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How to draw a shortcut


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Few users think about the fact thatCreating a certain folder, they can change not only the appearance of its display, changing the sketch, but also independently draw an icon that would allocate this folder among the rest.

You will need

  • - A graphics editor that supports working with images in ico format.



Download and install any image editor,Which allows you to create and save images in .iсo format. Usually, special programs are used to create shortcuts, but in fact, there is nothing special about them, except for the support of this format. Before downloading it is best to compare the functionality and additional features of applications in terms of editing tools.


Run the installed program. Select "File", then "Create" in the drop-down menu. If the editor prompts you to specify the final size of the shortcut, skip this step, since editing the image is best done initially on a large area. Here the most important thing is to observe the proportions - set the length and width values ​​to the same pixel accuracy, since the icon should be square.


Draw an image of your future icon using the tools on the corresponding panel. Edit the brightness, contrast, color saturation, and other settings.


Resize the image to 32 × 32. Save it to any place where it will not disturb you, and from where you will not accidentally delete it later. Select the .ico format in the drop-down menu of the save window.


Find the folder for which you want to change the shortcut. Right-click on it and select the "Properties" menu item. Go to the last of the tabs - "Settings". Click the "Change shortcut" button at the very bottom of the window.


In the new window that opens, click the "Browse" button,Select the shortcut you created recently using the search box, apply the changes and close the windows by clicking "OK." If the label image does not change, right-click the free area and refresh the screen.

How to draw a shortcut Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Rodluakn
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