Today was all about making icons that match a predetermined aesthetic.
Here’s How I went about making the icons you see below.
1. With in Unity I simply dragged one of my prefabs into the editor. And used Snippet to take a sectioned screenshot.
2. Copied it into a Photoshop page, cropped it to match what I wanted to see.
3. Used Image -> Image Size to make it 64×64 pixels. Popped a text saying what it was 3 pixels from the bottom.
Simply saved into my Unity Project as is, Set them all to 2D GUI Sprites voila.
3 Minutes a piece. You dont need a Script to get quality work for Icons. Some simple but time consuming effort and you get better results on your own.
Each one takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes depending on how complicated cleaning up the screen you takes. I made about 50 icons today over the gradual course of the day with breaks in between.
I’m sure you can go even faster given practice, however I was also learning photoshop as I went.
Tomorrow I’ll detail a tip on how I make my Levels as well. 😉