Nov 03

Get $5 Off Our New Rockable Book: “Rockstar Icon Designer”

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 03:30 — julie

What is one graphic element that you see dozens, if not hundreds, of times a day? Icons. And Rockable Press have just released a new book all about them: Rockstar Icon Designer by Vectortuts+ Associate Editor Kate McInnes.

You can get $5 off the eBook version until November 7th. That’s only a few days away, so hurry!

What’s Inside?

In this book Kate not only teaches you how to whip up a good icon, but she takes you on a crash course through the world of icon design.

Here are some of the topics covered in the book:

  • A historical overview of icons, from the first black and white IBM symbols to today’s OS standards.
  • A theoretical look at the creation of icons.
  • The different perspectives and orientations of icons and when to use them.
  • Different icon styles and important style guides.
  • How to design an icon to meet the standards of common uses, including Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, and more.
  • Step by step tutorials for creating an icon in a variety of styles and perspectives.
  • And more!

You can see a full overview of the book on its Tuts+ Marketplace page, or download a sample from Rockable Press.

About the Author

Kate’s knows a thing or two about icon design. Having worked for years as a successful icon designer, she decided it was time to share that experience with others.

I’ll let Kate introduce herself:

Hi, I’m Kate, the author of Rockstar Icon Designer.

When I first started out in icon design I found that there was very little information to help guide me though the design process. Through a lot of trial and error, I finally came to understand and really appreciate the wonderful world of icons.

During the course of this book, I will share my experiences in the field of icon design. I’ll look at rendering styles and ways to achieve them, and the many uses for icons today. This book won’t teach you how to emulate others. It won’t focus heavily on one OS over another; nor will it turn you into a master overnight. Instead it will help you create designs that will stand up to the test of time and help you better understand the constraints (and the joys) of pixel perfect rendering and icon design in general.

Thanks Kate!

Buy Now and Save!

Be quick and get the book for $19, by taking advantage of Rockable’s $5 OFF for 5 Days Only! (Regular price is $24. Offer ends Nov 7, 2011)

Every purchase comes with 3 digital versions of the book (PDF, ePub, and Kindle), so if you’re looking to stop dabbling and want to become a Rockstar Icon Designer then get yourself a copy from Rockable’s site or from the Tuts+ Marketplace today.




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