I'm trying to design an icon which will be mixed of two different icons. for example, a camera icon and video icon together in one single icon.

Are there any design principles, ideas or links for references how to mix icons? I couldn't find any on google search.

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    try looking here: iconmonstr.com – Midas Apr 24 '16 at 8:29
  • what ideas about icons are you asking for, exactly?? – Aprillion Apr 24 '16 at 8:32
  • umm.. like how can I create an icon with two icons mixed. like half of each icon, something like that. I haven't seen an icon designed like that yet, so just wanna get a basic idea, or if there's any design principle that I need to follow. thanks @Aprillion – user2317954 Apr 24 '16 at 8:54

when talking about icons, the UX design principles focus on creating / choosing the right icon for a given use case, not how the icon is created (whether or not it is mergerd / combined / mixed from 2 existing icons or created from scratch), see e.g. http://boxesandarrows.com/optimizing-ui-icons-for-faster-recognition/

though you can try to search for overlay two icons instead of "mix", e.g.:

if you want to know how to combine 2 images, see tutorials about layers in graphics software, e.g. https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5398/how-to-create-two-layers-in-gimp-and-merge-them-back-into-one

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