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Axialis IconWorkshop™ Tutorials

Professional Screen Saver Producer Tutorials

Other Tutorials

Axialis IconWorkshop™ Tutorials

What is an Icon?

Before proceeding with these IconWorkshop™ tutorials we strongly recommend you to read this topic to get more info about icons...

What's New with Windows Vista™ Icons?

Windows Vista™ supports 256x256 icons with embedded PNG compressed images. Learn more about Vista icons by reading this topic...

What is an Image Object?

The challenge is to create interesting custom icons without drawing skills. Using Image Objects is the answer...

Windows® vs Macintosh® Icons?

Microsoft Windows® and Apple Macintosh® icons are very similar but the file format is totally different...

Use Image Objects to Create Icons

Using image objects in IconWorkshop™ is a child's play. It can be done exclusively with the mouse using drag and drops...

How to Create Windows Vista™ Icons?

How to create a Windows Vista™ PNG-compressed icon? Do it easily with IconWorkshop™ from a 256x256 image in a few steps.


Customize icons in Microsoft® Office

Learn how to customize icons in Microsoft® Office toolbars using IconWorkshop™ (Word, Excel, PowerPoint...).


Transfer an icon to a Mac® computer

With Axialis IconWorkshop™ you're able to create Macintosh® icons. To use them under MacOS, you need to transfer the files using a LAN.


Create a Web-optimized GIF image

CompuServe GIF image format is widely used in Web pages. With IconWorkshop™ you can create GIF files from icons or Image Object Packs.


Change the Scale 1:1 window size

New icons have sizes up to 256x256. To get the best results possible, you must frequently preview the artwork at scale 1:1...


Modify Icons Included in Program Files

IconWorkshop™ permits to modify icons directly in program files like EXE, DLL, OCX... This feature is handy to customize existing applications.

Create a Snapshot of your Icons

A Snapshot is an image created automatically by IconWorkshop™ to show one or several icons (with embedded formats) on a decorated background.

Add a Favorite Icon to Your Web Site

How to create a small customization icon which will appear in Microsoft Internet Explorer favorite list of websites...

Change the Program User Interface

How to customize your program user interface, switch between Axialis and Microsoft style, change various settings...

Change the Editor Drawing Area Aspect

How to adjust the main editor window appearance (transparent pattern, colors, grid)...

Create an Icon from an Image File

How to create an icon from an Image file (transparent PNG, PSD, BMP, JPG).

Create an Icon from a Cursor File

How to create an icon from a Windows® cursor file (CUR or ANI)...

Create an Icon from a GIF File

How to create an icon from a GIF file (with transparency)...

Create an Icon From a Web Image

How to create an icon from an image you found in a Web page...

Create an Icon from the Clipboard

How to create an icon from an image which has been copied in the Clipboard...

Use IconWorkshop™ with Photoshop®

If you use Adobe® Photoshop® to create and retouching your images, here is how to proceed to work with Axialis IconWorkshop™...

Use IconWorkshop™ with PaintShopPro®

If you use Corel® Paint Shop Pro® to create and retouching your images, here is how to proceed to work with Axialis IconWorkshop™...

Use IconWorshop with Freehand®

If you use Macromedia® Freehand® to create your images, here is how to proceed to work with Axialis IconWorkshop™...

Create Windows® XP Compliant Icons

Microsoft® Windows® XP introduces a new style in icon design. Follow the guidelines described in this topic to create compliant icons...

Convert a Macintosh® icon to Windows®

Learn what is a Macintosh® icon and how to convert it to Microsoft Windows® format using IconWorkshop™...

Convert a Windows® icon to Macintosh®

Learn what is a Macintosh® icon and how to convert a Windows® icon to Macintosh® format using IconWorkshop™...

Use StuffIt® to read Macintish® Icons

Websites which propose Macintosh® icons to download, provide them in archives using SIT format. Learn how to unpack these archives...

Create various color versions of icons

An interesting effect is to create different color versions of the same icon. Using IconWorkshop™ this is a child's play...

Create images with Transparency

Axialis IconWorkshop™ permits you to save an icon image to PSD, GIF, PNG or BMP file formats preserving the transparency areas of the icon...

Compile Icon Libraries for distribution

IconWorkshop™ includes a feature which permits you to compile Icon Libraries as install package ready for distribution.

Batch Create Icons From Images

How to create several icons from images (transparent PNG, PSD, BMP, JPG), Macintosh® or Windows® icons and cursors...

Search Icons on your Computer

Many files containing icons are present on your computer's hard disks. A search feature helps you locate and grab these icons...

Batch Convert Mac® Icons to Windows®

How to convert several Macintosh® icons to Windows® format in one operation. New images formats specific to Windows® are created...

 

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Axialis Professional Screensaver ProducerTutorials

What is a Screensaver?

Before proceeding with these tutorials we strongly recommend you to read this topic to get more info about Windows® screensavers...

Quickly Create a Sprite Screensaver

How to create a Sprite screensaver in a few clicks using the built-in media file explorer...

Quickly Create a Slideshow Screensaver

How to create a Slideshow screensaver in a few clicks using the built-in media file explorer...

Quickly Create a Flash® Screensaver

How to create a Flash® screensaver in a few clicks using the built-in media file explorer...

Quickly Create a Video Screensaver

How to create a Video screensaver in a few clicks using the built-in media file explorer...

Create a Bouncing Logo Screensaver

How to create a simple screensaver with the logo of your company bouncing on the screen...

Add a RSS Reader in a Screensaver

How to add a RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader in a screensaver. This is a useful feature to publish news on the Web or in a company...

Work Efficiently with Photoshop®

How to work efficiently with the graphic industry standard program using a quick and easy-to-use transfer plug-in...

Customize a Screensaver Illustration

How to customize your screensaver by changing the illustration image in the Configure dialog box. Add your own and create a unique screensaver...

Install a SCR Screensaver on a Computer

How to manually install a SCR-file screensaver on a computer without ready-to-use installation procedure...

Create a Shareware Screensaver

Create a screensaver which can be used for a limited period of time for test purpose. When this period is over the user must either purchase it or remove it from the computer...

Quietly Install a Screensaver

If you've created an installation package you can quietly install a screensaver using a command-line option (many other options are available to configure the install procedure)....

Customize a Screensaver Icon

How to customize your screensaver by changing the icon of your SCR file. Add your own and create a unique screensaver...

Create an Icon for a Screensaver

Create an icon to customize a screensaver. The icon must have a specific format. This can easily be done with IconWorkshop™ from an image...

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Other Tutorials

Create Transparent Images with Photoshop®

Creating transparent images (with alpha channel) is useful to make quality icons or screensaver sprites. Here's how to proceed with Photoshop...

Create Transparent Images with PaintShopPro®

Creating transparent images (with alpha channel) is useful to make quality icons or sprites. Here's how to proceed with PaintShopPro...

Create an Aqua-like Sphere with Photoshop

Learn how to create the famous Macintosh Aqua-like sphere using Adobe Photoshop...

   

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All the icons included in this page has been made using IconWorkshop™
and images objects from the "Realistic Button" Object Pack.

Article written by Axialis Software Team onFriday, March 10, 2006.

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