Learning Inkscape. The hard way.

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Learning Inkscape. The hard way.

Post by sirherrbatka » 11 Mar 2013, 17:35

So, I created few things with inkscape. Like this plasma theme: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ra ... ent=151039 or my mouse pointer theme, but I don't consider myself pro for sure. Yet, I decided to learn icon making stuff, just for fun. My first attempt, a folder icon!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2899105/folder.svg

It was harder then it looks ;-)

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Post by ezzetabi » 11 Mar 2013, 18:01

If it harder than it looks, it must be made of diamond as it looks great.

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Re: Learning Inkscape. The hard way.

Post by Zini » 11 Mar 2013, 18:07

Yeah. I would actually be comfortable with using something of this quality level in the editor.

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Post by sirherrbatka » 11 Mar 2013, 20:30

Glad that you like this icon guys.

Well, as I said I'm not a professional. Making this icon was learning expirence, especialy when it comes to perspective and gradients. It took time to make something good, as every detail matters. Pvdk can confirm this.

Yet I want to learn more about inkscape and making icons. I can try to make OpenCS icons along the way as well but i really need input on how this icons should look. For example I have no idea how GMST icon should look. I imagine this as some sort of binary (but how to picture binary file anyway?), or maybe a list.

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Post by ezzetabi » 11 Mar 2013, 21:16

GMST means Game Setting, so... An open book with the left page the "MW" of OpenMW logo and in the right page a pen that writes "Settings" e.g., "Set...(pen)"?

I do not know the size of the icons, of course the smaller the more difficult.

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Post by sirherrbatka » 11 Mar 2013, 21:39

22x22. Small icons. The typical size of action (like refresh in web browser window) icons in your application is 32x32.

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Some would say that for this we need even smaller icons.

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Post by Greendogo » 12 Mar 2013, 04:00

Nice looking theme sirherrbatka!

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Post by sirherrbatka » 12 Mar 2013, 08:40

not a theme, yet. I would need to add all folders type.

Any way. another idea for GMST → globe!

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Post by sirherrbatka » 12 Mar 2013, 15:58

BTW, I redone the icon to have better perspective. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2899105/folder2.svg

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Post by sirherrbatka » 12 Mar 2013, 22:16

Inkscape is actually fun to use. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2899105/book.svg

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