a) if you forget your flash drive, or for any other reason can’t copy to it, email it to yourself by uploading it to
You have up to 2 gigs of free space for a week. This way you don’t clog up your email or drop box.
b) How to prepare your images for the “Icon Test”
• copy your polished version of your icon to a NEW DOCUMENT of the exact same size in either InD or AI
• Go to EXPORT
• Select .png. A dialog box will come up. Chose transparent or white background, depending on the shape of your icon. If the icon doesn’t look right once the icon is made, you can always go back and choose the other.
• Go to http://icoconvert.com. Cycle through and upload your .png. Chose the shapes you’d like to try, choose the sizes (make one the size of a phone icon, one the size of a YouTube icon, the others as you wish)
• Hit the button and then download them.
LOOK AT THE IMAGES
Do they translate well when they’re small, tiny?
If not, go back and modify them. Make lines wider; backgrounds lighter or darker; add tiny stroke lines of a color slightly lighter or darker around the objects in the illustration to accent them and try it again.
You’ll get it this time around, or….
TRY IT AGAIN.