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How to create your own icons

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by TopShelf10, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. TopShelf10

    TopShelf10 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2010
    South Shore
    I see a lot of people unsatisfied with available icons on the Android market, so for those who don't already know how to make their own icons, I'm going to provide a simple tutorial, because I know how important icons are to the personal appearance of your phone! Also, icon packs take up a decent amount of internal storage, and this will allow you to get rid of them and free up some memory!

    1. First of all you must have "Bettercut" or a home replacement that allows for the changing of INDIVIDUAL icons (not just icon packs) - i.e. Pandahome/Pandahome2, GDE, etc.

    2. Now, let's say you want an icon for Facebook. Go to Google Image search. before typing anything click on "advanced image search" to the right of the search bar.

    3. Before you type in your search here, scroll down to "exact size" and make it 48x48. Then go down to "filetypes" and choose "PNG files".

    4. Once you do that, scroll back to the top and type in "Facebook" or "Facebook icon". And I'm sure youll get plenty of results. Obviously this will also work for obscure icons. Like lets say you want to have a generic envelope icon for your texting application, just type in search queries like "envelope, sms, messaging, etc." And always remember, you can always throw "icon" at the end of your search query to see if it brings up more choices.

    5. Once you have found the one you like, right click on the picture (make sure you are viewing it fullsize, not thumbnail) and save it to wherever youd like on your computer.

    6. Once you have it saved, plug for phone into your computer via the USB, and turn on the USB option to transfer files.

    7. Click and drag the file/s to you SD card and put them wherever youd like.

    8. Now turn off the USB drive on your phone. And apply the icon! Personally I use Bettercut, but however youre doing (whether through Bettercut or a homereplacement), once you choose the app you want to change the icon for, somewhere along the line it will prompt and ask you if you want to use an icon from an icon pack, or if you want to use a picture from your phone. Obviously you choose to use a picture from your phone. Then just locate the file you saved and apply it!!!

    Hope this helps! If you have any questions, just ask.


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  2. es0tericcha0s

    es0tericcha0s Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2010
  3. Ally305

    Ally305 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Georgia :(
    Thanks so much!!

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