How to make Custom Icons for Windows Desktop
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How to make Custom Icons for Windows Desktop

Make your desktop unique, fun & personal by creating your own icons from any graphic or photo + make a designer desktop
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420 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2019
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to create folder icons for Windows desktop using any graphics or photos they choose
  • How to create their own designer desktop wallpaper for Windows to display their custom icons
Requirements
  • Have a reasonable degree of computer literacy
Description

Create your own custom desktop folder icons in just a couple of minutes. It's easy and once you know how to do it, it's also very quick. You can create your very own personalized icons out of absolutely any graphic or picture you want.

This course takes you from "What? How can I do that?" to "Yip, I did it, they're gorgeous and it was easy!" If you would like that to be you, this is the course for you.

Bring meaning as well as information to your desktop by adding pictures you love, pictures that you connect to, pictures that bring a smile to your face or make you laugh. Also making finding the folder you want more quickly through visual recognition not just by reading the names. 

Then add to that by creating your own designer desktop wallpaper to show off your beautiful new icons. It's fun, it's fast and it's creative. 

Who this course is for:
  • Visual people who would enjoy seeing their own photos and graphics on their desktop
  • Those who have a very crowded desktop so would benefit from more instant visual recognition of icons
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 01:01:34
+ Introduction
2 lectures 07:06

An overview of the course content, plus 'meet the instructor.'

Preview 03:09

A detailed outline of the course.

Preview 03:57
+ Instructional Videos
13 lectures 54:28

Helpful ideas and suggestions for where to find graphics that will work well for icons.

Preview 03:45

Step by step illustration of how to collect images that will work well for icons.

How to collect images for your icons
03:22

Watch in real time.

Screen Capture of collecting images for icons using the Snipping Tool
01:33

Downloading and editing your pictures and images so they are perfectly suited to look great as icons.

Downloading & Editing Online Images
08:55

Watch in real time how to download and edit images for icons.

Screen Capture of Downloading & Editing Online Images
03:30

Here's how to convert your image into an icon. Quick and easy.

Making your image into an icon
04:08

Watch it being done so it's easier for you to do too.

Screen Capture of Making your image into an icon
01:47

You can make icons our of words to act as reminders, or attention attracting labels for quick recognition.

Making your own icon words
06:32

Here's how to do it in real time.

Screen Capture of Making your own icon words
07:11

Now you've made the icon, here's how to put it on a folder and make  sure Windows will recognize it.

Putting your icon on a Folder
02:56

And here's the icon being put on the folder in  video.

Screen Capture of Putting your icon on a Folder
00:48

Now you know how to make icons, here's how to create a beautiful custom wallpaper to show them off dramatically.

Bonus Lesson Creating a Custom Desktop Wallpaper
05:21

The final video shows how to change your wallpaper to your custom designed one.

Screen Capture Video of creating designer wallpaper
04:40