IconCool Mixer is a new tool built in IconCool Studio Pro, it provides beginners with convenient and powerful functions. It enables the creation of professional icons with ease. IconCool Mixer provides you with an image layer mode to create and edit icons that is similar to Adobe Photoshop.
Here are many elements created by our designers, you are able to operate at ease base on these elements, including size changes, rotation, movement, color changes, adding of gradients, and so on. The more surprising are you can also add some effects we provided for these elements, such as Outer shadow, Inner shadow, Stroke, Emboss, etc. You can save the effects set for one design for the application of future designs.
There are also many preset effects for you to choose from that will enable you to create stunning icons in a matter of minutes. Meanwhile, you can also make a transparent PNG in IconCool Studio or other graphics software and then import them into IconCool Mixer as an element for use.
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Clear the image in current canvas and create a new project.
Open an existed project file (*.MXP) in IconCool Mixer.
Save the content in current canvas to a project file (*.MXP). Meanwhile, IconCool Mixer will create a *.MXC data file in the folder you selected automatically. Please don’t delete the file, and you should keep *.MXC file into the same directory as the .MXP file you open next time.
image to IconCool
Transfer the image in active area of canvas which is 256x256 pixels (white area) to IconCool Studio 5 for editing.
Undo the change.
Redo the change.
Exit IconCool Mixer.
Open IconCool Mixer help center.
Create an element folder so as to manage your element resources.
Delete the selected element folder.
Rename the selected element folder.
Load element resource file *.CSC and add the element included into current list.
Add selected element to canvas.
Delete selected element.
Create an IconCool Mixer element file(*.CSC) from some local PNG files, and then load them into IconCool Mixer element list or save as element file to seleted folder.
Other than the tool in the toolbar, there are also the following functions in the Navigation Panel:
Open the preview window for current image and preview the actual effect of the image in active area of canvas (white area).
You can transfer some PNG files from your local disk into IconCool Mixer element file. The *.CSC file just can be opened with IconCool Mixer presently.
Append an existed project into the current canvas.
Save the project as different name to your local disk.
Please follow the same functions in Toolbar.
IconCool Mixer includes two fill types, solid and gradient. After clicking solid, it allows you to change the selected element into solid. Vice versa, it also allows you to change the selected element into gradient after clicking gradient.
Click and open the color palette, double-click the color for selecting. Click to adjust color transparency. Click to close color palette and cancel color selection. Meanwhile, you can also enter HTML Code and clik "Enter" to fix the color you need.
Enter RGB value to adjust color.
Select value between current color and transparent color
Select value between current color and white color
Click color palette to change current color.
Change the current color into black/white
Click the button to change current color into black/white.
Click the drop-down menu to select a gradient type, including Vertical Gradient, Horizontal Gradient, Diamond Gradient, Radial Gradient types.
Reverse the current gradient.
Show current gradient. Click this box to apply the current gradient into the property of the selected element.
Color A/Color B
Open color palette to change Color A/Color B. Click to change the opacity.
Open the effects panel to set an Outer shadow effect for the selected element, you can change color, opacity, angle, distance, size. Click the "Apply" button and it will be in effect.
Open the effects panel to set an Inner shadow effect for the selected element, you can change color, opacity, angle, distance, size. Click the "Apply" button and it will be in effect.
Open the effects panel to set a stroke effect, you can change color, opacity, size.
Open the effects panel to set an embossed effect for the selected element, you can change Size, Soften, Depth, Angle, Light Color, Light opacity, Dim Color, Dim Opacity.
Select an effect from Effects list, click Apply button to apply the effect to selected element.
Create an effect and add into the Effects list.
Clear the effect applied in the element.
Delete selected effect.
Move the selected element up/down/left/right one pixel.
Center the selected element on canvas horizontally/vertically.
Flip the selected element on canvas horizontally/vertically.
Rotate the selected element 90 left.
Rotate the selected element 90 right.
Rotate the selected element 180 left.
Unselect the element on the canvas.
Adjust layer opacity
Adjust the opacity of layer selected.
Set as the background
Open the background setting panel to set the background color and picture for the canvas.
Clear the background settings to restore transparency.
Move up the selected layer.
Move down the selected layer.
Move the selected layer to the top.
Move the selected layer to the bottom.
Delete current layer.
Double the selected layer.
Show or hide the element on the canvas.
After associating the elements in current canvas, you can use Move and Center functions in adjust panel for all associated elements.