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Old 10-05-2010, 11:35 PM
Bryan Nielsen
 
Default Proposed Icon for Ticket #99

I uploaded the latest render...
http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/

With blue backgrounds, microscopic text and the glossy reflection from
the computer display icons.



On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Jakub Steiner <jsteiner@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> ----- "Bryan Nielsen" <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I created a couple versions of the 24px icon with color variations
>> and
>> menu element size variations. I also created a 48px icon.
>>
>> And I created a page that makes it easier to view the variations...
>> http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>
> This is shaping up nicely, Bryan. I would definitely go with the darked backdrop, blue is fine. You might want to use subtle gradients instead of flat color too. The text entries can't be solid white blocks if they are this big though. Making them semi opaque works, you might want to try experimenting with actual microscopic text (+convert to shapes ctrl-shift-c, simplify crtl-l multiple times). Also check out the glossy reflection on computer or video-display.
>
> keep up the good work!
>
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:24 AM
Jakub Steiner
 
Default Proposed Icon for Ticket #99

----- "Bryan Nielsen" <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:

> I uploaded the latest render...
> http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>
> With blue backgrounds, microscopic text and the glossy reflection
> from
> the computer display icons.
>

Howdy Bryen.

Excellent progress! Still ready for some nitpicks?

I would curve the corners of the blue screen slightly. Really just a half-pixel so it's not that sharp compared to the outer border-radius. You can also shade the stroke with a gradient as well so it doesn't feel so flat -- darker on top, lighter at the bottom. I would chop that one pixel row on the 16x16 so that the switch is surrounded by the same padding on both sides. Lower the opacity of the white text lines down a notch. Tweak the switch on the 32 and 48 to be less tall so it's more consistent in shape between the sizes. The smaller the size, the more contrast you usually need to put in. As you can see on the glass reflection -- it's nicely visible on the 48, but a lot harder to make out on the 32.

Now that you are getting the hang of it, I am looking forward to more icons

cheers

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:33 PM
Bryan Nielsen
 
Default Proposed Icon for Ticket #99

Another version of the icons is complete...
http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/

I put a 0.5 pixel radius on the corners of the blue screen but I'm not
sure it was enough.



On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Jakub Steiner <jsteiner@redhat.com> wrote:
> ----- "Bryan Nielsen" <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I uploaded the latest render...
>> *http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>>
>> With blue backgrounds, microscopic text and the glossy reflection
>> from
>> the computer display icons.
>>
>
> Howdy Bryen.
>
> Excellent progress! Still ready for some nitpicks?
>
> I would curve the corners of the blue screen slightly. Really just a half-pixel so it's not that sharp compared to the outer border-radius. You can also shade the stroke with a gradient as well so it doesn't feel so flat -- darker on top, lighter at the bottom. I would chop that one pixel row on the 16x16 so that the switch is surrounded by the same padding on both sides. Lower the opacity of the white text lines down a notch. Tweak the switch on the 32 and 48 to be less tall so it's more consistent in shape between the sizes. The smaller the size, the more contrast you usually need to put in. As you can see on the glass reflection -- it's nicely visible on the 48, but a lot harder to make out on the 32.
>
> Now that you are getting the hang of it, I am looking forward to more icons
>
> cheers
>
> --
> Jakub Steiner
> http://jimmac.musichall.cz
> _______________________________________________
> design-team mailing list
> design-team@lists.fedoraproject.org
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/design-team
>
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:21 PM
Bryan Nielsen
 
Default Proposed Icon for Ticket #99

I did a little more tweaking on the icons to add more contrast and
improve the radius on the blue screen...
http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/

At this point I need a little direction on the use of the
render-icon-theme.py script. I used an existing icon source file as a
reference to create my system-config-boot.svg file but when I run the
script some of the icons are off center.

Bryan



On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Bryan Nielsen <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:
> Another version of the icons is complete...
> http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>
> I put a 0.5 pixel radius on the corners of the blue screen but I'm not
> sure it was enough.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Jakub Steiner <jsteiner@redhat.com> wrote:
>> ----- "Bryan Nielsen" <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I uploaded the latest render...
>>> *http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>>>
>>> With blue backgrounds, microscopic text and the glossy reflection
>>> from
>>> the computer display icons.
>>>
>>
>> Howdy Bryen.
>>
>> Excellent progress! Still ready for some nitpicks?
>>
>> I would curve the corners of the blue screen slightly. Really just a half-pixel so it's not that sharp compared to the outer border-radius. You can also shade the stroke with a gradient as well so it doesn't feel so flat -- darker on top, lighter at the bottom. I would chop that one pixel row on the 16x16 so that the switch is surrounded by the same padding on both sides. Lower the opacity of the white text lines down a notch. Tweak the switch on the 32 and 48 to be less tall so it's more consistent in shape between the sizes. The smaller the size, the more contrast you usually need to put in. As you can see on the glass reflection -- it's nicely visible on the 48, but a lot harder to make out on the 32.
>>
>> Now that you are getting the hang of it, I am looking forward to more icons
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> --
>> Jakub Steiner
>> http://jimmac.musichall.cz
>> _______________________________________________
>> design-team mailing list
>> design-team@lists.fedoraproject.org
>> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/design-team
>>
>
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:28 PM
Jakub Steiner
 
Default Proposed Icon for Ticket #99

----- "Bryan Nielsen" <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:

> I did a little more tweaking on the icons to add more contrast and
> improve the radius on the blue screen...
> http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>
> At this point I need a little direction on the use of the
> render-icon-theme.py script. I used an existing icon source file as a
> reference to create my system-config-boot.svg file but when I run the
> script some of the icons are off center.

Hi Bryan,
the script uses the rectangles in the baseplate layer to "clip" the icons. The second smallest rectangle actually has two overlaid ones -- one icon is used for both 24x24 and 22x22, so either nuke the 22x22 size, or make sure your icon doesn't get clipped for the 22x22.

Hope this helps

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Old 10-11-2010, 07:28 PM
Bryan Nielsen
 
Default Proposed Icon for Ticket #99

Jakub,

That did the trick. I removed the unused rectangles in the baseplate,
repositioned the icons, and reran the python script. A tarball with
the src/ and rendered gnome/ paths can be downloaded here...
http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/system-config-boot-icon.tgz

If the work is acceptable for ticket #99 then I'll start looking for
another ticket.

Bryan



On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Jakub Steiner <jsteiner@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> ----- "Bryan Nielsen" <bnielsen1965@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I did a little more tweaking on the icons to add more contrast and
>> improve the radius on the blue screen...
>> http://xorengineering.com/dev/icons/
>>
>> At this point I need a little direction on the use of the
>> render-icon-theme.py script. I used an existing icon source file as a
>> reference to create my system-config-boot.svg file but when I run the
>> script some of the icons are off center.
>
> Hi Bryan,
> the script uses the rectangles in the baseplate layer to "clip" the icons. The second smallest rectangle actually has two overlaid ones -- one icon is used for both 24x24 and 22x22, so either nuke the 22x22 size, or make sure your icon doesn't get clipped for the 22x22.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> --
> Jakub Steiner
> http://jimmac.musichall.cz
> _______________________________________________
> design-team mailing list
> design-team@lists.fedoraproject.org
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/design-team
>
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