Musings on, Art, Skinning, Computers, and the True meaning of Life. (AKA The Lego Theory)
Good times with file extentions.
Published on May 22, 2005 By mormegil In
Icon 97 (PDF File)

One of the most common file types that has been added to IconPackager 3.0 file format is the PDF file. PDF files are mostly used for documents, but they can contain text and graphics, so I try and make sure there is a bit of everything in the file. On top of this we will overlay an Adobe Acrobat logo.
Step 1:

First we copy the Write file. Remove the pen and tweak the copy with the Text Tool.

Step 2:

Now to set it apart a bit I change the background title bar to black.
Step 3:

Now I need an Acrobat logo, so I draw one with the Bezier Tool.

Step 4:

Now that I have drawn the logo as a line, I use the Artistic Brush tool to give it a calligraphic effect.

Step 5:

Now I break the Artistic Brush shape apart and give it a contour, for a bit of a outline.

Step 6:

I give our new shapes some fills to flesh out our logo. And place it in front of our file.

Step 7

Now we give the logo a
shadow and break it apart and crop it, so it only falls on the file.

Step 8

We pull one more
shadow off the logo and fade it out, so it falls behind the file.

Step 9

Last we once more give our new file a new

Finished Icon Image.

Download the Completed Icons here.

We are approaching the end of our pack; more file types to come. Tomorrow we will do anther new IconPackager 3.0 File type.

Read the other Icon-A-Day Articles:
(Icon-A-Day Index)

Check out the CorelDRAW for Skinner Index, for links to all the related Video Tutorials.

And don't forget to check for all the Icon-A-Day icons as they get made, in the
Miscellaneous Icons Gallery at
All Images and Text in this tutorial are © Paul Boyer, and may not be reused without written permission.

on May 22, 2005
Calligraphic brush!

Nice little trick, Paul.

Thanks, again.
on May 28, 2005
Are these going to be put into an .iptheme once done???

They are so awesome! (The Adobe logo is something I'd never be able to do)
on Aug 13, 2007
Man. . .
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