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    Icon Design Icon Design Presentation Transcript

    • Hello!
    • Icon Design Explained (quickly) JON HICKS : HICKSDESIGN
    • Anatomy of desktop icon (The Techie bits)
    • 48px MIRO ICON 128px 32px 24px 16px 256px 512px
    • SCALED DOWN REDRAWN
    • SCALED DOWN REDRAWN
    • APPLICATION ICON RESOURCE CHART 16 24 32 48 128 256 512 OS X 10.5 .icns • • • • • OS X 10-10.4 .icns • • • Windows Vista .ico • • • • • • Windows XP .ico • • • • • Windows 95-2000 .ico • • • • Linux .svg .png • • • • (uses .svg) Favicons .ico • •
    • Tips for creating icons
    • THE METAPHOR Keep the idea simple and memorable Don’t feel you have to be too literal…but… Don’t be abstract for the sake of it - if it’s a home icon, make it picture of a home! Make it fun if you can!
    • EXAMPLES OF ‘FUN’ APPZAPPER TRANSMIT
    • USE CONSISTENT LIGHTING
    • My Workflow
    • RESEARCH
    • SKETCHBOOK
    • VECTOR SKETCHES
    • ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR or FIREWORKS
    • ICONBUILDER
    • DONE!
    • FREE TOOLS ๏ Inkscape is especially suited to making Linux icons - direct to .svg ๏ Other good free tools like png2ico or online apps like favikon.com
    • Icon Design Explained (quickly) h p://del.icio.us/jonhicks/ icondesigntalk