This thread is for solely to share my icon templates for those whom need unit icons and ready to create them by simply colouring.
What?! Yes, you only need to recolour these templates to have your icons!
Why?! Because I am not an icon-maker but nothing prevents me to create some usefull templates sometimes if I wish so...
The main archive is here (I will reload it whenever I add new contents):
https://www.mediafire.com/file/5ksg1leh ... s.zip/file
The list of included icons are the following (the fictive and naval units will not be listed only the air and ground stuffs):
- Air stuffs:
A-50 russian AWACS
Buccaneer with bombs
Ka-58 steath helo
Kawasaki C-1 tranport&radar versions
- Ground stuffs:
2s35 Armata spg
AHS Kryl or 2s22 Bohdana
Bulldog + 81mm grenade launcher
HEMTT + 155mm cannon
HEMMT + AD launcher
HEMTT recovery truck
LARS or LAROM
T-14 Armata 1-2
T-15 Armata IFV
T-72 Cobra AT launcher
1. Load the wished picture
2. Use the "color selection" option and select the pink BG colour results that only that colour should be selected EVERYWHERE on the picture!
3. Invert selection (ctrl+shift+i, usually) results that only the units should be selected
4. Copy and paste it as a new layer (if you not did anything else the PS shall paste it right above the original ones so no need to nudge, move, etc...)
5. Duplicate layer and lock the duplicated layer what will prevents painting anywhere else but upon the active area (the units!)
6. Set the layer to "multiply" so the painted areas shall painted over the original template resulting shaded areas with the used colour
7. Paint and see the wonder! Use more colours to give intricated camo for the units!
8. Use blur to soften the coloured surfaces (OPTIONAL!) and then merge the layers
9. If you satisfied with the result "save as" and repeat the process with the other wished templates aswell.
10. Use your new icons either for your own dat files or send them to lvjtn to have them in the general repo!
Tipp: If the results are to saturated you can use PS to soften it, make more dull or so. PS have lots of options from brightness\contrast edition to editing with specific colour channels or experimenting with the overall saturation. If you learn where to find and how to use these things you would be able to create near-to-pro quality icons...