21 comments

  • Marc Edwards, 3 years ago

    I’ve always enjoyed trying to work out the most optimal way to create certain icons. I’ve been exploring this even more over the past couple of weeks. If you have any questions, or icons you find difficult to create, please let me know.

    Or, if you have some cool tricks, please share. :)

    7 points
    • Norm Sheeran, 3 years ago

      Wow, you got this down to a fine art! Really interesting to see the gifs running through the steps.

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  • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

    The heart one is great, I learnt something new today.

    2 points
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 3 years ago

    *Secretly putting Marc's Imgur profile in my bookmarklist"

    1 point
  • Mathieu CMathieu C, 3 years ago

    Nice tricks, especially hearts! In the same spirit: https://github.com/allenwong/MakeIconsWithSketch

    1 point
  • Gabbie CastañedaGabbie Castañeda, almost 3 years ago

    I'm a little bit in love with this, you make it look so simple. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Jenia StratilaJenia Stratila, 3 years ago

    I'm far from icon design, but i watched every single gif.. man that's perfect

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  • Chris Gallello, 3 years ago

    This taught me so much more than any tutorial has. Thank you!!

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  • Matt RintoulMatt Rintoul, 3 years ago

    Awesome work Marc! I'm curious how you have illustrator setup for the one pixel grid? I used to use Pixel Preview for this kind of thing, but it has major performance issues with a retina screen

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  • Thomas Zoechling, 3 years ago

    Really nice tipps! What did you use to create the videos? I really like those click animations.

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    • Marc Edwards, 3 years ago

      Thanks! The screen recording was done with Screenflick, exported as ProRes 4444, imported into Photoshop using Import → Video Frames to Layers, some tweaks were made, then I exported GIFs from Photoshop.

      Screenflick is great. It can export GIFs directly, if you want.

      1 point
      • Thomas Zoechling, 3 years ago

        Thank you for the info Marc! Screenflick looks really nice. I am the author of another Mac screen recording app (https://peakstep.com/claquette/) and I am currently designing a click effect for exports. The Screenflick devs did a great job detecting click and hold/drag patterns. The effect is noticeable enough but doesn't draw too much attention (like e.g. the cursor effect in QT Player recordings).

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