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Re: 256x256 px icons
On Jul 29 08:11, Warren Young wrote:
> On 7/29/2011 3:42 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jul 29 03:14, Warren Young wrote:
> >> Is there official vector logo art I can use?
> > I don't think so, sorry.
> Okay, here's my take:
> This should probably be archived somewhere on cygwin.com. I won't
> guarantee hosting for it.
> >I'd prefer to go for a lone C in the <= 32x32 sizes.
> Here's a combined icon -- same 5 sizes as before -- based on the new
> vector logo, with the two parts individually stroked for contrast
> against both light and dark backgrounds:
> Here's a version with heavy chiseled bevels and shadows added:
> It only includes a 256 px version, since it's too much detail to
> work at small sizes. You'd want to fill in the smaller sizes with a
> simpler style, like the stroked C or the plain Konsole.
> The bevel depth and style can of course be varied, as can the shadow
> angle, opacity, etc. If you don't like it but can describe what
> you'd like better, I'll take a shot at creating it.
What I'd like to see is the stroked and beveled variants in 48x48 with a
light grey border of only 1 pixel, standalone, as well as in a terminal
> Here are some 3-D variants of the Cygwin logo, one inside the
> Konsole terminal frame for MinTTY, and one with the logo alone for
> broader purposes:
In 256x256 this looks excellent, but I don't think this would work
> Again, 256 px only, for detail reasons.
> >>>What if the green glow around the black C glows a bit more?
> Try this on:
> It's not bad, but I prefer the stroked variants.
Uh, uhm... no, that's not nice. It looks kind of sick.
So far I like stroked and beveled, just the thick white frame is a bit
too much. I don't know if and how that works, but the optimum would be
a light frame which is just light enough to set the icon apart from a
dark background, while it's not too light to be unpleasant on a light
background. Is that possible at all? I don't know. Gimp is really
uncooperative to me.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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