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

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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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How do people design photorealistic icons? [duplicate]

So I have always admired photorealistic icons, not that they are always the best choice and good choice. It's just artist dedication and skills that have created such hyper realistic icon in itself is ...
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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.
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Standard “Hamburger Icon” Margin?

I know the margin around the icon is usually listed in dp (for Android at least), but let's say on a 1080p phone, does anyone know the pixel margins that would be (left edge of the screen on the left ...
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how to design android app icons without quality drop

i have designed a beautiful icon for my app but when i re size it for different screen sizes(mdpi-hdpi...) the icon quality drops to very low how should i re size it with no quality drop?i'm using ...
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How to easily draw real-life icons [closed]

I am sorry for such a broad question. I am wondering if there are any tools to make drawing icons / images like the image below. Ideally something quicker than drawing lines, boxes and circles in ...
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Sizes for icon for social sharing

I am creating an icon for our brand to appear on our clients sites next to the sharing options e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc. I cannot find a standard size for all these icons. I realise that each ...
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What does a small arrow next to a cursor mean?

I'm wondering what this cursor means. The left arrow appears when you hold CTRL/CMD + Left Click on any fill.
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Should all icons in the UI have same style?

So this question has been bothering me for a while now. Some people don't mind this, while others absolutely hate when icons don't have the same style. This is from my experience. What am I am talking ...
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How to avoid making icons and logos too minimal?

When making an icon or a logo it might be very tempting to push and reduce it to the limit to achieve the absolutely minimal symbol. For example: tiny photo of a floppy disk -> cartoonish picture of ...
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How to generate tint, shade and shadow colors in illustrator?

I am trying to make an app icon by following the guidelines given here in Adobe Illustrator, but I am unable to figure out how to generate the colors for tint, shade and shadow. Can anyone help me ...
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How to create 736px rounded triangle with 18px border radius in Illustrator?

I am creating an app icon and, for the envelope's top part, and I want pixel perfect accuracy. When I try to create a rounded triangle using the polygon tool with a width 736px and then use live ...
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Is there any internationally-recognisable icon or symbol for police?

I'm looking for something non-nationality-specific to visually represent police and policing. Everything I can find, however, and everything I can think of myself, is based on imagery specific to one ...
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What unicode character should I use to represent the fill bucket?

I'm designing a mockup paint editor for the web and I'm using unicode characters to represent all of the different tools. I ran into a problem when I got to the fill bucket - I can't find anything ...
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How to make layer from object immediately in illustrator cc? [closed]

I was wondered if I can make a layer from selected object in illustrator directly? instead of creating a new layer then grab the 'path' from the previous layer to make it a new layer. any shortcut ...
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When, why and how did this simple/plain polygon/color design start? [duplicate]

Ever since Windows 8, there's this simple design of icons, GUIs, logos, websites, but not just in software, but even the UEFA Chamions League has a logo like that. The whole Windows 8 and Windows 10 ...
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Inkscape to icon

I want to create Windows Icons (.ico). First I create a drawing in Inkspace, next I export it as png. I open the png in Photoshop and save it as icon, but the result is ugly. How do I make a crisp ...
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How to draw a hierarchy button set and look less offensive than it is?

I'm trying to create a button set that can be used to move through hierarchical data and it's looking like a swastika. I'm not sure how to correct it. In the image above if "Panel" was selected and ...
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iOS Lock Screen Icon Questions

I am looking for some information on lock screen icons in iOS. The icon type I am referring to is the small one in the lower left corner. Also mentioned in this article: ...
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Dragging document icon to artboard in Illustrator

I noticed that if I drag an Illustrator document icon from its folder onto an art board in Illustrator it places the document as a "picture" of some sorts. Would the color be accurate in this case? I ...
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What would you use as an icon to represent social media?

Ok, So I have a website I'm working on that uses 7 social media websites (facebook, twitter, g+, youtube, pinterest, instagram and tumblr) plus the rss icon. Rather than plaster them on the website ...
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Generic icon sizes and software [closed]

I would like to create a package of icons and offers them for download. But I have some questions relating to the creation of these icons software and the size that offers them. These icons can be ...
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Can icon designers be expected to produce a single-color version?

I read something once about designing logos which explained a logo must work as a single color, so any important color separations must be accompanied by a transparent gap / path. Does this apply to ...
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icon indicating “Nothing happened” or “No Data”

I have a website showing a matrix of Scheduled Operations the matrix has server names on the y-axis and dates on the x-axis I need an icon that represents "No Schedule". My first thought was ,but ...
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How can I use icon fonts in my photoshop projects?

I've been found a really good icon pack that is distributed for free like font awesome. I want to use that icons in my project but I can't find a way. I have some .ttf and .svg files but I have no ...
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How to document a double click?

I am writing documentation for a software program. To open a document, it must be double clicked. Considering readers skimming through the screenshots only and not reading the text, how to design the ...
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What does a “white-on-transparent” image mean?

Reading Android's new instructions to adapt my app icon (in a status bar), I am stuck on this: Notification icons should only be a white-on-transparent background image. What does it mean a ...
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Make simple icons larger without losing quality in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I couldn't find an answer to my question, probably because this is so basic. How could I make a simple 2 colored flat icon 2 times larger in Photoshop (CC) without making it blurry?
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Illustrator layer dimensions not playing nice

An annoying issue going on with one of my projects. I've set up several icons in Ai CC2015 all with the intention to be 40x40pt in size. However, when i manually resize my icons to be 40x40pt, some ...
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How do I remove the box and shadow surrounding a 24-bit Windows 10 icon? [closed]

I'm trying to create icons for Windows 10 using Photoshop and IcoFX. I've created 24-bit w/ alpha icons. The alpha channel is rendering correctly (see the shadow in the test icon below) but something ...
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What icon can I use which says “Auto Saved”

I have an application where users can save a document manually (Click the save button, add a description and save it) while working or if they forget, the app automatically saves the document every 15 ...
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How can i save my icon with 8 bit 32 bit color [closed]

Please any one can tell me how to save my icon which made by AI and apen it in the work area in PS to save it but i cant save it with 32 bit color this is the pic which i should do like they say
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Web font that includes both alphanumeric characters and icons

There are lots of icon fonts, like FontAwesome, ionicons and others. But is there any web font that includes both text and icons? If not, do you know why? My motivation to ask this is to be able ...
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What icon(s) would represent different timeframes in a dashboard widget?

I'm working on a KPI application where basically I need to display the overtime trend of some indicators, for simplicity's sake let's assume the indicator is the number of visitors a web page has over ...
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What should I choose for an icon for “praise”?

I want to make an icon that symbolises action such as praise. Thumbs up icon for "Like" is great. But it's just a casual thing to do. I want something that we do for something like Show ...
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Icon representing juniors, age 7-15

I am trying to find an icon suitable to represent kids between the the age of 7 ~ 15. So far I have come across this: 1) 2) I was wondering if there is a better option out there?
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What icons can represent the concept of “already purchased”?

I am doing an iOS app that shows recommended products to identified customers in a brick and mortar store. The customer can tell an associate, "Oh, I bought that already", the the associate can so ...
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Intersection between layers for empty and filled heart vector in Photoshop

I have downloaded a heart icon vector from flaticon, I will use it as "add as favorite" icon, so I need two states: The heart filled with black background with opacity 75% for example ...
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is there a pictogram for 'default' or 'leave like it is' - like there is for save (disc) or print (printer)?

I am working on somthing like interactive CSS editor. For many things in CSS - rules you can find icons/pictograms, like a I for italic text or like this B for bold, there are many other examples, I ...
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What is the smallest and largest font size in offset printing?

What is the smallest and largest font size in offset printing and screen printing and digital printing and digital application?
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Which one is the best for creating android material icons? [closed]

I am a new designer. I need to design an icon for my android application. But I need to make it material. So now I am asking to you that which one is best for me to creat a material icon? And if here ...
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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.