Questions tagged [icon]

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

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How to use Sketch iOS app icon template?

I'd like to integrate some external artwork into a Sketch iOS app icon template that comes built-in with Sketch 42 (36781). I can't seem to find information on the proper way to use the template. I've ...
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What do the icons under 'links' in Adobe AI mean?

I am opening an Adobe AI file that was sent to me and created by someone else that contains missing links. What does this icon mean? I am assuming it's something along the lines of the asset not ...
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Is Microsoft's Windows XP icon design free to use commercially?

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997636.aspx On this page, Microsoft says how to make Windows XP icons. I love Windows XP! The style, the texture, the shading,... It's so alive unlike this ...
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What style is the new Opera logo?

The new Opera logo looks really nice and so does the 2011 Office for Mac icons. What style are they?
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What are the pros and cons in Sketch of outlining icon fonts over leaving them as fonts?

I'm unsure which method is better, and also which one enables the easiest handover to a developer.
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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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How to create proper Vector Images that can be used as an Android Vector-Drawable?

I'm quite new to creating vector images. I started to learn how the create them because I need some custom icons for an Android app I'm currently working on. And here starts the problem. I'm creating ...
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Unable to perfect center font awesome in Sketch 3

I am making a small infographic on a website in sketch 3. I am using font-awesome and trying to center an icon in the middle of the circle. But I realised it can't be done because there is a small ...
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How to add caption to my icon like this example?

I want to add text to my icon like this: "Free" added to the icon. I had a contractor that did it for me in the past but she is no longer working for me. I want to do it myself. What is the simplest ...
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How to cut shape on top of another one in illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm working on Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I've a question about how to cut an area from a shape using another shape. To clarify the point, I've the first image below. What I want to do, is to 'cut' ...
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Having issues trying to save file as SVG in Illustrator

Created my first icon and now trying to save it as .SVG, but not going as planned. When I view my icon in Inkscape it shows that it is missing some objects, or the object in question is distorted. I ...
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Hundreds of icons in one Illustrator art board. What's the quickest way to organize these better?

A designer before me created icons for our software in Illustrator files (i.e. icons-12x12.ai, icons-16x16.ai etc). All of them have one art board and potentially hundreds of icons in them. The ...
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How to Indicate “offline” in a “send message” icon?

I have an icon that looks like a chat bubble to send a message to a user. Now, you can send a message both to an online and offline user. I'm trying to have two different icons. Right now they are ...
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How to color overlay an icon with multiple colors?

Is there a way (ideally using Sketch) to do a single color overlay over an icon that has multiple colors – while preserving the original icon's different shades? I'm trying to turn the blue folder ...
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Should an arrow for “update” point up or down?

I have an arrow icon notifying the user about pending software updates. The update needs to be downloaded, which indicates the arrow should point down. On the other side, updates are raising a ...
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Icon to text alignment. Align to caps letter, x height or baseline?

I'm designing UI for the desktop app. I have a sidebar with menu (icon + label, both clickable). I centered icons to the first caps letters. Should I use other alignment? Are there any guidelines on ...
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Any online tools for SVG creating? [closed]

I am looking a free source for creating SVG icons, any provide or example for me? Thanks.
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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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What is the typography of the original coexist symbol? [closed]

The coexist symbol has become more or less widespread. I'd like to know: Which is the font used by the original designer: Piotr Mlodozeniec? I'm surprised that an icon has become popularized only ...
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Need icon ideas to indicate “crane not working ”

I overlapped the below icon on top of the vehicle but still the user feels like the vehicle is prohibited rather than not working/operational. Is there any other way to design. Thanks in advance.
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Web design concept to represent categories

I have been looking all over the web for good examples of how represent 4 major categories on a web page from a design perspective. I am designing a web site help centre. There are 4 major categories:...
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How to render icons with crisp edges in Illustrator

This is mainly a question about the quality of logos/icons used in Websites. I create logos/icons using Illustrator but when I see icons on professional websites (see image and links), they look crisp ...
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Client has 53 categories in a mega menu and he wants icons

Dear fellow designers, I got a client who wants me to design a wholesale website. I've designed a mega menu for his categories but now he wants me to make icons for every category (53). The question ...
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How to recreate vector line art

I'm now almost done with that special project for my college, but I need help with one more thing. There are some icons that our newsletter has, that I would like to use. But the person who has the ...
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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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Exporting SVG Icons With a Bounding Box

I am a front end developer creating a rather large icon set for a site, I've settled on using Grumpicon because it provides the deep layer of support I need as well as allowing me to do some size ...
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Change size of vector in illustrator

I use Illustrator for changing colours and adding the svg vectors (basically icons from flaticons) to photoshop to create high fidelity mockups. my question is, is there any way to change the width(...
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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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Creating icons with long shadows for Android

How can I design icons like below, with a circular shape, element in between and shadow to the bottom-right. Play store is filled with such icons. Is there an online tool to make them quickly or any ...
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How do I create an 's' shape in sketch?

I'm trying to design a circular icon in which you can see a beach, with water washing onto it. So I want to create a squiggly/s shaped layer to resemble water. I'm new to designing icons in Sketch ...
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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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Should I create font icons or use images?

I applied for a frontend web developer job. They sent me PSD files and told me to create a one page website and send to them for review. On this image you can see just the header part. I am wondering ...
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Is there an icon for the word “ICON”?

Is there an icon for the word icon? I am trying to build a website like flaticon, and made me wonder, is there an icon for icons? Like there are icons for settings or database.
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Filling the background of a png icon

I have several png icons that I want to place on a colored circle but I'd like a white background immediately behind the image (see attached)...I can do it fine with the ones that are circles by ...
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How to create a folded/bent icon in Inkscape?

I am curious how to create this folded/bent icon in Inkscape? Is that I create a whole picture, and then apply effect on it? Or i have to separately make each of them?
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Exporting Illustrator objects to svg showing up as 3 separate icons in ICOMOON

I have created a simple icon and have exported it for use in ICOMOON. The developer is stating that it is showing up as three separate icons. They are grouped and I have even placed them in one layer....
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Converting an .ai file with multiple artboard into a single .svg file

I am trying to convert an .ai file having multiple artboard into a single .svg file in order to generate a single .ttf file having all the icons. I have tried deselecting use artboards option which ...
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Exporting multiple groups from Sketch

I'm trying to export some icons I have made in Sketch. I've learnt how to export multiple layers, so each layer comes out as an individual assets (png file), but I can't find a solution for doing the ...
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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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Creating a diamond outline [duplicate]

I'm able to create a flat diamond will fills, but I'm having some difficulty getting just the outlines. I've tried using borders with inside position, but I end up with thicker strokes in certain ...
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What are good small icons for “Distribute objects”?

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 ...
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What is this icon design with unfinished border line called?

I would like to know what is this type of design is called. It's used throughout Discord UI and is becoming an icon trend on Flaticon.
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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 can I avoid icons with double meanings?

I am currently trying to make an icon that indicates a bike shop sells bike accessories. This icon will be displayed along with other icons, such as the bike types the shop sells and if the shop ...
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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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Is it okay to use Apple logo as a part of an icon in a website?

I'm working on a website for a data recovery company. I need to make an icon of a MacBook, because they offer specialized service for OS X devices. I'm not sure if it is okay for me to place the ...
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Icon for ‘backwards compatible’?

How can I represent backwards compatibility in an icon? Our company makes building control systems and we are currently developing a whole new platform/range (hardware and software) which will ...
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What program could I use to make animated vector icon constructions?

I've created some vector icons in Illustrator. Recently I found this designer's work and was intrigued by his animated constructions, like the following: I've contacted the artist to ask about his ...
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unifying sizing of font icon into a set with illustrator?

I look around the web, and there are a lot of tutorials on how to create icons, but my question is, how do you unify the icons into a set using illustrator? So here's the problem: I am a UI Designer,...
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Inkscape - How to create uniformed group sizes for a svg file with multiple Object IDs?

I am a currently trying to create my own desktop theme in the plasma desktop environment. Right now I am currently at a roadblock and I need some advice. I am working on a svg file with multiple ...

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