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Colored Feed Icons

Microsoft decided to use the orange feed icon that Firefox uses in its latest browser Internet Explorer 7. Feed Icons realized that since the icon is the defacto symbol to represent feeds, there is no need to keep it orange. They provide a download that allows you to colorize the icon to whatever color you desire. I went ahead and gave it a try. I used the Photoshop method, but there is also instructions on creating the colored icon in Illustrator. Open the grayscale image with the size of your choosing. Then open up the Layer Style Menu. Select Color Overlay, set the blend mode to Color, and choose your color to match your web site. I made a blue one for my site. Instead of just looking at it, why don’t you click it and add my feed ;)
Blue Feed Icon

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