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Simple Tip To Easily Create Icons Using MS Paint


Do you want to create fancy looking icons for your blog but don’t know where to start? Are you searching for any software to implement this? Don’t worry, we have an easy way for doing that. In this article, I’m going to mention the steps to create easily icons using MS Paint, yes, we don’t need any third-party software for doing this task. We are going to do this with the help of MS Paint alone. This simple tip is for Windows users and by default, you’ll have MS Paint installed in your system hopefully. Now let’s get started.

Create Icons Using MS Paint

Create Icons Without Using Any Software

Note: It’s an old but excellent way to create icons in MS Paint.

1. Open your MS Paint application.

2. Now set the attributes to 48 or 32 or 24 or 16 to make it more realistic.

3. Draw anything you like, something creative perhaps.

4. Save them as .ico file. It should have the .ico extension for the effect.

That’s it. Your .ico icon file is ready for use! Want to make it better? Here are some extra tips.

Some Tips To Make It More Better

To be realistic, it is very hard to draw something nice so if you follow the advice given here you can create awesome icons.

1. Choose the background color same as your folder background color.

2. Try to put some text to make more appealing.

3. Open text box, and put some sweet looking character from character map and attempt to use the best size available.

4. Now add some colors to your text.

That’s all you have to do. I hope this is a simple yet useful tip to create good looking icons quickly. If you know any other tips regarding icons or how to implement the same using MS Paint, do kindly let us know your views in the comments below.


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    • Sarvesh Motihari

      Really simple but effective.

    • Avi Jit

      It’s a great idea to use MS Paint. We then no need to go for other software or online icon making sites.

    • Ajay

      nice idea…i gues we can change any jpeg images to icon with this…
      anyways thnx for sharing..

    • Vinayak Nagri

      ms paint… you are on 😉

    • Narendran.M

      good idea to reveal with paint.. I like this article.. gonna try something different using paint..

      thanks 4 the share!!

    • sriganesh

      oh, i think this the first post ppl didnt comment. but instead of using paint there are many alternatives came now. try Photoshop plugins. or there is another application like png to ico converter. its very simple just drag and drop. for vista the ico size should be 256 for maximum quality.
      and when you sane it as ico it wont accept from windows. and you cannot change the folder icons. any way iam using a premium software to get it in high quality 😀

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