long shadows flat design illustrator

Flat icons with long shadows are the rage right now – here’s how to make them in Illustrator

Flat icons look great with long shadows. There are a few ways to make long shadows in Illustrator and, in this video, I show you two of them.

One method will work fine for your own icons – it’s fast and easy. The second method is suitable for selling flat design icon vectors as stock images – in that case you will want your shadows to be neater so the image you are selling is easier to understand by the person buying it. For this second method I’ll show you how to make shadows as neat paths.

Here is the video – enjoy!