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#31 +CrossCheck


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:01

I like them, but what is casting the shadow on the top left of the main icon? It looks like it's shadowed on the wrong side.

from what i remember in school that it is light (or lack thereof) that causes shadows.

#32 thenonhacker



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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:50


Much better than the retarded penguin in 2010 :D

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#33 Mulsivaas


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 16:46

I like them all :)
I've got a few qualms, though. I don't like how the letters follow the perspective of the icon, and I don't think they'd scale very well.

On the former:
  • Reminds me of how the Windows "flag" follows the perspective on the Store bag icon. It's just off-putting. In the bag case, it implies that the window icon should actually be presented as a straight-forward looking flat icon, not in perspective.
  • At smaller sizes, they would look odd. Perhaps the smaller icons would show the letters as flat, and the larger ones could have them slanted as they are now in your design.
On the latter:
  • In most cases, these icons will be seen most often on the taskbar or pinned to Start. As such, they will be scaled down, probably to about 32x32. At this point, most of the cosmetic changes you've made are no longer visible.

Prove me wrong, please; I want to see it :)

#34 Panda X

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:02

The "light source" completely contradicts the shadows.

Take for example the shadow on the top left of the O logo. The light would be coming from north-east location, whereas the shadow on the bottom right has a south-east location. But the "light source" for the south-east shadow doesn't cast a shadow on the top right of the O. And the gradient on the right part of the O is backwards. If there were a light, casting a shadow like the one seen in the bottom right, it would either be flat, or the gradient would be light-to-dark, not dark-to-light.

As for the other icons, based on their shadows, the bottom right half would be brighter rather than the top left half. The angle of the shadow would imply a light source be closer to the right as its shadow's angle is much smaller. If the light source was where the square's lighting would imply, being more to the left and higher, then the shadow would have a wider angle from the viewers perspective and be cast slightly lower. Though you modified these in a later post, so you can ignore this.

Edited by Panda X, 22 September 2012 - 17:03.

#35 OP ACTIONpack


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 17:06

Thanks for all of your input. Maybe I will change them a little bit more.