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Published on March 14, 2005
Tonight we will do almost exactly the same as yesterday, but
with different graphics. This is a good example of how you can re-use the same
techniques and get good results with very simple
First things first, we copy
the Suspend icon and delete the moon. I also change the background to Black and
Once again I use a few
circles and a rectangle to create a "Power" symbol.
|Step 3: |
Now just like yesterday we
use the Perspective tool, give our Power Symbol a bit of perspective. I also use
the Contour tool to give the moon a "poor mans bevel"
Now with the Contour tool I give the Power symbol an
inner contour to give it the appearance of depth.
We also give the moon a
nice bit of gloss.
Now we give the symbol,
including its bevel, a standard drop shadow, dropping it pretty much straight
out to the left.
|Step 6: |
As it seems to almost
always be our last step, we give the new icon a new Reflection.
Finished Icon Design.
Click here to download the finished
Tomorrow we will wrap
up this little set of "Start" icons with the Log Off icon, check back in then.
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