Questions about icons - small graphic images or symbols that conveys meaning through visual representation.

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How can I avoid icons with double meanings?

I am currently trying to make an icon that indicates a bike shop sells bike accessories. This icon will be displayed along with other icons, such as the bike types the shop sells and if the shop ...
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Design icon or logo with lettering like opera max / opera mini / limo app

Are there any plugins/fonts in photoshop/illustrator for designing icons like the images below or is it all done by constructing paths ? It would be great if anyone could provide a tutorial or steps ...
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Is it okay to use Apple logo as a part of an icon in a website?

I'm working on a website for a data recovery company. I need to make an icon of a MacBook, because they offer specialized service for OS X devices. I'm not sure if it is okay for me to place the ...
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How to improve the clearness or resolution of a logo?

I made a logo for my add-in Bottleneck Detector in Microsoft Excel. The following is the first version: As you notice, my logo on the right is not as clear as the existing items of Excel. Actually, ...
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Icon for ‘backwards compatible’?

How can I represent backwards compatibility in an icon? Our company makes building control systems and we are currently developing a whole new platform/range (hardware and software) which will ...
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What program could I use to make animated vector icon constructions?

I've created some vector icons in Illustrator. Recently I found this designer's work and was intrigued by his animated constructions, like the following: I've contacted the artist to ask about his ...
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unifying sizing of font icon into a set with illustrator?

I look around the web, and there are a lot of tutorials on how to create icons, but my question is, how do you unify the icons into a set using illustrator? So here's the problem: I am a UI Designer,...
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Inkscape - How to create uniformed group sizes for a svg file with multiple Object IDs?

I am a currently trying to create my own desktop theme in the plasma desktop environment. Right now I am currently at a roadblock and I need some advice. I am working on a svg file with multiple ...
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How to create line icon comprises paths in sketch?

Hi! It's my first post. I am totally newbie in sketch, also in design. Because I want to use the "Shared style" function which can let me change all icons' style quickly (just like this tutorial ...
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How to create/draw stick figure vector art [closed]

I'm new to graphic design and I want to create stick figure vector art, the kind you find on most start-up websites, that looks neat and professional. However, I have no clue on where to get started. ...
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How to convey the concept of “Clear Communication” with an icon or simple illustration

A client is requesting that I illustrate a concept for a brochure. The literal verbiage that was provided to me was "Be Intentional and Transparent In Our Communications & Decision-making." It's ...
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how does i convert my AI icon to png file?

should each AI icon file take to photoshop until 100 times for convert 100 AI icon to png file in size 64*64? or is there the shortest way?
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Inkscape - Text gets clipped around end

I've been using Inkscape to design some prototype icons for a project I'm working on, and recently I ran into an issue with the battery design. The issue is my text for the battery gets clipped around ...
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Icons for cell padding adjustments

I am at a dead end right now, with 2 icons. I have a table, above the table I have 2 icons, the 2 icons will be buttons that will change the padding of the table cells. Just like in gmail, you ...
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All-in-one tool to create and export all the iOS icon sizes [duplicate]

Hi I'm an iOS developer and I'm wondering how you design professionals create all those iOS icon sizes that are needed for an app. For the most part I have seen this as a two-step process: Create ...
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How to create navigation icons properly?

I created the star icon below in inkscape and found the newsfeed icon in .png form on the internet. They look good in FF, Chrome, Opera and Safari, but distorted in IE. My strategy for the star ...
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What is the best Icon to use for an item's state of: “I need to borrow” and “I already have it”?

I am working on an interface which let's a user select an item's state of ownership. The states may be "Buy", "Borrow" or "Have". What are the best Icons to describe these options visually? The "...
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Problem converting SVG icon to font icon with iconmoon losing cutout

I have created a number of icons which I've used iconmoon to convert them to font icons. However, the eye icon loses it's centre cutout when I import the image into the iconmoon app. This is what ...
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Changing a graphic that has TM

What needs to be taken care of when you would like to change a trade marked graphic that we created in house? The original graphic was created and not thought how it would transfer to a 1-color ...
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How to merge two shapes and create a space between them

I am trying to merge these two shapes in Adobe Illustrator, so that the black line makes a cutout through the grey rings of the target, and leaves a specified gap around the edge between the black ...
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Can someone help me about this icon design? [closed]

How are you? This is my first work. please help me about this icon design. does it have problem? Thank you icon picture :
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Subtract overflowing group of shapes from shape in Sketch

about a month ago I switched to Sketch for webdesigning and I'm a very happy camper ever since. I really love the program and for me it's a big improvement from webdesigning with Photoshop/Illustrator,...
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Make text look like it's part of icon

I'm trying to create a 'Delete History' icon. Here's how it looks now: There are two problems: 1 - I feel something doesn't look right. 2 - How do I get "History" to look like it's there, and not ...
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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.
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On what occasion should I distort icon?

I might, for some reasons, distort an icon like Microsoft Windows 8 icon. However, according to the Google Material design Rulebook icons-product-icons "Google Holy Bible of Designs", I should not ...
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Icon for “Services”

I'm making a web-site for a friend of mine. She works mainly with nail-art and make ups (I don't really know). Anyway, I wonder what would be good for an icon for "Services" of this kind of thing? I ...
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What is a layered ico?

I came across an ICO file and since I didn't have Photoshop I had to open it in GIMP. Then I realized it has layers. What is a layered ico file and when will I ever need it?
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iphone icon sizes compared to on photoshop

I noticed the apple guidelines mentions that app icons are 120x120 but when I go to something like photoshop or fireworks to see how that looks like, it looks much bigger than that. Anyone know why?
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How to save small png files (icons) with minimal pixelation?

I've been tasked with creating a bunch of icons for a software product that my company develops. The problem is, I keep getting feedback that the icons are too "pixelated" for them to use... The ...
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Manually creating pixel perfect assets

If I have a 20x20 px icon and use an asset generating script to generate 1x, 2x and 3x assets for Apple devices, I would get the assets in the following sizes: 1x = 20x20 2x = 40x40 3x = 60x60 ...
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How do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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What would be a good icon for representing “Stress”?

I'm referring to mental stress - state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
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How to best represent different priority levels using icons?

In a web application I'm developing we categorize systems based on their criticality (1-4). A system might have connected emergencies, which have emergency levels (1-3). Combined they give you the ...
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How to save my icon into 192*192 resolution with out spoiling its shape

I need to make an icon for android phones which have 192*192 resolution. How to make it proportionate with out losing the shape? This is the shape I want to be made to 192*192. When ever I keep the ...
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How to create a glitch free stroke icon in photoshop?

I'm creating an icon but if I use it in small resolution screen it's shown with glitches like follow:
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Automatically convert high res image or svg into multisized ico?

Is there any software or script that will automatically convert a high res image or an svg into the multiple dimensions needed to create a proper multisized ico? Ideally it would resize the file into ...
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How to create shading effects for flat design?

I learned a way to use Blend Tool to create shading effect for flat logo design.Here I put same adjustments as the tutorial does, but my shading is not smooth for some reason. I am guessing it's a ...
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Best practices for a file of icons in Illustrator that can export perfectly to both PNG and SVG?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to maintain a set of icons for a desktop application. Whenever I update them, I need to export them both to SVG and to a minimum-resolution PNG that matches the pixel ...
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Sketch - imported png's scale themselves down?

When I import certain png's into Sketch, they size themselves down. For example, if I import a 16x16 px icon, Sketch will give it a size of 12x12. To remedy this, I'll have to resize it to 16x16 in ...
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icon sizes and consistency

I downloaded an icon pack and there isn't an icon for a certain category in my project.I want to keep my icons consistent with the look so what should I do in this situation? Do I just look for ...
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How to pass a vision of serious company?

I'm a programmer, I'm facing some problems in time to reframe the icons of an old system. Analytically,how to pass a vision of serious company using icons? Example of current icons: Suggested ...
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Why use a white circle/spot in eye icons/logos?

What is the reason behind using a white circle/spot in eye icon/logo in terms of visual or graphic design? Is there any specific meaning?
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Icon for reordering a horizontal nav on an iOS app?

So, I know that the icon with the three lines is the most common method of letting the user know that a vertical list is able to be moved around. Example here: I'm wondering how the same kind of ...
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What does 'content: “\e61e”' mean in CSS?

Wonder what content:"\e61e" is in the .icon-trash:before class' CSS. I know that they use a font to make icons but I don't know what "\e61e" is? Any explanation? Thank you in advance.
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Icon for clearing ALL values in form

What icon should I use for clearing all values from textboxes, selectors etc in my form on aspx website. I don't want to use the reload button icon, because I'm not going to do postback I will just ...
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Re-use icon for similar meaning in UI

I am on a development team that is building an enterprise intranet application with several different user groups giving different kinds of support. The application displays attributes in key-value ...
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xxxhdpi icons 192X192 made with 72 pixels/inch for android. Resolution?

i am trying to make an icon pack. I have already made 300+ 192X192 dimesions icons with resolution of 72 pixels/inch. But forgot about the resolution. Is the resolution correct or need to create them ...
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Changing icons or graphics based on user geographic location/language?

Inspired by this question on international police icon, I started to wonder If there is a reasonably simple way to replace an icon depending on browser language? ...and if anyone has come across ...
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Is there a name for this kind of website footer graphic?

(taken from KeePass site) These images were quite popular on websites around the early 00's, from as far back as I can remember. They seemed to phase out with the introduction of flat and material ...
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What's a good icon for symbolising “rent”?

"rent" as in renting of books etc. I need to design a rent icon that symbolizes renting of books in a mobile app.