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Back into the folders.
Published on February 27, 2005 By mormegil In
A Icon a day Keeps the Creative
Icon 58 (URL History Folder)

Today we will start back up on the folders. In the process we will make a clock that we can use in several other places in our Icon Pack. Here we go.
So with no further ado, I give you the URL History folder.
Step 1:

We will start by copying the Web Folder, and removing the globe and cable.

Step 2:

Now I use traditional drawing tools, a few circles and the Bezier Drawing tool to make a clock face.

Step 3:

Now I group our clock together and lean it back with the perspective tool.

 
Step 4:

I use the Interactive Transparency tool to make the body of the clock appear like glass. 

Step 5:

With a series of gradients I fill out the hands. I also give them some standard drop shadows to give them some depth.

Step 5:

Now using our Shadow techniques I give the clock some shadows.

Step 6

Now I simply move the clock in front of the folder, and give it a new reflection.
 

Completed Icon Image.

 



Click here to download the finished icon.

Tomorrow we will move on further through the folder Icons.

Read the other Icon-A-Day Articles: (Icon-A-Day Index)

Check out the CorelDRAW for Skinner Index, for links to all the related Video Tutorials.

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
All Images and Text in this tutorial are © Paul Boyer, and may not be reused without written permission.


Comments
on Feb 27, 2005
Cool one, Paul.

Question on the clock: Did you edit the individual circles with the transparency tool, or use the copy>crop method to create the depth? Or something else that I completely missed?
on Feb 27, 2005
Yes there is one circle with two trimed copys that make up the edges of the glass.
on Feb 27, 2005
Just a question: when are you going to make the recycle bin icons?
on Feb 27, 2005
Thanks.
on Feb 27, 2005
Sorry, but I am saving the Recyeler for last.
on Feb 27, 2005
Okay, I have to admit I am failing the glass look trim procedure.

I got the sculpting, transparency texture fill stuff, but my copy trim method is severely lacking. I am offsetting one copy up and left, and one copy down and right, selecting all and then I get stuck because I am not finding a way to trim the excess edges outside the original. I keep resorting to copying and scaling, then aligning and sending to back, but the results are not quite right. I must be misunderstanding the procedure for this one.

Any chance of getting some step-by-step basics in one of the videos, or a text explanation. Sorry for the inconvenience?
on Feb 28, 2005
I think i will end up doing a totorail on getting that "Silica" look in the next CorelDRAW For skinners. Sometime this week.
on Feb 28, 2005
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