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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I legally use the Office icons in a website?

Can I legally use Microsoft Office icons in designing my site? For example:
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Creating an .ico file with multiple sizes - web application

I want to be able to create an .ico file containing a complete set of Windows icons (16px x 16px, 32px x 32px, 48px x 48px, and 256px x 256px). Is there a web application that can do this for me given ...
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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 to create a crisp favicon

I have been trying to create a favicon for my website for sometime and I cannot get it to be crisp. It is a simple Favicon. This is the best I could make it, The W will not be crisp. Is this favicon ...
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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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Critique: Does this logo portray a web-based control for a media player?

I've been working on an application that works as a remote control for a media player, over the web. The remote itself is an application that runs in your web browser, on your phone or on your tablet ...
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How to convert every pixel of raster picture to square objects in Illustrator?

For example I have 10×10px icon. I want to produce 100 squares with correspondent color and location each. Actually, the question is how to make exact pixel mosaic out of raster image. I tried Live ...
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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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Small character or image to represent code?

Now I want to put something in a logo which can represent that we do coding or at least signifies coding or something that's related to code like { P = () * etc What's the smallest character or ...
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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's a fast way to split an icon pack delivered as a psd?

I have downloaded the Icon Sweets 2 icon pack and I cannot seem to fulfill the seemingly very easy task of exporting individual PNGs for each icon (contained in a separate layer). Using the built-in ...
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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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Icon to represent “usable offline”

I have two versions of my application: online: Requires Internet connection to function properly offline: Can be used offline, for instance in the plane QUESTION: How to represent the fact that an ...
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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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white space while exporting illustration

ok , so I have made an image , something like an icon , and I select the whole image using group selection tool to export it in Jpeg format . But when I view this file , there's always some white ...