Questions about icons (graphic image, small picture, or object that represents a file, program, web page, or command).

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How can I remove some portion of my background base on other layer?

I know very little when it comes to design. I have 2 layers - a text on top of a background. result How can I delete/take-off the shape of my layer 1 out of my layer 0 ?
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Icon to represent smooth?

I am looking for icon ideas on how to represent a smoothing quality. The icon will be used for a tool that will smooth out points on a jagged curve.
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Icon to represent transparency?

I am looking for ideas on how to iconically show that an element has an opaque quality.
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Who first used three stacked bars as an icon for “menu”?

The three stacked bars for a menu (known as a “hamburger menu”) seems like a pretty new concept. Is there any canonical information out there about who created this icon? I’m curious because it has ...
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How can I represent “active apps/activities” in a square icon with at most 5 simple shapes?

I'm trying to design an icon that represents "active apps/activities" in a very simple way so that the icon remains clear even when at 50% of the size show below (left). As you might have noticed ...
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Variation of umbrella logo for “children's” department [closed]

I'm a graphic designer and my company is usually very protective of our system mark. All of our centers use the same logo with simple text below to designate the location. We don't allow any ...
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Icon to represent “usable offline”

I have two versions of my application: online: Requires an Internet connection to function properly offline: Can be used offline, for instance in the plane QUESTION: How to represent the fact that ...
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Replicating fading/tearing effect in GIMP

For a project we decided to use a freely available icon set that we could download. However it is now apparant that not all the icons that we need are present in this set and we need to add them ...
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Tips for designing tiny icons? (16px x 16px) [duplicate]

I googled, but didn't seem to be anything out there. I need to design a set of icons that will be functional at really tiny size (16px x 16px). I realized that a lot of the icons I designed starts ...
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Icon for “manual ping”

I have an app that connects to a server (a computer) over bluetooth. Once the connection is made, there are chances that the connection drops (because the user can physically switch of bluetooth) so I ...
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Icon font stroke sometimes renders too thick

I created a small custom set of thin outlined icons in Illustrator and want to use them in production as a font. I exported then all out as individual SVGs. I used Fontastic to build a custom font. ...
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Joining a path and an object

I'm trying to make a pin icon, like a map pin. I have a V shape as a path at the bottom, and a circle object above it, that has been trimmed. How can I join these two together? If I use the unite ...
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How to can extract all icons from an .eps file?

I Have shutterstock_219776725.eps that I downloaded from http://www.shutterstock.com/ , it looks like this when I open it in Photoshop. I want to export all those icons in there into its own ...
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Creating high quality multi-resolution icons

Preface: I needed to design a few ( maybe 30 or so ) icons for an app that I'm developing. At first the thought of designing all those icons for different resolutions was really daunting for me ( and ...
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Icon/Glyph Suggestions to represent “Manufacturer Information”

I'm working on making an ecommerce site responsive, and as part of that, I'm replacing text in several tabs with appropriate icons when viewed on a small screen. One specific tab I'm struggling to ...
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How can iconography be simple and clear without being childish or unprofessional? [closed]

What is the general rule of thumb regarding iconography style? I'm more concerned regarding the feeling that some of my icons are too childish (using stick figures)... I'm afraid that the ...
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What's common starting point to designing an icon set [closed]

I have seen a growing number of nice icon sets throughout the years. They have fine tuned their icon sets to make it pixel perfect, well-ratio. I wonder if I want to start design my own icon set, for ...
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How can I make more consistent icons by controlling the ratio of icon using grid?

I have experience using Sketch for UI design. I also know Illustrator, vector tools and different shape tools (like align, subtract, union ..etc). Recently I want to top my skills more by starting to ...
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My icon is appearing choppy and blurred on iPhone, how can I fix it?

I'm creating an iOS 8 app icon in Sketch 3. For learning purposes, I've only set the color of the icon shape and I haven't added any other layers to it. What I did: Create app icon from iOS ...
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Social Connect Icon

Is there an icon design that indicates where the social connect buttons are, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc? Take for example the Social Share icon: This icon indicates social share options on ...
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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

When you see toilet signs, they look more or less like this: It is clear who can enter either of them. Now, say you are designing the signs for showers and you want to distinguish between the ones ...
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How to calculate a good background for a small image? (procedural background) [closed]

I want to frame favicons. A size of a favicon is usually 16x16 (could be bigger). The frame would be 160x100. Favicons have different shapes and colors (I don't know ahead of time what favicons look ...
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What color should I choose for an app icon? [closed]

I am working at an language learning app icon, the actual icon designed over a year ago is orange as you can see in the image but now I changed the icon and I am not sure about the color. Should I go ...
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Maybe icons should represent the action instead of the medium / device?

I have perused questions about icons becoming outdated. I think the problem is that they usually derive from a physical object rather than the action involved (noun instead of verb). Even the spelling ...
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Seeking advice to improve the design of an app icon [closed]

My name is Anitei Robert and I am an UI Designer. I work at an app icon (iOS) for a language learning app and we want to change the current icon. I posted an image with the actual icon and the new ...
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How to make diagonal guides in sketch 3?

Sketch 3 is a great vector tool. However, it doesn't appear to support diagonal guides. Any work arounds? Here is an Illustrator workaround.
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Designing icons for devices with different PPI

I'm having some problems on the icon PPI. For example, when I make an icon for an iPhone 6 application I know that the icon will be 326 PPI. But if I do a 256x256 px icon that can be used on iPhone, ...
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What hapen with this icon?

I created an icon for a web page with lines of 2px and dimensions 42x42(px) but when I put it in webpage the lines are blurred, see the image Next is the icon I'm developing with the correct lines ...
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Icon to designate use/usage

I'm looking for suggestions for an icon to represent 'use' e.g. leather can be used for shoes, clothing etc or shell can be used for scraping, cutting, adornment etc. So in this context usage is ...
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Tinting half of my image in Illustrator

I have created an icon, and I want to tint half of the image to make it darker. I have created another layer ontop of the icon, so that it covers half of my icon, and decreased the transparency. How ...
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What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?

I need to use an icon in a web application that will represent "Brand" as an object. The "Brand" could be "McDonalds", "Apple", "BMW" or any other company/brand. What generic icon would represent ...
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How would you represent “changes” in an icon?

I've come across a challenge. I need to design an icon representing "changes". Well actually two closely related icons, both representing "changes" but distinguishable from each other: "Change ...
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How to import SVG icons to Sketch so that they don't overlap and placed in order?

I've downloaded an icon set which has a folder containing SVG icons. When I select and drag the SVG files into Sketch, all icons are placed very close to each others so I'm ordering all of them by ...
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How to drop shadow over a layer

I am trying to reproduce a bent-like shape. For this, I created two circles: one over the other one. Then, create a layer mask to hide the unnecessary part of the circle. Now I am trying to drop its ...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Although Affinity Designer has the extremely useful @1x, @2x and @3x export, I'm wondering if there's a way to export in the variety of sizes that are required for an iOS icon? I found a concise grid ...
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What are the recommended icon sizes for a Smartwatch app launcher?

I am creating app launcher icon for Smartwatch (Android). I don't know what sizes should I have to consider while designing it. I tried searching for a template on the internet but I couldn't find ...
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Icon files appear jagged/pixelated on PC

I'm having an issue with a set of ico files I've created for a client. I'm working on Mac OSX and the icons look great when I open them. However when my client opens them they appear jagged or ...
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Why buttons without icons in Material Design

In Google's Material Design, do the guidelines prefer buttons without icons next to text? On http://www.google.com/design/spec/components/buttons.html no such examples can be found. Is it written ...
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Where can I find non-emoji icons for experiences and emotions? [duplicate]

To help people make sense of the world, we need to make information crystal clear. Well-placed icons can reinforce meaning and draw the eye quickly to the relevant section on a page. I need to ...
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How to create a vector (SVG) with XML Code?

I recently saw an icon on the web, a stepper motor image: but when I click "View image" it sends me to the page ...
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Is it our task to teach people new scientific discoveries?

You know how a raindrop looks like, don't you? Well, maybe not... While the German Wikipedia doesn't list that fact yet, it has reached the English version: Whenever designers refer to rain drops ...
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How to have multiple views in single window mode using GIMP?

I'd like a real-time preview while editing icons in GIMP. I know that you can press View > New View to get a real-time preview window, however in single window mode gimp puts the preview in a ...
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Round sharp edges of icon using GIMP or PIXLR

I am trying to make icon and small clip-arts to use in my app but the artwork I import has very sharp edges and they screw up the cleanliness of the app. How to buffer the edges I am using Pixlr ...
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What's the best approach when designing website/app UI icons in Photoshop?

As the title says, I would like to know what's best to approach when inserting/using an icon when designing website/app UI. Should I insert it as a “smart object”, font-based icon, or vector mask? ...
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How do I copy icon designs from Photoshop to Illustrator in order to turn them into .svg?

I'm a newbie in creating font icons from .svg. I created some icons in Photoshop (.psd), and now I want to copy all of them to Illustrator to create an .svg file but I don't know how to do it. Can ...
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Is there a standard size for smiley icons?

I would like to know if there is a standard size I can follow when designing smiley icons.
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Confused about the resolution for IOS 6+ devices

I had designed one app for IPhone 5 and 6 and now I want to make the same app design for IPhone 6+ so what can be the resolution of its assets? Currently I had done following things in Photoshop. ...
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Suggestions for “Minimum delivery” icon

We haven't been able to come up with a suitable idea for the icon 'minimum delivery amount'. The icon needs to signify that the restaurant will accept orders only above a certain minimum amount. The ...
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Changing color scheme of calendar icons?

Here's the image I'm working with: I'm wondering if it's possible to automatically change all the images to using a color scheme close to #489fdc. I've tried making changes in Paint.NET and ...
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Design a 'pressed' version of a button image?

I have designed an image which will be used as a button in an android app. Since it is a button, the state of the image has to be changed when the user clicks on the image to give it a "pressed" ...