Hi, I am Yulia Sokolova, illustrator and graphic designer. In this tutorial I will guide you through the process of creating four flat style robot icons in Adobe Illustrator. We will be covering many different shortcut keys and operations, including Pathfinder and Blending Modes. Also, I’ll show you techniques on how to create effects such as long shadow.
From time-to-time I need to create a circle with a dashed outline in my icon designs. The problem is that when I create the dashed line in Adobe Illustrator using the Stroke palette, the dashes do not work out evenly so I end up with partial dashes or overlapping dashes where the circle begins and terminates. In this short article I will show you how to calculate the dash and gap values to create perfect dashed lines every time.
When I review icons submitted to Iconfinder, I have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the site are the highest possible quality. But the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality” is often very small and usually involves minimal changes. In this article I have distilled my design guidelines into Six Easy Steps to Better Icon Design. The steps follow the basics of sound icon design and should be seen as a guide, not a dogmatic rule book. The savvy designer knows when he or she can break the rules for the greatest benefit.
The Apple Watch is coming and with an estimated 2,000,000 pre-orders, so are the users. We have been wearing the watch and have prepared this in depth guide to how to make your icons look great on the tiny but crisp retina display.
What is the easiest way to recolor an icon? Adding color to an icon is actually really easy, but you still need to know how. So we wrote this guide that shows you how to recolor icons using Photoshop, Sketch, PowerPoint or Preview.
Your presentation could be better, but you’re pressed for time and on a budget. You want to make it look cool and impress your colleagues, your competition and your audience, but for the moment you are stuck with your slides of endless bullet points. Let’s fix that.
Grunticon is good alternative to icon fonts. It uses SVG files and embeds them in a CSS file that makes it super useful for web project. It’s a bit tricky to set up, so we created this guide to help you get started.