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This is probably a stupid question, but it is one that I require an answer to. I am trying to make my own theme (I'll post it on here once
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    Default My icons in photoshop are pixelated
    This is probably a stupid question, but it is one that I require an answer to. I am trying to make my own theme (I'll post it on here once it's done), and I am in the process of creating my icons.
    My New Document settings in photoshop:
    60x60 pixels
    72 ppi
    RGB color

    Whenever i make an icon, the quality is terrible, and it is very pixellated. When i open up an icon from a different theme, the quality is better than mine. What settings should I use to make an icon in photoshop, and what are some tips for making good icons.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Don't make your icon 60 X 60. Make it 300 X 300 and reduce it to 60 x 60 when you're done. That should take care of your problem.
    The Buuf icon pack though page 350 can be found here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AMHNDKA7 or for those of you who asked for Rapidshare, here, http://rapidshare.com/files/34719307...Icons.zip.html

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    lol, i knew it was a stupid question. after i posted this, i was messing around and made an icon 600x600, and then resized it to 55x55 (thats the size of my icons for my theme), and it worked perfectly, thanks!

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    uncle_don is correct,

    Make your document @ 300 x 300 then reduce it to 60 x 60

    Reason for doing that is cause your taking a bunch of pixels @ 300x300 then compressing them down to 60x60 therefore making it a much higher quality.

    Good luck!
    Kukag

    Edit : ya just try to make sure its divisible. Meaning if you wanna make something 60 x 60 you can use..

    120 x 120
    180 x 180
    240 x 240
    300 x 300
    360 x 360

    Get what I'm saying? That way it doesn't distort it at all!

    Good luck!
    Kukag

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    I used 600x600, and reduced it to 55x55, because my icons are made to "fit" into my background, and it worked fine. Thanks

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