Icon-A-Day, Icon # 27, Admin Folder

More folders, and more usefull elements.

Wednesday, February 2, 2005 by mormegil | Discussion: Icons

A Icon a day Keeps the Creative
Icon 27 (Admin Folder)

    Moving on through the folders, we come to the Administration Folder. This is another folder that most people don't ever see, but its supported and we want to do a full pack, so we will do it anyway. Also we can re-use several of the elements we are going to make in the process.
Step 1:

First thing first, we copy our Open Folder icon.

Step 2:

Now I take the word file from our word folder and take the DOC extension off the top of the file. And place it in the folder.
Step 3:

I use the Polygon tool to make a gear that we can place in the folder.

Step 4:

Using the same techniques as yesterday I give the gear a "Poor Mans Bevel" (See Contour Video for more)

Step 5:

I fill in the Gear with some gradient fills.
Then I draw Two Little "People" that I can use for an overlay.
Step 5:

Now same as the gear, and the "T" yesterday I use the techniques from the Contour Video I give the two figures a bevel.

Step 6:

Using our Gloss, Shadow and Reflection techniques I give my little figures a shadow and add some reflections. One more thing, I decided I don't like the file in there so I duplicate the gear, and delete it.

Finished Icon Image

Click here to download the finished icon.

Tomorrow we will have a 3 for 1 special when we take our little people we made tonight and make the 3 Shared Documents Folders.

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, Icon # 23, Icon # 24. Icon #25, Icon # 26.

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 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 10:34 PM
Again a beautiful job with the icon and on tying the tutorial pieces together.

Thanks, Teach.
Reply #2 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 10:43 PM
Nice, however isnt this folder XP Pro only?
Reply #3 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 11:29 PM

Not sure about that, But Its supported in the pack, so Im doing it.

Reply #4 Thursday, February 3, 2005 12:08 AM
The hits just keep coming!!!! VERY NICE~!~
Reply #5 Thursday, February 3, 2005 4:20 AM
very nice.....
Reply #6 Thursday, February 3, 2005 7:33 PM
Reply #7 Saturday, February 5, 2005 3:29 PM
UpsideDownCG, the Administrative Tools folder is in XP Pro and XP Home, although it probably only shows on accounts with administrator rights.
Reply #8 Tuesday, February 8, 2005 10:47 PM
Hello, mormegil
I recently found this site by chance. And I was amazed on the beautifully created icons you have posted for all
to see and download. ( I prefer vivid colors as in your collection) Because of you, I signed up! Thank you! Your icons are the BEST!!! that I've come across. Again Thanks. Keep it coming. I will be LQQKing.
PS: How about a folder for ico?
Reply #9 Sunday, February 13, 2005 9:21 PM
Can you go into a little more detail as to how you created the gear? I have been trying using the polygon tool and I am missing something!

Reply #10 Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:03 AM
Josh, drag the picture from that step into coreldraw then draw over the gear, then delete the picture!

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