Create a vector icon in Adobe Fireworks

One of the most fascinating fields in visual design is icon design. Nowadays we're invaded and bombarded by icons everywhere: on products, printed materials, packaging, the web and overall in software. Designing icon sets presents some challenges, of course, but it's also a very interesting exercise that allows you to learn new things and develop greater attention for details.

Icons can communicate a message very quickly, occasionally in a way that is quicker than words. Most importantly, if well designed, they can be understood by everyone, no matter their language or culture. In this tutorial we're going to explore how to design a cloud icon for a cloud-based software to share and upload files.

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