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Re: Echo: "package-x-generic" attempt 10



2008/1/13, Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
>
> On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 23:53 +0100, Mark wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > i've seen a dozen package-x-generic icons of different icon themes
> > that all look better than the current  package-x-generic. So i (again)
> > did an attempt to create a good looking one.
> >
> > This icon is partly compatible with the echo guidelines. the only
> > thing that isn't is that light brown isn't in the echo colors. I would
> > like to see that one added.
> >
> > My icon is based on the colors of this package [1].
> > The main colors in that icon:
> > 1. #efd497
> > 2. #b18e4b
> > 3. #bba370
> > 4. #dcc698
> >
> > Those are also used in this icon.
> > I think this icon looks good at all the sizes i posted now and bigger
> > is looking fine as well. Smaller (16x16) is still usable but probably
> > not recommended.
> >
> > And another issue in echo. 3 shadows aren't possible ;) this shadow is
> > copied from another package-x-generic but the way the shadow is shown
> > in it isn't possible in real life (except with multiple light
> > sources).
> >
> > So what do you think?
> >
> > [1] http://www.markdbd.com/proyectos/google_reader_notifier/images/install.png
>
> To be frank, to me it seems like if the package was looked at through a
> mist. Could you make stronger outline and use darker colours, I am OK
> with the package icon I send you (well, after all it were my changes
> that resulted in that), though it might be a little brighter. But if you
> brighten it too much it does not fit Echo or even becomes bland.
>
> As for the shadows. They aren't supposed to be real (nor completely
> unreal), but they are supposed to be consistent throughout the whole
> theme. So the shadow is mostly OK as is. Most is at the back part, and
> some in the front as well... Oh, and these shadows surely are possible
> in real world, you'd just need to have the light source close enough...
>
> Martin

Oke, i will make a darker border around it but the package itself
isn't gonna be darker!
making it darker means making it ugly in this case.
I will post new images somewhere tomorrow.
And could you add a light brown to the guideline?


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