How to Create a Stylish Phone in Illustrator

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Final Image Preview

Below is the final image we will be working towards.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Step 1

Create new document with 520 pixels by 600 pixels. Draw a rectangle with 312 pixels width and 500 pixels height. With the rectangle selected, go to Filter > Stylize > Round Corners and change the Radius to 25 pixels and press OK. Also, apply a 0.5 pixel stroke with 30% Grayscale.

Phone Vector Tutorial 1 Step

Step 2

Then apply a linear gradient color to the rectangle. We will use 9 different black swatches as written below:

1. Black 30% – Location of this slider is 0%;

2. Black 30% – Location 1%;

3. Black 100% – Location 4%;

4. Black 30% – Location 15%;

5. Black 40% – Location 50%;

6. Black 30% – Location 85%;

7. Black 100% – Location 96%;

8. Black 30% – Location 99%;

9. Black 30% – Location 100%.

Phone Vector Tutorial 2 Step

Step 3

With Rectangle selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Change the Offset to -15 pixels and press OK. Change the color to white.

Phone Vector Tutorial 3 Step

Step 4

With Smaller Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -1 pixels and press OK. Then apply a black color to the smallest rectangle. This time with the smallest rectangle selected go to Effect > Stylize > Feather to open Feather dialog. Change the feather radius to 4 pixels and press OK.

Phone Vector Tutorial 4 Step

Step 5

Again with the smallest black rectangle selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Change the Offset to -3 pixels and press OK. Then apply a linear gradient color to the rectangle as shown in the picture. Don’t forget to delete feather function from this rectangle.

Phone Vector Tutorial 5 Step

Step 6

Use the pen tool to draw a shape and apply a gradient as shown below. Copy (Ctrl + C) the last rectangle and paste in front (Ctrl + F) of it. Select both shapes and choose intersect shape areas from the pathfinder tool. Make Transparency Opacity Screen 75%.

Phone Vector Tutorial 6 Step

Step 7

Now draw a rounded rectangle with 265 pixels width and 335 pixels height and apply a gradient as shown below.

Phone Vector Tutorial 7 Step

Step 8

With New Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -3 pixels and press OK. Then apply a gradient as shown below.

Phone Vector Tutorial 8 Step

Step 9

At this step we will repeat step 6. Copy (Ctrl + C) the last blue rectangle and shape we created at the step 6 then paste in front (Ctrl + F) of them. Select both shapes and choose intersect shape areas from the pathfinder tool. Make Transparency Opacity Screen 75%.

Phone Vector Tutorial 9 Step

Step 10

Group all elements. Draw a rounded rectangle with 73 pixels width and 7 pixels height, radius is 7 pixels. Then apply a black color. With Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -2 pixels and press OK. Then apply a black and white linear gradient. Group two new rounded rectangles and place them at the top of the phone.

Phone Vector Tutorial 10 Step

Step 11

Draw a rounded rectangle with 50 pixels width and 50 pixels height, radius is 7 pixels. Then apply a gradient as shown below. With Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -3 pixels and press OK. Grab the Eyedropper Tool from the tools panel and click on the biggest rectangle. Adjust the orientation of color from top left to bottom right.

Phone Vector Tutorial 11 Step

Step 12

Draw a Ellipse with 40 pixels width and 40 pixels height. Then apply a green color as shown below. Then draw two rectangles bigger than ellipse. Put on of them on the top of the ellipse, the other one on the bottom. Select three shapes and choose divide from the pathfinder tool. Delete all parts except the shape as shown below.

Phone Vector Tutorial 12 Step

Step 13

Copy (Ctrl + C) the last shape and paste in front (Ctrl + F) of it. Make its size two times smaller than bigger shape. With two shapes selected choose Vertical Align Bottom from Align Panel. Again Divide them.

Phone Vector Tutorial 13 Step

Step 14

Copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) it. Apply a red color to the second shape. Place green (Phone Call) shape to the left and red (Stop Call) shape to the right of the Phone.

Phone Vector Tutorial

Conclusion

You can download .ai and .eps formats below. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and leave your comments.

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Weather Symbols Free Vector Graphic

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Weather symbols vector graphic

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Social Media Network Icons

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What is the lisence for these icons?

If you use these icons, please place an attribution link to iconshots.com
Social Media Network Icons Iconshots is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Social Media Network Icons

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Where Can I Download Free Icons?

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As you see my site is not old enough to supply high-quality and big amount of icons. Before launching my blog I always looked through for quality and free icons for my designs through the web. In this article I want to share my old experience where I downloaded icons. I present 20 icon archives and all of them can be freely used for private designs, but always don’t forget to check the licenses, because they may change the license anytime.

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If you know any other source please leave a comment.

Create a Diagram Icon

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How to create diagram icon

This will be our final image.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 1

Create a new document with 370 pixels by 370 pixels.  Select a Pie Graph Tool from Tools Panel.

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 2

Draw a Graph 350 pixels width and 350 pixels height. Enter the information from left to right. I entered 70, 15, 7 and 8, but you may choose any amount you want. Press the check box button in the upper right corner when you finished.

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 3

Now delete the stroke and go to Menu > Object > Ungroup (Shift+Ctrl_G) to open the Ungroup dialog. There will be a warning message, Press Yes.

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 4

Transform the main graph shape vertical and Rotate it 60 degree. Then select the graph and go to Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel. Enter the values shown below to achieve the look I’ve taken. Don’t forget to change Surface to No Shading option.

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 5

Go to Object > Expand Appearance and Ungroup two times. Now it’s time to give colors. I use Gradient to colorize all the parts of the Graph. To the biggest part of the graph I gave these colors: R-110, G-17, B-4; R-117, G-9, B-9; R-110, G-17, B-4.

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 6

Select each part of the graph and give it a gradient fill with colors you want. Here is mine.

Diagram icon tutorial

Step 7

Select all parts of the graph and group them. Copy and Paste in Front. With arrow buttons move it to the bottom 11 times then Send it to Back. Make Transparency Opacity 40%. You should get this result.

Diagram icon tutorial

You can download .ai and .eps formats below. If you like my tutorial please don’t forget to share it with your friends and give your comments.

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Happy Valentine's Day

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Floral valentine card

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Valentine's Day Vector Graphic

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iconshots.com valentine card

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