I made some icons using Krita. How do I get those icons into Android Studio?

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    Look at the specifications Nov 10, 2019 at 22:42
  • Maybe I'm missing it, but the specs don't tell you how to get your image from paper to (2d art, for example). It just tells you what size to make your icon, and then a bunch of specs on the icon after it's already been "brought into the computer". That part I understand, it's the preceding step I'm missing. Paper sketch to computer.
    – schnondle
    Nov 11, 2019 at 0:11
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    Use any graphics editor, like Inkscape, Gimp, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Nov 11, 2019 at 0:14
  • Potential duplicate: How can I digitize a hand made logo without Photoshop? Nov 11, 2019 at 0:15
  • Unfortunately that is the part I know how to do already. My question is not so much how to digitize it, but how to turn it into something usable by Android studio for an app icon. I'm sorry, I know it's weird because I don't know the correct terms to explain what I need better.
    – schnondle
    Nov 11, 2019 at 3:02

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I think what you are trying to describe is redrawing the icon, using image editing software - Krita will certainly work for this, as would Inkscape, or Illustrator, etc.

You could open the existing picture, create new layers on top, then use the original image as a guide to trace/redraw the shapes on those new layers. When finished you could delete the original image layer, then export the finished artwork as a PNG.

I used Inkscape for this example, but I'm sure you'll get the general idea

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  • Exactly this! Is there a way to do it without handtracing it by mouse? Or is that pretty much just what it is?
    – schnondle
    Nov 11, 2019 at 18:07
  • My example was created manually using a mouse, in a few minutes. There's auto tracing in Inkscape and Illustrator, but it's not going to give you anything like a manually recreated icon. Sorry about that. Lucky for me, or I'd be out of a job if creating artwork was that easy!
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 11, 2019 at 22:04
  • Ok, then mouse tracing it is! Thank you!
    – schnondle
    Nov 11, 2019 at 22:05

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