Just about finished re-drawing this at various sizes, any tips for final improvement would be great!
about 2 years ago
Looks great. I like the bold tab colors. The contrast between the cover and the check-box could use some more different values. Perhaps more sheen on the cover?
Ends of the checkmark could use some love at 32px—they feel more rounded than other sizes. Also have you considered reducing the # of wires in the 32px to try to get a little more detail there? You could go to 6 2px rings w/ 2px spacing in-between.
Have you tried making the binder's gradient run and reflect vertically instead of horizontally? Something about the gradients on those rings just isn't right to me.
Otherwise a very nice icon. Especially in 32px.
Thanks for the positive comments and feedback guys, some very valid points.
@Robert - Yeah, I'm going to try and bring that contrast up some more to make the tick 'pop', it's especially important on the actual iPad icon I think.
@Justin - I tried a few variations on the rings on those smaller icons but those were the ones that I was happiest with in the end, that tick could use some sharpening though. I'll see what I can do..
@Tom - Not a bad idea, I'm quite happy with them but I can see where you're coming from; I'll give it a try if I have time.
Enjoying the colors here!
Thanks Hillary, I'm glad you like it :)
Wow, I honestly haven't even seen that app before.
We designed the icon to look like a miniature version of the app itself (ie. using the same ring binding, tab colours and textures). Check out Dave's project for the app, which includes some earlier icon designs as well as some UI stuff: http://dribbble.com/davehornsby/projects/1336-ActionNotes
Hopefully that will help you see this is purely a coincidence..
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