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					Creating an icon for
     Eaw/Foc
         By THX1138
Hello!

• Ok DV wanted an icon tutorial, so here it is.
• Today, we will be making a Jacen Solo
  Icon.
You will need…
• What we first need is the GIMP. Its like
  Photoshop, but free. If you have Photoshop, then
  this tutorial probably useless to you. Google it,
  download it, install it. Play around with I for a bit
  to get used to the interface.

• Get a reference picture. For this tutorial we will be
  using the one downloadable here:
  http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/f/f7/Japa
  nese_joinerKing-Jacen_Solo.jpg
Step 1
• Now, open up GIMP, and
  create a new image, 50x50
  pixels, with transparency as
  the background.
• Then open up the picture in
  GIMP. Now choose the
  select rectangular regions
  tool, and select around his
  face like this:
Step 2

• Copy the
  selection [Ctrl+C],
  and paste it in the
  50x50 image.
• It should look
  something like
  this:
Step 3

• Now, as you can
  see, the face does
  not fit. so we need
  to scale it down.
  Select the scale
  tool. In the toolbox,
  make sure the keep
  aspect box is
  checked, like so:
Step 4

• Go back to the 50x50 image and click on
  the part of the picture that is visible. A scale
  box should pop up that looks like this.
Step 5

• Edit the values to look like this:
Step 6
• You now need to
  zoom in. Hold shift and
  scroll the mouse
  wheel. In the toolbox,
  select the eraser, and
  and put the settings as
  so:
Step 7

• Then click Scale. you should have
  something like this:
Step 8
• Then erase around
  the head. Or you
  can do that before
  scaling it down. Its
  a matter of
  personal
  preference.
  erasing before
  takes a bit longer.
• You should have
  something like this:
Step 9
• That's it for
  regular Units, but
  since Jacen is a
  hero, we need to
  do a little more.
• Choose the
  select elliptical
  regions button in
  the toolbox.
  select over
  Jacen’s face so it
  looks like this:
Step 10



• Choose the select rectangular regions tool,
  and click anywhere on the page, but not in
  the selected area.
• Do that again
Step 11
• Go To
  FILE>SAVE AS

• save it as
  i_button_jacen.tga

• in the box that
  comes up, adjust
  the settings to
  match those in the
  picture
That’s it.

• The Final Product:

• Adding it into the
  game is another
  tutorial, coming
  soon.

				
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