Questions tagged [icon]

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

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How to achieve soft elevated look for icons?

I am trying to figure out a way to achieve the same soft bubbly effect on icons as seen in this design. Looking for resources to achieve the same using Figma, XD or Sketch.
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What do you call this accent circle's graphic style?

I'm looking at the accent circles behind the gentleman's portrait. It seems like this has been a common graphic style for a while. Primarily used in loader animations, but I've also seen flat graphics ...
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Why does my transparent icon have a square shadow on the desktop?

I'm trying to make an icon with transparent background. The icon has the shape of a circle, but when I put the icon on my desktop, there is a square shadow around it as though it were a solid icon. ...
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IconWorkshop/Axialis IconGenerator Alternatives

I'm looking for alternatives to IconWorkshop/Axialis IconGenerator for Mac users. Is there a program where you can upload your own SVG and export it to all different kinds of formats? Especially ICO ...
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freepik and flaticon doesnt allow their image to be used as main element?

so in 2018 i created a mobile game using resource from Flaticon and Freepik. and recently i buy the premium subscription from flaticon. after reading the FAQ again, some of it make me confused so i ...
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How to illustrate user friendliness in an icon?

I am building a web page for a software company, where I want to inform the visitor that our systems are user friendly, among other things. I would like an icon to go with that text. Do you have any ...
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Figma: increasing Frame size also increases size of icons on that frame?

I'm using Font Awesome vector icons in my designs. When I go to increase/transform the size of a frame the size of the icons also transform with it, but all other elements on the frame remain the same ...
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Designing a text based logo for a fake "Freelance" site

I am trying to create my first text based logo, for a fake website named "Freelance". In theory this website is a common questions and answers website like Stack Overflow. It also has a ...
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Your thoughts on mixing non-geometric type with geometric symbol

I'm working on a logo right now (symbol + wordmark) and I'm trying to decide on a typeface. The symbol is very geometric with straight, angular lines. The typeface I'm leaning towards is a geometric ...
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What icon can be used to represent a variable?

I'm creating a visual programming language and I'm trying to find a suitable icon that would let the user know that the component that is being used represents a variable (as in "variable in a ...
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Creating a 2D coiled spring along a circular path

Looking to create a perfect coiled spring similar to this image, but with less numbers of coils (below image having 8): How would I go about creating an image like this with 4, 6 or 10 coils, shaped ...
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Align stroke along path (oval shape)

I'm trying to create this eye icon with eye lashes in illustrator: But I'm not sure how I can align the the lashes (which are little strokes) along the oval shape. I've tried with the blend tool by ...
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icons - How does one create your own icon set?

I tried looking over StackExchange a lot, but couldn't find anything related to my question :( I have seen many (MANY) icon sets evolve from being nothing to everything. A few days ago I have seen ...
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Icon thats visualizes a 'custom' sort order

In our product, the user can create a custom sort order of items, so for example ACDB instead of ABCD or DCBA. Those items are displayed in a table in a later phase. Now the user wants to have their ...
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What should be considered when choosing an SVG icon pack?

There are many packages designed using "PATH" or "STROKE". For example: Bootstrap and Feathericons (My favorites) But both of them have obtained packages using different techniques....
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Thin icon design

YouTube is using Thin icons, Font Awesome 6 has a thin icon pack. I wonder whether there is any guide or resource available that talk about designing thin icons for UI. Or is it draw something and set ...
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What job description should I give to my designer for custom icons and graphics for my new website?

I am in the middle of redesigning my website. As part of my website, I'm looking to get custom graphics done relating to my product value proposition and features. How/What do I tell the designer to ...
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Image retain proportions as it scales down using XD responsive resize

I'm having this recurring issue with XD where i want to resize a group of elements where one element is an image, without changing the proportions of the image which needs to remain 16:9. In this ...
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Methods of loading icons for wordpres? [closed]

I'd like to add an animation I made as a loading icon for a wordpress site, but I'm not sure what method most efficiently accomplishes this. Is it better to use a built-in algorithm of the site that ...
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How can i get a Grayscale color space?

Hi, my work requires me to produce icons that are grayscale in color space. everytime i export icons from illustrator it comes out as RGB. i even made new files with converted color>convert to ...
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Can't Find Stroke-only icon packs

I'm trying to find an icon pack that is designed as strokes only, not fills. As in, when I open it in Illustrator, I should be able to change the stroke weight and color, not the fill color. I have a ...
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How can I add this "emboss" to an object in Illustrator?

If you see the light blue highlights on the inside of the logo, that's what I mean. I don't know how else to describe it. Thanks in advance.
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How would you represent reassignment with a Material UI icon?

Basically look for advice on which icon to use for reassignment of task within the Material UI icons.
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Drawing a home icon

I want to design myself 4 simple, minimalistic icons, kind of like this: I looked on YouTube, and saw that most videos do a sort of grid, so I tried to follow. This is what I've got: The "roof&...
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Where did the Mountain + Sun Image Iconography Originate?

As far as I know, the Mountain + Sky or Mountain + Sun Iconography is used almost ubiquitously to represent an image file across Windows and Web browsers. Whether it be a: A png file An unloaded ...
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How to work with Apple's Design Resources in Photoshop

what I am trying to do is to create a custom document icon for my app. Apple provides design resources that can be downloaded here: https://developer.apple.com/design/resources/#macos-apps If you ...
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What is this icon about and how common it is among non designers/developers?

I was looking for an icon called RSS for using it as Media icon. That's a different thing and that's not point of this question. The thing is, now I'm wondering what the following icon (1st image) is ...
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Is there any icon to represent media roughly?

I'll try to explain what I mean by media here. Media has some definitions in dictionaries. What I'm talking about can be explained by following examples (source: Online dictionaries): There was a ...
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How can I better convey the idea of "message sent"?

Currently, I am designing a mobile screen where the user can send a message to their friends. In order to show that their message has been sent, the upper right hand corner check-mark goes from black ...
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Pixel perfect icons, how to

I use Inkscape to create icons. And I see that Font Awesome talks about their icons being pixel perfect. I like the idea and always tried to do the same with the default canvas which is A4. But when I ...
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Unorthodox question, but I need help knowing where these images came from

So I had some work done for me and I got a bunch of small simple images in the doc but I don't know where I can find similarly styled images for the future. Here's a few of them: Does anyone ...
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Is there a way to convert Rectangle into Outlines in Sketch?

The problem with rectangles appears when you scale them up or down — they doesn't scale rounded corners. I'd like to keep rounded corners proportion to the rectangle size, that's why I thought that ...
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How to indicate dark mode / light mode options on a user interface?

To indicate a button on an interface that switches to dark mode or to light mode, it's common to have a couple of sun/moon icons: 🌞 for light mode 🌙 for dark mode But at least part of my brain is ...
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How to convert flat icon to simple 3d icon?

I'm trying to make a simple 3D icon from a flat SVG image, unfortunately without success. What I want to achieve can be seen in the picture below. What steps should I take to get this effect? How do ...
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Icon for Telecommunications Services

I'm working on a service quality monitoring dashboard for my employer. The site diplays QoS parameters for hundreds of different telecommunications services provided by the company: messaging, voice ...
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when creating icons that will be used as SVGs, is it important to have shapes occupy whole pixels rather than a portion of it?

I understand that if you have shapes taking only half of a pixel in an image, it will look blurry as a rasterized image. Since ill be using them as svgs and glyphs will the same problem retain? I ...
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When icons are used as glyphs, is it necessary to create them at double the intended resolution? [closed]

eg. 16x16 is the intended size, do I need to create them at 32x32 or higher for sharpness on screens with high ppi? any help would be greatly appreciated. Edit: looks like I was conflating ...
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How do I create this icon/pattern in the circle?

I am fairly new at using Adobe Illustrator. I am trying to recreate this pattern in the circle but have no luck in finding answers to make it. I've already created the circle and the star except for ...
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Custom sizes in inkscape's real-time icon preview?

Is there a way to get a real-time icon preview at a specified size in inkscape? The Icon Preview panel found in the View menu seems perfect, except I can't find a way to get it to display sizes other ...
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WCAG Compliance - Does Acceptable Contrast Apply Only to Text? Or Icons and Other Graphics as Well?

I am completely new to WCAG compliance and I have several questions. I.e. say that you’re using the tool Color-pair Contrast Testing to check the contrast of background and foreground color. Your ...
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Icons as intersection of basic shapes — strive for it?

Does it make sense to try to produce shapes as a combination / intersection of other basic shapes wherever possible? (eg. Constructing a basic shield from primary shapes). Will that assure best ...
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Batch convert fill and stroke colour of a set of icons

I have a set of icons which are black and white. I want to try and make it shades of blue. Example is given below I have set stroke and fill colours to it manually using Inkscape. Will it be possible ...
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Extract icons out of an SVG sprite

I have an SVG image sprite with a lot of icons inside it https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/adwaita-icon-theme/blob/master/src/symbolic/gnome-stencils.svg Is there any method available or a website ...
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Add a special character o glyph made of three dots for quick insertion InDesign

I am working on a long text with InDesign cs6 and I need to be able to quickly write/insert a special charter that looks likes this three dots in the image (They are three dots and the middle on is ...
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Adjust EPS icons to same size and weight?

I have a pack of icons in .eps format, but some of them appear to be different in the size (guess have different purposes for website). Also, when I try to resize them in Illustrator, the weight of ...
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What is a good icon to represent a toll?

I'm looking for an icon to represent a toll. I found this icon on Material Design under "toll", I'm actually curious as the only thing I see is a circle and another part of a circle. I'm thinking ...
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Save and Close Icon

I'm building an interface for an admin page. The admin clicks a button to choose an icon to save and close the data table instead of autosave. I have always been stumped as to which icon is best ...
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How to covert and save the size of a 512x512 sticker image into 100 KB in adobe Photoshop?

When I am going to save the 512x512 sticker icon in photoshop. It shows the 215 KB size of an image which is more than 100 KB. I want the 512x512px size png icon in 100 KB. How is it possible?
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Are there any universally accepted icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze?

This is an additional question to one which I had asked on UXSE for making the Badges inclusive by providing unique icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Badges. Are there any universally accepted ...
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How do I differentiate between vegan/vegetarian, wheat/gluten or dairy/lactose icons?

I'm a newbie in the UI world, and recently I have been asked to create nutrition icons that are clear and can be easily identified by the users. I have been having some problems trying to ...

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