How To | Android Phone 7 Icons in Gimp

As you may have seen previously, the Android Phone 7 theme is a popular choice of theme for the Android operating system. The Android Phone 7 post mostly talked about using Photoshop, but not everyone has Photoshop. Gimp is a great alternative and will do everything you need and more!

Since some people have asked how I used Gimp to make my icons, I’ve decided to put together this little tutorial.

Step 1: Locate a picture to use
For this particular tutorial, I will be creating an Angry Birds icon.

Step 2: Open your new picture

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Step 3: Choose the Rectangle Select Tool


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Step 4: Change the selection size to 230×125 (2×1 Icon)


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Step 5: Move the Selection box to the desired location for the icon and Crop to Selection


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Step 6: Right click under the Background layer and create a New Layer that is 230×40 using the default Foreground Color (Black)


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Step 7: Move the new layer to the bottom of the icon and drop the Opacity to 40%


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Step 8: Select Text Tool. Size 36. Color White. Click on the opaque layer and type in the name of the App. Be sure to set the positioning correctly.


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Step 9: Save the new icon and use it


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