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A bonus Icon no more.
Published on May 23, 2005 By mormegil In Icons
Icon 98 (PST File)

Tonight we will continue on with our IconPackager 3.0 File icons. This icon is one I had intended doing as a bonus icon - part of the Office icon sets - but now it is supported in the defaults file types. I will do just the file tonight. Tomorrow I will do the Bonus Application icon and Folder as well.

This will more or less be the same as the Access and Word files we did way back toward the middle.
Step 1:

We will start by copying the MDB file and removing the Access Overlay. We also change the base colors to Outlook's signature golden yellow. Also we change the title to PST.

Step 2:

Now I have an Outlook logo in my scrap graphics, so I import it and give it our standard perspective.

Step 3:

Now we give the Logo a poor mans bevel with the Contour tool.

Step 4:

We give the bevel some gradients to make it match. I also give the face of the logo some gloss.

Step 5:

Now with our Reflection techniques I give the logo two reflections, one on the files face, and one on the floor in front of it.

Step 6:

Last using our shadow techniques we give it a nice custom shadow.

Step 7

During the process of making this file, I had a nice crash and had to start over. So once again I have to change the title back to PST.

Finished Icon Image.

Download the Completed Icons here.

Tomorrow we will make a nice bonus pack of the Outlook Application icon and an Outlook Folder.

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on May 23, 2005
Thanks, Teach.

If time permits, I would like to request a Publisher and FrontPage bonus pack.