step by step icon creation

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I need step by step icon creation instructions  that are clear to a novice mac user, who now has the adobe photoshop live motion et al, on 10.2.2...I want to create icons from photos, and replace existing icons on my toolbar,
also I'd like to replace the 'hourglass' with a photo of my own
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Commented:
I would recommend looking around versiontracker.com for tools that could help you do this sort of thing.

Just to get you started, I went through and looked at  a couple.

Icon creation tools:
  Can Combine Icons
http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=11816&db=mac
  Drop Icon (will take pictures and make thumbnail preview icons)
http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=1318&db=mac
  Icon Machine
http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=2072&db=mac

etc. etc.

To replace the wait cursor, you could use Beachball:
http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=16420&db=mac

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none of these option work:
either don't work with my photos
don't yet work in 10.2
aren't the step by step descitption I need.  I did hwave a walkthru, but it supposed to great a knowledge of Photoshop 7.0 and live motion...
I'm looking for specific idiot-proof instructions

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I guess I can create the icon, but do not know how to associate it to a program or folder.  I want to change the itunes icon in the dock, for example to a photo icon I create, or use my own icon for a folder...
Here is a link to a tutorial on how to set icons in OSX
http://www.iconfactory.com/software/setting_jag_icons.hqx

and here is a link to the shareware software to create your own custom icons.
http://www.iconfactory.com/ibc_home.asp

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