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How to Create an envelpe icon with a satin feel Vector Tutorial - Art Inspire by Asmaa - Graphics, illustration & free vector resources for Creators

 

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In this tutorial i will show you how using the basic tools of illustrator , ie gradient , rectangle , pathfinder and line we can create a simple looking envelope. With changing the arrow icon you will have multiple defined icons .

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Step 1

Create a rectangle here i created with the following size. 1.93 X 1.96 cm gave the stroke colour #CCCCCC

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Step 2

Fill it up with a gradient shade gray to white and Radial fill. #DEDEDE to white

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Step 3

Using Pen tool and snap to Point option enabled through view window draw a line similar to the one shown below.

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Step 4

Add two more anchor points as shown below.

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Step 5

Delete the middle anchor point. and adjust its angle .

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Step 6

Using the same gradient fill give a directional fill that is linear this time.

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Step 7

Create a copy of the triangular shape and place it a few pixels down than the original one

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Send this copy one step backward ie back of the initial triangle shape.

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Step 8

Select the nodes of the copy and adjust them bringing them a bit up and joining the rectangle’s corners.

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Step 9

Select the two middle anchor points and pull them a little bit down while pressing shift.

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Step 10

Give a .25 point stroke to the upper triangle this will give it a crisp edge.

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Step 11

Using line tool draw a line as seen below the stroke weight here is 1.

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Step 12

Create a copy of the same line give it a white shade , select both lines and duplicate these for the second side.

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Step 13

You will need to bring the open triangular flap of the envelope forward.the shadow as well as the top one.

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Step 14

Reduce the font width of the white line to .25

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Step 15

Give the lines a rounded corner.

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Step 16

We will now create an arrow . here is how it is done i first create a triangle using the pen tool .

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Step 17

Create a swoosh kind of shape ( i dont know what else to call it 🙂 ) as seen below. and adjust its nodes.

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Step 18

Select the both shapes and expand it. using pathfinder pallette.

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Step 19

Give it a gradient linear fill as seen below

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Step 20

Create 2 copies of the arrow shape duplicate it again and ofset it a bit from the first copy .

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Step 21

Using Pathfinder subtract the front.

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Step 22

Expand the shape

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Step 23

Right click the shape and release Compound path .

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Step 24

Adjust the shades and transparencies.

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Step 25

We will create an oval shape Behind the artwork this is a dark grey colour , use Effects > Blur > Gaussian Blur

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Step 26

This is what you will get!

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Final Preview

You can reduce the size effectively using this icon and will not loose any details!!

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If you are interested to create the same icon in power point here is a great tutorial created by The Rapid Learning Blog

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