The Ultimate Roundup of 50+ Icon Designing Tutorials

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Icon designing is very essential and important for graphic designer as there are plenty of clients who are willing to pay good for some unique and creative icons for their projects. There are many sites offering free icons for commercial use but they cannot be unique as anyone can use them or they may not be according to your requirements like size or color so it is very important for designers to know, how to design their own spicy icons.

In this article we have compiled a list of very useful tutorials for icon designing. Mostly of them are performed in Photoshop or Illustrator.  After going  through these tutorials,  you will have basic skills for icon designing, which you can utilize in your or your client’s projects.

1. Computer Icon Tutorial


In this video tutorial you will learn how to make Computer Icon. PSD file is included.

2. Design a Calendar Icon


This tutorial will help you to make a Calendar Icon using Photoshop.

3. Craft a Delicious Chinese Food Icon


This tutorial will teach you how to Craft a Delicious Chinese Food Icon using Adobe Illustrator.

4. Create a Cardboard Box Filled With Glossy Icons


This tutorial will demonstrate how to Create a Cardboard Box Filled With Adobe Style Glossy Icons using Photoshop.

5. Create a Chalkboard Icon


This tutorial will help you to Create a Chalkboard Icon Using Photoshop and IconBuilder.

6. Create a Dock Icon Folder


This Photoshop tutorial will help you to Create a Dock Icon Folder.

7. Create a glossy high tech 3D speaker icon


This tutorial will help you to Create a Glossy High Tech 3d Speaker Icon using Photoshop.

8. Create a Glossy Volt Icon


In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Glossy Volt Icon using Photoshop.

9. Create a Magnifying Glass Icon


This tutorial will help you to create a magnifying glass using Adobe Photoshop.

10. Create a Shiny Lock Icon Design


In this tutorial you will learn how to create a shiny lock icon using Photoshop.

11. Create A Stylish And Sleek Play-Station Portable Icon


This tutorial will tell you how to create A Stylish And Sleek PSP Icon using Photoshop.

12. Create a Stylized First Aid Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create a Stylish First Aid Box using Illustrator.

13. Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon


This tutorial will demonstrate the process to creating a vector art Twitter bird icon using adobe Illustrator.

14. Create An Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon


This tutorial will teach to how to create an aperture style camera lens icon using adobe Illustrator.

15. Create an envelope icon with a satin feel


In this tutorial you will learn how to create an envelop icon with satin feel using Illustrator.

16. Create Contact Icon


This tutorial will help you to create a beautiful contact icon for your website using adobe Photoshop.

17. Creating a Modern, Glossy Mouse Icon


Follow this tutorial to create a modern and glossy mouse icon using adobe Photoshop.

18. Design a Detailed Compass Icon


This tutorial will help you to design a compass icon using Adobe Photoshop.

19. Design a Glossy Download Icon


In this tutorial you will learn how to design a Glossy Download Icon using Photoshop.

20. Design a Stylish Mail Icon


This tutorial will help you in designing a stylish Mail icon in Photoshop.

21. Design a Vector Audio Speaker Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to design a vector audio speaker icon using Illustrator.

22. Design Float Circle Icon


This tutorial will teach you to create a Design Float Icon using Adobe Illustrator.

23. Draw 3D Crystal Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to Draw a 3D Crystal Icon using Photoshop.

24. Draw a Speaker Icon


This tutorial will help you to draw an elegant speaker icon using Adobe Photoshop.

25. Design a Forum Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create a Forum Icon using Adobe Photoshop.

26. Glossy RSS icon


This tutorial will demonstrate the steps to create a beautiful glossy RSS icon using Photoshop.

27. Handy Web 2.0 Icons


This tutorial will teach you how to create handy web 2.0 icon in Photoshop.

28. How to Create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create a cute Twitter Bird Icon using Photoshop.

29. How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass


This tutorial will teach you to create a golden vector compass using Adobe Illustrator.

30. How To Create a Detailed Apple iPad Icon


This tutorial will teach you to create a fantastic Apple iPad icon in Photoshop.

31. How to Create a Quirky Twitter Bird


In this tutorial you will learn to create a quirky twitter bird icon using Corel Draw.

32. How to Create a Social Media UFO Icon


This tutorial will teach you to create a social media UFO icon using Adobe Photoshop.

33. How to Create an Envelope Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create an envelop icon using Adobe Photoshop.

34. How to Make a Folder Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create folder icon for your desktop or a website using Adobe Photoshop.

35. Designing a New Social Media Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create a new StumbleUpon Icon using adobe illustrator.

36. Drawing A Pencil Icon


This icon designing tutorial will demonstrate the process of drawing a pencil icon.

37. Drawing iTune Icon


This tutorial will teach you to create an iTune Icon using Adobe Illustrator.

38. Draw Pie Charts


In this tutorial you will learn to create pie charts using Illustrator.

39. Making a Photoshop Shield


This tutorial will help you to make a Photoshop Shield icon.

40. Nice ‘n’ Simple Subscribe Badges


This tutorial will teach to the process to making simple subscribe badges using Photoshop.

41. New Quicktime Icon


This tutorial will teach you to create Quicktime Icons in Photoshop.

42. Orb Site Icons Tutorial


In this tutorial you will learn to create Orb Site Icons using Photoshop.

43. Gold Ipod Shuffle Icon

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This tutorial will demonstrate the process to make a Gold iPod Shuffle Icon using Photoshop.

44. Design the Mac OS X Leopard Folder


In this tutorial you will learn to create a Mac OS X Leopard Folder in Photoshop.

45. Create Mario Icon


This tutorial will teach you the process to create a Mario Icon using Photoshop.

46. Professional Security Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create a Professional Security Icon.

47. Pyramid Icon Design


This tutorial will teach you how to make a Pyramid Icon using Photoshop.

48. Skype Logo


In this tutorial you will learn to create Skype Logo using adobe Photoshop.

49. Vista Error Icon


This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a Vista Error Icon in Photoshop.

50. “Share This” Icon


This tutorial will help you to create a “Share This” Icon using Photoshop.

51. Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon


In this tutorial you will learn to create a speed gauge and watch icon using Photoshop.

Anything missed? Feel free to shout at us via comments section. :)

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7 Comments Best Comments First
  • Dan

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 01:09

    1

    I’ve been very interested in Icon design lately, so this article is perfect! I’m going to have to give a few of these tuts a shot.

    Thanks!

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  • James Barrow

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 10:53

    2

    Also been interested in icons recently. Might try some out. Just one thing, it’s 50+ icon tutorials, but there’s only 51… annoying marketing gimmick/tactic :)

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    • Saad Bassi

      Monday, July 5th, 2010 12:18

      3

      51 is not 50+? :P

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  • pooja

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 11:22

    4

    Amazing concreate texture.I like all.

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  • Luke

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 14:50

    5

    Brilliant list, bookmarked!

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  • Tina

    Thursday, July 15th, 2010 16:10

    7

    Thanks enjoyed the collection.

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  • Saad Bassi

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 20:03

    6

    Thanks for the awesome addition Juan. :)

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  • Tina

    Thursday, July 15th, 2010 16:10

    7

    Thanks enjoyed the collection.

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  • Luke

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 14:50

    5

    Brilliant list, bookmarked!

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  • pooja

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 11:22

    4

    Amazing concreate texture.I like all.

    0
  • James Barrow

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 10:53

    2

    Also been interested in icons recently. Might try some out. Just one thing, it’s 50+ icon tutorials, but there’s only 51… annoying marketing gimmick/tactic :)

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Monday, July 5th, 2010 12:18

      3

      51 is not 50+? :P

      0
  • Dan

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 01:09

    1

    I’ve been very interested in Icon design lately, so this article is perfect! I’m going to have to give a few of these tuts a shot.

    Thanks!

    0
  • Saad Bassi

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 20:03

    6

    Thanks for the awesome addition Juan. :)

    0

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