[Release] Brighter Unread Icons (Updated)

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[Release] Brighter Unread Icons (Updated)

Post by Superb » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:02 am

I was sort of annoyed by the very slight change in colour for an unread topic icon, so I brightened them up a bit (I did replace the scrolling text icons with the forum_read/unread icons, though).

Original Unread: Image

Brightened (Yellow) Unread: Image

Brightened (Orange) Unread: Image

Yellow version Download - mirror
Orange version Download - mirror

- Place these icons in the ...\styles\prosilver\imageset folder to overwrite

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Please backup your existing images before using these icons

edit:
- Updated Orange version
- Added mirrors
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by Arnika » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:17 pm

nice :D
thanks :)

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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by tim_welch » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:24 am

I love it too - so simple, yet soooo useful. :)
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by Superb » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:56 pm

Thanks. I'm working on blue/gray ones for prosilver/progray.

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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by mamba » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:40 pm

Thank you. All the UNREAD icons in the gold release are horrible and hard to distinguish at a glance from the already-read icons.

One quibble: yellow is a bit clashing with the prosilver blue theme. The complementary color for blue is Orange, not Yellow, so a light orange would have been better (like in the old version 2 default theme). Please change to a color closer to orange and I'll be downloading this for sure (as will many others, I suspect).
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by Superb » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:10 am

I'll see if I can get some new colours out by the end of the week.

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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by mamba » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:22 pm

This must be a huge issue because even my moderators are complaining about the overbusy and color-indistinguishable icons.
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by Superb » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:03 am

Alright, I was just playing with the colours and I just did one icon for now. What do you think of this one:
Image

edit: This one should be better (for some reason the orange kept turning into yellow after blending with the other layer):
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by mamba » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:01 am

Still yellow. Go for a very soft orange hue.
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by mamba » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:23 am

Much better! Go for it.
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by tim_welch » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:58 am

I'd suggest making the yellow ones still available though - just put them in a different ZIP or folder in the ZIP of something. I'm sure you might be asked to create a few more for different colour themes - I wonder what a 'blue'-type shading would look like.
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by Superb » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:27 pm

tim_welch wrote:I'd suggest making the yellow ones still available though - just put them in a different ZIP or folder in the ZIP of something.
Of course, yup.
tim_welch wrote:I'm sure you might be asked to create a few more for different colour themes - I wonder what a 'blue'-type shading would look like.
It's a tedious process, but I'd imagine I'll have a few sets in the near future.

An example for blue:
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by mamba » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:06 pm

I'm checking this thread several times a day for the new icons ... hint hint :D
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by tim_welch » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:02 am

Well I'd probably just setup an email notification for if and when it's updated... changing all these icons like this isn't a five minute job.
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Re: [Release] Brighter Unread Icons

Post by Superb » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:49 am

I'm messing around with automation in Photoshop to see if I can make a few hour job into a few minute job, and then make more colour changes in just a few seconds.

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