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I was making a icon to use as a replacement for the one automatically displayed on the desktop when I plug in my kindle paperwhite and it turned out quite well. So, I thought I'd make it even more accurate and make a marketing-type poster.


All vector and all done in Affinity Designer, including all the text, lines and icons on the display.


It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, mainly because its really a lot of rounded rectangle shapes, but that's what makes vector art (and AD) great :)


I'm hoping to make a more 3D-ish one that appears to be rotated around 20~30 degrees around the y-axis sometime, but I'm happy with this "straight on" one, too.


I've also include the icon as a png if anyone would like to use it.


Hope you like it!



edit: re-uploaded the png with a few minor fixes for some strokes getting too big after resizing the layer



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What I really liked was that I could create an image that was actually big enough to draw it with the actual dimensions (its about 11.5 x 17cm in real life). Try that with a pixel image and you'd have a really massive file size!


This was really helpful as I just had to whip out my ruler and measure things for size and placement resulting in a very accurate result :)

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I believe Garytagreg used the noise feature in Affinity Designer.

Go to the Color panel on the right of the interface and below the color wheel there's a small circle (below the word Opacity): click on it to toggle to the Noise slider.

You can also access the Noise slider through the context toolbar on the Color tab for both Fill and Stoke buttons.

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Thanks everyone! :)



Yes, I used the noise feature that MEB mentioned.



For more specific details about the screen:

There's a lower layer for the base colour of the screen at the bottom;

then another layer with the e-book text and icons etc.;

then there's a top layer for the surface of the screen with a slight gradient from the top-left to the bottom-right (for lighting) that has 100% noise set to the 2 colours. I then give that top layer a very small amount of gaussian blur (0.1px) to smooth out the noise a bit to make it a bit more natural looking and then I reduce the layer's opacity to 25%. This has the effect of slightly obscuring the "e-ink" so that it's not perfectly black which gives it a nice authentic feel.

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