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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 Vlasta site administrator on June 26th

All info is on the extractor's page...

user icon Anonymous on June 29th

big yellow banannas

user icon forrestvale registered user on June 30th

I just downloaded the program and actually managed to create an icon from a jpeg image. Now how to I apply the icon to a program shortcut on my desktop please? at present the shortcut is a blank white square. Thanks for any help.

sorry I should mention I am running XP sp3 in case the instructions are different

user icon forrestvale registered user on July 1st

Scrap that, thanks. I figured it out for myself.

user icon Inkdream registered user on July 2nd

How do you use the portfolio in here?
Because I want to keep track of what I make in here

user icon bigHSG registered user on July 7th

Just tried to open an icon library (icl file) and the program crashed - running XP SP3 + all updated to last one. Will not move to win 10 so what now. Need to extract an icon copy it and rename the put it back in the icl file.

user icon Vlasta site administrator on July 8th

Is the icl available for download and testing?

user icon Anonymous on July 18th

how to downlod

user icon Anonymous on July 22nd

i can't find where the point clicker is! HELP!!! :-(

user icon Anonymous on July 23rd

my curser keeps leaving my typing.

user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
I wish there were...