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Published on April 28, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 82 (5" Floppy)

Tonight we will start polishing off the rest of the Drive icons. I will also be doing some bonus drive type icons, but that will be in a few days. As for today we will do the one of the simplest icons, and yet one of the most useless. But it is still supported and I am sure if I did not include it,there would be someone, somewhere who would miss it. So with no further ado, I give you the 5 Inch Floppy Disk.
Step 1:

We start off with a circle and some rectangles, giving us the basic shape and elements.

Step 2:

Once I have my disk elements I group them using the Perspective Tool to slant it back.

Step 3a:
Quickly I give the shapes some basic fills to see how the elements work together.
Step 4:

Now we copy the face of the disk and off-set it just a bit, giving the first one the darkest fill, so there is a visible edge.

Step 5:

Now I copy the face of the drive again and change the fill to black. I also give the new copy a Transparent texture.

Step 6:

Now we touch up the rest of the fills giving the label and the inner disk some gradients.

Step 7:

Now with our usual techniques we give the disk a Shadow and Reflection.

Finished Icon Image.

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Tomorrow, we will do the much more useful 3" floppy disk.

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on Apr 28, 2005
This looks like great practice for the transparent texture thing.

Thanks, Teach.
on Apr 28, 2005
very nice
on Apr 29, 2005
Don't forget the SuperDisk!
on Apr 29, 2005
Hah, great idea, I think I'll put 5'25" in my memory devices pack, I thought it wasn't supported anymore. And the icon is great, as always.
on Apr 29, 2005
What about 7"?

Amazing icons, I'm glad icon a day series is back!!