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Icon Design

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Icons can be the cornerstone of a good design. They’re the symbols that guide users and the design elements that set the tone of a design. On top of that, icons need to be simple and versatile for a number of uses. Kate McInnes, author of Rockstar Icon Designer, will walk you through the fundamentals of good icon design through to advanced techniques to create cohesive icon sets. Some topics included in the course:

  • Planning the concept for a cohesive icon set
  • Creating and refining icons in Adobe Illustrator
  • Working with multiple artboards
  • Advanced icon drawing techniques
  • Working with perspectives
  • Finalizing and polishing finished icons
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Introduction

00:36

1.Welcome
1 lesson, 00:36

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1.1
Introduction
00:36

2.Icon Theory
1 lesson, 07:55

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2.1
What Makes a Good Icon?
07:55

3.Basic Skills
3 lessons, 46:17

3.1
How To Sketch a Set of Icons
16:26

3.2
How to Make Basic Vector Icons with Adobe Illustrator
18:02

3.3
Multiple Artboards and Exporting Icon Sets
11:49

4.Drawing Techniques
11 lessons, 2:24:05

4.1
How to Create Custom Grids in Adobe Illustrator
12:03

4.2
How to Draw Lines and Transform Shapes
10:39

4.3
Using Simple Shapes to Create Complex Objects
15:36

4.4
Adding Details with Lines and Strokes
11:40

4.5
Perspective and Viewpoints
10:39

4.6
How to Create Perspective with the Transformation Tools
16:13

4.7
Drawing Perspective with Guides in Adobe Illustrator
18:27

4.8
Color, Light, and Shade
05:46

4.9
Draw Light and Shade with Adobe Illustrator
15:15

4.10
Effects and Appearance
10:57

4.11
How to Finish Your Icon Designs and Add Special Effects
16:50

5.Conclusion
1 lesson, 00:49

5.1
Conclusion
00:49