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

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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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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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Does the Retina Icon pack represent good value for money? (1200 - 3000 icons for $58+) [closed]

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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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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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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In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
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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 to represent transparency?

I am looking for ideas on how to iconically show that an element has an opaque quality.
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How can I preserve my icon size in Illustrator on export?

I have created a few icons of 64px x 64px on one canvas in Illustrator CS6. Now I need each of the icons to be in .png file format. So I created a new document in Illustrator with 64px x 64px ...
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Icon to represent “usable offline”

I have two versions of my application: online: Requires an Internet connection to function properly offline: Can be used offline, for instance in the plane QUESTION: How to represent the fact that ...
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Who first used three stacked bars as an icon for “menu”?

The three stacked bars for a menu (known as a “hamburger menu”) seems like a pretty new concept. Is there any canonical information out there about who created this icon? I’m curious because it has ...
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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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How can I represent “active apps/activities” in a square icon with at most 5 simple shapes?

I'm trying to design an icon that represents "active apps/activities" in a very simple way so that the icon remains clear even when at 50% of the size show below (left). As you might have noticed ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Tips for designing tiny icons? (16px x 16px) [duplicate]

I googled, but didn't seem to be anything out there. I need to design a set of icons that will be functional at really tiny size (16px x 16px). I realized that a lot of the icons I designed starts ...
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Remove identical pixels in two layers/images with free software

I've inherited a large set of button icons at work, which I'd like to use in another project, but with a different button background. The trouble is that the original files have been lost in history, ...
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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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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

When you see toilet signs, they look more or less like this: It is clear who can enter either of them. Now, say you are designing the signs for showers and you want to distinguish between the ones ...
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Icon font stroke sometimes renders too thick

I created a small custom set of thin outlined icons in Illustrator and want to use them in production as a font. I exported then all out as individual SVGs. I used Fontastic to build a custom font. ...
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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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How to can extract all icons from an .eps file?

I Have shutterstock_219776725.eps that I downloaded from http://www.shutterstock.com/ , it looks like this when I open it in Photoshop. I want to export all those icons in there into its own ...
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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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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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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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How can iconography be simple and clear without being childish or unprofessional? [closed]

What is the general rule of thumb regarding iconography style? I'm more concerned regarding the feeling that some of my icons are too childish (using stick figures)... I'm afraid that the ...
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What's common starting point to designing an icon set [closed]

I have seen a growing number of nice icon sets throughout the years. They have fine tuned their icon sets to make it pixel perfect, well-ratio. I wonder if I want to start design my own icon set, for ...
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How can I make more consistent icons by controlling the ratio of icon using grid?

I have experience using Sketch for UI design. I also know Illustrator, vector tools and different shape tools (like align, subtract, union ..etc). Recently I want to top my skills more by starting to ...
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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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Social Connect Icon

Is there an icon design that indicates where the social connect buttons are, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc? Take for example the Social Share icon: This icon indicates social share options on ...
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Icon to designate use/usage

I'm looking for suggestions for an icon to represent 'use' e.g. leather can be used for shoes, clothing etc or shell can be used for scraping, cutting, adornment etc. So in this context usage is ...
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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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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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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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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 calculate a good background for a small image? (procedural background) [closed]

I want to frame favicons. A size of a favicon is usually 16x16 (could be bigger). The frame would be 160x100. Favicons have different shapes and colors (I don't know ahead of time what favicons look ...
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What color should I choose for an app icon? [closed]

I am working at an language learning app icon, the actual icon designed over a year ago is orange as you can see in the image but now I changed the icon and I am not sure about the color. Should I go ...
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Seeking advice to improve the design of an app icon [closed]

My name is Anitei Robert and I am an UI Designer. I work at an app icon (iOS) for a language learning app and we want to change the current icon. I posted an image with the actual icon and the new ...
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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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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 try Live ...
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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?
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What hapen with this icon?

I created an icon for a web page with lines of 2px and dimensions 42x42(px) but when I put it in webpage the lines are blurred, see the image Next is the icon I'm developing with the correct lines ...
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Tinting half of my image in Illustrator

I have created an icon, and I want to tint half of the image to make it darker. I have created another layer ontop of the icon, so that it covers half of my icon, and decreased the transparency. How ...
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What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?

I need to use an icon in a web application that will represent "Brand" as an object. The "Brand" could be "McDonalds", "Apple", "BMW" or any other company/brand. What generic icon would represent ...
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How would you represent “changes” in an icon?

I've come across a challenge. I need to design an icon representing "changes". Well actually two closely related icons, both representing "changes" but distinguishable from each other: "Change ...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Although Affinity Designer has the extremely useful @1x, @2x and @3x export, I'm wondering if there's a way to export in the variety of sizes that are required for an iOS icon? I found a concise grid ...
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Which is better for icon design: vector graphics or raster graphics?

Which of the following approaches should I take to design icons in many resolutions? Create them in vector graphics, as SVG or AI and then rasterize them Design them directly as bitmap graphics ...