More usefull, at least for a while longer.
|Icon 83 (3.5" Floppy)|
Now for a bit more useful drive icon, though not for long I suppose. I realized as I was doing this that I do not even own a 3.5" floppy drive on any of my 4 working computers. It seems that this drive format as well is not long for the world. Until then I suppose that more computers than not still have a 3.5 floppy drive.
This icon will be done with pretty much the same techniques as the 5 inch drive and in a similar style. So lets do it!
First we draw out the shapes of the drive, with several rectangles.
Now I temporarily fill the shapes and group them. Then I lean the disk back with the Perspective Tool.
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Now we add some details. By duplicating the shapes and offsetting them a bit, we make some bevels. Then using some rectangles we give the label some lines.
Now I change the color to a nice silver. Then I give disk back a brushed texture, using our Interactive Transparency Techniques.
I tweak the gradients on the slider and its background just to make it a bit nicer looking
Last we polish it off the icon with our Shadow and Reflection Techniques.
Finished Icon Image.
Click here to download the finished icon.
We still have a few standard Drive types and we will finish them off in the next few days. Then we will make some more bonus drive types
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