Making a Icon from Scratch

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Making a Icon from Scratch

  1. 1. This is what are you paying for By Carlos Carvajalino [email_address] Step 1 Ideas related to the icon action into sketches/roughs to be approved. Performed on: Sketches Notebook <ul><li>Four Single Steps… </li></ul><ul><li>The hole process take at least 3/4 hours per icon, always the first icon of a set takes more time than </li></ul><ul><li>the others. The media for a set of 12 icons is 1:30 hours. We got this record on the Last bunch of icons. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>This produce icons to be realized on any version of windows and any Color Depht or View Mode customized by the User. </li></ul><ul><li>Furhtermore the icon color schema support transparencies in all scenarios Including low-friendly remote-16colored Screens ( Destop Remote) </li></ul><ul><li>Note that always we got 2D and 3D views of the icon. 3D to big sizes icons and 2D for tiny icons. This way we can optimize space an color load. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Step 2: Aproved ideas become Into vectorized shapes. Performed on: On Corel Draw X3 Step 3: Once shaped, the icon take its Color Schema. Performed on: On Corel Draw X3 2D View 3D View
  3. 3. Step 4: Aproved Color Schema and Shapes are Remaped/Resized into mini-bitmaps at 48X48 pixeles, transparency is added. Performed on: MicroAngelo Studio <ul><li>Note this: </li></ul><ul><li>For each icon, we must set: </li></ul><ul><li>3 Size Formats (16*16, 32*32, 48*48) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Color Depths (16 Colors, 256 Colors, True Color) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Icons Combination: 9 (4/3 hours) </li></ul>In this ScreenShot: Size: · 48X48 Color Depths: · True Color
  4. 4. In this ScreenShot: Size: · 32X32 Color Depths: · 256 colors Note this: This size, is specially designed for the desktop Icon View of windows file explorer. For each icon, i must redraw the pixel grid with paleted colors (256) previewing the shape obtained. Final Shape Preview
  5. 5. In this ScreenShot: Size: · 16X16 Color Depths: · 16 colors Note this: This size, is specially designed for the desktop Details / List View of windows file explorer. For each icon, i must redraw the pixel grid with paleted colors (16).

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