Need help creating icons

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  1. Shelooga

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    How can I make an icon any shape besides a square? For example I want an icon outlining a droid, not a square icon with a picture of a droid. Am I going to need to buy an editing program?
     
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    I would say yes you need an editing program. Most icons are not jpeg or bitmap format. A lot use the png format that allows a clear or erased background. It is still square but it appears to be round as that is all that can be seen.

    Droid I- Rom, crap which one did I load again?
     
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    Yea I was just hoping there's a free program I could make an erased background. But off to best buy I'll go
     
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    Did you look online for a free one? I use adobe myself but I am sure there is a decent free version somewhere.

    Droid I- Rom, crap which one did I load again?
     
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    How about GIMP
     
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    after some computer issues, a reinstallation of windows 7, i got Gimp. great suggestion man, thanks! X theme is in the works
     
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    As already suggested and tried, GIMP is great. If you just want to make a few icons though, you could also get a trial of Adobe Creative Suite which includes Fireworks and Photoshop. I find that casual users like Fireworks better where as they find GIMP and Photoshop a little difficult.

    Just throwing it out there for others.
     
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    never used photoshop myself, but Gimp is a little tricky to get the hang of for anyone looking. theres been a few times ive almost smashed my computer. but the options are great; i used it to create about 200 images for a boot animation.. a boot animation i cannot get to sign for some reason