Flat Design: How To Create A Stopwatch Flat Icon in Illustrator | Dawid Tuminski | Skillshare

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Flat Design: How To Create A Stopwatch Flat Icon in Illustrator

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3 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. How To Create A Stopwatch Flat Design Icon Promo Video

    • 2. Flat Design in Illustrator : Stopwatch 1

    • 3. Flat Design in Illustrator : Stopwatch 2

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Great course from a great instructor

Cool and fast!

Aren’t you tired of spending days watching courses and tutorials on Illustrator, that get you nowhere?

Are you tired of being left with a question: Ok, so what do I do now?

That’s because most tutorials out there mainly talk about the tools, not showing practical examples and how to get things done.

And I am like you: I like to learn only the important skills.

So if you want to:

  • learn practical Illustrator techniques
  • create flat design icons immediately
  • and use Illustrator independently

…then you are in for a treat.

Because this course will easily build your confidence in Illustrator and flat design.

It's a less than-15-minute gem of practical Illustrator and flat design, that will make you a flat design superhero.

Create a stopwatch icon and learn Adobe Illustrator and feel like an Illustrator superstar!


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Designer, coder and educational entrepreneur.
Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator whose courses were listed in the Udemy's TOP 10 best reviewed courses.

Creating online courses on design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, logo design, web design, graphic design freelancing, online teaching and digital marketing .

Teaching +30k students in 160 countries worldwide.

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His motto: Boring instructors are worse than boring topics!

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1. How To Create A Stopwatch Flat Design Icon Promo Video: Aren't you tired of spending days, which in courses and tutorials on illustrator that gets you nowhere? Well, that's because they merely talk about the tools and not showing practical examples on and how to get things done. And I am like you. I like only the important skills. So if you want to learn practical illustrator techniques, if you want to design a flat artwork immediately and use illustrator independently than you are in for a real treat, because this class will easily build your confidence in illustrator and flat design in less than 15 minutes, you against kills who will allow you to use illustrator independently and create beautiful flat design artwork so enrolled in the class and become an illustrator and flat design superhero? See you inside. 2. Flat Design in Illustrator : Stopwatch 1: in this video. I want to show you how to create this stopwatch icon. It is fairly easy. We got the main ellipse shaped right here that is reputed a couple of times We got the buttons and the digits. So if you're ready for some quick flat design, let's get started. And I wasn't traditionally, I'm going to start with the duplicating the art board without its contents, wrestle with the art of boards too active on being sure that move Copy artwork with our board is not selected. I am going to duplicate the article and just not to mess up anything. I will create a separately for my design. So I will click on the create you layer. I come just so I can get somewhere options and I will name my layer stopwatch. Okay, let's start with the base of the shape, which is then middle ellipse. So I'm with the lips tool. I'm gonna click and drag holding down the shift key to constrain the proportions. And ultimately, I'll create a perfect circle. And I think I will give it a nice Phil Coke filled collar and get rid of the stroke. Now you guys who have seen my logo design in Adobe Illustrator. Of course, which I highly recommended, by the way, are familiar with what I'm about to do right now. When we take a look at the original, we can see that we get two more ellipsis right here. The white one and a great one. Of course, we could copy and paste this lips, make it smaller and give it a proper color on Ben. Redo the whole process. But I will show you another way just to expand your skill set and make you a better designer. So what I will do is arm. I will duplicate the fill off this ellipse in the appearance panel and I will do that by Dragon it on the creating. You feel I come down here? I will give it a lighter color this light gray or white and ah, I will make it smaller. Yes, I will make a fill smaller by going to this effect symbol and then distort and transform and then transform. And in here you can make this circle a small as you like. I think I will make it about this small. I think it's OK. No I will duplicate it again, make it an even smaller and there we go with some simple transformations. We created two more ellipsis in a matter of a minute, I think. But that is not all. Let's take another glance of the original. We can see that we need this rectangular space for the digits. I am afraid I don't know their technical word for it. But what's more, what's most important And I know a way to create it without touching the rectangle tool. Not even the Ellipse tal and I am gonna touch. I'm not gonna touch Amital at all. But what I will do, however, is I will duplicate the last film again. I will make it gray or white, and I will make it smaller and again from the effects menu. I will choose something I use so rarely that I am surprised you remembered about it. But it will work great in this case. And this thing is called convert to shape. And in here I will choose rectangle. This option changes shapes dynamically into well, other shapes in this case will convert our leapt elliptical fill into a rectangular one. And in this dollar books. I will tweak these values to ultimately get the shape I am looking for. Now, what's really great about this technique is that when we go in tow outline mode, we can see that we actually created one humble ellipse and the result and the result is pretty impressive. By the way, did you notice that working in this manner saved us from constant aligning to make the shapes in the center? So this is a rusticity. Another advantage of working this way. Okay, so in the next video, we'll add the digits, the bottoms and the background so stated. 3. Flat Design in Illustrator : Stopwatch 2: OK in this video, we will has promised toe have the digits. The buttons and the background will, of course, finished the colors as well, and we will add the shading. So let's start with the digits. The forint I used is called digital ism, and it's free 4% before personal use. You'll find it attached to this lecture. Should you wish to follow along. You can, of course, use any other LCD kind of fund. So I will click her with the type tool anywhere on the art aboard, and I would just type in the numbers. I'll make them bigger, maybe bigger, and I will give them a proper color. I will reposition them and there we go. Well, now let's create the buttons. Well, that's really easy, right? All we need to do is to use the rounded rectangle tool, and we need to just draw a button shaped like so No, I'll just a copy and paste it in front so I can make it smaller to create a base for the button like So Now I will unite them with the Pathfinder tool, and I will make it just a bit smaller. Okay, now, I will bring out two guides and made them intersect in the middle of the watch. And I'm doing that because now I want to create these two smaller buttons, and I will do that by rotating and copying this bottom in relation to the intersection of the guides. It sounds fantasy and a bit technical, but it's real easy. All we need to do is to select the button and make the rotator active by pressing the R key on the keyboard and old or option on the Mac clicking on the intersection off the guides. No, we can enter a value that we want to rotate the button by. I think I'll go with this value, and now I will click copy instead of okay. Now I want to reflect this newly created bottom to the right and copied at the same time. And for that I will use the reflect Oh, and I will make it active by pressing the key on the keyboard, and now I will ault or option on the Mac. Click click again on the intersection of the guides, and now I will vertically vertically reflect on this button by clicking copy, not Okay. Now I will make it the first button a bit bigger, with the help of the scale tool that I will make active by pressing the asking, and I will reposition the button as well, then, okay, we are almost done. No, go ahead and create the shadow. And for that I'll select the centre and left bottom as well as the circle. I will copy and paste them in front, and I want to unite them in the Pathfinder tool. Now I will just create a simple vertical line that goes traitor through the stopwatch and led, by the way, doesn't even need to have any fail nor no stroke color. You'll just act as a helper in the divided process because that that's what I want to do right now. E divine this shape by clicking this button in the Pathfinder tool. Now what we get is a group, and so I will ungroomed bit by going to the object menu and choosing on group, and I will just delete the right part and then change the blending mode of the left part too soft light. Now the very last thing to do is to create the background, of course. So I will create it with the Ellipse to off course. And I will give it a nice orange color and I will send it all the way to the back. And there we go. Wake up. The stopwatch created. So I hope you had fun with this short tutorial. I hope you learn to think or to tell me what you think about this design in the discussion board an issue next time.