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Avatar retouch

Published by Vlasta on April 23rd 2013
How to modify a photo of a person to look like a member of the Na'vi from the Avatar movie. Read more.

Copying objects from photos

Published by Vlasta on April 8th 2013
Learn how to copy animals or people from one photo to another one. Read more.

Draw animated smiley

Published by Vlasta on October 25th 2011
Learn how to draw a simple animation of a smiley falling asleep. Read more.

Introduction to picture brush

Published by Vlasta on October 15th 2011
Learn how to use the picture brush and how to design your own picture brushes. Read more.

Inside RWPaint splash

Published by Vlasta on October 13th 2011
Learn how the layer styles were used while making the new RealWorld Paint splash. Read more.

Drawing a metallic ring with glass bubble icon

Published by JDDellGuy on January 17th 2011
Learn, how to use the Ellipse tool and the Linear and Radial gradient fill styles to draw an icon with metallic rings and a glass bubble in it. Read more.

Making a lifebuoy icon

Published by Vlasta on January 14th 2011
Learn to use textures when creating 3D models for icons. Read more.

Exclamation mark 3D model

Published by Vlasta on September 18th 2010
Learn how to make a 3D model for an exclamation mark icon from Surfaces of revolution. Read more.

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user icon microwave registered user on January 19th

how do i make and upload icons???

user icon The Muffin Man contributing user on January 23rd

@robertj sullivan who wrote:

How do I change my cursor?

Go to the mouse settings in the control panel, go to the Pointers tab, and change the cursors (it should be in the Downloads folder). Repeat with the others and click OK or Apply.


@microwave who wrote:

how do i make and upload icons???

Download RealWorld Icon Editor (it has a 30 day warranty, so if you want to continue using it however long you want to, re-download the program as portable version and keep going) from the Software tab. Make the icons and save them in a folder. Go to the Gallery tab, find your way into uploading icons. Follow the on-screen instructions and you can create a set!

Hope that helps!
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user icon Diskette registered user on February 6th

hello how do i make a cursor set :thinking:

user icon The Muffin Man contributing user on February 6th

@Disky who wrote:

hello how do i make a cursor set :thinking:

Upload the cursors, then scrolling on the bottom, click on ...do it now where it says something about creating a cursor set. Follow the on-screen instructions and select the cursors you want in your set. You then will have a set.

Hope that helps!
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user icon Diskette registered user on February 6th

@The Muffin Man thanks for the answer! now i can make some really cool cursors

user icon Anonymous on February 8th

I was successfully able to make 2 cursors. after that, they all become b&w pixels, loses all the color settings. advice??

user icon Vlasta site administrator on February 8th

you have changed the color depth to B&W

user icon The Muffin Man contributing user on February 8th

@Anonymous who wrote:

I was successfully able to make 2 cursors. after that, they all become b&w pixels, loses all the color settings. advice??

To change the color depth, go to the top menu Cursors and click change color depth. When the window shows up, click on the 32 bit color depth option.

user icon Anonymous on February 8th

Thank you, it worked.

user icon The Muffin Man contributing user on February 11th

Your welcome!

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user icon Anonymous
What about ICL files?
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