Icon-A-Day, Icon # 17, Network Drive.

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Sunday, January 23, 2005 by mormegil | Discussion: Icons

A Icon a day Keeps the Creative
Icon 17 (Network Drive)

    Over the next few days I should have some pretty simple icons. I want to knock out most of the Internet or Network related icons in one fell swoop, so here we go.
Step 1:

The first thing we need to make our Network Drive is the Hard Drive icon we already made.  Copy it, take away the cord, and size it down about 80%.

Step 2:

Now we Copy the globe from our Internet icon, size it down, and remove the cord from it as well.

Step 3:

Now we put them together.

Step 4:

We need to trick out the cord a bit and make it a bit larger.

Step 5

I give the cord a little shadow then break it apart and crop it down to fit a bit better with the Node Edit tool.

Finished Icon Image.

Click here to download the finished icon.


Tomorrow we will do the Network Drive (Offline) icon.

Read the other Icon-A-Day Articles: Icon # 1, Icon # 2, Icon #3, Icon # 4, Icon #5, Icon # 6, Icon # 7, Icon # 8, Icon # 9, Icon #10, Icon # 11. Icon 12 & 13, Icon # 14, Icon # 15, Icon # 16.

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Reply #1 Sunday, January 23, 2005 10:37 PM
Very fun.

I find my focus (outside of remembering where all the tools are, and which one to use for any given task) needs to be on practicing my "sculpting" skills. This is a fabulous way to design and CorelDRAW fits right into this technique (or is it sculpting that fits into CorelDRAW?).

Again, Paul, thank you for being so kind and sharing these invaluable skills.

Downloading the video now, can't wait.

Thanks, Teach.
Punisher The
Reply #2 Monday, January 24, 2005 12:27 AM
Another nice icon
I sure hope you make a IconPackage at the end.
Reply #3 Monday, January 24, 2005 2:47 AM
Reply #4 Monday, January 24, 2005 4:16 PM

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