Ok, so I forgot one globe.
|Icon 23 (Email)
After all my talk about being done with the globes I realized that I forgot one, and one of the most important icons at that: The Email icon. For some time now I have been using the convention of an envelope and a globe for email. I am quite sick of it, but it is the most easily understood symbol and probably the most popular so we will go with it again here.
First we copy our Internet icon and remove the cord and plug.
I decided to keep the bottom cord of the Internet icon so I move it back, I also offset the globe to the left of my Guide box.
Now with a Rectangle and the Mesh tool I block in our envelope.
I place a few more mesh rectangles over my envelope to make doing the details easier.
I go though the new shapes with the mesh tool and mold them into the envelopes folds and flap.
Once I am happy with the envelope I use the same Reflection technique we have been using and give the envelope a reflection.
I quickly pull a drop shadow off the cord and give the envelope some texture with the Interactive Transparency tool.
|Finished Icon Image
Click here to download the finished icon.
Ok, now I am done with the globes. Really this time I
mean it... I think... Later this weekend: CorelDRAW For Skinners, Part