30 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Icons



Photoshop is a great tool for creating web design, graphic design, retouching photos or drawing, but this time we’ll see how to create icons. Icons can add an effective way to focus on attention and highlight important details. Internet is full of beautiful icons, but we want to create our own icons. This collection shares some of the best tutorials on creating icons in Photoshop.

In this article, you’ll find a only highest-quality tutorials on designing professional and detailed icons with brief descriptions. Some of them allows you to download PSD’s.

1. Design a Vintage Radio Icon in Photoshop

01 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this Photoshop Tutorial, you’ll learn how to design an old vintage radio using simple shapes, gradients, patterns and textures.

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2. Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

02 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This is an inspiration from the Bolt movie poster. In this tutorial you will create a glossy thunder logo using a few layers and some white shapes that will make the thunder more interesting and glossy.

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3. Draw a Speaker Icon in Photoshop Part 1 / Part 2

03 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will show you in every details on how we can create a set of speakers icon from scratch in Photoshop. For it long tutorial was split into Part 1 and Part 2.

4. Photoshop Tutorial: Design the Mac OS X Leopard Folder

04 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

Learn how to create the popular Mac OS X Leopard Folder icon using Photoshop in just Ten Easy steps. Comes with a PSD, useful brushes and custom shapes!

Tutorial author recommends: “Before you begin reading this tutorial, I highly recommend that you learn how to use the “Pen Tool”. If you’re not an experienced photoshoper you might want to read this tutorial as it goes over basic “Pen Tool” skills.”

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5. How to Create a Van Icon in Photoshop

05 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will show you how to sketch and create beautiful icon from it.

6. Design a Realistic 3D Baseball Cap in Photoshop

06 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll see how to create a realistic 3D Baseball cap in Adobe Photoshop using the Pen tool, brushes and some nifty tricks.

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7. Draw a Classy 3D Poker Chip in Photoshop

07 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to illustrate a 3D Poker Chip in Adobe Photoshop starting from scratch. New Photoshop users should consider running through Pen Tool guide first.

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8. Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop

08 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy mail icon that can be used for your apps or websites.

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9. How to Create A Swanky Coffee Table Icon in Photoshop

09 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this simple, yet effective tutorial you will learn to incorporate the power of subtlety into icon design. We’ll be creating an icon similar to the design of Isamu Noguchi’s 1944 classic coffee table.

10. Create a Cheerful Twitter Bird in Photoshop

10 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This comprehensive tutorial will teach you how to create a happy Twitter bird with great detail in Photoshop.

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11. How to Create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon in Photoshop

11 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon. Throughout this tutorial, you will use some of the basic tools like Ellipse Tool, Pen Tool and Gradient Tool.

12. Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial

12 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial we’ll be going though creating a semi-photo realistic coffee cup, with some nice frothy coffee.

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13. Render a Realistic CD in Photoshop

13 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to render a realistic CD using Photoshop.

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14. Design a 3D Box Icon in Photoshop

14 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this step by step tutorial you’ll learn how to create a sleek Box Icon in Adobe Photoshop for use in apps or websites.

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15. Draw 3D Crystal Icon in Photoshop

15 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will show how to create a nice and glossy 3D crystal icon with some simple drawing and transformation techniques.

16. Create a Dock Icon Folder in Photoshop

16 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

Create a dock icon folder in photoshop, customize it and fill your dock with all your favorite folders.

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17. Design a Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop

17 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will show you how to control shadow and reflection to add realism to the illustration. As with any icon design, it’s a combination of the overall design and subtle details that gives quality results.

18. How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

18 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

The Pencil is one of the visual metaphors most used to express creativity. In this tutorial, you’ll see how to draw a pencil icon. You’ll have a look at gradients, selection tools, and basic transform operations.

19. Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

19 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a traffic cone, another handy icon for “under construction” elements. This cone icon is inspired by the VLC Player site.

20. Create a High-Gloss Graduation Hat Icon Design

20 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial,you will see how to make a professional, shiny, clean graduation hat icon. The techniques in this tutorial will help you graduate to the next level in icon design.

21. Photoshop Film Clapper Logo Icon

21 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will teach you how to create detailed Film Clapper Logo icon.

22. Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

22 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial, you’ll see how to cover an object in a Jaguar style fur texture.

23. Glossy RSS icon

23 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial we are going to create a colorful RSS icon for your blog.

24. Design a Glossy Download Icon

24 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will teach you how to create a graphic that does just that.

25. Photoshop design USB portable speaker logo icon in Photoshop

25 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial provides useful information on creating USB portable speaker logo icon in Photoshop.

26. Custom Hard Drive Icon

26 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a custom hard drive icon in various colors.

27. USB Stick Tutorial

27 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create modern usb stick.

28. LG LCD Monitor Icon

28 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

This tutorial will teach you how to design modern and stylish LCD TV icon in Photoshop.

29. Create an Adobe Box Icon in Photoshop

29 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

Create an Adobe box Icon in Photoshop. You’ll earn techniques on brushes, blur, layer mask and blend modes.

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30. Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon in Photoshop

30 most wanted photoshop tutorials for creating icons

In this tutorial, you’ll create a Speedometer/Gauge icon in Photoshop.

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Comments
  1. Bookmarked this one and will try some of these tutorials to learn something new :) hopefully get an idea for my own logo/icon

  2. WoW :) Awesome collection of icons tutorial. Bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing this nice post.

  3. Cool. That’s what i need now. Great blog. Keep going!

  4. This is a dream post for me, a true icon fanatic!

  5. greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat!!

  6. Successful outcomes. ;)

  7. Tomas Laurinavičius said:

    @WipeR that’s great. We’ll create WebDesignFan Flickr Group soon.

  8. this is really awesome,great for designing graphics in wordpress

  9. There are some creative design that I like .