Can anyone help me understand these instructions for making a DesktopX icon in Photoshop?
I have never used Photoshop before so it really needs to be explained in every detail (idiots guide).
I am using a DX theme called H2so4 by chadamus.
He has created a Generator for DesktopX Icons & Icon template.
They can be found at:-
H2so4 DesktopX Icon Generator
This readme assumes that you already have open the Icon Template files from the H2so4-IconTemplate set.
In Adobe Photoshop:
**** Important! Load files in this order:
**** The Action will not work without this!
This action only uses the 48x48 icon template, so if you have the 72x72 open, you may minimize that, or close it. Select and copy the icon you wish to create into the clipboard.
Select the file TEMPLATE.PSD
**** Important! Do NOT Paste the clipboard into the image!
Select play on the action DX-TEMPLATE. The action will pause twice for you to enter a file name.
For the first file, this is the normal image.
Save it with a name for example: H2so4-DXIcon-ProgramX.bmp
For the second file, this is the mouseover image.
Save it with a name for example: H2so4-DXIcon-ProgramXOver.bmp
The files will reset themselves to their original state so it is easy to create multiple images in a row. Once you have created these images, clone an existing H2so4 DX Icon from within desktopX. Change the Object ID, and the Normal and Mouseover Images to the ones you have just created. Update your shortcut and ToolTip.
Export the newly saved file, and you are done!