I wasn't sure if I should revive such an old post by replying to it; so I'm posting here.
Comment and Question..
Firstly, thanks for posting these! I really like them. I've been using the 32x32 as my main set. I wanted to make a couple column-edit icons to supplement the set. I'll post them if I ever get them right.
Thanks Jon. I suspect you're right. If I open one of his PNG files in Photoshop if appears immediately editable. Same with the GIMP. I suppose any raster image kind of program would work. The above-mentioned vector editor, DrawPlusX8, has a sister program: PhotoPlusX8, which also seems like it would work. I should mention that, DrawPlus and PhotoPlus are both abandonware now--so I don't recommend them to anyone.
Hi, Glad you still like those icons! I used Photoshop for the bits and parts (raster images) and I combined them in Axialis Iconworkshop to create the icons. I didn't scale them up or down using Photoshop or Iconworkshop. To get really crisp icons you have to manually edit them in Iconworkshop (for each size)
Hmm... Good to know. Thanks for the feedback. Now I'm curious why you use Iconworkshop for the final drawing. Is it just because it is more user-friendly than Photoshop? Or are are there steps that cannot be done unless you use Axialis Iconworkshop?
I have the newer version of IcoFX as well as RealWorld Icon Editor. I haven't used Axialis, but the screenshots look similar to IcoFX.
So it sounds like you have to pretty much start from scratch when you make a new size... You must spend quite a few hours on each set(?)