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Designing Kitchen Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Lesson 8 of 9

Add Consistency to Icons

 

Designing Kitchen Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Lesson 8 of 9

Add Consistency to Icons

 

Lesson Info

Add Consistency to Icons

one of the things you'll notice is I went in and I like to put borders around my icons. And this is one of the ways that I can frame these. And here is one of the reasons why I like to work in this grid structure. You'll see what I did, virtually everything here. By keeping everything the same size and working within this grid structure, I've kept a consistency, a few things like the flames right here or this cooking pot that I've put this in which, you know, this really needs to have the flames here and not over there. I can very quickly see my inconsistencies so that I can go and I can beef up my line weights and you can see looking through here the line made is one of the ways we can keep consistency with absolutely everything. The other thing is, I can go and I can put borders around everything to kind of enclosed them. If I want Teoh. But working within my grid structure, it makes it very easy for me to do that and land this in so that anything that I want to dio, I have the abili...

ty to go in and simply land inside of one of the structures here, make it fit really easily without having to repurpose a lot of my items, which makes it really great. Then if you want to go in and you want to add color to this consistency is key. Check this out because almost all my stroke weights are five points. If I go in and I would like Teoh select my lines here. And I would like to make them all a color to see what they look like. Because I've had everything consistent. I could go under the select menu and I can go in and I can select the same fill color. I could select the same stroke color or, in this case, the same stroke. Wait so that everything that has this consistent stroke wait, I can select all at once. Then I could go in and I could use my whole list of colors that I have in my Swatch panel and I can go in and I can apply a color to them. Overall purples just a slight bit hideous. I can go in looks like we're running out of memory, but I can then go in and I can apply a color all based on my consistent stroke. Wait. So here's how I could very quickly and easily go in and change the overall look and feel. See exactly what it looks like. Anything that's filled, I could go under select same fill color, and by doing that, I could then go in and choose a different color here on all my objects. And I can very quickly and easily figure out how my color scheme can work and doesn't matter what you have. You can very quickly see which ones didn't have the same stroke and fill colors here. So if I select, I want the same stroke or same fill color, same fill color, select everything that has the same fill color. These were not the same fill color. This is why you keep everything as consistent as possible. There it is Now. I could go in. I changed my colors completely, whatever it may be, and I have the ability go in, change them, change everything all at once, and I can see how that looks. So instead of going through selecting each and every one of the items there it is

Class Description

Icons have the ability to convey a lot of information in a single graphic. If you need a custom icon and have Adobe Illustrator, this class is for you. Adobe certified instructor Jason Hoppe will take you through the icon creating process and demonstrate this by creating a set of over twenty icons around a central theme.

Topics include:

  • Using a Grid structure for alignment
  • Setting up Object Styles
  • Using the Scale Stroke options for consistency
  • Alignment and Spacing tips
  • Create simple yet effective drop/slip shadows and great highlights
  • Best ways to save/export icons for the best display and use


Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

Reviews

Tomas Verver
 

I like Jason's teachingstyle. Nice to see that just using symple shapes and a few trucs can help you make icons.

Eileen
 

I learned some nifty techniques! For example, how to easily change sharp corners to round ones, and how to subtract simple shapes from each other and use them as building blocks to create icons.