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

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Icons and text (daycare) for “pee pee” and “poo poo” without being gross?

I have buttons where the daycare worker can select that a child went to the bathroom. They choose whether they "pee'd" or "pooped" (or however you say that in a politically correct way). I want to ...
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Pathfinder not accomplishing my task in Illustrator

I am trying to make a speech bubble. My attempt consists of a rectangle and then using the pen tool to establish three points. They are not filled and only have a border. Here is what I have: This ...
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Is there a way to extrude an image in Photoshop?

I want to create a new icon for my application according to the new Android Design Guidelines. Is there any way to get my 2D silhouette and automatically extrude it to create the 3D effect?
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What icon conveys “results”?

I'm looking for an icon to convey results. There seems to be a lot of them online, but the vast majority of them fits the concept of financial results. I'm looking for one that will fit in with ...
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What is the best practice for laying out and exporting custom icons from AI?

I'm working on creating completely custom icons with AI and essentially exporting them out as an individual svg icons to be used in our app development. I have been experimenting with different ways ...
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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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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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How can I have a vector shape that is smart-cloned and kept in sync in Illustrator?

I try to design a vector shape that will render good at different sizes. I do have an artboard for each icon size: 16x16, 24x24, 32x32 and I do want to "clone" my shape so I will be copied in each of ...
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How do I create a professional quality desktop icon?

I would like to create a professional quality icon. Currently, I have created an icon with IcoFX. The icon looks great -- when it is scaled at the right size. When it gets scaled to the wrong size, ...
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Sharpening iOS Icons

I'm creating an iOS app and have a couple custom icons for my navigation bar. The first one is a plus sign and that came out pretty well. I also have a refresh icon and it's not as sharp as the plus ...
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Why are Yahoo's emoticon's more effective at conveying emotion than others?

What do you think are the objective features of Yahoo's well known emoticon set, that they use for mail, instant messaging etc., that make them so much better at communicating user's feelings and ...
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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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How to have multiple views in single window mode using GIMP?

I'd like a real-time preview while editing icons in GIMP. I know that you can press View > New View to get a real-time preview window, however in single window mode gimp puts the preview in a ...
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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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App icon design feedback

I am designing an app icon for an industry-specific business app that does primarily job management. The name is very likely to be called "JobCheck", which may become a part of a collection, or suite, ...
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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 downloaded an icon pack, how do I get each icon separately?

I just downloaded the icons from http://www.entypo.com Say I want to just get the lightning bolt icon, how do I get that specifically from the PSD file, and since it's vectored, at the resolution I ...
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What's an appropriate icon to represent the concept of 'all'

In my app, I have a collection of objects that I'm allowing the user to filter. To represent each filter, currently starred objects, watched objects and the user's object, I use the icons pictured ...
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Is there an icon set of cartoonish faces?

Commercial or free. Something similar like these: http://dribbble.com/shots/482481-3d-Face http://dribbble.com/shots/121074-Face-Process http://dribbble.com/shots/685520-Face-Replace-iOS-Icon I ...
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Variation of umbrella logo for “children's” department [closed]

I'm a graphic designer and my company is usually very protective of our system mark. All of our centers use the same logo with simple text below to designate the location. We don't allow any ...
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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 ...
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What icon to use for “Text Position”

So my application can position text added inside an object for it to be inside, on top, on the bottom or left / right to the object. Example: So the options are to be hidden inside a button ...
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Lines are pixelated and low quality when exported to .PNG in low resolution with Adobe Illlustrator

I'm trying to make 16x16 icons in line style with Adobe Illustrator and when I export to .PNG, lines are extremely low quality and pixelated. Here's examples: Here's what it looks like in ...
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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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General name for these type of images

What is the general name for these images with lots of icons and small items sketched (or outlined), they are quite popular these days. Evernote and Whatsapp for example uses them: ...
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Why do icons of the elementary icon theme have an “extra” path?

Lubuntu, a flavor of Ubuntu, ships with a few icon themes including elementary. Since many of the icons are .svg files, it's somewhat easy to make minor tweaks to suit one's visual preferences. While ...
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Exporting drawing for icon images to be used in Android for various screen sizes in a not too labourious manner?

I want to make a set of icons for android phones. The guide has a set of recommendations for the denstiy and sizes link to recommendations. What is an efficient manner to go about producing these ...
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How can I design a domain-specific “actions” icon?

We are writing an application for road construction management. Think of the guys that plan the lane expansion or road resurfacing that ruins your day. :) All throughout the application, we have the ...
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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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My icon is appearing choppy and blurred on iPhone, how can I fix it?

I'm creating an iOS 8 app icon in Sketch 3. For learning purposes, I've only set the color of the icon shape and I haven't added any other layers to it. What I did: Create app icon from iOS ...
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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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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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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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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 to create shading effects for flat design?

I learned a way to use Blend Tool to create shading effect for flat logo design.Here I put same adjustments as the tutorial does, but my shading is not smooth for some reason. I am guessing it's a ...
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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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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?