Axialis (IconWorkshop)

Table of Content:

          Welcome

          Introducing, License

                    What is Axialis IconWorkshop?

                    What's New in Version 6.0?

                    User License Agreement

                    Object Packs - Terms of Use

                    Sample Icons - Terms of Use

                    Acknowledgments

                    System Requirements

                    Copyright

          Getting Started Tutorial

                    What is an Icon?

                    Macintosh® vs Windows® icons

                    Introducing Vista® Icons

                    Step-by-step Tutorial

                              Lesson 1 - Creating a new icon from scratch

                              Lesson 2 - Drawing an icon using the built-in tools

                              Lesson 3 - Adjusting the icon image

                              Lesson 4 - Adding new image formats

                              Lesson 5 - Saving the icon, storing it in the Librarian

                              Lesson 6 - Creating a new icon from an existing image

                              Lesson 7 - Composing an icon from several image objects

                              Lesson 8 - Using an object pack to create an icon

                              Lesson 9 - Creating a Vista® icon

                              Lesson 10 - Creating a new icon from a PSD image with layers

                              Lesson 11 - Batch creating several icons from images

                              Lesson 12 - Creating a new Icon Library

                              Lesson 13 - Adding icons to the Icon Library

                              Lesson 14 - Compiling the Icon Library

          How-to Procedures

                    How to create an icon from an image file

                    How to create an icon from a cursor file

                    How to create an icon from a transparent GIF file

                    How to create an icon from a web image

                    How to create an icon from the clipboard contents

                    How to create attractive icons using image objects

                    How to create Windows Vista® compliant icons

                    How to create Windows® XP compliant icons

                    How to use IconWorkshop with Adobe Photoshop®

                    How to use IconWorkshop with Adobe Illustrator®

                    How to use IconWorkshop with Corel Paint Shop Pro®

                    How to use IconWorkshop with Macromedia Freehand®

                    How to customize icons in Microsoft® Office toolbars

                    How to use StuffIt Expander® to read Macintosh® icons

                    How to convert a Macintosh® icon to Windows®

                    How to convert a Windows® icon to Macintosh®

                    How to transfer an icon to a Macintosh® computer

                    How to batch convert icons between Macintosh® and Windows®

                    How to batch create several icons from images, icons, cursors

                    How to batch create PNG images with transparency from icons

                    How to change the user interface of IconWorkshop

                    How to change the editor drawing area aspect

                    How to change the "Scale 1:1" window size

                    How to search all the icons I have on my computer

                    How to create different color versions of an icon

                    How to create a PNG, BMP, PSD or JPEG 2000 image with transparency

                    How to create a Web-optimized GIF image from an icon

                    How to modify or extract icons included in program files

                    How to create a snapshot picture of my icons

                    How to add a favorite icon to my web site

                    How to compile icon libraries with activation codes

          Creating Icons

                    What is an Icon?

                    Macintosh® vs Windows® icons

                    Introducing Vista® Icons

                    Creating Windows® Icons

                              Create a new Windows® icon project

                              Add image formats in a Windows® icon

                              Save a Windows® icon

                              Save a Macintosh® icon as Windows® format

                              Convert a Macintosh® icon to Windows® format

                              Create a Windows® icon from an image

                              Batch create several Windows® icons from images

                    Creating Macintosh® Icons

                              Create a new Macintosh® icon project

                              Add image formats in a Macintosh® icon

                              Save a Macintosh® icon

                              Save a Windows® icon as Macintosh® format

                              Convert a Windows® icon to Macintosh® format

                              Create a Macintosh® icon from an image

                              Batch create several Macintosh® icons from images

                    Creating Icons from Image Objects

                              What is an Image Object?

                              Creating Icons from Image Objects

                              Downloading Object Packs from Internet

          Working With Icons

                    What is an Icon?

                    Macintosh® vs Windows® icons

                    Introducing Vista® Icons

                    Editing Icons

                              Create new icons

                              Add new image formats

                              Remove an image format

                              Work with selections

                              Place selection in Background/Foreground

                              Draw using the tools

                              Work with the color management window

                              Move/Copy image

                              Resize/Rotate image

                              Adjust Brightness/Contrast

                              Adjust Hue/Saturation/Brightness

                              Adjust opacity

                              Apply filters

                              Add a drop shadow

                              Add Text

                              Import an image into an icon

                              Copy/Paste alpha channels

                              Modify/Extract icons included in program files

                    Working With Colors

                              Work with the color management window

                              Methods to define colors RGB/HSB

                              Working With Palette (Indexed Colors)

                                        Customized palette

                                        Load color palette

                                        Save a color palette

                                        Create a gradient

                              Working With Color Swatches

                                        Create New Swatch

                                        Customize a Swatch

                                        Load Swatches

                                        Save Swatches in a file

                                        Create Gradient

                    Working with the Photoshop® plug-in

                              Why a Photoshop® plug-in?

                              Install the Photoshop® plug-in

                              Use the Photoshop® plug-in

                    Working with the Illustrator® plug-in

                              Why an Illustrator® plug-in?

                              Install the Illustrator® plug-in

                              Use the Illustrator® plug-in

                    Converting Icons

                              Convert a Macintosh® icon to Windows® format

                              Convert a Windows® icon to Macintosh® format

                              Convert several Macintosh® icons to Windows® format

                              Convert several Windows® icons to Macintosh® format

                              Convert a PNG icon to a Windows® icon

                              Convert a PNG icon to a Macintosh® icon

                              Convert several PNG icons to Windows® icons

                              Convert several PNG icons to Macintosh® icons

                              Convert a Windows®/Macintosh® icon to PNG

                              Convert several Windows®/Macintosh® icons to PNG

                              Convert an image to a Windows® icon

                              Convert an image to a Macintosh® icon

                              Convert several images to Windows® icons

                              Convert several images to Macintosh® icons

                              Convert an icon to an image

                              Convert an icon to a Web-optimized GIF image

                              Convert several icons to images

                              Normalize several icons

                    Batch Processing Icons

                              Batch create several Windows® icons from images

                              Batch create several Macintosh® icons from images

                              Batch convert several Macintosh® icons to Windows®

                              Batch convert several Windows® icons to Macintosh®

                              Batch convert several Windows®/Macintosh® icons to PNG

                              Batch normalize several icons

                    Miscellaneous Features

                              Create a new icon project from clipboard

                              Capture an icon

                              Save an icon image as an external bitmap file

                              Create an Icon Snapshot Picture

          Working With Icon Libraries

                    What is an Icon Library?

                    Create a new icon library

                    Open a library as a document

                    Edit an icon in a library

                    Open an icon as a new document from a library

                    Import icons into a library

                    Export icons from a library

                    Delete icons in a library

                    Rename icons in a library

                    Sort icons in a library

                    Create a snapshot picture of icons in a library

          Compiling and Distributing Icon Libraries

                    Specify a filename and location

                    Add a description to a compiled file

                    Add an information text

                    Add a User License Agreement

                    Use an Activation code

                    Compile

                    Generate Activation Codes

          Working With The Axialis Librarian

                    What is the Librarian?

                    Show and hide the Librarian window

                    Change the Librarian position on screen

                    Change the Librarian folder location

                    Working With Files And Folders

                              Open an item

                              Open an item full screen

                              Edit an item with an external editor program

                              Create a new folder

                              Import files

                              Export files

                              Select items

                              Rename items

                              Search items

                              Delete items

                              Restore previously deleted items

                              Empty the Deleted Items folder

                              Preview items in the librarian explorer

                              Send items via email

                              Change the item display

                              Display the item properties

                              Print the actual folder

                    Working With Icon Libraries In The Librarian

                              Create a new icon library

                              Add icons into an icon library

                              Edit an icon in an icon library

                              Working with icons in a library

                              Export icons from an icon library

                              Open an icon library as a document

                              Create a snapshot picture of icons in a library

                    Add Items To The Librarian

                              Add items from an Axialis Explorer document

                              Add an opened document

                              Add items using the import function

                              Downloading Object Packs from Internet

          Working With The Axialis Media File Explorer

                    Create a new Explorer window

                    Axialis Explorer functions

                    Search Media files on the computer

                    Create an Icon Snapshot Picture

                    Batch create several Windows® icons from images

                    Batch create several Macintosh® icons from images

                    Batch convert several Macintosh® icons to Windows®

                    Batch convert several Windows® icons to Macintosh®

                    Batch convert several Windows®/Macintosh® icons to PNG

                    Batch convert several icons to images

                    Batch normalize several icons

                    Working With Media Files

                              Supported Media Types

                              Open a media file

                              Print a media file

                              Change display mode

                              Display full screen

                              Copy a media file to the Clipboard

                              Resize an image

                              Crop an image

                              Change the color depth of an image

                              Create a Windows® icon from an image

                              Create a Macintosh® icon from an image

          Customizing Windows® Icons

                    Customize System Settings

                    Customize Folders

                    Customize Start Menu

                    Customize Desktop

                    Miscellaneous

          Customizing the Application

                    Customize the main toolbar

                    Show and hide the Toolbars

                    Show and hide the Librarian Window

                    Change the Librarian position on screen

                    Change the Librarian folder location

                    Change the "Scale 1:1" window size

                    Manage favorite files

                    Changing The Program Preferences

                              General options

                              Editor options

                              User Interface options

                              Toolbar options

                              Media Type options

                              Librarian options

                              Image options

                              Temporary file options

          Miscellaneous Features, Tips, Uninstall

                    Quick-open a file using the Recently Used Bar

                    Manage favorite files

                    Paste an image as a new document

                    Desktop Reorganization

                    Acquire a new image from a Twain device

                    Uninstall or repair the application

          Registering, Upgrading, Online features

                    Downloading Object Packs from Internet

                    Online Registration using Internet

                    Upgrade the application using Internet

                    Online Customer Service on Internet

                    Contact Axialis Software Team