Musings on, Art, Skinning, Computers, and the True meaning of Life. (AKA The Lego Theory)
Another quick one saves the day.
Published on March 9, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 68 (Printers Folder)

As I have mentioned over the last few tutorials, I am in the process of moving, Tonight I settled down to finally pack up all my computer crap. This, as I am sure it is with a lot of you, is a pain in the butt for me. I start going "Hey I forgot I had this" or "oh what the hell is that", or "why on earth did I buy this Macintosh if I never use it"? Anyway the point of this story is that I became quite involved with this project, and just about forgot to do my nightly icon. Since this is the Icon-A-Day project I found myself in a bit of a panic when I remembered.

Luckily for me and for my little icon project, yesterday we did the Printers icon, doing all the hard work for today's icon. The Printers Folder. This one is simply reusing existing elements, and doing a bit of tweaking. That said....
Step 1:

We will start by copying the Printers icon from yesterday.

Step 2:

Now we copy our Admin Folder and remove the "Little People"

Step 3:

I tweak the size of the printer a bit, and place it in front of our folder.

Step 4:

Now to offset it a bit from the folder I add a few
drop shadows to the back paper tray.

Step 5:

I'm not to happy with the way everything is gray and black, so I want to add a splash of color. I use the
Mesh Tool to go in and recolor the light part of our printers glass cover with some red

Finished Icon design.

Click here to download the finished icon.

Well that was simple and will save me enough time to pack one more box of crap before I go to bed. Tomorrow I think I might try and take on the Cameras and Scanners Folder. So check back then.

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on Mar 09, 2005
Man, that red really does the trick!

Very kind of you to fit us into your busy schedule, and yeah - I can relate to the whole moving and realizing how much crap was accumulated, thing.

Thanks, Teach.