Icon Tutorial: Hot Chocolate
Today we’ll be creating a wonderful warming hot chocolate icon. This tutorial is for intermediate users of Illustrator and Photoshop Let’s get started:
Open Illustrator and create the following shape with the colour shown.
Go to Effect -> 3D -> Revolve and apply the following settings:
Create another shape like this.
Go to Effect -> 3D -> Extrude & Bevel and apply the following settings:
Arrange the layers so the handle is beneath the cup in the layer order and move it towards the cup like the image below:
Copy the cup and handle. Open Photoshop and create a new document at 700×700 pixels.
Paste the cup as a smart object and scale it to 155%
Create a new layer behind the cup, fill it black. Open up the layer style options and choose gradient overlay. Apply the following options with the following colours – #9b8472 #97624b #170501
Select the rectangle tool to create a flat surface for the cup to rest on. Make the colour of the shape #000000, choose multiply as the layer blend mode and change the transparency to 33%. You should now have the following:
Select the cup and apply the following layer style.
Create a new layer behind the cup but in front of the background select the brush tool and colour of #39200f. Begin to create a shadow behind the cup until you have something like this:
Add some subtle shading.
Add a wooden texture for the table, use the perspective transform if need be. Im using wood floor found here:
I have also added a gradient overlay to change the colour.
Next download the following shot for free here: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=download&id=507780
Copy part of the chocolate froth from the top and start to selectively erase it till you get the following:
Finally add some steam using the brush tool and erase tool and we’re done.
You can also download the file here. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!