Construction icons have always been popular on-screen, and although those dot-com “under-construction” pages have mostly vanished from our screens, the trusty ol’ yellow helmet icon still has its uses. In this tutorial, we’ll be creating our very own icon from a photograph.
As a base, we will use this photograph I took. It’s not the greatest photo, but we can use it to define the basic shapes. The advantage of this photo is the fact that it was taken with wide-lens camera, and the perspective is nicely visible. When we talk about icons, perspective is very often VERY excessive, so this is perfect.