Author Topic: TRUE Icon Template  (Read 1370 times)

The purpose of this topic is actually to provide people with a true icon template, rather than asking for help about one.

So I followed multiple tutorials for creating icons in GIMP, and I successfully did so. While running the game, I somehow noticed that there was a strange dark outline around my custom icons that seemed off. My attention to detail was soon proven to be correct. The icon "template" I downloaded that was provided in a tutorial topic was not good quality, causing it to differ from default icons.

I then created a custom icon template, forged from the default wand tool icon, since it provided the most area of the background. I successfully managed to create a true icon template that I have provided in this topic for anyone who was having the same problem, or anyone who just didn't want to go through the hassle of cutting and pasting and filling in their own template.

The entire image is meant to be 96x96, and the gray circle is meant to be 82x82. Anywhere within the 82x82 space not taken up by gray pixels that are part of the circle is meant to be completely black (0, 0, 0) but completely transparent as well (mostly in each corner). The surrounding area is meant to be completely white (255, 255, 255) and completely transparent. I messed up a bit and some places in the image where it should be completely black transparent are completely white transparent instead. You'll see what I mean if you import the png into GIMP. Hopefully, that doesn't cause any issues.

If you want to compare each individual pixel in the template to a default icon to check my work, be my guest. Please notify me of any problems or concerns. Hopefully, I helped some of you out who were planning on making icons for weapons or items.

Update 3/31/20: I don't recommend using my template. It has a white outline around it. I haven't been able to fix it yet. Try using the ones other people posted down below.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 10:03:54 PM by GrenadeSpammer »

icons are 64x64 not 96x96

also how have i not known the dang ass icon template from over a decade ago had that ring around it.

icons are 64x64 not 96x96

also how have i not known the dang ass icon template from over a decade ago had that ring around it.


they are just scaled to the correct size if they aren't

interesting that the hammer icon is 96x and gun icon is 64x
amusing that it's not consistent



they are just scaled to the correct size if they aren't
df i checked like ten default icons and they were all 64x64 thats gay

interesting that the hammer icon is 96x and gun icon is 64x
amusing that it's not consistent
having gone through a lot of default addons I can say there is a lot of inconsistencies between them.

having gone through a lot of default addons I can say there is a lot of inconsistencies between them.
ya they suck stuff

All of the default tool icons are 96x96 pixels in dimension, the default weapons and skis use a smaller 64x64 icon for whatever reason

The entire image is meant to be 96x96, and the gray circle is meant to be 82x82. Anywhere within the 82x82 space not taken up by gray pixels that are part of the circle is meant to be completely black (0, 0, 0) but completely transparent as well (mostly in each corner). The surrounding area is meant to be completely white (255, 255, 255) and completely transparent. I messed up a bit and some places in the image where it should be completely black transparent are completely white transparent instead. You'll see what I mean if you import the png into GIMP. Hopefully, that doesn't cause any issues.

If you want to compare each individual pixel in the template to a default icon to check my work, be my guest. Please notify me of any problems or concerns. Hopefully, I helped some of you out who were planning on making icons for weapons or items.
You did perfect on the size and transparency of the circle but there were some leftover transparent pixels or something from the handle of whatever icon was there before (hammer?)

here are perfectly simplified* 96 and 64 variants if anyone needs em
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 05:54:06 PM by Goth77 »

i've been using from BCC

So I tried using the template I created, and I encountered the inverse of the original problem. The wand icon is terrible, since it has a slight white outline while the other default icons don't. I'll have to update the original post to provide a better one. I will call it "the true TRUE icon template."

thanks, guys. i really needed this




not this again
we all know how this ended up last time

unfortunately, the "looks great, but add more detail" doesn't quite work with an icon template