New PNG Drawer Icons

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on: February 19, 2021, 04:30:47 PM
If anyone is interested I'm assembling a bunch of colorful new drawer icons.

Here's a sample of some color schemes. I like the brown and red and green. Actually, I like them all.  ;D



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Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 04:36:45 PM
Screenshot...

I'm thinking of assembling several of these to send to the artist who makes Ken's Icons. Maybe he will make more icons for us?
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Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 05:35:48 PM
If anyone is interested I'm assembling a bunch of colorful new drawer icons.

Here's a sample of some color schemes. I like the brown and red and green. Actually, I like them all.  ;D


Astounding! I really like them and this reminds me of a old MacOS classic option that allowed to give directories a different color. If you haven't anything against, I might try to replicate a similar behavior on Icaros using your icons.





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Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 07:02:31 PM
@paolone

If you find these useful you may use them however you like.  :)

It was just a preliminary test of the HSL Color Rotation Code.

There is a way to filter the glow border so it doesn't get processed. Only the other colors change. These had no filters.

The odd blue glow borders can be corrected using masking. The masking procedure is part of ShowPicture. It uses a white pixel mask to overlay the glow border on the original and copy it to the new images. It's called "Copy Mask". It's a procedure I came up with in lieu of using color groups for image processing. We'll let Photoshop do that. We can do it the easy way with masking.

The single images, "normal image", were the result of my experimenting with the color settings to see what was possible using HSL Colorspace. The ones with "selected images" were ones I liked but I had to go back and replicate the settings for the "normal images" because I forgot to record the Hue, Saturation, and Luminance values for each set. Silly me!  8)

I'll do more with them over the weekend. Do you prefer complete icons or sets of both png images? You could use IconPoser to assemble the png images.  ;)
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Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 09:39:35 PM
This looks great :D
I'm so tired of the purple icons.



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Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 08:59:42 AM
@paolone

First batch of colored drawer icons. Copy Mask works well. To make it easier for everyone I will upload new png icons to the Archives.  :)

I'm also working on making stencils in ShowPicture which are a type of mask.The white area is a stencil for FlatIcons. Sorry about the pink icon.

Now that I have these colorful new png icons I should go back to expanding upon Icon Alias in Icon Library.  :)

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Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 06:12:10 AM
New Icons uploaded to Aros Archives and Aminet.



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Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 09:07:03 AM
@paolone

First batch of colored drawer icons. Copy Mask works well. To make it easier for everyone I will upload new png icons to the Archives.  :)

I'm also working on making stencils in ShowPicture which are a type of mask.The white area is a stencil for FlatIcons. Sorry about the pink icon.

Now that I have these colorful new png icons I should go back to expanding upon Icon Alias in Icon Library.  :)


Many thanks


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Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 06:04:39 AM
Can you find the new green icon? It's an imposter. It's not really there, well it's not the icon stored on disk. This is Icon Alias.

Currently Icon Library can only display one alternate icon at a time. I still have to write a new function to use a list of compound strings for getting alternate icon names. Then I can display my AROS Drawer full of new green custom made icons!

Icon Alias, if it becomes a success, should be highly portable. So it can be brought to Icaros 32bit and 64bit as well as 68k.



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Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 06:14:59 AM
New green custom made icons. What do you think?

More colors will be available soon. It depends how hard I work at making them.  ;D



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Reply #10 on: February 25, 2021, 07:13:22 AM
New green custom made icons. What do you think?
Looks good and has no visible artifacts, but green is artificial. It's hard to explain in English.
Most people love green, but green is different.
Most people like natural green, which is the color of grass or leaves.
Some prefer pastel shades. Artificial colors are associated with colored plastic products.
The way out of this impasse is the palette, but not the same Palette Prefs as in AmigaOS.
We must have a set of colors with the same tone and let the user choose from them.
It's difficult to explain in words, but it may be useful. Coloring is very difficult :)

Natural green


Natural light green


Artificial green (with blue tone)


Pastel green


Artificial pastel green


Natural Windows


Artificial Windows


There are very few colors in English, it is very difficult to explain.. :(
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Reply #11 on: February 25, 2021, 08:05:15 AM
Many colors to choose from with hsl values.

https://www.december.com/html/spec/colorhsl.html




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Reply #12 on: February 25, 2021, 10:44:54 AM
Many colors to choose from with hsl values.

https://www.december.com/html/spec/colorhsl.html
You set tasks, boss..  :D  ;)
Let's try to define it:

Natural green - similar to "sapgreen"
CMYK (62%, 0%, 86%, 51%)
HSL  (103, 75%, 28%)

Natural light green (avocado) - no similar
CMYK (35% 0% 98% 51%)
HSL  (81, 96%, 25%)

Artificial green  - no similar
CMYK (99% 0% 51% 55%)
HSL  (149, 98%, 23%)

Pastel green - similar to "mint ice cream"
CMYK (20% 0% 23% 10%)
HSL  (112, 51%, 80%)

Pastel artificial green  - no similar
CMYK (21% 0% 11% 30%)
HSL  (149, 20%, 63%)


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Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 04:10:21 PM
Many colors to choose from with hsl values.

https://www.december.com/html/spec/colorhsl.html
You set tasks, boss..  :D  ;)
Let's try to define it:

Natural green - similar to "sapgreen"
CMYK (62%, 0%, 86%, 51%)
HSL  (103, 75%, 28%)

Natural light green (avocado) - no similar
CMYK (35% 0% 98% 51%)
HSL  (81, 96%, 25%)

Artificial green  - no similar
CMYK (99% 0% 51% 55%)
HSL  (149, 98%, 23%)

Pastel green - similar to "mint ice cream"
CMYK (20% 0% 23% 10%)
HSL  (112, 51%, 80%)

Pastel artificial green  - no similar
CMYK (21% 0% 11% 30%)
HSL  (149, 20%, 63%)

I wouldn't mind trying a light mint green or medium olive.

Not all colors are adequate for making icons.

But first I need to make mask templates for about 100 icons! And I paint each mask by hand. So I have to set up the ice cream shop before you start choosing flavors!  :)

So far I have finished 28 mask templates for 14 icons. So I have to make about 170 more. Piece of cake!

After I set up the templates then you can choose between mint, raspberry, or chocolate chip.

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Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 05:44:53 PM
@paolone

Maybe you could help me with a simple script for batch processing?

It only has to recognize filenames and read directories to copy the mask to Ram: then call a small conversion utility.

But it must do that for every subdirectory in the directory where the script is located. I'd like for it to be verbose to see output.

That way I could run a script for each iconset and watch the output on the screen then collect the new colored images when done. Then run a new script to assemble them into icons. Nice!

Is that all possible?

Hmmm...

Now that I'm thinking about it, rather than go through the effort of making a copy mask utility why not just add "Batches..." as part of the Icon Menu in the program where I'm already using Copy_Mask? Menu Items: Mask Icons, Split Icons, Join Icons, Read Icons and Backup...

That makes more sense to me and parsing an IconList is something I need for Icon Alias as well so I can re-use the code. Rather than enumerate subdirectories the "Mask Icons" menu item would read an IconList and process each set of images. ;)
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