Make your graphics shine

  • Software Any version of Illustrator
  • Time needed 10 minutes
  • Skills-Use the Pathfinder-Create shapes-Use the Pen tool to draw Bazier curves

Slick, shiny graphic buttons, icons and other elements seem to be everywhere you look at the moment. The blame for the widespread use of these glossy design elements could arguably be laid at the door of Apple, whose rapid rise has seen all kinds of glossy products, screens and interfaces enter the consciousness of your average Joe on the street.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.