Create a set of scalable flat robot icons in Adobe Illustrator

Hi, I am Yulia Sokolova, illustrator and graphic designer. In this tutorial I will guide you through the process of creating four flat style robot icons in Adobe Illustrator. We will be covering many different shortcut keys and operations, including Pathfinder and Blending Modes. Also, I’ll show you techniques on how to create effects such as long shadow.

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1. Make a Square Robot Icon

Step 1
Start by making a New Document of 600x600 px size, RGB Color Mode.

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2. Create a Round Head Robot Icon

Step 1
Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and start shaping the head from a 130x130 px bright pinkish-red circle. Make a smaller and lighter circle of 30x30 px for the eye. Add a darker-red shadow around the eye and place a 27x27 px dark-grey circle on top for the robotic eyeball.
Finish up with the eye by adding a small orange iris and placing an arched highlight on top, as we did for our previous robot.

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3. Shape the Cyclops Robot Icon

Step 1
Use the Rectangle Tool (M) to make a 130x160 px light-turquoise rectangle. Select both top anchor points with the Direct Selection Tool (A) and make the top corners fully rounded, using the Live Corners function. Do the same for the bottom anchor points, but this time make them just a bit rounded. We’ve formed a head, looking like a helmet.

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4. Render a Smiling Robot Icon

Step 1
Take the Rounded Rectangle Tool and make a smooth yellow shape of 160x110 px size with 45 px Corner Radius. Add a dark-grey shape of 120x83 px on top, forming the screen of our futuristic robot. Make the top corners of the shape more rounded than the bottom corners.

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