Today we show you how to create a twitter icon bird in illustrator. Twitter is a powerful micro blogging, which crossed above 10th billionth tweets two days before. So tribute to the twitter we go through how to make them. We have already given the icon pack, this tutorial request from readers/friends asked me to write –this bird drawn using with pen tool. So digg in to the tutorial.
Tutorial Details :
1. Software Used : IllustratorCS4
2. Tools : Pen tool(p) and Gradient Tool
3. Time Duration : 20 minutes – 30 minutes
4. Total Steps : 5
5. Attachments : Source file with Tutorial Pdf and Icons
6. ICON License : Personal and commercial purpose.
Final Output :
Steps :1 Drawing a shape using the PEN tool
open a document in illustrator. ( Ctrl+N ) or file -> new.
take a pen tool (P) and try to make a shape like this. Don’t worry if you don’t get the same shape. We are not using any default shape to make this , so the shape bit differs. And you can get even better shape ;).
Now the shape look like this, the minimum nodes giev you more curvy.
Step 2 : Adding the Gradient color to the body
fill the shape with radial gradient. ( G ). The values are :
step :3 Making twitter Eyes
How about adding simple eyes to the bird.
Draw a circle (ellipse tool – L ) and drag it . if you need perfect circle click on the art board and it ask for the width and height.now circle with radial gradient tool . mode: Greyscale give the values . here the number determines the value.
Step :4 making of beak
Make a shinny beak for the bird ! Draw a triangle look and the following image show you clearly the values added.
Take radial gradient tool and fill the shape with yellow colour and give the values, as show in the image.
Mode: web RGB . Now draw a white ellipse shape and reduce the opacity to 66%. Now place the beak correctly.
Step : 5 Making Wings using pen tool
Make wings now , starting with a pen tool and make a leaf like shape(as shown below ) an fill it with linear gradient tool ( G ) same color as used in twitr body ! – Only the location changes .
Location =”25” and “50.3” and the angle is “ -161 “
Now copy the wings and paste behind the body of the twitr. ( ctrl+C and ctrl+F) and drag it to back ground.
We did! But wait if you need some highlights draw a small shapes above the shape and reduce the opacity. Preview: