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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
481 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
88 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
110 views

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: http://blog.estimote.com/...
3
votes
1answer
214 views

In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
3
votes
1answer
102 views

Which sizes should I deliver icons in? (Desktop, not web)

It's the first time I am designing some icons for use on a desktop, but I have now come to the point where I have to export them as .ico. My question: How do I deliver, hand in the icons to the ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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,...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

What is this style of icon with 3D white people called?

I want to know what to call this type of picture: Is there a specific name, so that I could search these kind of images (that is images with a white human). Any help would be appreciated.
1
vote
3answers
65 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
253 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
51 views

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. ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
8answers
15k views

Are there any free emoji fonts?

Note: I don't know if this is the right Stack Exchange site for this. If there's a better one, tell me in a comment and I'll move it there. I want to use Unicode emoji icons (U+1F300..U+1F5FF) in a ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
121
votes
25answers
39k views

New generation of Save icon that is not a “disk”?

Currently, the save icon in almost all applications represents a 3.5-inch disk from the 20th century. An example from Microsoft Office 2010 is shown below: As we move towards more advanced ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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 "...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

How to go about creating an Icon Pack

As a beginner in Illustrator I've been creating some pretty cool graphics I'd like to share on my website. From what I've seen, people create a one file .ai icon pack that you can download and use ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

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,...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
81 views

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 :
3
votes
3answers
74 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
710 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
129 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
47 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
50 views

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:
-1
votes
1answer
81 views

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?
-1
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
182 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
208 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
172 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
405 views

Making parts of image transparent - am I doing it right?

First, I want to make it very clear that I am a newbie in the graphic design field and I have no idea of how things are done. I am more a programmer than a designer. I have been making a Google ...
1
vote
1answer
448 views

What are the recommended icon sizes for a Smartwatch app launcher?

I am creating app launcher icon for Android smartwatches. What sizes should I consider while designing it? I tried searching for a template but I couldn't find any.
1
vote
1answer
185 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

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 ...