Questions tagged [icon]

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

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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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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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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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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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Creating icons with gradient shadows

I am attempting to create some animal icons in a particular style. What would your approach be in making an icon in a similar style? It looks to me like a lot of different gradients applied in ...
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How to resize Android app icons without loss in quality

I have designed a beautiful icon for my app but when I resize it for different screen sizes (mdpi – hdpi...) the icon quality drops to very low. How should I resize it with no quality drop? I'm ...
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How to distribute large amount of icons in Illustrator?

I want to make a design where there will be a lot of randomly placed icons. A few of them will be a different color to visually form the shade of some large object. Kind of like this effect, but ...
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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I have perused questions about icons becoming outdated.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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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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Material Design Icons — keyline shapes for smaller icons?

Material design provides the following keyline shapes for icons: https://material.io/design/iconography/#grid-keyline-shapes https://is.gd/KpRYrB But these come for rather big icons (192×192px). ...
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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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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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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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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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Best practices for a file of icons in Illustrator that can export perfectly to both PNG and SVG?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to maintain a set of icons for a desktop application. Whenever I update them, I need to export them both to SVG and to a minimum-resolution PNG that matches the pixel ...
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Can icon designers be expected to produce a single-color version?

I read something once about designing logos which explained a logo must work as a single color, so any important color separations must be accompanied by a transparent gap / path. Does this apply to ...
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Dynamically composed icons representing state of content

I am considering a web UI imrpovement. Each icon (large, 128x128px) in flow layout represents a configuration of a certain process, and, to the user, there are a bunch of "important" settings for this ...
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How to automate letters icon creation with free tools

I must say im not designer im programmer im building simple game for my kids in this game i need to create many sets of english letters icons like this ones im attaching. now im doing it using ...
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My app icon is showing Blur

I am a fresher UI/UX designer. My APP icon is showing blur and I am using photoshop 72 resolution and please tell me about android & ios icon measurement, Resolution and size.
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What are hidden icons?

What are hidden icons? I saw that term in Icons Handbook. The original emoticons only existed as 19×19px and, while they had transparent backgrounds, the edges were aliased. An odd-numbered grid ...
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How do you edit or simply add color to downloaded vector Icons?

I would like to know how to edit vector icons (that I downloaded from set) in photoshop. I know this is probably a stupid question but i have been following a tutorial which involved downloading a ...
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How perfectly scale and produce different sizes of icon without losing the quality in Illustrator

I already have sketch icon converted in svg, eps and ai files. And I wanted to produce different specific sizes for mobile app design. How would I properly scale an Icon?
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Suggestions for app background

I am designing an app background for learners of the English language. Normally, I design icons, but I decided to try putting together an app, iphone, android, ect, ect, where the learner is presented ...
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How to create a glitch free stroke icon in photoshop?

I'm creating an icon but if I use it in small resolution screen it's shown with glitches like follow:
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iOS Lock Screen Icon Questions

I am looking for some information on lock screen icons in iOS. The icon type I am referring to is the small one in the lower left corner. Also mentioned in this article: http://blog.estimote.com/post/...
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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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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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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 page/...
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What's a good icon for symbolising “rent”?

"rent" as in renting of books etc. I need to design a rent icon that symbolizes renting of books in a mobile app.