5 Ways to Create a Settings Icon

Learn to use an array of Illustrator features through this exercise

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Left to right, top to bottom: Google Calendar, Lyft, Dribbble, Facebook, ClassPass, Seamless, Telegram, Reddit, Duolingo, Dropbox, Instagram, Headspace, PayPal, Transit, WeChat

Method 1: Rounded Star

Method 2: Zig Zag

Method 3: Additive Rotation

Method 4: Subtractive Rotation

Method 5: Intersect

Experiment to Find Your Flow


2 Squares = 1 Star

Roundabout Rounding

Scribble to Shape

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