I decided to try to make a tutorial on how to make an icon like I do.
Note: This is only how I make icons. You can use another way if you want to.
How to make a good icon for dummies.
Step 1: Download a good snapshot program that can save to an PNG and can drag areas where you want to take a snapshot. I think Jing can do that, I'm not sure, I am on a mac. If you are on a mac then I recommend you getting Capture Me. It's very easy to use and exports great quality.
Step 2: Choose a flash movie and find a good scene to take a snapshot of, or preferred, find the scene where the original icon of the movie was taken. Right click on the flash movie and press the "Play" button. That should make the movie pause. If the area you wish to take a picture of is too small, try right clicking and press the option that says "Zoom in". That should give you an clear and a good shot of what you want to take a pic of.
Step 3: Drag the area of what you want to take a picture of. This should possible in both of these programs I mentioned, if not in Jing, try googling: good snapshot program.
Step 4: When you have dragged the area you wish to take a snapshot of(note: make sure that the area you took a snapshot of is bigger then 140x90, and not smaller than that!) save it as a .PNG file.
Step 5: Download a program like Gimp or Photoshop. I make my icons with Photoshop.
Step 6: Open the PNG file you just made with either of these programs.
Step 7: Press ctrl A(or cmd A if your on a mac) and copy the image in the program by pressing ctrl C(cmd C in mac).
Step 8: Create a new project in the image program. Make the canvas size 140x90. Write where it says Width: 140 and where it says Height 90. Create the new project.
Step 9: Paste the image by pressing ctrl/cmd v. You should notice that the image doesn't match the frame and you only see a part of the image you just pasted.
Step 10: If your on Photoshop, use "free transform" by going to Edit>Free Transform. Edit the image so it matches the frame. Use the scale tool if you're using Gimp.
Step 11: When you are happy with the result on the frame, Go to File>Save for web (it should say save for web and devices in Photoshop)
Step 12: Change the option where it says Colors: 256 to 128. If you see much loss in the image quality then change it back to 256 colors. Then press the save button.
Voila! This isn't the best tutorial I made but I think it should do the trick. And I am not sure if Jing can drag, because I have never used it.