Make the "JI" icon background transparent

Ok, this has been discussed to death already... but the white background in the "JI" icon stands up like a sore thumb if you user anything else than very light gray for your desktop.

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Hello, Marcus!
You wrote on Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:38:02 +0400 (MSD):

MB> Ok, this has been discussed to death already... but the white
MB> background in the "JI" icon stands up like a sore thumb if you user
MB> anything else than very light gray for your desktop.

No, please repaint it whole :) It look worse :))

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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops-BI
http://www.topsbi.ru


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Transparent - good, repaint it totaly - perfect :)

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Small tip: image icons for SmartCVS I prerender with a small
Java2d-program. This has the advantage, that when I change a color, I
just need to click the Run |> toolbar button to get a new set of icons...

Tom

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I kind of understand the letter order change (JetBrains IntelliJ as there
are other JetBrains products now if I understand correctly), but I can't say
I like the icon in whole. It seems to be not on par with the rest of
IntelliJ graphics.

Amnon

"Alexey Efimov" <aefimov@ztel.ru> wrote in message
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Hello, Marcus!
You wrote on Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:38:02 +0400 (MSD):

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MB> Ok, this has been discussed to death already... but the white
MB> background in the "JI" icon stands up like a sore thumb if you user
MB> anything else than very light gray for your desktop.

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No, please repaint it whole :) It look worse :))

>

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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops-BI
http://www.topsbi.ru

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Definately make it transparant!

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100% ACK. Fixed Backgrounds suck.

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Had some free time to give a crack at this...looks good on my JDS desktop....



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I don't suppose that someone with the Mac version would care to grab a
copy of the high resolution icon. I use large icons (well, pngs
actually) in ObjectDock on WinXP, and scaling the 32x32 icon really
looks sucky.

Please.

Guy

Ryan Lubke wrote:

Had some free time to give a crack at this...looks good on my JDS desktop....


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at your service...



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Peter Mitchub wrote:

100% ACK. Fixed Backgrounds suck.


100 Aggree. The new icon is a solid as hell WHITE background, this does
not look good.

http://data.talios.com/images/blog/ugly-idea-icon.png

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Wonderful, thank you.

I've attached a version with a transparent background for anyone who
needs it. And very nice it looks too :)

Guy

Maarten Hazewinkel wrote:

at your service...


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I think I've actually opened a SCR about this... how about JetBrains making a SVG version available for us to resize it as much as we want?

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Looks very cool!

Tom

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Hello, Marcus!
You wrote on Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:38:02 +0400 (MSD):

MB> Ok, this has been discussed to death already... but the white
MB> background in the "JI" icon stands up like a sore thumb if you user
MB> anything else than very light gray for your desktop.

Heh, my bad painting here :) Yersterday it seems be better, but now... :))
Just for fun :)

Thanks!
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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops-BI
http://www.topsbi.ru








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Excellent! Alexey, is this hand-painted or do you use special features
of a special application?

Tom

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This is awry-hand painted :))
In photoshop :)

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If somebody can create such 3D-effects in plain Java2D, I would be very
interested.

Tom

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Very simple painting:

First, draw shape, that you want to paint as glass. You must draw it in gradient from dark to light color.

Second draw thin border with dard color from gradient.

Follow, draw white glimps border maller that darkest border and only by top - like light glipse on glass side effect.

Last step, draw white gradient to transparent from top left to center, and also small gradient from bottom right to center. Adjust alpha chanel of thiese gradients to 20%.

If you like i may pos Photoshop sources with layers and you can see how it to do :)

Thanks!

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If you like i may pos Photoshop sources with layers and you can see how it to do :)


Because we do not have a Photoshop available, screenshots for each
layout would be fine. If you like, you can send it direct to me (idea
smartcvs com). Thanks in advance.

Tom

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