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I've been code for android/ios using flutter more than a year. Now I would like to learn new things by using software to create image instead of just getting icons from google material design (just like image below).



Any recommended ? Thanks.
 
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Added to our “general” forum because I think creating images is not specific to Android.
Can you do anything with a general image program? Draw on screen, I mean.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Can you do anything with a general image program? Draw on screen, I mean.


No Campbell, I'm bad at drawing and design.
 
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Randy,

the images created for those were probably created on a PC using Gimp or Photoshop, then saved off as a PNG for use on any device.

Gimp is available for free (base app) and is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

I use a simpler program called paint.net also free, but only available on Widows.  Since I am not a great artist, not even enough to create the type of images you displayed, I do not go in for the more complex programs.  There are a number of programs available on the market:

paint (free with windows)
paint3D (free with windows)
paint.NET (free licensing for personal use)
Gimp (windows and Linux)
PhotoShop (Windows and Linux)

there are a host of other, but those are the ones I've had personal experience with and will say they are good tools--increasing complexity from top to bottom.  it may be easily argued that Gimp or PhotoShop are either the most complex depending on how you choose to set it up and add-ons you choose.

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Thanks for the program list, Les.

I will start to use Paint first as I heard it quite pretty basic and simple to learn.

 
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Randy,

it is, i recommend Paint.NET, IMO it's a very good bridge between paint and Gimp--moderately complex, but has some really nice features that are easy to learn and there are free add-ins from their forum which extend the functionality of the tool.

also what you want to look at are free use images from the web, these are not just anything you find on the web, but will actually be marked as free use on the page you can download them from--there are many on various subjects.  what they do for you is allow you nice art work that you can easily expand on.

one thing you will want to lean to use it "magic select" or "magic tool", what that will allow you to do is select, without error or halo effect, a region or color.  this can be used for color replacement or deletion of backgrounds to make images with transparent backgrounds.

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Randy Tong wrote:Thanks for the program list, Les.

I will start to use Paint first as I heard it quite pretty basic and simple to learn.

 
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Is this the website for pain.net?

https://www.getpaint.net/download.html

Seems like we need to pay?
 
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