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How to convert a square SVG to all-size ICO?

A command line solution: Export your SVG master.svg to PNG with Inkscape: # Install on Ubuntu sudo apt-get install inkscape # Other systems: make sure Inkscape is in your PATH inkscape -w 16 -h 16 -...
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Is it okay to sacrifice exact country flag designs in favor of aesthetics?

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. That said, I don't believe a country would sue a designer for using a simplified version of the flag or that they have a say on what you should use to represent it in ...
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Is it okay to sacrifice exact country flag designs in favor of aesthetics?

Yes, style the flags as you see fit. I see the USA flag translated successfully with 2 stripes and 1 star. You see this done everywhere and yes it's legal, except perhaps for some new countries flags ...
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How to convert a square SVG to all-size ICO?

You can use ImageMagick right away: convert -density 384 icon.svg -define icon:auto-resize icon.ico [Edit] Since ImageMagick version 7, you need to add magick in front of the command (see doc on CLI),...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Firstly, not everyone who creates a page/layout is necessarily a graphic designer. Many people who create such documents will just use some clip art. Basically it's copy and paste, scale and re-use. ...
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What is the standard way for conveying vegan and vegetarian as separate icons?

These terms are too closely related to be differentiated by just using an acronym without any context. Without getting into too much detail, Vegetarian diet includes dairy, and Vegan is exclusively ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Form v function... For a designer..... the Function would be a visual metaphor. The Form (if gears would work) is unimportant. For an engineer that's reversed - an engineer would be concerned if the ...
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What is the standard way for conveying vegan and vegetarian as separate icons?

The standard for vegetarian is generally just a "V", usually in a green circle or something similar, and that'll be pretty much universally understood. The Vegan Society has "the Vegan Trademark" ...
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What is the best Icon to use for an item's state of: "I need to borrow" and "I already have it"?

If you want the icons to stay as uniform as possible, I'd suggest sticking with the same shape language throughout. The idea here is that using the same shape unifies this icon set and makes it ...
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How can I make this logo look more obviously like an icing bag and a crown?

Just to address the icon part of this, building on existing answers and adding a few things. I think the devil is in the details here. Quick blown-up sketch (n.b. the ratio of tip/bag is currently not ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Disclaimer: This answer, too long to be a comment has definitely sarcasm. //sarcasm mode on Gee. I wonder why icons of people very often do not have ears, eyes, noses, or mouths. Oh, people also have ...
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Make text look like it's part of icon

Icons are made to not include text within it for many reasons. First, Icons could be smaller and any text in it could be hard to read Second, Icons are made to relate and connect a certain function ...
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Need icon ideas to indicate "crane not working "

In cases like this it's worth brainstorming a bit first. After and during it might be a good idea to see what others have done with tools like the noun project (and search for broken and crane for ...
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Is it okay to sacrifice exact country flag designs in favor of aesthetics?

I would be careful. It's one thing for a government to use a simplified version of their flag as an icon; it's another for you to simplify it for your needs. I think there are some specific pitfalls:...
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Does optical correction give a more aesthetic look to the SBI logo?

In typography, this is called an overshoot. And has been a very long-standing practice. In typeface design, the overshoot of a round or pointed letter (like O or A) is the degree to which it ...
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Does optical correction give a more aesthetic look to the SBI logo?

At first glance, this may look like a typographical overshoot, i.e., round bases and tops of letters extending a bit further up- or downwards than flat ones – which accounts for an optical illusion. ...
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How to convert flat icon to simple 3d icon?

Use Illustrator's 3D Extrude and Bevel effect. Give the shape a thick coloured stroke and no fill, then apply Effects > 3D > Extrude and Bevel, and use similar settings as shown below. Tweak as ...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Since the requirements change from time to time, it's always a good idea to refer to Apple's guidelines. There's an Affinity Designer template on my website that I've develop that exports the 18 sizes ...
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Is it okay to sacrifice exact country flag designs in favor of aesthetics?

At least be careful with the number of stars in the Chinese flag. It has been miscounted for many times so the people might be sensitive with it. http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/98951/20160822/...
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Is it okay to sacrifice exact country flag designs in favor of aesthetics?

There are many pitfalls regarding the redesign/depictions of flags. But I think the worst that could probably happen is that you offend someone unknowingly. Is anyone going to be sent to jail, or ...
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How to indicate dark mode / light mode options on a user interface?

You could simply be straight forward with it....
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How to convert a square SVG to all-size ICO?

Bash version... #!/bin/bash set -ex svg=$1 size=(16 32 24 48 72 96 144 152 192 196) out="$(mkdir -d)" echo Making bitmaps from your svg... for i in ${size[@]}; do inkscape $svg --...
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Is it okay to sacrifice exact country flag designs in favor of aesthetics?

The point is obviously if the redesign offends the country. I cannot speak for other countries, but at least in my home country, which is Austria, there is the so-called "Wappengesetz" (law of coat of ...
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What is the best Icon to use for an item's state of: "I need to borrow" and "I already have it"?

Borrow Arrow pointing to a hand Have an arrow pointing to a hand, this idea is you getting something. Have I think using a green checkmark would work well for this. I think the idea of checking ...
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Creating icons with long shadows for Android

First things first: As far as I understood, your question is not about GIMP, but rather How to create a material icon with free and open source software? (since you're on Linux). If that is ...
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How can I download the material icon font?

The Material Icons Guide has everything you need. All the Material icons are available on the GitHub page. You can download the icon font, along with the needed CSS file for use in webpages here: ...
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Critique my logo please

Sorry if this comes across a bit harsh. It's honestly not meant to be anything other than helpful. I have no stake in how good or bad your logo may be. I can only offer some suggestions I would follow ...
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