Questions tagged [icon]

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

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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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What is the most intuitive and obvious copy link icon?

I'm building a blog interface and I need a button to represent my copy URL link action in my blog post pages. The button will be side by side with other social media share icons. I'm trying to decide ...
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Icons or symbols for asymmetric (public-key) cryptography

I need some graphical representation of the elements of asymmetric (public-key) cryptography. I have not been able to find any established convention in this area, and struggle to find good candidates ...
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What is a good icon / graphical way to represent 'closed', 'terminated', 'ended', 'expired'... etc?

I've seen some questions here bump into similar 'time' related icon problems (since 'termination' is sort of a time related concept, similar to 'the past') It doesn't have to be an icon either, since ...

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