Deke’s Techniques 500: Creating a Custom Angry Emoji in Illustrator

In this week's Deke's Techniques (Episode 500!), Deke takes control of his digital range of emotional expression and creates a custom emoji in Illustrator to express, well, Rage. (The fact that this "missing" emoji happens to be rage is in direct opposition to the joy we're feeling at reaching the 500 episode milestone!) He starts with a simple outline of his anger, and uses custom gradients in Illustrator to flesh (insomuch as you can call emojis' plasticky surface "flesh") it out: I can vouch for the effectiveness of this icon. In fact, I customized an early prototype of (Read more...)