Musings on, Art, Skinning, Computers, and the True meaning of Life. (AKA The Lego Theory)
Like the help Icon, only differant.
Published on March 11, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 70 (Run)

Today we will continue to go through the "Start" icons. This works out for me since I am going to be finishing (hopefully) moving this weekend, and will not have a lot of free time. The good news is that the next few tutorials will be easy for me. The bad news is that the next few tutorials will will seem quite repetitive. On the other hand this will be a good example of how you can use a technique multiple times and achieve good results quickly. Yesterday we did the "Help" icon, today we will move on to "Run"
Step 1:

First things first, we copy the Help icon from yesterday, and remove the "?", and change the background to Reds.

Step 2:

Now we simply type out the word "RUN" in a font that we think will look good. This is the same font as yesterdays icon.
Step 3:

Now we use the Perspective tool to place the text, so it is kind of floating in front of the background.

Step 4:

Now using the Contour tool, I give the text a "poor mans bevel"

Step 5:

Once I have the bevel the way I want I give the text a standard Corel
drop shadow.

Step 6:

Now with the
contour tool I give the text an inner contour to the appearance of depth.
I also give it some

Step 7:

The last step is to give the new icon a new

Finished Icon Design.

Click here to download the finished icon.

Well, with that I'm back to packing. Tune in tomorrow for the "Suspend" icon.

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on Mar 11, 2005
Thanks, Teach.
on Mar 12, 2005
Good job, amazing as usual!!! keep up the good work!!!!!
on Mar 12, 2005
This whole series has been mind-boggling, Paul. And the icons are gorgeous. Can't thank you enough.

But, might I ask if you plan to "package" these icons in a set when you are done?

on Mar 12, 2005

Daiwa, the entire point of this project is to do a new IconPackager pack, For more details checkout Icon # 1 the closed folder. Thanks

on Mar 13, 2005