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Aquave Platinum -WIP- by hotiron Aquave Platinum -WIP- by hotiron
UPDATE #2: For more progress on this project check out the Snow Sabre Aquave post.

UPDATE: Great news! The world renowned artist Mr. David Lanham has granted me permission to use his wonderfully detailed icon set Aqua from the IconFactory [link] which will play the role of the stylized folder glyphs and so work begins in earnest. And there is now a download here! The download link is a little taste of what these will look like. There are 8 sample icons now. The download has a Mac image with icons, ICNS, and a CandyBar Icontainer as well as Windows ICO files and 512 pixel PNGs of each. Here's a discussion I started over on MacThemes in the WIP forum [link] on this project.

CREDITS: All I am doing here is combing work of other great digital artists so I take no credit whatsoever for this project (unless it ends up sucking and then I'll take full responsibility ;-)). All credit must go to Monsieur Laurent Baumann [link] for his now historic Aquave folder design and open-source template available from the Aquave Project. All credit must equally go to Mr. David Lanham and the leading digital design shop IconFactory [link] for the sublimely artistic Aqua icon set [link] used here as stylized glyphs.

ORIGINAL POST: I know I'm incredibly late to the party but I have recently discovered and subsequently fallen in love with the Aquave Icon Set and the original folder design by Laurent Baumann [link] and I was wondering if there is any interest in reviving the project? This is just a screen shot of what I am working on, I've got about a dozen icons completed. I've taken the original template and updated it in Photoshop CS4 for the Expanded IconFactory IconBuilder 8.5.1 plug-ins. I've added some noise over a grey version of the folders and included a 24x24 icon not part of the original templates. Here are a few of the works in progress (several are not my glyphs and not releasable). But I am wondering if there is any interest in a project like this? Does anyone stil use Aquave and do they want to see it continued? Or is this a dead icon set?
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puzzledout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
nice, very nice. .
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AqDesign Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
is there one without any glyphs on it?
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hotiron Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You may want to check the original Aquave site, they are all there [link]
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student
would you give me a note how you made the folder background like that please, i have try but i cant in ps :D
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hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You mean the preview image background, the noisy grey?
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student
yes i really need some help on how to make that
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hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sure, it is actually a very simple set of cheap effects. Here is the PSD I made for the preview [link] you'll see the background group is made up of 3 layers, one medium gray with a little (like 2%) monochromatic noise, a layer of lighting effects highlighting the middle (and it's own noise), and a set of icon sized boxes. I used too much noise really. That's it. Have a look.
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student
Ok, Thanx so much :peace: :D
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Jethroson Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Aquave is not dead! I still use it, know plenty that do and continue to develop and use them as their base system folder(s)
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hotiron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Check out the new download here. What do you think of the glyphs?
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