Need HELP Designing Icons

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  1. iNinja305

    iNinja305 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I want to start making my own theme once again, but I really fail at making icons. Every time I try to make one with GIMP (GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop, but free), it looks like a 2-year-old drew it... OK my icons aren't that bad, but they just look boring...
    I really like the Illumine icons, but of course I don't want to copy them.

    Any Ideas or tips on how I can actually create my own icons and make them look good?

    By the way, one more question: I want to design the theme based on the icons, so that it all fits together. But now I'm not sure if I should do it the other way around (Designing the icons based on the rest of the theme).
    Please HELP!!

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    Well I hope someone can help me soon, and while you're at it, you could tell me a few themes that use UIImages to make close-to-all icons be modified.

    iNinja305
  2. Calhoun

    Calhoun New Member

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    i recommend first getting your program of choice (photoshop ideally, i'd get the cs5 trial) and screwing around with it until you know its functions well.

    next i'd go find icons i like and practice copying them, until i could copy them really well and make darn good (or even better) icons than the original

    and then finally i'd think up a great new unique idea for a theme or icon base, and then work with that to make some icons

    the #1 most important thing is to have a good eye for design and what looks good, and to not settle for anything less than that
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    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    Try coying, my friend praticed copying manga now he draws like a professional and made a manga app icon which looks sexy.
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    Thanks...
    although that will take a long time, but until I design the rest of my theme, I will prob. be a pro in designing icons

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    Yup i'll try

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    Thanks, but i want to create my own icons, not the iPhone style ones...

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