced version of that with tons of plug-ins. Not on the same level with PhotoShop but it's good enough for what i need. Found some to show you.
Mask, Overlay, Shadow.
Separate names with a comma.