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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Postal Box – Flat Art Icon

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Software: Affinity Designer

Tutorial: How to Create a Post Box Illustration in Adobe Illustrator – Design Cuts

Another flat art image? Why? Simple, the image was easy to create and it gave me some experience in creating an image in Affinity Designer using a tutorial that uses instructions for Adobe Illustrator. So this image is very much an exercise in translation from Illustrator to Designer. For the most part the translation went very smoothly.

Another reason I created this image… well I liked how the image looked. There is a certain light hearted feel to flat art style that is fun.

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Lighthouse Icon

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Software: Affinity Designer

Tutorial: Create a Detailed Lighthouse Flat Icon in Affinity Designer –  Design Cuts

This image is different, not in it’s design, but the software used to create this lighthouse image. In this case the software used is Affinity Designer, which can be viewed as a lower cost version of Adobe Illustrator. The cool thing is Affinity Designer maybe low cost (under $80 CDN), but it is a very polished and effective piece of software. Is it a reasonable replacement for Illustrator.

The design itself is flat art icon, like the ice cream image I created in October, is designed to work in effectively on mobile screens. The basic layout works event at a small size.

 
 

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