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I've downloaded and installed Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI (TM), which means I've now got 30 days to learn how to make icons. If only I knew where to start...all this talk of layers, palettes and brushes is so confusing. The comms all seem to assume one is already familiar with the terminology at the first click. Can someone explain it to me in simple terms?

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elsaf
Nov. 11th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
One final comment: This program has crashed both times I've loaded it now. IMHO, PSP XI is crap.

gamiila
Nov. 12th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
OMG, I don't think I've laughed so much since...well, the last time I laughed so much ;-). Thank you.

I've been fiddling with the PSP for a couple of hours and have basically found how to do a simple icon, but must agree with you on your last comment: it is rather crap, isn't it? I'll see about downloading something a bit better.

Once again, thank you for being so very helpful -- at least now I feel like I have a proper understanding of the basics involved in iconing.
elsaf
Nov. 12th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
Good, free image editing program: http://gimp.org/windows/

gamiila
Nov. 12th, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)
I had the GIMP for ages. I couldn't do anything with it, as I didn't understand it at all, not even after having printed and read the entire User Manual from cover to cover. Then someone recommended PSP saying it was much easier to get your head round, and this thread was the result!

Avtually, I think I may reinstall the GIMP now -- the basic principles must be similar to what I've learned last night in PSP.