The easy way to modify icon color & its background color


Sorry for the question. I am new to graphic design. I am a developer. I just bought an icon bundle for iOS & Android applications. I found that the colors are only black & while. The icons come with some formats such as PNG, PSD. I just want to modify icons colors. I only used Windows Mspaint application before.

Can someone guide me how to do? What software do you recommend?

How can I extract an icon from set of icons in a big PNG file?

Note that the purpose of using these icons is for iOS & Android applications.

Thank you!

11/6/2014 7:27:00 PM

This will be very easy for you.

  1. Photoshop CC, all cloud based software around $20 US a month
  2. GIMP is free and very close to the above

Fast way to alter color of each icon:

  1. Upload icons
  2. Go to "layer style" then "color overlay"
  3. Pick color
  4. Save again as PNG

This way, your icon will recolor and your background stays transparent.

11/7/2014 2:21:00 AM