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Web 2.0 Icons

Axialis Object Pack #4 for Icons

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Description

Usage: Creation of icons for websites and applications.

Contents: 601 Objects (plus 500 derived symbols) - hi-res PNG with alpha channel

Author: Axialis Team

License Type : Royalty-free, Axialis user license (see Agreement)

Recommended Products:

Axialis IconWorkshop

File Size: 8.32 MB

Downloads: 72361

Pack reserved for registered customers - Trial pack available

This pack is reserved for registered customers. A valid product key (either Personal or Corporate editions of IconWorkshop) is required to download the full version containing all the objects (601 objects).

If you are not registered, you can download the Trial Pack which contains a limited number of objects (52 objects, including derived ones). Using this pack you'll be able to create a few high-quality sample icons. You need the Tryout Version of Axialis IconWorkshop in order to use this pack.

Description

Axialis Object Pack #2 is composed of 601 objects (read more about objects) which permits to quickly create icons in the style of Web 2.0. Using drag & drop, you can create in seconds icons by associating background shapes, glossy effects, shadows and various ready-to-use texts and symbols.

Using this pack you can easily create beautiful sets of icons, logos or buttons to be used in your projects (websites, application GUI, dialog boxes...). With 200+ symbols, ready-to-use texts included and many shape effects (circle, shield, square) you can create a large variety of icons. Additionally, IconWorkshop permits you to create images at several sizes and color depth (16, 256, RGBA with alpha channel). To permit you to work faster, more than 500 ready-to-use derived symbols and texts have been added to the pack, including effects like outer light glow, soft shadow, emboss and 15° rotation.

Below is an example of an icon set which can be done in a few minutes using this pack:

The objects are provided in 256x256 PNG format with alpha channel. This high resolution permits to create icons from 256x256 to 16x16 without quality loss. Axialis IconWorkshop permits to create icons containing various sizes for Windows®, Vista™ & MacOS®. The icons can also be saved as optimized GIF, JPEG or PNG images for inclusion in your websites.

What is an object and how to create icons from objects?

An object is a simple graphical object provided in 256x256 high resolution. Objects also contain an alpha channel which permits to create interesting effects like semi-transparency, lighning, outer or inner glow, shadows...

An object usually contains one part of the drawing witch cannot be used alone. You need to combine several objects together in order to create the final artwork. This can be done very easily by simple mouse drag & drops in Axialis products.

For example, to create the "Clock" icon (bottom-left of the above image), you just have to combine 5 objects:

When the first image format is done (usually you start by creating the largest one 256x256) you can add the other formats in seconds using IconWorkshop. Just save as ICO for Windows® or ICNS for Macintosh®. If you use IconWorkshop 6.0 or more, you'll be also able to save as ICO with embedded PNG compression for Vista™.

Here is a scale 1:1 snapshot of the resulting icon containing various images from 256x256 to 16x16:

You can test the icon on your computer by downloading one of these versions (right-click, choose "Save Target As"):

 icon-vista.ico (115 KB - 256x256 to 16x16 formats - compressed for Windows Vista™ - XP compatible )

 icon-xp.ico (25 KB - 48x48 to 16x16 formats - standard Windows® XP compatibility)

 icon-xp-ex.ico (400 KB - 256x256 to 16x16 formats - no compression - XP compatible)

 icon-mac.bin (52 KB - 128x128 to 16x16 formats - MacBinary format - MacOS X compatible)

 

To get more information about objects, icons and icon creation, visit the links below:

 What is an Icon?

 What's new in Windows Vista™ icons?

 What is an Image Object?

 How to use Image Objects to create Icons?

How to download and install the Package?

The Image Objects are distributed in a self-install package. Just download the file by clicking the "Download Now" button. It is an executable file (EXE) so you may be prompted by Windows® or any other antivirus application to confirm the download and execution of the file. Click "YES".

 

Installing packages downloaded from Internet is potentially dangerous.

Install packages that you download on Internet may contain viruses. However your security is our priority and all our files are digitally signed and periodically tested against all known viruses. Also, if you have an Antivirus software installed, the file will be automatically checked before it is launched.

 

When downloaded, launch the installation and follow the procedure. When done, the objects are installed in the "Axialis Librarian" folder. If an associated application is installed it is launched.

Contents of the pack

Below are listed all the objects included in the pack. Some objects are available in various colors, others in one color only. It's not a problem since an unlimited variety of color versions can be created for each object by its adjusting Hue/Saturation. You can even create your own object versions. Here are samples of icons you can create with this pack:

Objects are drawn on a gray background to show the various lightning effects available (which would not be visible on a white background). All objects are provided in resolution 256x256 with Alpha Channel.

Bubble1 (37 objects):

Other Shapes (10 x 37 objects) :

The pack includes 11 different background shapes. All the shapes have the same number of objects as above (Bubble1 shape). All objects are provided in resolution 256x256 with Alpha Channel. See below all the other available shapes (click on thumbnail images to enlarge):

Bubble2:

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Circle:

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Flower:

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Rounded Button:

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Rounded Square:

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Star1:

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Star2:

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Star3:

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Star4:

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Tv:

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Symbols (87 objects):

Derived Symbols (3 x 87 objects):

For each symbol, 3 derived versions are available: Glow, Emboss and Shadow. See below all the other available derived symbols (click on thumbnail images to enlarge):

Glow:

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Emboss:

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Shadow:

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Texts (3 x 87 objects):

Several objects contaning ready-to-use texts are available. The font used to create the texts is based on Bitstream Vera Sans (we slightly modified the resulting characters to add rounded effects). The original font is distributed under a generous copyright by Bitstream which makes it free to use. If you want to create your own texts, you can use our Letters objects (see below) or download the TrueType font.

Derived Texts (3 x 80 objects):

For each symbol, 3 derived versions are available: Glow, Rotate 15° and Shadow. See below all the other available derived symbols (click on thumbnail images to enlarge):

Glow:

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Rotate 15°:

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Shadow:

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Letters (26 objects):

The font used to create the texts is based on Bitstream Vera Sans (we slightly modified the resulting characters to add rounded effects). The original font is distributed under a generous copyright by Bitstream which makes it free to use. If you want to create your own texts, you can use our Letters objects (see below) or download the TrueType font.

 

How to recreate the sample icons using the image objects?

The pack is provided with several sample icons created using IconWorkshop. Creation of these icons is really simple using Drag & Drop or Copy/Paste. To learn how to create icons using this object pack, read this article:

 How to use Image Objects to create Icons?

If you want to practice with image objects, we recommend you to recreate the sample icons as described below:

1. Make sure the Librarian is displayed and the "Pack 4 - Web 2.0 Icons " folder is selected.

2. Create a new icon project (choose 256x256 RGB/A format)

3. Create each icon using the images specified below (First image to add is on top of list):

 


Info.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Shapes/Bubble1" - "Background - Cyan.png"

2. Folder "Shapes/Bubble1" - "Inner Effect - Color.png". Adjust Hue/Saturation (Press "U" key). Set "Hue" to -120.

3. Folder "Shapes/Bubble1" - "Glossy 05.png".

4. Folder "Symbols/Emboss" - "Info.png". Adjust the size of the object using the "resizing handles" in order to match the correct size (keep the "Shift" key pressed during resize to keep aspect ratio). Move the symbol in the center of the bubble.

5. Folder "Shapes/Bubble1" - "Outer Glow - Grey.png". Place the object in background (Press "End" key).

 


New.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Shapes/Star1" - "Background - Green.png"

2. Folder "Shapes/Star1" - "Glossy 06.png". Adjust Opacity (press "O" key). Set Opacity to -50.

3. Folder "Texts/Gloss" - "New.png"

4. Folder "Shapes/Star1" - "Outer Glow - Hue.png". Adjust Hue/Saturation (Press "U" key). Set "Hue" to 65.

 

 


Web 2-0.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Shapes/Star2" - "Background - Orange.png"

2. Folder "Shapes/Star2" - "Glossy 01.png"

3. Folder "Texts/Rotate 15" - "Web 2-0.png". Adjust the size of the object using the "resizing handles" in order to match the correct size (keep the "Shift" key pressed during resize to keep aspect ratio). Move the symbol in the center of the bubble.

4. Folder "Shapes/Star2" - "Outer Glow - Hue.png". Adjust Hue/Saturation (Press "U" key). Set "Hue" to 90. Place the object in background (Press "End" key).

 


 

Enjoy... :)