Creating Custom Windows Icons From Stardew Valley Images

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Intro: Creating Custom Windows Icons From Stardew Valley Images

The items from Stardew Valley make fantastic icons, but the following process can be used to make custom Windows icons from any of your favorite games. By downloading an open source (free) icon creation software (Greenfish Icon Editor Pro), you can create windows icon files easily. Icons from games with a detailed online Wiki are the easiest because you can right-click to save high quality images directly from the website, but you can also use screenshots from your game or Google Images. Most games allow screenshots to be taken in-game and then you can use the crop tool in Greenfish Icon Editor Pro to select your icon.

Step 1: Follow the Video Tutorial for Creating Custom Icons.

Step 2: Download and Install the Open Source Icon Editing Software

Download and install Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.6 9

Step 3: Download Images From the Wiki

Download favorite images from the Stardew Valley Wiki (right click image and select "Save Image as")

Step 4: Run Greenfish Icon Editing Pro Software

There are two ways to create icons using this software and I'll show you both. First step for each is to find the icon for Greenfish Icon Editing Pro Software in your start menu and run it.

Step 5:

For an image downloaded from the online Stardew Valley Wiki:

Select File -> Open (Ctrl+O) desired image downloaded from the Wiki.

Step 6: Crop Transparent Parts

Edit -> Crop Transparent Parts

Step 7: Add New Page With Size Closest to Image Size Once Transparent Areas Are Cropped.

Icon -> New Page -> Select size: 48 x 48, click OK.

Step 8: Add New Page for All Other Standard Icon Sizes

Icon -> New Page -> Select size: 64 x 64, click OK

Repeat this process for the following sizes: 32 x 32, 16 x 16.

Step 9: "Save As" Icon File Type in Desired Location.

File -> Save as -> Save as type: Icon files (*.ico).

Step 10: Save Your Custom Icon.

Navigate to desired save folder and select "SAVE". Enjoy your custom Stardew Valley icon.

Step 11: Open Your Screenshot in Greenfish Icon Editor Pro

For a screenshot taken from within Stardew Valley or downloaded from Google imagesi:

File -> Open (Ctrl+O) desired screenshot

Step 12: Zoom in Until Image Is Clear

View -> Zoom in

Step 13: Crop Unwanted Parts of the Image.

Use the Crop tool to select your custom icon contents.

Step 14: Use Bucket Fill Tool to Make Background Transparent.

Select the Bucket tool with a tolerance of 5. Make sure transparent "color" is selected and click to remove the background by filling it with the transparent color.

Step 15: Crop Transparent Parts

Edit -> Crop Transparent Parts

Step 16: Add New Page With Size Closest to Image Size Once Transparent Areas Are Cropped.

Icon -> New Page -> Select size: 48 x 48, click OK.

Step 17: Add New Page for All Other Standard Icon Sizes

Icon -> New Page -> Select size: 64 x 64, click OK. Repeat this process for the following sizes: 32 x 32, 16 x 16.

Step 18: ​"Save As" Icon File Type in Desired Location.

File -> Save as -> Save as type: Icon files (*.ico). Name file.

Step 19: Save Your Custom Icon.

Navigate to desired save folder and select "SAVE". Enjoy your custom Stardew Valley icon.

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