Because of IP laws and such, I had to create an icon for the attachment viewer project so tonight I decided to figure out how I will do this. I am no artist by far but I do have some pretty easy to use and free tools at my disposal. I figured the best way is to use some kind of presentation editor like Symphony, then use GIMP to actually size and save the image as a jpeg. The paste into GIMP was not very good so I basically scaled it down and took a screen shot to get a good icon sized image. In the end, this was pretty easy but I would be interested in hearing how some of you artists do this stuff.
In the end the icon looks pretty good in the Notes client – I am no Picasso so this will have to do! Check out a screen shot of the new view icon in the upper left of the viewer: