Icon Tutorial?

I have been trying without success to make Icons out of digital photographs.

The fact that I have no talent and little knowledge of this has a great deal to do with my lack of success.
There are people who know how to turn a digital picture into an icon. Can anyone point me to a tutorial?


  • The mini's are just normal PNG files. So any square PNG file will work. Otherwise what you're asking about is just basic painting program usage. A good free one is called Gimp. Another one is called Paint.Net. You'd have to check out the docs for whichever program you are using to see how its features work.

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