Tutorial: Create great icons with Syncfusion Metro Studio

A key part of any website, desktop or mobile application is icons. These tiny little images can really bring your project to life and improve the look and feel of your apps. Choosing the wrong icon can have a huge impact on the usability of your application. I found creating or finding icons for my projects could be a real time waster - until I found Syncfusion's free desktop application - Metro Studio.

Metro Studio comes with over 4000 pre-made icons which you can customize to meet your needs - change the colors, change the size and export them to any format you want. Here's a quick run through of how to use Metro Studio.

When you open the application you will be shown a list of available icons to choose from:


Here you can browse by category and the search feature is great - finding similar icons. Lets assume we want a shopping basket and we select that icon:



The icon is shown (and defaults to your last configuration - so you can maintain color consistency). On the right hand side there are options for shape, size, transparency, rotation and color.



You can also create a project and edit multiple icons at once, great if using icons for buttons to ensure consistent styling.


There are various export formats for example bitmap, ico and png. A great tool to prevent stalling applications.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Integrating Google Analytics into existing Android app

Android: Programmatically get list of installed apps on an Android device

Update eclipse Android Development Toolkit to version 23.0.0