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

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Critique: How can I improve this realistic icon?

Programmer here, working on an app by myself. I think I'm slowly improving with my images each month, but I've never taken a course in graphics design, so there are elements of professionalism that ...
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Critique: Icon design

I am producing a new application icon for a query menus and I would critique about this icon: The aim of this icon is to represent the group of dishes, like in a folder tree found in many operating ...
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Where to find flat icons for formatting?

I want to create a tool bar with the following items: Browse Templates New document Copy Paste Cut Fill Save Undo / Redo Line Color I've been looking everywhere for a free icon set with the above. ...
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What Icon Can Be Used to Represent “Attributes”?

I am looking for a comprehensible icon/a visual metaphor to express "arbitrary attributes", in the sense of additional information. In my particular case, each record represents a word, or a name, ...
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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 ...
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Icon suggestion for items/accessories that are personalised

Trying to think of an icon for a page that has heavy feelings of personalisation. Ideally, users see the icon and they understand that the space it links to is like their private area. But not ...
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How to create a 3D effect in Inkscape as required by the Android Design Guidelines?

In the Iconography section if the Android Design Guide they describe the following style that should be used for Launcher Icons: Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, ...
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How to reproduce the gradient effect in the 'Find My iPhone' icon? [duplicate]

How to make this icon in Illustrator/Photoshop or any other software for that matter?
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Tool to create the icons for an Android app

I am an Android developer. Currently I am working on an Android app where I need to to create the icons even though I don't know of any tool to create the icons. Is there good websites which can ...
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How to export to SVG from Illustrator using Artboards

I am designing some icons. To keep the proportions correct, I designed all the glyphs in one artboard. Now, I want to experiment a little with SVG icons, so I want to export these icons to different ...
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1answer
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How can I develop a system to translate ideas into Ideograms?

I am in the process of creating some infographics for some design thinking methods. I need to translate sometimes complex (but with common themes) ideas into visuals. To put it a different way, why ...
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What features are needed in an icon for domains and websites to be easily differentiable and individually recognizable?

I am trying to create two icons. One for domains (as in TLDs such as .com, .net, .io) and another for websites (the entire website including the domain, code and content). I have been toying with in ...
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How to create an inline horizontal navigation with mixed text and icon links that's easy to adjust, tweak and improve?

I'm cutting CSS and facing a problem, if I try to change the line-height, padding, margin of any of the last 2 items of the menu, other items will be affected. Here is the screenshot of my current ...
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What is a good icon for a 'change units' button?

We are working on a software with a design close to Office 2013 (2D icons, main colors black and white). We have a button which allows the user to change the units in the software. We are looking for ...
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Icon to represent a music artist in a music app?

I'm building the interface for a music application and you can sort by songs, albums, artists, etc. I have icons for all of these, but I'm currently using a generic "person" icon for ...
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Critique: Musically Inspired Brand Identity Design for a Freelancing Home Studio Music Producer

My name is Kaitav Sapre and I am an independent home studio music producer. I am having a new logo designed for myself, but I am unsure about the type of logo I should consider getting designed, and ...
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Icon suggestions to represent “Style”, referring to CSS styles?

If it wasn't clear, "style" in this context refers to changes in the CSS, so things like font-size, font-style, background color, etc. I have a very simple and minimalistic icon at the moment with 3 ...
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Letter or icon for app icon [closed]

Do you guys think a letter (like Vine, tumblr, Facebook, Vimeo) is a better representation of a brand/app than an icon (like SnapChat, Evernote, Twitter, Dropbox)?
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How do I “cut out” an icon with a background in Illustrator?

I am having some difficulties trying to delete the space where I created a simple '+' icon. Here are some images for reference. I hope this explains what I am trying to accomplish. Sorry for not ...
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I can't save my files as a .png in Photoshop CS6 [closed]

Im creating an app icon for my iOS app, but there is no option for me to save my file as a .png file. The only format for app icons is a .png file. Does anybody know how to solve this?
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Google map icon- is it free to use?

Can I use the google map icon on my website, if I link to google maps?
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Free Mid - Heavy weight line icons [closed]

I am looking for a good free mid to heavy weight line icon set to use for an app design. Can anyone suggest a good set, Preferably Icon font (other than font awesome). Cheers.
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License that allows me completely free commercial usage of images

PROBLEM: I need free images for my application. They are intended for controls ( main window / buttons / treeview icons ... ). MY EFFORTS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Searching through Internet, I was ...
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How to create mouse cursor pointer? [duplicate]

I wanted to use different funny mouse cursor pointer to my commercial website project. Is there any website providing this mouse pointer images for free or for low price? If not how can i create a ...
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1answer
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What design tool shows zoomed-in and normal-size versions simultaneously?

Hopefully there is a way to do this in Sketch-- that is what I use :) But does Illustrator or anything out there, natively or with a plugin, allow for a designer to simultaneously view a normal size ...
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Making parts of image transparent - am I doing it right?

First, I want to make it very clear that I am a newbie in this graphic designing 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 ...
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1answer
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How do you make an Android loading icon in Illustrator?

I'd like to know how to make an android style loading icon in Illustrator. Can anyone help? It doesn't have to spin, i'd just like to know how to create the opacity on the circular object. This is ...
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What do different bracket/braces/parens in logos mean?

I'm thinking on a logo for my personal site that is tech/dev oriented and I've been curious about the use of brackets/braces/parens in logos. Most of these special characters have a lot of different ...
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Small outline icons from illustrator to photoshop

I had created 24x24 pixels size outline icons (width: 1 pixel) on AI6 and I also used the Path/Outline stroke at the end. When I paste it as shape layer, smart object etc. to Photoshop it looks fuzzy. ...
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Remove substracted paths from shape layers and combine into one shape layer

I'm creating a wi-fi icon in Photoshop, using three circles and subtracted paths. Now I need to remove the subtracted area and combine the three shape layers into one shape layer without rasterizing. ...
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Saving a file made in PS with .ico extension makes it useless

I tried designing a small 32px x 32px pixel file in Photoshop CS6 to make a favicon for my website. But saving it as an .ico file makes it an unprocessable image and could not be used. But when I ...
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Icon to indicate a span of time

I have a mobile app interface with a list of dates and notes: Sep 5 - No longer contagious Sep 6 - Can return to school ... Sep 9 - Back to normal Right now I am using an ellipsis to indicate a ...
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Does the Retina Icon pack represent good value for money? (1200 - 3000 icons for $58+)

Although this is not a technical question, I'm really tempted to buy this enormous icon set. Check out RetinaIcon.com They'll build up to 3000 icons (iOS7-iOS8 minimal style), they'll provide all ...
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Does anyone know of a light icon font similar to The Elegant Icon Font by Elegant Themes?

Basically what I am looking for is a light version of this icon-font: http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/elegant-icon-font Anyone know where I can find something like that? Freebie or not. ...
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Golden ratio and Icon design?

I have looked at many cool icons that are designed using the circles extracted from the golden ratio rectangles (I know, I am not using the exact same terminologies, excuse my ignorance) - I am not ...
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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 ...
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How to open or save as ico in Photoshop CS6

This plugin to open and save as .ico in Photoshop has been around for a while, but I can't seem to make it work for CS6. According to this question in the Adobe Forums, the plug-in works if installed ...
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Would this use of initials in a logo be considered plagiarism..?

Would this be considered plagiarism? I have made the LiveBulb logo 3 days ago, I made it all from scratch. Starting at sketches and completely refined it using grids in Illustrator. Luka Balic ...
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How to make rough background with Paint.NET?

How to draw an icon with rough background like that: Is it possible to do this with some fill tool?
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Icon suggestion for “In use”?

I am trying to come up with an icon that would capture the concept of "in use". I have a list of files, some of which will be used by other objects in the system, and I need a visual cue to present to ...
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Photoshop action to export icon resources for OS X app?

Is there a photoshop action for exporting a 1024x1024 canvas as all the required icon resources for a OS X app? Seems like something the design community would have made, but I can't find anything so ...
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Icons for hardware elements (cache, pipeline, etc.)

I am trying to find symbols for hardware elements which are not usually visible and do not have AFAIK a more recognizable symbol, such as caches, pipelines, etc. It's in the context of a ...
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Classification schemes for icons

Is there a standard classification scheme used by graphic designers for icons to help identify the characteristics of icon designs? I am not referring to things that describe the physical ...
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Icon that visualizes hiding/showing empty columns? [duplicate]

What would be the right icon for a toolbar button that triggers the following functionality in a spreadsheet application? Toggle the visibility of all columns of the current sheet that currently ...
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Why does it seem Photoshop is the common answer to icon design instead of Illustrator?

Icons are usually needed in a variety of sizes, so I don't understand why I always hear/see everyone using Photoshop for their icons. Probably I'm exposing my PS ignorance with this question, but ...
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Can you protect social media iconography?

I frequently create mock-ups with free-use icon sets. I've begun to see many designers offer "Premium" commercial licenced sets of Social Media icons. I'm wondering: Is it even possible to make an ...
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Photoshop vs. Illustrator for Icon Development

My client is requesting SVG files (saving as an SVG would require me to build the icon in Illustrator), but I have always designed icons in Photoshop (importing vector art from Illustrator, and ...
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Where can I find **icons** for a website that match what I want to say? [duplicate]

Where can I find icons for a website that match what I want to say? See example https://www.dropbox.com/s/ap2jkwmrv04v18i/Screenshot%202014-05-09%2020.16.05.png It's a bonus if I can search for ...
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Where can I download social media icons?

I've seem these icons on lots of sites, so I assume they are publicly available and free to use. Does any one know who designed them, and the official site?