An effective icon design conveys a lot of information in a small space. If you need to create a great custom icon and you have a copy of Illustrator, this is the course for you. First, discover how file format, size, viewpoint, and platform shape your design choices. Then author Justin Seeley will show you how decide on the scope of your set, sketch out your designs, and choose a color scheme and style. Next, you'll "vectorize" your drawings and apply colors and styles in Illustrator. Finally, learn how to export your icons in the correct file formats for use on the web, in print, or on different operating systems (Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android). Along the way, Justin introduces challenges to test your knowledge and a couple of tools to help speed up your design workflow.
Exploring file formats, sizes, perspective, and platform guidelines
Choosing an icon style
Creating sketches and assigning color schemes
Building a grid system for icons
Redrawing icons with shapes
Generating icons for different operating systems