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iOS 7 Mac icon project: Adobe Illustrator CC

Grab the latest in the iOS 7 icon project with today's design – Adobe Illustrator

icon comparisonToday’s iOS 7-inspired Mac icon keeps us moving through the Adobe Creative Suite, with Illustrator getting a redesign. I’ve started work on a couple of others, too, and so far I’m really happy with how the Adobe apps are working out – as a set they’re starting to look rather nice.

The biggest challenge I’m facing at the moment is creating strong gradients without the colours looking strange or murky. Illustrator caused a few problems in this respect, with the centre of the brown-to-yellow gradient looking absolutely terrible at first. I played with the colours a lot, eventually settling on a more orange tone at the bottom of the gradient, and lightened the letters and border accordingly.

illustrator-in-dockYou can see my previous Adobe icons here (there’s Photoshop, InDesign and the Creative Cloud icon so far), and get hold of LiteIcon to apply them, and all the other icons I’ve been working on in the last few months. If your Adobe apps are currently in a standalone file, you will need to move them into the Applications folder temporarily in order for LiteIcon to recognise them and let you change the app icons, but you can put them straight back afterward (hat tip to Lee Crawford for pointing that one out to me).