how do the cursors get created?

so i’ve always wondered about this, but what program or application is used to create the cursors, or where are the images found to create them?

that would be copyright if he found them and they weren’t marked for use

The software we use is mostly Adobe Illustrator.
For images, we have a team of designers that draw them, in some cases, we collaborate with outsource designers like Daieny Schuttz (https://custom-cursor.com/en/editors_picks/daieny-collaboration)
If you want to create your own cursors - there are many free alternatives to paid software to create transparent PNG file. There were a topic already about them