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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Avatar Icon

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How to Create an Avatar in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Avatar Icon

In today's video we'll show you how easy it is to create an Avatar Icon using a couple of ellipses and a Clipping Mask.

So if you wanted to create this sort of icon but didn't know exactly how, this video should have you covered.

Create an Avatar Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Start with a New Document with a 128x128 pixels artboard.

Set up a New Document for the Avatar

Create a background using a 120x120 pixels circle in a light yellow color aligned to the center of the artboard.

Create a Center Yellow Circle

Next, create the avatar body using a 102x44 pixels Ellipse making sure to color it in a darker yellow. At the head, use a 52x68 pixels Ellipse, and then color it in the same value.

Add Ellipses to the Avatar

With the head shapes selected, go to Object > Path > Offset Path, and with an apex offset use the color from the background. Finish the icon by grouping and masking the evidence may shape using a copy of the underline circle as a Clipping Mask.

How to Finish a Vector Avatar

Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

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60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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