Let us move away from globes and start a string of Folders.
|Icon 24 (My Video Folder)|
Now that I have had just about enough of Network icons I want to move on to something different. Today we will take a stab at the My Video folder.
First thing first, we copy our Open Folder icon.
Now using a bunch of Rectangles I make myself a section of film.
|Step 3: |
I combine the small rectangles and together with the big background to make our sprocket holes. Then I take my big rectangles, and Trim the background. This gives us our black film area, then I move my big rectangles up to make the "picture" section of the film.
Now I have my piece of film. I make it a group. Then I use the Envelope tool to distort the film, so it looks more realistic.
I ungroup the piece of film and give the black portion of the film a gradient of black, dark red, and dark blue. I fill the center of the film with a cloud fractal. I also make the center portions slightly transparent.
Using the Contour tool I inline the Black portion of the film and give it some glare. I do the same with the center of the film. For more on making Glare check out the Gloss 101 Video.
Now I want a film reel to be leaning on the folder, so I use the circle tool to make a 2d reel and Combine it into one shape.
I take the Perspective tool, and distort the reel till it looks right. Then once again I copy the new reel and shrink it and offset it a bit to make the back of our reel.
Using the Circle tool and a the Spiral tool I make some film to go inside our real. I use the perspective tool to distort it a bit to fit inside properly.
I use the Contour tool to create a few inside lines that I can duplicate a few times to make a bit of groove on our reel. I also fill all our shapes in the real with some gradient fills.
Using the Techniques from Reflection 101 and Drop Shadows 101 I make some shadow and reflection for the reel and the folder.
|Finished Icon Image|
Click here to download the finished icon.
Moving on now I think we shall do the My Picture folder tomorrow. So check back in then.