Losts of Pictures, less talk.
|Icon 67 (Printers)|
Ok I got home at a reasonable hour tonight so I thought I would make good on my plans from yesterday and do the printer icon. The good news is here it is. The bad news is it took me to long to do.
Today's tutorial is going to be big on pictures and pretty light on commentary. The problem is that it is almost entirely done with the Mesh Tool, so it is hard to say, "do this, and do this". For more on the Mesh tool check out the two Videos I have done in the CorelDRAW for skinners series.
Ok off we go again.
I start with Seven Rectangles, and using the Mesh Tool I block out my printers shape.
Now I start "sculpting" the printer with the mesh tool.
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Next I start adding the colors and tuning the mesh to give it some dimension.
Now I start giving the mesh more details, some grooves to match our folders and other metal graphics.
You can see a bit more detail here of the mesh as it starts to take shape.
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I have to do a bit of tweaking to make sure that all mesh shapes fit together properly, or else we will get cracks between the shapes when we export.
Now I give the glass cover of our printer a bit of gloss just for polish.
I won't bother showing more on the rest of the shapes, I will just summarize by saying I go in with the Mesh Tool and fill and sculpt the rest of our shapes.
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Now I create a bit of a drop shadow for the finished printer.
And last we create our reflection using our normal methods.
Finished Icon design.
Click here to download the finished icon.
I am pretty happy with this Printer, however I feel it is to monotone. Perhaps later we will give it more color, but lets go with this for now. Until tomorrow, go skinning....
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