Musings on, Art, Skinning, Computers, and the True meaning of Life. (AKA The Lego Theory)
A Valentines Day Special.
Published on February 14, 2005 By mormegil In
Icon 43 (Favorites Folder)

Well, today is Valentines Day so I thought I should do something romantic. Then I realized I was making Icons, and metallic Sci-Fi style icons at that. Where the heck am I going to find romance?
Then I thought way back to the early days of the Internet and my first browser. I don't even remember which one it was now, but what ever it was it had a heart for the Favorites icon. Its a bit sappy, but hey its Valentines day, and its an excuse to do a big sappy heart. So lets do it.
Step 1:

We start by taking the Web folder icon and deleting the Globe and Cable. Then I make a simple 2D heart.

Step 2:

Now using the Perspective tool, I slant our heart back to make it look like it is leaning on the folder.

Step 3:

Now using Contour I give the heart a "poor mans bevel".
I also copy the heart make it smaller and offset it a bit. Then I blend the two hearts together to give the heart a bit of a rounded look.
Step 4:

Now we give our heart some gloss.

Step 5:

Then we re-do the folders reflection, and create two new reflections for the heart.
Step 6:

Lastly we give the heart a couple of drop shadows, one on the folder and one on the floor.

Finished Icon Image.


Click here to download the finished icon.

Well, happy Valentines day everyone. Tomorrow we will finally get the My Documents folder taken care. 

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on Feb 14, 2005
Offset blend, very cool.

Thanks, Teach.
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