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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 Anonymous on January 23rd

how do i go back to m original cursor

user icon Lunarmoon registered user on February 3rd

how do i get back to the online cursor and icon maker?

user icon Anonymous on February 18th

How do upload my cursor
:-(

user icon Anonymous on March 2nd

me ajuda está falando aqui que o arquivo está em formato desconhecido ou danificado

Help myself IS Speaking What IS the archive in unknown format or damaged What do I do?

user icon Anonymous on March 13th

How do I make the clicking part of my cursor? I was working really hard on my smile cursor but I dont really know how to make the others, like the click cursor.

and the type cursor

user icon Anonymous on March 19th

hey guys im foxy the piret

user icon Anonymous on March 24th

Can your toolset create a black and white jpg image from a color jpg?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on March 25th

Sure, open it in the editor in the menu select Adjust->Grayscale and save.

user icon Anonymous on March 25th

Thank you.
Is there a command line string for that as well?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on March 25th

If you have RealWorld Photos, you can go to Batch tab, select the Grayscale icon, click on Create droplet button above the box with icons and it will create a tiny .exe that can be used from command line to make pictures B&W. The .exe will only work if RWPhotos is installed though.

user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
What about ICL files?