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And finaly we come to the last of the Folder Icons.
Published on April 26, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 80 (Control Panel)

After torturing myself trying to think of something new to do for the Control Panel icon, I have finally had a "Forest for the Trees" moment. The thing that was bugging me was that I had already used the checkbox overlay in the "Folder Options" icon, and that icon had turned out to be pretty nice. I considered using it for the "Control Panel" icon as well, but I did not like the idea.

As I played with some of our elements from our previous icons I realized that there was a quick and simple way that would let me have my cake and eat it too. Let me show you how.
Step 1:

First we start with a copy of our Network Computer icon and delete the globe from the screen.

Step 2:

Now we copy our Check Box overlay from the Folder Options icon and remove the shadows.

Step 3a:
We gather up a few more elements; the pen from the My Documents folder and the a gear from the Folder Options icon.

Step 4:

Now I make one more copy of the gear, convert the copies to a bitmap and turn them into the new screen image.


Step 5:

Now we place the check box overlay in front of our monitor and give it a new shadow.


Step 6:

Last I move the copy of our pen and change the cap to Red to make it fit with the Check Mark.

Finished Icon Image.

Click here to download the finished icon.

Well, that wraps up our Folder icons. I will be doing a few more Bonus Folder icons, but more or less that will be all the folder icons to come in the main Iconpack.

I will put some thought into what icon we will do tomorrow. Check back in to find out.

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

on Apr 26, 2005
Lovin' it, man.

Thanks, Teach.

BTW - sorry to bother, but will there still be a "Silica" video, or some other exercise in making that look?
on Apr 27, 2005
Good request Corky O. Would it also be possible to have a video on making the Aero look as well?
on Apr 27, 2005
man another sweet icon to ad to my collection