Musings on, Art, Skinning, Computers, and the True meaning of Life. (AKA The Lego Theory)
Little bit video, little bit music.
Published on February 23, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 53 (MEDIA File)

We only have 5 default file types left in our package. We will however do more File type icons before our pack is done, but since I am sort of on a File Type roll, I figured we should just push on thru and polish of the default file icons over the next few days.

Today we will do one of the most obscure file icons; the Media file. This one can be many either video or sound (I think) and so it has become my habit to make it some kind of mix of our Video File style and our Music File style. Today we will do the same thing.
Step 1:

I start by copying the MIDI file, moving our notes off to the side, and deleting the graphics from the front of the file.

Step 2:

Now I copy one of our video files over. I set the outside of the Film to black, and the center to a Rainbow-like gradient. Then I make both a bit transparent.

Step 3:

Now I move our Notes back in front of our file. and make sure they look ok.

Step 4:

Now using our
Reflection Techniques I make the new graphics a nice reflection.

Completed Icon Image.

Click here to download the finished icon.

Tomorrow we will polish of the last of the Default media type files and take care of the "Video Clip"

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on Feb 23, 2005
Thanks, Paul.