Icon-A-Day, Icons #28, 29 & 30, The Shared Folders

Three for the price of One.

Thursday, February 3, 2005 by mormegil | Discussion: Icons

Icon 27, 28 & 29 (Shared Folders)

    Today we will use several elements that we did over the last few tutorials. Lets put together the "Shared Folders", My Video, My Music & My Pictures.
Step 1a:

For these icons we will re-use the little guys we made yesterday, as well as our My Video, My Music, and My Pictures Folders.

Step 2a:

The Shared Video Folder is going to be easiest, I simply move the reel to the inside of the folder and give it a standard drop shadow.
Step 3a:

I move the folder front back in place, and put a copy of the Admin overlay on top.

Finished Icon Image

Step 1b:

For the Shared Music folder I just delete the Red note, form the My Music Folder, and place the Blue notes inside the folder. I also make the Green note bigger.
Step 2b:

I copy our Admin Overlay over the folder and tweak the reflection with the Node Edit tool to make sure it looks right. I also Tweak the size and skew of the Green note, to make sure it looks good.

Finished Icon Image

Step 1c:

For the Shared Pictures folder I rotate the paint brush and lay it down in front of the folder. I also delete the originals reflection and paint stroke.
Step 2c:

I use the mesh fill tool to make a new brush tip.

Step 3c:

Now I adjust the glare bitmap a bit with the Node Edit tool to polish it off.
Finished Icon Image


Click here to download the finished icon.

There you go, 3 for the price of 1. Tomorrow we will move further into the folder icons.

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, 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 Thursday, February 3, 2005 9:58 PM
There seams to be a bug in the Upload option at WC right now. I will post the Icon in the Misc Icons Gallery as soon as I can get it posted.
Here is a temporary link untill then. http://mormegil.wincustomize.com/viewskin.aspx?SID=83&skinid=165&libid=39&UID=299
Reply #2 Friday, February 4, 2005 12:01 AM
Thanks for the temporary link, and the great daily tutorial.

I ran into the bug too, trying to upload some icons I made with Photoshop (until I learn CorelDRAW, which seems a bit more in line with my style for the making of icons and other graphics).

Hope to upload a package sometime this year made completely in CorelDRAW, maybe even a WB if I get the hang of it.

Thanks, Teach.
Reply #3 Friday, February 4, 2005 5:27 PM
It's really much better putting very similar themes into one tutorial. It keeps from wasting time on (although very, very good) tutorials without new elements - it was useful in the beginning but I think now many of us know enough about putting old pieces up. And, this also a great tutorial, keep making such tutorials (and even better if possible ).
Reply #4 Friday, February 4, 2005 6:36 PM
Reply #5 Friday, February 4, 2005 6:44 PM
Dammit..you go man!!!

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