How to create a flat styled icon in Sketch 3

A small tutorial for the ones who are just starting out

You can skip all this and directly download the 139kb sketch file. Its at the end of this article.

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STEP 1 — Create a new sketch document

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STEP 2 — Create a new art-board of size 200x200px

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STEP 3 — Create a circle of size 150x150 px

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STEP 3 — Create a two rectangles of size 132x100 px and 122x90 px respectively and place them on top of each other

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STEP 4 — Bring the bigger rectangle above the smaller one and edit it as shown below

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STEP 5— Duplicate the top rectangle (the one that looks like an envelope) and delete its top left anchor point

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I’m giving different colors to different elements so its easy for me to distinguish between them

STEP 6— Delete another anchor point of the previous shape and make it look like a triangle

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STEP 7— Duplicate the circle (cmd+d), place the duplicate circle on top of the first rectangle and click on ‘intersect’ on top panel

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STEP 8— Repeat STEP 7 for other shapes as well (except the circle of course)

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STEP 9— Create a new small equilateral triangle and place it on top of the circle and behind all the other shapes

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STEP 9— Create a square on right top corner of the bottom rectangle (the one below all the rectangles and above the circle)

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STEP 10— Delete the square’s right top anchor point

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STEP 10— Add two anchor points on the white rectangle below the the newly formed triangle and delete the right top anchor point of the white rectangle

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STEP 11 — Add some rectangles like these to make it more.. pretty (yeah, really, pretty)

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STEP 12 — Group those rectangles and bring them in between the white paper shape and the envelope shape

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STEP 13— Add corner radius to the rectangles and give color to your artboard

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