Customizing Icons

Nucleo comes packed with some powerful editing features. You can use the app to edit colors, strokes and add frames to your icons.

The customization tools are situated in the right sidebar. Please note that while the Nucleo icons support all the editing options by default, for the icons you import into Nucleo you have to enable the advanced customization features using the Icon Editor.

Customizing the Nucleo icons

The Nucleo icons are created with mutability in mind (e.g., the design is minimal, and there's some extra space to account for different stroke values), and support all the customization options by default. By unlocking the Nucleo icons, you can enjoy the full potential of the Nucleo app!

If you're editing the stroke values and notice that some Nucleo icons are not affected, it's because the size of the icon determines the max stroke value supported.

Stroke editing options for the Nucleo icons:

  • 16px icons -> up to 1px stroke, only round corners
  • 24px and 32px icons -> up to 2px stroke
  • 48px and 64px icons -> up to 4px stroke

Icon Editor

The Icon Editor is a powerful tool that allows you to edit some icon options (e.g., you can set a new size or add padding), and extend the advanced customization options to all the icons you import into Nucleo.

To launch it, you can either select an icon and press the Space key, or you can right-click to display the icon context menu and choose Edit icon.

You can also select multiple icons and modify them all in bulk (Select icons > Press Space key). This is particularly handy if, for example, you want to edit the size or multiple icons at once, or if you want to enable the stroke customization for all the icons of a set you've imported.

How to launch Icon Editor

Once the Icon Editor is launched, you have access to advanced customization tools that allow you to resize the icon, add padding, rotate or flip the icon and more.

You can optionally enable the stroke customization and add a secondary color. If enabled, these 2 options can be controlled in the Customization Tools area situated in the right sidebar of the app. Please be aware that the stroke option can be enabled only for outline icons (it affects the stroke values of the SVG elements).

Icon Editor

To save the changes, you can either 1) press the Save button or 2) press the Create Copy button if you wish to create a copy instead of overwriting the icon.

Match the style of your design

By editing the color of the icons and the background, you can match your designs and export the icons with the right colors with no need for further changes in your graphics editor.

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