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

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Open an .ico file in Photoshop or Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have some icons I'd like to purchase and use from iconfinder.com, but they are only available as .ico files. I want to use these as part of a user-interface on a website, so I need them as either ...
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Is there any way to combine a picture's border into the shape in illustrator?

I made an icon with a border, but I don't want the border. If I remove the border, the icon loses it's thickness and doesn't look right. Is there any way to make the border into part of the shape?
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Standards when creating Icons

I'm in the process of creating some icons for an application, and find myself coming up with the same question over and over again. Are there any guidelines for how thick the lines should be in an ...
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Create iOS Settings App Icon?

I've searched and searched, but I'm looking to find a tutorial on how to make the outside border of the Settings app icon in iOS. Or the whole icon, I like the effect.
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Greying-out images?

Could someone recommend me an easy to use tool for greying-out some images (icons) ?. In an Android application I am doing I have a set of full color icons that I want to use in a tab bar, but I want ...
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Image quality - Export vector icon to PNG vs resize PNG

I have a set of vector icons which I need to save as PNG images in 3 sizes (16,32,48). I'm confused as the best way to go about this to produce the best quality results. Either I can save each one ...
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Designing a button with an inset icon style in Photoshop? [closed]

I am using the Glyphish icon set, and I am trying to achieve an "inset" look of the icon in a button in Photoshop. Any recommendation on how best achieve it?
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icon / design element database / site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are some good places to find free stock images? Are there good central locations for icons / buttons / ui elements? There are a number of great font databases ...
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How can I ensure my custom font-face icons alias correctly?

I have a set of icons as a custom font and am using them in place of an image sprite. The issue is the icons alias terribly at low sizes; i.e. the size that they are meant to be in the majority of ...
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Creating high quality multi-resolution icons

Preface: I needed to design a few ( maybe 30 or so ) icons for an app that I'm developing. At first the thought of designing all those icons for different resolutions was really daunting for me ( and ...
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Icon/Glyph Suggestions to represent “Manufacturer Information”

I'm working on making an ecommerce site responsive, and as part of that, I'm replacing text in several tabs with appropriate icons when viewed on a small screen. One specific tab I'm struggling to ...
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What are the recommended icon sizes for a Smartwatch app launcher?

I am creating app launcher icon for Smartwatch (Android). I don't know what sizes should I have to consider while designing it. I tried searching for a template on the internet but I couldn't find ...
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File format dropdown in 'Extract Assets' dialog for Photoshop

I'm using the 'Extract Assets' feature in Photoshop CC 2014 but I'm running into a problem where I am not able to select any file type besides PNG-32 from the File Format dialog dropdown. Any ideas ...
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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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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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What symbol to choose to indicate a subcategory or next page

In a very short descriptive text I want to indicate that a user has to open several cascading/nested sections in a menu structure. At the moment I use the > character to indicate the structure. But is ...
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Is there a term for this “gripper” UI element?

What is the official name of this image ? It is often found on the side of a panel widget for dragging. Is it named "gripper"? A Google search doesn't return a lot of results for "gripper icon".
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Change the transparency of an Android stock icon?

I am trying to use an android star icon (.png) and color it in red. Basic, right? Well. I did the color change after some research (just download Gimp 2) from an iOS icon because it has the ideal ...
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Icons to represent “browse”

On higher level nodes of our site we have a utility nav with only 3 links: "sign in", "register", and "browse". The text labels for these actions are too long to keep fully visible at screen sizes ...
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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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Problems altering font icon set in Fontlab

I found a nice social icon set as font: http://www.tajfa.com/projects/rondo/ What I now want is to remove the circular borders around them, but when I open them with Fontlab Studio 5 I only see a ...
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How to combine multiple png icons into one transparent iconset

What software can I use to combine multiple transparent png and icon files into one transparent iconset? Example:
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Need advice on reducing icon size without loss in detail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize icon sets in Photoshop? I'm redesigning the icon for my Android application. I designed it at 512x512 and then rescaled it to 96x96 and 32x32. However, it ...
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How do I create a cursor (.cur) image file in Photoshop CS4?

I'm using Photoshop CS4 and I need to create a .cur image. The actual process of doing so is simple enough but I cannot find the necessary Photoshop CS4 plug-in to do so. Can anybody help me either ...
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Maybe icons should represent the action instead of the medium / device?

I have perused questions about icons becoming outdated. I think the problem is that they usually derive from a physical object rather than the action involved (noun instead of verb). Even the spelling ...
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How to make diagonal guides in sketch 3?

Sketch 3 is a great vector tool. However, it doesn't appear to support diagonal guides. Any work arounds? Here is an Illustrator workaround.
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Icons for ios app in illustrator… how to automate the export and naming of slices for different resolutions

So I have an artboard with a load of icons at 44px, individually sliced using the slice tool. Now I can export them using save-for-web dialogue and I get them all at 44px. I want to export them at ...
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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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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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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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How can I symbolize credit? [closed]

I'm trying to think of a way to graphically represent the idea of credit, as in money owed. Are there any conventional solutions to this?
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Best Way to Build & Design Buttons for iOS in Photoshop? [closed]

I have been getting into designing interfaces for iOS, mostly iPhone and iPhone 4 retina display. I'm wondering how I should go about creating interfaces, the most standard way? I have been using the ...
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I need some icons etc. designed, but where to start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best Way To Find Independent Designers? Problem: I need some graphic design work done. I'm developing a website with a college friend of mine. I need a lot of icons, ...
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Design a 'pressed' version of a button image?

I have designed an image which will be used as a button in an android app. Since it is a button, the state of the image has to be changed when the user clicks on the image to give it a "pressed" ...
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How to make a circular zigzag in Photoshop?

For weeks, I have been trying to achieve how to make this. I know how to do the gradients and the fonts and everything else EXCEPT for the zigzag circle. I only use Photoshop to design as I am ...
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Can Inkscape be associated to SVG as the primary tool of the trade? [closed]

I'm planning to make an icon to represent SVG. I know there are official logos, but I never saw them until I looked for them, and I don't believe many designers associate SVG to these logos. My icon ...
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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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Icon to best convey “Make a new post”?

What icon would best convey "Make a new post"? Can't think of any, considering just spelling out "Make a new post" instead.
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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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Changing color scheme of calendar icons?

Here's the image I'm working with: I'm wondering if it's possible to automatically change all the images to using a color scheme close to #489fdc. I've tried making changes in Paint.NET and ...
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Preparing this type of icon in illustrator

I recently came to know that photoshop doesn't give much clarity on resizing as it saves on rectangle pixels and even my work was wasted due to that even, because whatever images I prepared, they look ...
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New generation of Add New icon that has no “+” (Plus) sign [closed]

could anyone suggest me a new way to represent the icon "Add New" without using any form of plus symbol. For example, say Add New Quiz. How could I represent this as an icon without using any form of ...
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Critique: Amateur looking buttons with icons?

I am working on a cms with the feature to 'follow' and also the option to see stats. There are 2 buttons, and the stats value becomes 1.2k etc after it reaches over 1000. I have added some icons, ...
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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 ...
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How can I make my icons smaller in file size?

I have designed an icon (using the Mac app Sketch). They are 24x24 pixels and their size is 3 Kb. But I've seen icons with the same resolution and size between 300-400 bytes. Why is this, and how can ...
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Create an “pressed in” look

I'm trying to recreate a fairly common look, but I really like how it is executed on getpebble.com The getpebble.com icons are on the left, and my disaster of an attempt is on the right. As much as I ...
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When you export from Adobe Illustrator cs4, is it done as png-24?

In Adobe Illustrator CS4, when I do Save for Web & Devices I get to choose explicitly that I want png-24. But when I export I do not get asked it, is this because it is the default? I need it to ...
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Icon 16x16 best way

Anyone know a good tutorial for learning to do 16x16 icon? The PROBLEM is when I'm doing in photoshop or illustrator and export the image in that size have like a transition effect. Example : ...
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Icon for “manual ping”

I have an app that connects to a server (a computer) over bluetooth. Once the connection is made, there are chances that the connection drops (because the user can physically switch of bluetooth) so I ...
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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?