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In this tutorial we will be creating a nice looking and useful pixel
icon which can be used in any software application related to networks.
In this tutorial we will be creating a cool icon for software
- Learn how to draw a simple pixel drawing using pencil tool.
- Using gradient.
- Adding pixel shades.
Create a 35×35 pixel file. Create a new layer by pressing shift+control+n
together. Either use control+’+’ or zoom tool to zoom upto 1200%.
Set the foreground to black. Select 1 pixel wide pencil and draw this
Draw another shape under the box with the pencil.
Select Rectangular Marquee Tool and select inside the box
as shown in the figure.
Now, we will use Gradient Tool to fill the selection. For that, set the
foreground color to #245C29 and
#316659. Click on Gradient tool. Select
foreground to background gradient type and linear
gradient to fill the selection.
Image after filling the selection with gradient tool.
Draw 3 small lines with pencil tool. Change their colors as shown in the
Draw a line below the ‘Monitor’.
Draw another line as shown in the figure.
Actual view of our newly created drawing.
Duplicate and place the first layer as shown in the figure.
Zoom upto 700% and draw three black color lines connecting the monitors.
Now view the actual size of the file. Our icon is ready