20 Fresh Icon Design Photoshop Tutorials

By / Apr 29, 2011 / Tutorials
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Icons are an important element of an effective and attractive web design. An appropriate use of icons will help you to achieve a professional and solid website design look in your client eyes. Most of the icons are small and very detailed and often it can be challenging to create the quality ones. Designing icons by listed tutorials you will learn a lot of useful and trendy techniques and you will gain a valuable experience and skills in this field.

In this post you will find 20 newest Photoshop tutorials on creating beautiful and modern icons.

Create a Realistic iMac Icon in Photoshop

Create a Realistic iMac Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial you’ll discover how to create a realistic iMac icon in Photoshop that includes a 27-inch screen, a keyboard, and a mouse.

Radar Icon in Photoshop

Radar Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a Mac style radar icon in Photoshop.

Draw a Roll of Camera Film in Photoshop

Draw a Roll of Camera Film in Photoshop

Icon design can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a roll of camera film using Photoshop.

Create an Open Book Icon In Photoshop

Create an Open Book Icon In Photoshop

This very detailed tutorial demonstrates you how to create an open book icon in Photoshop.

How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will see how to draw an electric guitar in Photoshop (with a bit of help from Illustrator). You will learn how to draw perfect highlights and shadows manually using the Brush Tool and the Stroke command.

Industrial Folder Style Icon

Industrial Folder Style Icon

In this tutorial you will be guided through the process of creating an industrial style folder icon.

Create a Cute Twitter Bird Icon in Photoshop

Create a Cute Twitter Bird Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial will demonstrate you how to create a cute Twitter bird icon in Photoshop.

Learn To Create A Safe Illustration

Learn To Create A Safe Illustration

In this tutorial you’ll see all the process of creating a Safe Illustration. Number of tools used in this tutorial so there’s plenty to be learned.

New iMac Mini Icon Design Tutorial

New Imac Mini Icon Design Tutorial

In this detailed tutorial you will find out how to create a realistic looking new iMac mini, you’ll be able to use the iMac as an illustration or an icon.

Photoshop Tutorial: Create A HD Television Icon

Photoshop Tutorial: Create A HD Television Icon

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial you will learn to create a HD Television icon.

Create a Download Folder Icon in Photoshop

Create a Download Folder Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will find how to create a download folder icon using different shapes and reflections in Photoshop.

How To Design a Realistic Takeout Coffee Icon

How To Design a Realistic Takeout Coffee Icon

This tutorial will show you how to design a realistic takeout coffee cup icon in Adobe Photoshop.

How to Create a Beautiful Printer Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a Beautiful Printer Icon in Photoshop

Learn how to create this beautiful printer icon with reflections and shadows all within Photoshop.

Speedometer Design From Scratch Tutorial

Speedometer Design From Scratch Tutorial

In this detailed tutorial you’ll discover how to create a speedometer from scratch, you’ll learn such things as text on a path, using the pen tool, working with shape layers and much more.

3D Glassy RSS Icon Tutorial

3D Glassy RSS Icon Tutorial

This tutorial will help you to create a huge, glassy 3D RSS icon in Photoshop.

Create a Photo Realistic iPhone in Photoshop

Create a Photo Realistic iPhone in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a photo realistic image of Apple iPhone4.

How to Create a Battery Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a Battery Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn to draw a battery icon with 3D look in Photoshop.

Create a Microchip Icon Using Photoshop

Create a Microchip Icon Using Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you will see how to create an isometric microchip icon using basic drawing tools and transformations.

Blog Writing Professional Icon Tutorial

Blog Writing Professional Icon Tutorial

Very detailed and beautiful icon tutorial in Photoshop. Lots of useful and modern techniques used.

Create a Camera Lens Icon in Photoshop

Create a Camera Lens Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial will demonstrate you how to create a camera lens icon using Photoshop.

About the Author

Tomas Laurinavicius is an adventurous designer and entrepreneur. Editor-in-chief at Despreneur and Product Manager at Refe. Connect with me on @tomaslau.

4 Comments

  1. Sumit Chauhan
    April 29, 2011

    Great and Fresh Icons list

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  2. Vivek Dhande
    April 29, 2011

    Great roundup! These are really helpful Photoshop tutorial ever created for icon designers.

    Reply
  3. laser training alberta
    May 23, 2011

    This article points to some really great tutorials of high quality. The radar icon design tutorial was greatly enjoyed by me and I really learned a lot of details from there… Great post!

    Reply
  4. Chris Mather
    September 23, 2011

    These are some brilliant icon sets. Our customer pointed us here for the “How to draw Guitar” but I love it for simplicity of some of these icon packs.

    Reply

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