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Re: [SPAM:1.4] Re: [SPAM:1.4] Echo media icons and colour question



On Mon, 2007-08-27 at 23:34 +0200, Charlie Brej wrote:
> Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> > Charlie Brej a écrit :
> >> I reworked the media icons and added 22x22 and 16x16 versions. I've
> >> put them up at: http://home.brej.org/Echo/
> >>
> > Make sure to cast the light upper-left instead of upper-right i.e.
> > media-playback-stop icon. 
> 
> I noticed that all icons have the lighting coming from the upper right corner so 
> I left it as it was. If I change it to the right then I should do the same for 
> all. As I was going though the icons I also noticed that there is no systematic 
> lighting gradient either. Since these arrow type icons are quite simple what I 
> could do is to go through and make them all and edit the svg by hand so as to 
> make sure all the colours/gradients/shadows all match. They are only a few 
> objects each so it shouldn't be hard. I'm gonna leave it for a couple weeks till 
> I have some time again but it shouldn't take me long now I know the guts of these.
> 

The light indeed is cast from upper-left. This results in bright spot on
the upper-right for flat circle-like icons, for square-like icons
usually linear gradient is used with lighter colours in upper-right
area, for isometric the lightning is a little more complex, but for
ball-like objects it results in bright spot in the upper-left. It's
maybe a bit confusing. In some icons I noticed usage of round gradient
even on square-like shapes and otherwise. I would therefore base the
usage per case-by-case basis (i.e. what looks better and more consistent
with the rest).

You can use the lightning section of the old guidelines [1] as a
reference (note that for 22x22 and 24x24 flat icons the lightning
however should be same like in the tilted table perspective).

If you think some of the icons clearly have the highlight wrong, post
their names here. I am going to make a list of icons with issues (where
one of the issues is guidelines violation) after we settle the definite
version of the guidelines.

Martin

References:
[1]
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoIconGuidelines#head-b98a7c684b6757c3b5a7d8559d4503da21b972ad

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