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Thread: How to go about making custom icons

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    Default How to go about making custom icons
    Hey guys, i've got Photoshop, so i'm assuming I can use that. I want to do VERY simple icons, like text only with a slightly transparent background, almost like the theme "Re-Text" but in a different font. I want to create my own so I can get the colors I want and all the icons I need. Just curious as how to go about that!

    Thanks,
    Adam

    edit: just reread and thought i'd add my specific questions:

    1. What size are the icons?
    2. What do I save the icons as?
    3. Where do I put them in the phone via DiskAid?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Captain McFunk; 2009-04-03 at 05:07 AM.

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    Size: Regular icons are 60 X 60
    Save as PNG [.png] format

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    alright, then where do I place the .png file for it to replace something. Say i want to replace the facebook icon and i've got a icon i made named facebook.png, where do i place it in vars?

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    place png file in root/var/stash/Themes/[Theme name here]/Icons

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    how does the phone determine what icon goes with what application? does it have to have a specific file name?

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    What ever name is listed on your springboard is the name the icon needs.
    with .png at the end of it
    If I can't mod it...I don't want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain McFunk View Post
    how does the phone determine what icon goes with what application? does it have to have a specific file name?
    Say you want to change the Safari app icon. you have to name the icon Safari.png, Calendar -> Calendar.png, Email-> Mail.png and so on and so forth

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    It's case sensitive too.

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