Vector icon speed runs(imgur.com)

over 6 years ago from Marc Edwards, Founder at Bjango

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 6 years ago

    Yep, these were all created in Adobe Illustrator. There’s quite a few techniques that are used across many of the speed runs. Here’s some of the more common ones.

    • Live Corners. I love dragging out those handles. Works well once you get good at crafting the ideal polyline source.
    • Using the polygon tool with a four sided polygon to draw a pixel snapped 45º rotated square.
    • Lots of the Path Finder panel for boolean operations.
    • Lots of Object › Path › Outline Stroke.
    • Lots of Object › Path › Add Anchor Points.
    • Lots of the Graphic Styles set up in the Greyprint templates.
    • Lots of use of the Greyprint actions, too (Outline Stroke and Add Anchor Points in one click).
    • A bit of use of the Width tool in Illustrator.
    • The blend tool and warp also make an appearance.
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