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Published on March 14, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 72 (Shutdown)

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 changes.
Step 1:

First things first, we copy the Suspend icon and delete the moon. I also change the background to Black and Red.

Step 2:

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"

Step 4:

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 

Step 5:

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

Finished Icon Design.

Click here to download the finished icon.

Tomorrow we will wrap up this little set of "Start" icons with the Log Off icon, check back in then.

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on Mar 14, 2005
OK, OK, so this is being posted one day late, but I did do it last night. As I have been mentioning, I have been in the process of moving for the last few days. Charter was supposed to hook up our Broadband on Saturday, and they did not. So I was out of luck. Moving on...
on Mar 14, 2005
Where are we moving on to? Is bad joke, I know But you got the icon out, that's the important part. I hope the broadband is hooked up now.
on Mar 14, 2005
Thought I was in the Twilight Zone for a minute there.

Thanks, Teach.

Silica video???....Please, Please, Please?
on Mar 15, 2005
Finally someone uses a proper shutdown glyph. I'm sick of everyone used to the closed circut, it doesn't make sense. Btw this icon is sweet I like the glass frame.
on Mar 15, 2005
I will be doing the Silica Video soon as I get my internet access at home.
on Mar 16, 2005