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How to Use Icon Generator

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Marques has now done several screencasts for us, all of which have been fantastic! This time, he’s going to show you how to make use of a free Adobe Air app. Icon Generator allows you to generate a CS3 or Web 2.0 style icon, in only 3 steps! Choose your color, the character types and then save it in four different sizes! Being an Adobe Air app means that this will work on any platform! It’s free, it’s easy to use, and it’s fun!

Icon Generator is an easy download, and the installation is self-explanatory. Once you open the application for the first time, you’ll see that the interface is quite simple, even though it’s a very powerful application. Over on the right, you have the icon generator itself. You’ll need to choose between creating a CS3 (square-shaped) or Web 2.0 (starburst-shaped) icon.

Choose your name, and then your background color. You will be given a preview as you are editing. Click “Create Icon”, and choose where you want your files exported to. All four sizes will automatically be created for you. This is handy because of the fact that certain websites only allow very small-sized icons.

If you’re looking for a classy new logo for yourself or your brand, look no further than the Icon Generator!

Thanks, Marques, for another excellent tutorial!

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