In this tutorial, Rype will show you how to create a vector film slate icon with the help of Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial uses some basic shapes, some gradients, and even a blend. Moreover, you can easily customize this tutorial with your own logo or typography.
Create a new letter sized document. Use the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a rectangle 190 px wide by 150 px tall. With the rectangle selected go to Object > Path > Offset Path to bring up the Offset dialog. Change the Offset to 16 px. Select both rectangles and go to Filter > Stylize > Rounds Corner, then change the radius to 8px. Fill the larger rectangle with a Linear Gradient from the Gradient Panel. Change the first swatch on the Gradient Slider to a 50% black and the second swatch to a 80% black. Copy (Command + C) the smaller rectangle and Paste it in Front (Command + F). Next, use the Ellipse Tool (L) and create an ellipse that is 385 px wide by 230 px tall. Place the bottom of the ellipse halfway vertically over the rectangles.Read the full article