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

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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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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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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 indicate the user where to tap without annoying him

I'm sure you all know "the Knife Game". You have to place your one hand on the desk and, using the other hand and a knife, tap the spaces between the fingers as quick as possible using a knife (or ...
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Is there a conventional, widely used icon for decision support?

I did some research to figure out what icons exist for decision support, and which of those represents the decision support the best. I didn't find any suitable icons, because I think they don't ...
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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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Is there a standard color for a 'Share by email' icon for web?

This is a question which has always been floating around my brain when putting the final touches on a website. (And I couldn't find much about it on the web) When using social icons in the context of ...
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Use vector image to cut shape in another layer/shape

I am currently trying to make some rounded social icons for my website. I managed to fine a blog online which supplies some vector cutouts of some of the popular site logos I need. What I want to ...
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Designing an icon to fit the iOS 7 style

I want to create an icon for my iOS App that keys into iOS 7's new design and color scheme. What kinds of colors should I use and what key things should I implement in the design?
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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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Getting started with App-Icon-Design

I want to start designing my own icons. I already have some experience with Photoshop and I made some icons using a tutorial. Do you have any tips on how to learn icon design?
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Where can I find a better version of this image?

I saw a hard copy of the symbol in the lower left corner of this image and I'm trying to find either a higher resolution version or a vector graphics version. I need something that will look good when ...
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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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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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Icon that represents 'Delivered Fully Assembled'

Can anyone think of an icon that represents delivered fully assembled? Only requirement is no tools. Client has said no to tools or screws etc, as he thinks it leads people to think you might need ...
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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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Where can I find a customizable arrow button?

I'm implementing an up/down voting system, and I want to find a standard but sleek button with an arrow inside it that you can customize by color, arrow size etc.
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What is a good generalized “navigate to” or “open” or “more” or “choose” or “select” icon?

Imagine a table with many rows in a web application. The first column contains only an icon, no text. When single-clicking the icon, it must represent selecting that row and takes you to a new page. ...
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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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What is a good icon for expressing sarcasm?

I created smiley for happy, sad and neutral event. Any suggestion for sarcasm? Here is the image for above three expression: Can someone suggest an icon for sarcasm?
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The most legible sans-serif question mark for small sizes?

Trying to come up with the most legible sans-serif question mark for my Google reCAPTCHA's help icon. The ones that Google use are either too retro or too unreadable (below). I want a question mark ...
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Designing icons for devices with different PPI

I'm having some problems on the icon PPI. For example, when I make an icon for an iPhone 6 application I know that the icon will be 326 PPI. But if I do a 256x256 px icon that can be used on iPhone, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Icon to represent a music mix?

I'm building a music application which can create a mix of songs to play for you. What icon can I use to represent this feature?
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Best icon to represent “I need help to remember this”

I am building a flashcard web application and I want to give to the users the possibility to ask some help (mnemonics) to remember of something. I'd like have a little icon that would represent in the ...
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Icons (or term) to show breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack(each)?

I have a page where the user selects breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. I have the words below each button. I cannot seem to figure out what icon I can use to differentiate each. So that the user says ...
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How to draw hand drawn style icons? [duplicate]

I have always wondered how illustrations like above are drawn. What is the usual and efficient way? Do designers do sketches first and then trace over them or there is a technique? It looks ...
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Unlocking index without losing quality? Photoshop

So i am trying to edit an icon pack that has an index lock on it. I know to unlock it you go to image > mode > rgb color. However doing this drastically reduces the image quality. Apologies ...
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Transform my icon SVGs to 32px x 32px icons in Inkscape

I'm a newbie to designing things in Inkscape. I'm developing a website, in which the tabbed content will have icons. Some of the icons I designed, I see, aren't uniformly 32px x 32px, when I set the ...
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Change Color Of A Monotone Icon To Another Color

Basically, I'm a programmer and I'm pretty new to graphics design, and I don't have much knowledge of the keywords used by the graphic design community. That's why I'm facing problem in googling this ...
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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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Any good websites that offers free icons or icons to purchase? [closed]

Hi i have the following queries: Are there any websites that offers free icons for mobile design? As in totally free for commercial use and does not need to link back to website? Alternatively, are ...
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Convert icon to a transparent png

I have a set of icons that I resized to 30x30. Now I want to use them for my iPhone TabBar as specified here: http://www.idev101.com/code/User_Interface/sizes.html How can I make these transparent ...
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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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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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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 (16x16, 32x32, 48x48, and 256x256). Is there a web application that can do this for me given a png or bmp that is ...
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How to clone the iPhone Camera app's gradient?

I have finished the development of an app. Now I have to worry about the icon ;-) To align with the built-in app, I want the gradient of the my icon background looks like the built-in Camera app, ...
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What tool or tutorial to use to inject a word into an existing icon?

I want to create icons easily. Is there any tool (or tutorial) that can help creating beautiful semantic words that can be added to an existing icon? Example: Suppose that we have this icon: and we ...
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jquery mobile user interface vectors or something very similar?

Does anyone know where to get jquery mobile vector .ai files preferrable? In need to do some mockups in high quality for print but cannot find any ilustrator or vector psd templats for this. Is there ...
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Features of a good logo for a smartphone app

I can design but I am new to the "phone app" world. How do I make an awesome logo for this smartphone-app job? I am looking for a "To Do" list, please.
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Could someone recommend an app for simple designing of icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good resource for programmers to design icons? I have been developing web and iPhone applications for our company to use internally. For the artwork I've ...
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What icon fits “incomplete” and “overridden”?

When users create widgets in my system, they can leave the billing info incomplete till later. (They eventually have to fill it in unless the requirement get's overridden by a manager.) I need an icon ...
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Graphic icons for using with “Appreciate this Post” & “Follow updates on this post”

What could be good graphic icons for using with "Appreciate this Post" & "Follow updates on this post" in a social web application? Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
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Replicating fading/tearing effect in GIMP

For a project we decided to use a freely available icon set that we could download. However it is now apparant that not all the icons that we need are present in this set and we need to add them ...
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Joining a path and an object

I'm trying to make a pin icon, like a map pin. I have a V shape as a path at the bottom, and a circle object above it, that has been trimmed. How can I join these two together? If I use the unite ...
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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 ...