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    Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    So I can suggest it to replace the current Police Shield icon we use for Admins at Twitch.

    current:


    the real 18x18 asset is partially transparent without a background.

    I've been trying to come up with something that combines these two:



    and



    or even



    or



    that looks good at the tiny 18x18 that it displays at in chat.

    My efforts don't look great, so I wondered if any of you talented graphics types could come up with something.

    I chose the shield as it's less authoritarian, more 'protective' than the current cop badge. It doesn't have to have the 'twitch glitch' in it - but it seems to make sense.

    Anyway - neither are set in stone - they're just my ideas after hearing alot of chatter about a need for a new badge.

    Can anyone help me score brownie points?
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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    I've had a friend do graphics for me (professionally) in the past and hated them, which can be a really awkward situation (don't work with friends ).
    So please, feel free to hate this, I will take no offence (honestly!). It was only a rough MS Paint job anyway.


    Kind of a mixture of the chat bubble and the shield, not sure which it actually looks like anymore
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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    not bad apoc for paint, but isn't it easier to combine the two by a diagonal division?

    Very rough to get the feeling what I'm talking about:



    The bottom part can be replaced by a chat bubble, but keep the star intact.

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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    Not a fan of the red color, does radiate force more than protection.
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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    Agreed with Hawk. I'd say go with purple or blue, red might be too aggressive.
    I think it should be as simple as possible, it's small! And I'm not a fan of star, especially in 18x18, however filling it with a checker or diagonal line (keeping 2 colors) might look too knight'ish...
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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    I 'think' red may be mandatory - simple so that it is highly visible in the spam of fast chatting room. Will definitely put forward a purple version and a red version though - since I personally prefer the purple.

    I actually really like Apoc's suggestion. Would like to see it in red.

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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    ya the stars looks kinda like a little men at 18x18

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    Re: Trying to design an 18x18 icon

    Fireworks pngs, with transparency.
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