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Originally Posted by Alfroggy Yeah, you're right, used as a Photos icon it required your participation, and to be placed on a 118x120px canvas. But as a folder icon make...
06-07-2013, 10:06 PM #541
06-07-2013, 11:21 PM #542
Any maps icon !!
06-07-2013, 11:49 PM #543
Wow, icon making is turning real fun
06-08-2013, 01:01 AM #544
Here ya go but you will still get the shadow inbetween the holes
06-08-2013, 02:00 AM #545
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06-08-2013, 05:58 AM #547
Though I applaud Suby enthusiastically for not just accepting any artwork (icons, etc) in his theme thread that doesn't conform to his vision. So many themes get ruined by people sharing stuff (with good intentions) that's just not in keeping with the theme's ethos. Then everyone screams "if you don't like it, don't use it".. without really understanding the deeper issue. I'm glad Suby's keeping tight reins here.
And yet we still need folder icons badly.
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 06-08-2013 at 06:00 AM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
06-08-2013, 06:26 AM #548
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06-08-2013, 06:44 AM #550
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06-08-2013, 07:16 AM #552
Its impossible to conform someone else's vision, each one of us has its own inspiration and skills.
In my eyes, icons requests look really strange (words like "Hey Suby (or whoever) make this icon for me or that one"),
I mean What does it really mean to request an icon ? especially when a theme is new
ignore designer's priorities ?
ignore other users ?
just ask what one wants ?... (its a free world, anyone can write whatver he/she wants)
these sound a bit strange to me, I dont mean to start any conversation on this, I stay silent, just mentioned my thoughts
Similarly to you, I have some folders (not too many), that's why I thought i could make the effort and finally if good enough, to share
Meaning that I would have to make a lot more that I would need for myself, but it doesnt matter, when we decided to contribute, we go all the way (or at least as far as we can)
So, where do we get to ?
Start requests, and wait for Suby to make remaining icons ? (to compile to theme's ethos, and if so until when ?)
accept some (may be less quality, even as temp solutions) and move a bit faster ?
pls, mark that Im saying these to enfavor what i did (i consider this part as closed), just wondering in a friendly conv
06-08-2013, 07:21 AM #553
When did Suby say not to make icons? I believe he just said to consider the quality of posted icons? azalea, he never said he didn't like your folder icons. ( Or any other icons ) please feel free to post your folder icons for people to use.
06-08-2013, 07:43 AM #554
he didnt comment at all, so i thought it was a gentile no
(may be its better to say nothing, than no )
I tried to follow his instructions, we had a small talk in pm, thats what i could come up with
If he agrees, I ll share publicly
if he doesnt agree, and you still want to use them, (may be until something better comes),
I ll send them to you in pm (not to spoil theme's ethos )
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06-08-2013, 07:50 AM #555
Good day to you,,, good day to you !! Another stormy day and it's play time,,, lol actually it was cleanup day and I finally cleaned out my i5, organized my folders and exhaling ,,, feeling great
Gratefully yours creators !!! Thanks ! xo
I found the below and added Sublimity for the final touch !! Gonna chill watch some movies and hang in threads,,, Have a wonderfulllll day and may your day be filled with so many smiles,,,your cheek bones will hurt lolll xoxo
06-08-2013, 07:57 AM #556
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06-08-2013, 08:12 AM #558
Heyyyyy Mynanolife !!
That iwidget was gifted by "Dapes" actually it is two he gifted... The 'smile' blew me away ,,he included other fonts as well as options to change it He also hangs out at dbar ,,,,
Lollll I just knew I was not the only one who needed customization intervention My external is 3TB and I have my precious photos of my family, some software programs, music, movies, videos, i5 and ipad jb goodies and omg,,, my wallpaper folder is up to ,,,whispering (8gbs) lmaooo ,,, then I have another external for backing up my mac via time machine that is 1.5TB lolll I truly feel there is never enough space and to think how fast and inexpensive these externals are being made,,, thinking I should invest in Seagate or WD
Well my friend ,,, you have a wonderful day filled with smiles and YES I will be looking out since I'm rained in
watched a weird movie with Nicole Kidman but good and now watching 12 rounds reloaded and it is action packed by all definition !! xo
Last edited by lizzy954; 06-08-2013 at 08:33 AM.
06-08-2013, 08:38 AM #559
06-08-2013, 09:31 AM #560
Just to make things clear. I never said anything about rejecting peoples icons. As MamaJaay clarified, i requested that people take extra time to evaluate the quality of their icons. Most people, would think "well why care, if they post it just dont use it if you dont want to". Well i tend to agree with this, however, people share screen shots and post them, and just want to make sure Sublimity keeps up with its vision of quality.
Now quality is a weird thing. Quality is extremely subjective to one's own opinion. You can ask Slate004, that my vision on quality is very much differnt that most. We actually go back in forth on a lot of themes and ussually disagree. haha
Anyway my point with this post is nothing is more motivating to refine your skills than being apart of a project and contributing. So i encourage anyone to take a stab at making icons. Again just ask that you take a look at it. Put it on your springboard and ask yourself if it matches, if it goes with the appearance. And you may hear me chime in giving pointers, so dont take this as anything other than constructive criticism. I have made many icons for this theme that didnt make the cut because i am most critical on myself.
In fact the reason the zombie tweetbot icon isnt the default, is because i truly dont feel that the zombie tweetbot icon fits in with the rest of the icons. The zombie tweetbot icon is bad arse and probably one of the cooler icons i have made, but i felt it stuck out like a soar thumb and took over the screen. I know a lot disagree with me and love the icon so i included as an alternate for those who prefer it.
Having looked at your icon i think you made some great improvements! I do encourage you to share and the fact that you came to me personally to get my take shows me that you do care of the vision and want to push your skills to the best.
Suggestions - The straps look much better, i think the bag flap should be a little higher. It seemed to take over to much of the icon. So i would move it up slightly (not a lot just a little). Also the flap seemed to have more detail than the rest of the bag, so i would try and even that out by making the detail on the flap a little less entense. Finding that line between to much detail and not enough is really hard with icons. You will make some icons that look so fantastic on the large canvas and has such great detail, then when shrunk down it will lose a lot of that detail.
2nd the folder logo you have on there (i believe it was a mail icon). This i think needs the most improvement. The effect on it loos almost plastic and not embossed into the leather. Try putting the fill level of that layer to 0 and then using the bevel emboss set to down and probably only size 2px. Then you should have something that looks a little more sunk into it. You may also need to use a color over lay on it set to black, and change the blend mode to overlay or soft light and bring the transparency of that effect down to maybe 10-20 percent.
Hope that helps.
Here is an example of what i mean about balance.. Now this example is no where close to what i would consider a finished icon.. Still much more would need to be refined, and actually some effects that i would have to research on how to do for it to complete my vision. But you can see, the flap is balanced to the bag, and the label (or logo if you wanted to use) looks like its been stamped into the leather.
Last edited by subywrex; 06-08-2013 at 09:45 AM.
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