[ubuntu-art] Folder Icon challenge.
kwwii at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 3 10:07:13 BST 2008
On Wednesday 03 September 2008 00:10:32 Mr.doob wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Ken Vermette wrote:
> >> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Kenneth Wimer <kwwii at ubuntu.com
> >> <mailto:kwwii at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 02 September 2008 18:18:41 Ken Vermette wrote:
> >> > I liked Antons folder icons, so I've tooled my own to look more
> >> like his,
> >> > attached is yet another revision of the folders, with more minute
> >> > detailing. Also, this one has closed folders...
> >> >
> >> > http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/raraken/example_mk3.png
> >> Could you add a smaller version (something like 22x22)? It goes a
> >> long way to
> >> understanding the lines and dithering problems which can occur.
> >> 22x22 us up! I had to post on Deviantart, I don't want to compress
> >> these images.
> >> http://raraken.deviantart.com/art/Ubuntu-Folder-Concept-mk5-96838710
> >> added examples of...
> >> - 22x22
> >> - dark outlines
> >> - emblems
> >> and fixed a positioning problem that caused fuzzy borders.
> > Kick ass! IMHO :P
> > -Cory K.
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> I agree. Although I don't know which one is better (dark outline or not).
> Dark outline makes the small version easy to identify. But doesn't
> look too cool on the big icon.
> Maybe, having a bit of outline when small, but not that dark?
Exactly right. Even with photorealistic icons (or semi-realistic) the small
versions need a small line around them (perhaps not totally opaque) to help
define the form and outer lines. Note that this is only necessary on the
In addition I would suggest increasing the brightness and/or decreasing the
contrast a bit on the smaller versions.
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