Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I wanted to create something quite simple for the community, so I thought I'd go back to my realistic icon design days and apply some of my methods in AD.

For this I digged out the Battlefield 3 "Accuracy ribbon" design. This was originaly made with 3D software but it's not too hard to replicate in 2D.

 

http://battlefield.wikia.com/wiki/Ribbons/Battlefield_3?file=Accuracy_Ribbon.png

 

The basics are:

 

  • Import the ribbon image into AD and create a new artboard below it

post-43463-0-52540800-1487034289_thumb.png

  • Add guidelines for the sizes of objects and where the background color bands meet
  • Start by recreating the shapes over the original image - the background colors, then the golden circle and the rounded, long squares of the aim
  • Try to select colors similar to what you see on the top image
  • Play around with Outer Shadows, Inner Shadows, Bevel and layering different effects until you have the same feeling of volume

post-43463-0-02074400-1487034288_thumb.png

  • Add shadows and other lighting details to the illustration
    • Remember that 100% black shadows on most objects feel unreal. Try to base the color of the shadows off of the object itself or off where the shadow "lands"

post-43463-0-02126800-1487034286_thumb.png

 

post-43463-0-14241500-1487034284_thumb.png

 

post-43463-0-83339600-1487034280_thumb.png

  • Finally use images in Color Burn and Multiply mode inside masks to add the gritty feel to the metals and the fabric texture to the background
  • Play around with the saturation of the colors you chose to find the right spot for added realism. Metals that have been "through war" are not polished therefore they shouldn't shine, they should be dull.

post-43463-0-73276300-1487034277_thumb.png

 

 

Please find the final file attached. The texture images in it are for demonstration purposes only and I do not have rights over them.

BF Ribbon.afdesign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.