I'm working on a graphic editor where objects on a screen can be positioned. The common cases are covered: align left, align center, move forward/backward layers, etc.
One way of positioning them that I haven't got an icon for is distribute, which will be three buttons each with an icon, like this:
- One for "Distribute Horizontally", which distributes the selected objects so that their
xcenters are of equal
- One for "Distribute Vertically", which distributes the selected objects so that their
ycenters are of equal
- One for "Distribute Evenly", which distributes the selected objects so that their
(x, y)centers are of equal
Below is my initial idea for the first, "Distribute horizontally", where the objects are given equal horizontal distance:
But this kind of icon (nevermind this specific icon) doesn't look good at the target size of 16px; you lose the implied behavior and it just becomes three rectangles connected by bars at the top:
Additionally, I cannot find any icon at all for "Distribute evenly", where the horizontal and vertical centers are distributed simultaneously. Is there a good/established free set of icons that represent these three actions?