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

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How to design a generic icon symbolizing a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?

How would a generic brand-icon look? The icon will be used in a web application that has "Brand" as an object, and the "Brand" could be "McDonalds", "Apple", "BMW" or any other company/brand. Right ...
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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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Anomaly when expanding elliptical stroke in illustrator

I keep running into a strange issue when I am expanding the stroke of a one pixel ellipse in illustrator. It creates unwanted anchor points on the expanded shape. See image: Has anyone else run ...
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Anyone have mobile Templates? [on hold]

I want to check the app icons into mobile device view, so that I can see how the output will come. Can anyone have guide me?
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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" ...
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How to quick set Icon border color?

I am new to graphic design. I have an icon (attached). The border color of the icon is quite different with its inner color. My question is: There is any tools that I can use to quick modify border ...
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Resources on non-European heraldry and flags?

I was wondering if there was some good resources about non-European heraldry, flags and symbols like this one. My research yielded no good results. The History SE told me to come here. I'm looking ...
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Why isn't my .ico file matching my .png in Windows tray?

So I am doing some experimenting and I am trying to convert a .ico into a .png. For testing I am extracting a 16x16 .ico from notepad.exe on Windows. I am then converting it into a .png. When using ...
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Is there a recognized name for the 'grippy' part of an interface that indicates movability?

Gmail (for instance) shows this dotted widget next to the email items to hint that you can drag'n'drop them. Is there a generally recognized name for this? Grab bar? Handle? (this sounds too ...
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The easy way to modify icon color & its background color

Sorry for the question. I am new to graphic design. I am a developer. I just bought an icon bundle for iOS & Android applications. I found that the colors are only black & while. The icons ...
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What icon can I use to indicate empty folder?

When you open a folder the icon should appear with the text and link "No documents yet. Try creating a new document." I used an empty folder icon and another version with a document icon. The client ...
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How can I create hand-drawn style graphics for my website?

I am developing a web page for web based application, i am new to web design, so forgive if i have asked very basic question. i want to create icons and embed into my existing png image file. i have ...
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Designing “and”, “or” Icons

I am trying to come up with a good design for a pair of icons that will be placed above a list of tags which filter a list of items. Basically the tags that are ticked can search using "and" or using ...
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Iconography for a “Pokemon moves list”?

I've been trying to find an icon that represents a Pokémon moves list for an app I'm developing, mind you this is an Android app and the icon will go directly to the ActionBar on a opaque background ...
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Tools for creating and exporting a LOT of icons?

I have to create and a large number of icons (multiple sizes and colors of a couple hundred icons). Sizes can range pretty drastically (largest at 256x256px, smallest at 14x14px) so I also have to be ...
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Gnome icons: how to get 24x24 size (not avail in distro)

Gnome icons have 48x48 / 64x64 sizes. I need sizes 24x24 or 22x22. I tried Irfanview: resize PNGs 48x to 24x. Result is bad: because of transparency I got bad pixels in output (edge is OK but corner ...
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Android Launcher Icon “suggests” a border

Looking at the Android Asset Studio Launcher Icon Generator, the launcher icons always end up with a transparent border of at least 2dp. Same goes the App Icon Template. But Googles Design Guide does ...
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File format dropdown in 'Extract Assets' dialog for Photoshop

I'm using the 'Extract Assets' feature in Photoshop CC 2014 but I'm running into a problem where I am not able to select any file type besides PNG-32 from the File Format dialog dropdown. Any ideas ...
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How do I get rid of the information in a photo in GIMP or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have an image of an alarm clock that I want to use for my IOS app as an app icon but when displayed in the app it only shows a square that encompasses the photo. I want to know how to make it so ...
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Using simple shapes, how do I recreate Twitter's in-feed reply icon?

Trying to recreate Twitter's reply icon: But how do I get that handle bar right using clean geometry? Right now I'm using two circles: But in the end it doesn't quite feel right: Anybody ...
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How can I make a template Icon in Adobe illustrator?

I created the attached icon for my client. Now my client wants to have the original AI file and he asked me to make a template so that he can change the flag in shades anytime he wants. I was ...
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Icons for ios app in illustrator… how to automate the export and naming of slices for different resolutions

So I have an artboard with a load of icons at 44px, individually sliced using the slice tool. Now I can export them using save-for-web dialogue and I get them all at 44px. I want to export them at ...
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Dynamically composed icons representing state of content

I am considering a web UI imrpovement. Each icon (large, 128x128px) in flow layout represents a configuration of a certain process, and, to the user, there are a bunch of "important" settings for this ...
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What's the easiest way to create to get this subtle 3D effect in an icon in Illustrator?

I managed to make the drop shadow, and I think I know how to get the ~1px bright outline/stroke, but how would you do this dark/bright effect around the edge and across the hole path?
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The perfect miter/join for the pointy part of a speech bubble

a young designer working for us made this speech bubble as part of a larger item ... Consider the join or miter of the "pointy part".. I'm thinking it might look poorly-done: it should be a tiny ...
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Critique: how to visually differentiate similar looking icons of “Test”, “Save”, “Load” & “Download”

I'm Currently working on a mail template builder project. We're using a lot of icons and now I need to make some for our menu bar. As you can see they must represent Test, Save, Load, & Download ...
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Polite “Payment Confirmed” Image

I'm creating a step-by-step image chart to a website describing a paid program that only liberates access when user's payment is confirmed. I want to be far from showing users some greedy icon (like a ...
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Effectively creating this effect in Illustrator?

Been lurking awhile but this is my first post. I've always wondered what this effect is called and I'm almost certain there's an easier way to doing it than how I do it. I'm talking about the ...
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Saving long shadow effect as graphic style for flat design in Illustrator

How do I save the long shadow effect for flat icons in Illustrator? I have created the effect for few icons but for each and every other icon but it takes time. In the following screenshot I have ...
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Modifying the iOS 7 “App Icon Template” (PSD) to apply rounded corners to images of any size

I am trying to use the "App Icon Template" with a smaller sized image than 1024x1024px in order to generate a rounded 120x120px iOS 7 icon image from my original squared 120x120px image. When I place ...
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Exporting from Sketch for icon font

I am trying to export SVG icons from Sketch to import into Fontello, however the SVG's don't appear to be correct for the app (they also do not work in IcoMoon). The icon I am trying to create as a ...
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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Illustrator Not Scaling Proportionally? [duplicate]

I'm having issues getting Illustrator to scale and subtract proportionally. Problem #1: I designed a blueprint icon, and every time I try to scale it down, some of the lines disappear. There are no ...