Thread: Opinions On Icon
August 24th, 2002, 03:04 AM #1
Opinions On Icon
This is my first real try at making a icon, I would like some suggestion or just some feed back on it(Good, Bad, Keep Trying?)
BTW - The Font is StingRay( Get it From VH )
Im kinda surpised people around here dont do Icons. I know some of you could make some good ones.
August 24th, 2002, 04:07 AM #2
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Looks great! You did a really good job on the 16x16 one, you can still easily see the design of the icon despite the small size.
Take a look at ones I did- do a search for my username in the Gallery, or just search for "icon". I originally made a set in Win98 and then did another set from scratch based on the W98 design but modified to support XP's alpha transparencies. (Yes I use and love the XP icons I made) I used Microangelo to make them, what program are you using?
One small (very small and probably really dumb) tip I might have is that the drop shadow looks a little big and pronounced, compared to the standard XP drop shadows. If you want it to fit in a little better to the other icons, maybe change the size of the shadow to the XP standard?
August 24th, 2002, 08:46 PM #3
Thanks, Im just using The GIMP and a program called GifMovie Gear To put the images into a Icon format.
Yeah I thought the shadow was alittle 'bold' I used a offset of 8px and I think I also set the opactity to 100%, What would make it look more like a normal XP Icon? maybe offset 3-4px 30-40% opactity?
BTW Those Icons look really good, Did you draw them scan them in or from scratch on the computer?
August 24th, 2002, 08:51 PM #4shahaniGuest
August 24th, 2002, 08:58 PM #5
looks great CW, I thought about doing some myself, just never did. I really like that thoughThe impossible takes more time,and costs more money.
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August 25th, 2002, 03:07 AM #6
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All done from scratch on the computer . Took me a while but with Microangelo's tools it was pretty easy. The biggest time-consumer? Counting pixels so the images were centered in the 16x16 or 32x32 space.
As or the offset- I don't actually know what the specific pixels/opacity values are- Microangelo has this button (Those tools again ) to automatically add a drop shadow to any icon you create. If you do a little digging though I know MS posted icon-making guidelines to blend in with XP, including correct perspective and color usage. I think they had the drop shadow specifics too.
August 25th, 2002, 03:12 AM #7
August 25th, 2002, 12:32 PM #8
Microsofts Guide to Creating XP Icons
2. Add the drop shadow to your images by double-clicking on the image's layer and selecting Drop Shadow. Then change Angle to 135, Distance to 2, and Size to 2. The drop shadow is black at 75% opacity.
August 25th, 2002, 11:07 PM #9
This is about the closest I could get to the Microsoft's Way of creating Icons(I wasnt Really going for a microsoft Icon but seeing how it was a IE icon, It makes sense)
If you want to download either one Here are the linksOh BTW It looks really bad on my sisters Win98 Computer)
iE w/ Big/Dark Shadow
iE w/ Smaller/Light Shadow
Last edited by ChoaticWhisper; August 25th, 2002 at 11:24 PM.
August 25th, 2002, 11:15 PM #10
thanks.. when I started reading the post..I was going to ask for a download.. and here I get to the bottom.. and u have a download offered =)In life one must Chill
August 25th, 2002, 11:22 PM #11
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