How to Make a Simple Icon in Photoshop
I’m going to show you how to cut yourself a simple icon base in Photoshop.
I’ve noticed a lot of people tend to just take an image, whatever size, and simply resize it to 100 x 100. Now if you’ve ever done that, you’ve probably noticed that it comes out horrible looking and pixilated. So I’m going to show you how I do my icons.
Open your image in Photoshop. I’m going to use this image of Morgana from the television show Merlin.
On the toolbar, choose the square selection tool and change your settings so they reselmble these:
Use the selection tool to select the part of the image you'd like to use as your icon. Hold Ctrl + c - this will copy the select part of the image.
Go to File >> New.
Since you've copied the selected image, the suggested size of your new document should be set to the size of your selection - so just click OK.
Go to Image >>Image Size.
Set your width to 100 pixels and your height to 100 pixels and then click OK.
That's it! Now that you're done, be sure to save your image before exiting the program.
If you had any problems understanding anything just let me know!
My new icon:
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