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How To Make Server Icons in 5 Steps

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avatar odstEN_
Level 29 : Expert Artist
After posting my successful animated banners tutorial 3 months ago, I'm back with a new tutorial!

1. Programs 
I use the latest Photoshop version to create all of my server icons.
If  you don't have Photoshop, that's alright! You can also use programs such as GIMP or even MS Paint.
Alternatively, you can use this website, www.genfavicon.com/ 
to easily resize any image to 64x64 pixels.

2. The Size 
The size I use to make my server icons is 64 by 64 pixels.
You could also start off with a bigger size such as 256x256 pixels and resize your picture later to 64x64.
If you are using MS Paint,  click on "File" in the top left corner then go to "Properties" to adjust the width and length in pixels.

3Be Creative
Server icons are the first thing players see before joining a server. It's good to either make your icon relevant to
your server or just simply make it look cool if you have no idea what to do. Below I've posted two examples of icons I have
made for two different servers. I made both relevant to the server names, which helps it stand out. If you have a factions server for example, you could also put swords in your icon.

4Saving Your Server Icon
Remember to save you icon as a .PNG file only! .PNG image files can only be uploaded to servers and also allow for
transparent backgrounds to work if it's in the icon. Also, when saving you icon, rename your image to "server-icon"
If the icon is named anything else, it will not show up on the server list once you upload it to your server files.

5.  Uploading The Icon To Your Server
This is a pretty easy step. Basically, take your "server-icon" .png image and put it in the main or root folder of your server. Restart your server, and your new server icon will now show up! For Bungeecord servers, the same applys. Put your server-icon in the root of the server than Bungeecord runs on or where the Bungeecord.jar is located

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  • abirtles
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  • Apprentice Miner
  • April 9, 2015, 11:26 am
Add my skype please ~ Abirtlesmc Thanks :)
  • ItIzLiam
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • February 3, 2015, 6:11 am
No descripton of how to make it, just uploading and advice of what you should do.
  • odstEN_
  • Level 29
  • Expert Artist
  • February 3, 2015, 12:01 pm
I do explain it... The programs to use, size, image file extension, and creativity.
  • ItIzLiam
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • February 3, 2015, 8:23 pm
You don't go in depth, you're explaining how to create images, not advising of what you should use.
  • odstEN_
  • Level 29
  • Expert Artist
  • February 4, 2015, 12:23 pm
"How To Make Server Icons in 5 Steps"
The whole point of this tutorial is explaining how to create server icon images, which I did and I advised which programs to use... I don't see your point of your argument here?
  • ItIzLiam
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • February 5, 2015, 7:03 am
Just forget it you wouldn't even understand.
  • Mazzoni
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • December 31, 2015, 12:41 pm
lol that dosent even make sense xD
  • iAmGolem
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 8, 2016, 2:21 am
He means how to make the picture itself.

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