This is another simple composite illustration for The Granite Plate website. The background is a silohuetted salad plate layered over a gradient blue. The Social Networking icons are scaled and skewed to "float" them over the plate. The figures are simply silhouettes from a shareware font. Each one has a slight bevel and emboss effect to give 'em a little dimension, and then a copy of the figure is scaled, skewed, and rotated to "cast" a shadow behind the figure. The shadows have a multiply and transparency effect appiled to fit them on the Icon platform. And finally, shadows from the icons are layered above the plate.