They're not meant strictly to be used function icons. They certainly can be
used for that, but that wasn't my initial thought in designing them
I have them in GIMP and I can share that later on with others if you're
I agree in that they do look a little dirty. Lightening up that brushed
metal layer will be easy.
The PNG files are just something I picked arbitrarily to place in the
email. I can output them to virtually any icon/format. I just thought it
might be best for throwing inline in an email.
Christopher - Thanks for the feedback on the drums. That is by far the one
I struggled with the most. I wanted a full drum kit and not just a
snare/single drum. Looking at the simple ones, it'd be difficult not to
copy the Rockband drum logo. I wanted to stay as far away from that as
possible. I also figured that even on the splash screen the images will be
25-50% the size so most of that detail will be lost and I won't have to
worry about it. (similar to the strap buttons on the guitar). But I'll try
to mull it over and see if I can think of something else that might get us
where we need it.
-Everyone- I really appreciate the feedback! Great ideas/Input! Keep it
coming if you think of anything else.
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I'm wondering what these icons are for? If they are indeed intended to be
functional (i.e., they will represent applications/programs, actions,
resources, etc.) rather than decorative (i.e., they will be on the splash
screen, desktop background, and marketing materials), I have a few
1.) The drum set icon sticks out because it's much more detailed than the
others. Generally, funcitonal icons should be as simple as posible.
2.) I don't know what source files you're using to generate the PNG images
sent, but ideally icons should be scalable SVG files.
3.) If you prefer PNG files, you could make different sizes of images, like
of the icons in the Oxygen set. If you do, when you make smaller icons,
probably want to change the metallic background to a gradient, and as you go
even smaller, into a flat colour.
I'm also not a graphic designer. My comments are things I remember from
reading blog posts and developing icons for my own programs. In my case at
least, it seemed that the more accurately I could depict something, the
obvious it was for other people!
On 1 February 2013 06:00:04 Brian Monroe wrote:
I'll go ahead and work on this tomorrow. I wanted to get a few
before I started working on theming, but does anyone have any more
suggestions/requests for icons before I start? Here's my updated icon
pack... [Inline image 1] [Inline image 2] [Inline image 3] [Inline image
[Inline image 5] [Inline image 6] [Inline image 7] [Inline image 8]
Looks great! I am away this weekend so don't have time to try them out
yet, but here's a link to what Ian has done. If you follow his
you should be able to test it out with KDM.
I will post something up on my site when I get back if you are unable
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