Monday, February 21, 2011

How to make a HD icon for iPod touch with Gimp

In this tut ill teach you how to make a face-time icon :) like this one above
 1.make a new canvass at 114x114 at 360ppi
 2.create a new layer then zoom in ,and pick the rectangle select tool and in the tool options select rounded corners .radius :20.00 px

 3.make a selection like so ,make sure there no gaps between the selection and the canvas from top to bottom and side to side your blend tool and set the colors to green :8cf670 and dark green:009400
5.with the blend tool make a downward line but stop about a inch above the bottom ,it should look something like this
 6.make a new layer and select your bucket tool tick the box that says pattern fill ,and select the pattern named warning! and fill the selection on the new layer
 7. choose the select by color tool and click the yellow part on the pattern and press ctrl+x to delete it
 8. then set the pattern layer to overlay at 35.0 opacity
 9. make a new layer ,and select your rectangle select tool and set the radius to 12.0 and make a selection like so
10.drag the dark green to the selection and that should fill it ,make a new layer
 11. with the free select tool (lasso tool) make this selection , hold ctrl to make straight lines the drag the dark green to the selection like the last step
 13. then alpha to select the layer and make a new layer on top and with your bucket tool still set on pattern ,select the pattern you want or you can use mine , get it here
14.then set the layer to overlay at 7.5 opacity

 15. next alpha to select the shapes layer and dupilcate it and and fill it with the lighter green place it under the darker fill and the move the lighter fill down a couple pixels and it should look like this
17. dupilcate it then set the image to multiply and set the opacity to 50.0 and press ctrl+m ,clipped to image and press enter to merge
 16.turn off the white layer by clicking the eye icon then press ctrl+m to merge select clipped to image
18. you must save it as Icon-FaceTime@2x.png and place it in this path in this order (these are all folders excpect for the image name and capatlization must be the way it is stated ) example name.theme>Bundles>>Icon-FaceTime@2x.png . thats it and this will only work if your ipod touch or iphone is 4.2 and above and jailbroken also :) hope you enjoyed this long awaited tut and stay tuned for more were back on the wagon :D


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