Icon-A-Day, Icon # 24, My Video Folder

Let us move away from globes and start a string of Folders.

Sunday, January 30, 2005 by mormegil | Discussion: Icons

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.
Step 1:

First thing first, we copy our Open Folder icon.
Step 2:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.

Step 8:

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.

Step 9:

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.

Step 10:

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.

Step 11:

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.

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, Icon #17, Icon #18, Icon # 19, Icon #20, Icon # 21, Icon # 22. Icon #22.

CorelDRAW for Skinners.
Part 1: Mesh Tool 101 & Gloss 101
Part 2: Drop Shadows 101 & Reflections 101
Part 3: Part 3: Exporting 101, Contour & Line 101

And don't forget to check for all the Icon-A-Day icons as they get made, in the Miscellaneous Icons Gallery at Wincustomize.com

Reply #1 Sunday, January 30, 2005 8:57 PM
Great videos and icon, Paul.

Definitely feel like I am building a little resource treasure to learn tool and technique basics, while allowing me to figure some things out as I use them.


You may cover this in the layers video, but in the export video you mentioned that the 1.28 x 1.28 box designating the icon boundries was set to some sort of layer. Could you clarify that one?

Another question would be (if I am not imposing); "Is that a personal WB that you are using in these videos, or is it available somewhere"? It looks very functional from the what I can see.

Thanks again, Teach.
Reply #2 Sunday, January 30, 2005 8:59 PM
WOW again!! It's all way over my head, but I love every minute of it!! I get a kick out of the videos when you (Paul) say that you're going to do something "quickly." Hehe! It takes me days to do what you do "quickly!" Hehehehe!

I sincerely appreciate all the effort you put into these tutorials. But thank goodness they are here on file and I can go through them at my own slow pace! Heh!
Reply #3 Sunday, January 30, 2005 8:59 PM
For heavens sake! Can you do a tutorial on how to not double post?
Reply #4 Sunday, January 30, 2005 9:29 PM

Absolutely unreal. Go from us... get paid for this!
Reply #5 Sunday, January 30, 2005 9:58 PM

That is a windowblinds skin that I am working on to go with the Core DesktopX stuff. Its only about 25% done but i will post it when it is.
Aslo, I will cover the whay the guides are done in next weeks Corel For skinners.

Reply #6 Sunday, January 30, 2005 11:49 PM

I am happy to purchase any of your works (already have Oxidized suite, Utopia Pack, and Orion Pack), and to support in any way that is fair compensation for the tutorials.
Reply #7 Monday, January 31, 2005 5:01 AM
Reply #8 Monday, January 31, 2005 8:48 AM
Thanks Corky, its Projects like those that make Projects like this posible.
Reply #9 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 7:58 AM
This is one stunning icon. Outstanding detail on the close up for Step10. Fantastic stuff!
Reply #10 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 4:27 PM
Like Ozzy said - The previous icons were great, too, but now...

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