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Experimenting Icon Design

By on February 24, 2012 4:11:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Tell me what you guys think, It's for a commission.

 

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February 24, 2012 4:26:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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February 24, 2012 4:41:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It took long enough lol 157 layers altogether. Made using the pen tool and gradient tool (with the exception of the text of course)

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February 24, 2012 5:49:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice!

I'd work back into the gradients with the dodge tool to add extra highlights, but that's just me. I'm all about the shiny shiny.

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February 24, 2012 5:54:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think you're right there are parts of the camera that look pretty flat. Thanks for the tip

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February 28, 2012 3:57:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not a camera I'd want to use (Visine might not help here...), but looks good!

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February 28, 2012 4:13:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like it with the exception of the text on the screen.  It's distracting.

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February 28, 2012 4:41:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

How does it look as an actual icon?

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February 28, 2012 5:10:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As an icon I can see the text being impossible to read (and frustrating to try.
The eye-piece seems out of scale to the rest of the camera and "tacked" on.  I wish it flowed more. 

Different sized icons:

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February 28, 2012 5:50:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
Different sized icons:

One of the most frustrating aspects of making icons is what looks good in design and may work well as a Dock Icon (png format) doesn't always translate to icon format.

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February 28, 2012 5:58:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
Different sized icons:
As an aside, I used Stardock's Icon Developer to create a tone of icons in many resolutions and bit depth (not like most are used anymore).

Remember when 16x16, 8-bit was the best we had?

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February 29, 2012 5:53:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LOL, yeah. It was mostly for demonstrational purposes. The commission had insisted on that font and text colour. This type of video camera has quite a large front end also the perspective doesn't give the front end any justice as it is pretty big if you were to look at it like that. I appreciate all your feedback and will most certainly be taking it into account in future designs.

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