And finaly we come to the last of the Folder Icons.
Published on April 26, 2005
|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.
First we start with a copy of our Network Computer icon and delete the globe from the screen.
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.
Now I make one more copy of the gear, convert the copies to a bitmap and turn them into the new screen image.
Now we place the check box overlay in front of our monitor and give it a new shadow.
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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