Weekly Poll: What Do You Think of The Photoshop CS6 Icon?

This week we dove deep into the Photoshop CS6 Beta preview and told you all about the great new features and changes (see that article here). This is one of the most dramatic updates Photoshop has seen in years. It sports a completely overhauled interface, lots of functionality improvements such as layer searching and group effects, and some awesome brand new features like Iris Blur.

Needless to say, there are a lot of great things to say about this new version, but oddly enough one topic that’s getting a ton of discussion around the web has nothing to do with any of these new features: the icon. Adobe has been giving us slight variations on the table of elements style icon theme for years and it appears that this time around they’re adding a thick border around the edge, a choice which has sent more than a few users hunting for good replacement options.

Today we want to know what you think of the new icon. Is it a decent evolution of what we’ve seen for the past few years or a hideous beast that you would never consider allowing to reside in your dock? Vote in the poll and then leave a comment below with your thoughts.


  • User1

    It’s horrific! Even Hitler wouldn’t do something like this. I don’t think I can go on living!!! >:[

  • Yaro

    It’s an ugly piece of shit, but I’ll find a nice replacement icon, so I don’t really care.

  • Sigilist

    Don’t care. An icon does nothing more than provide a visual abbreviation for identifying access to one program among many. I think that the discussion of this topic says more about those discussing it than it does about the topic.

  • fractalfrog

    The new icon is absolutely horrific! Baby blue…. (puke)

    Not that it really matters that much since I will hardly ever see it due to the fact that I never use the dock but instead use Alfred to launch my apps.

    • http://www.coroflot.com/joshuajohnson Joshua Johnson

      Ahh yes, but Alfred shows the icon of the app you’re launching :)

  • tsitra360

    It’s fine to me. It seems to me to be more of a push to look good on touch screens. It is simple and the square design is more common in a touch environment like Windows 8. That’s just my guess…in the end I’m fine with it.

  • dnguyen

    Ps (Piece of shit). Looks so Windows like.

    • James Sterling

      Yes, the industry standard in graphic design is a piece of shit.
      I see your logic there, buddy.

  • Calum

    The flat design is fine, but the colours are atrocious.

  • http://papermail.me Jacob Penderworth

    It’s okay, definitely not great.

  • Petes

    Those colors somehow make me think about the new negative theme (dark GUI). I don’t like them, it’s like looking a negative of an image vs the positive.

    They are too small in the taskbar and the lines look like Windows is resizing the icon (some look thicker and some thinner).

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