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nesbitt_a
May 10, 2005, 09:09 AM
Hi all, I'm trying to create a Mac OS X compatible high res icon for my printer that I can use instead of the generic.

I've created a 128 x 128 pixel photoshop file with a high res transparent photo of the printer inside. I'm not sure how to change this into an icon.

Can anyone help me out?

Here's the file, http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0346776/hp1010.psd



Lau
May 10, 2005, 09:43 AM
I've used a Photoshop plugin from a company called Kinetic Creations. It's shareware (10 free tries) so if you're only wanting it for an icon or two, it's a good thing. You just drop it in your plugin folder in Photoshop, restart Photoshop if it's open, and you go to File, Export, Export Icon. As easy as that!

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/1517

I used it to make my iPod look like an old school Walkman, when I plug it in :)

Jaffa Cake
May 10, 2005, 11:30 AM
There's also IconBuilder (http://iconfactory.com/iconbuilder.asp) another Photoshop plug-in that'll convert your file into an icon.

MontyZ
May 10, 2005, 04:46 PM
Check out this site for icon-making software:

http://www.iconfactory.com/cb_home.asp