Questions tagged [icon]

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

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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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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.
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What icon can represent "other" or "miscellaneous"?

I've made a few icons representing different categories like "park", "nature", "sanitation" etc. I'm now officially stuck on the icon for "other" or "miscellaneous". This icon is going to represent ...
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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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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 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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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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How to override color on illustrations/icons that can't be flattened in Sketch App?

I'm trying to create a styleguide according to atomic design. For this I'm trying to create a set of icons where I can override the color so I can use them in different sets. I made an icon of a ...
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How to convert a square SVG to all-size ICO?

I've drawn an icon in InkScape and would like to export it to an ICO file that would include sprites for all the reasonable resolutions (16x16, 32x32, ... 256x256 etc). How can this be done (without ...
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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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How should I make my icons as a part of a design system?

I'm creating a design system for a user interface design project and I want to make icons accessible for designers and developers. Icons can have different styles like: Different strokes (1px and 2px)...
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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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Google map icon- is it free to use?

Can I use the google map icon on my website, if I link to google maps?
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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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How can I download the material icon font?

I am unable to download the material icon fonts. Can anyone share a working link? I am only using downloaded fonts.
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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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Design icon or logo with lettering like opera max / opera mini / limo app

Are there any plugins/fonts in photoshop/illustrator for designing icons like the images below or is it all done by constructing paths ? It would be great if anyone could provide a tutorial or steps ...
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Icon suggestion for "In use"?

I am trying to come up with an icon that would capture the concept of "in use". I have a list of files, some of which will be used by other objects in the system, and I need a visual cue to present to ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any internationally-recognisable icon or symbol for police?

I'm looking for something non-nationality-specific to visually represent police and policing. Everything I can find, however, and everything I can think of myself, is based on imagery specific to one ...
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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 would you differentiate a dismiss icon from a delete icon?

I currently have two icons I am using for list items in an application. Accept, represented by a check mark, and reject, represented by and X mark. I need to add a third icon for dismiss. Dismiss or ...
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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 do you make an Android loading icon in Illustrator?

I'd like to know how to make an android style loading icon in Illustrator. Can anyone help? It doesn't have to spin, i'd just like to know how to create the opacity on the circular object. This is ...
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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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Software for quickly and simply re-coloring and resizing a PNG image

Let's say I'm given an image of a flat colored icon, which is a 512x512 PNG black icon. Is there a software to quickly and simply generate e.g. a 36x36 (arbitrary) red (or any color) version of the ...
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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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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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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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How do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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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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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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How to group ico files

A while ago I noticed some .ico files actually came in "packs" that contained the same image in different sizes. I now need to create one of those packs (I have 10 different sizes). Do I need a ...
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What would you use as an icon to represent social media?

Ok, So I have a website I'm working on that uses 7 social media websites (facebook, twitter, g+, youtube, pinterest, instagram and tumblr) plus the rss icon. Rather than plaster them on the website ...
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Icon for "Services"

I'm making a web-site for a friend of mine. She works mainly with nail-art and make ups (I don't really know). Anyway, I wonder what would be good for an icon for "Services" of this kind of thing? I ...
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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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Why should I include padding/margin around icons when I create them?

I recently spoke with an engineer who requested that I edit all our existing icons (we have about 50 of them) to remove the extra margin I was putting around them so it would be easier for her to ...
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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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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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