25 Cool Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Most of us recall the logo first, when ever we talk about any Brand. The first thing that a company should go for soon after finalizing a name should be a Logo.

A Logo serves as identity of your brand both online and offline, thus you should come up with the unique and unparalleled Icon design that makes your Brand stand apart. Illustrator is the best tool in the hands of Designers when it comes to designing an icon. Today we have collected various tutorials on Icon designing made in Adobe Illustrator that will add an unmatched value to your Brand.

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Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

Create a Dirty Water Drop Character in Illustrator.

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How to Illustrate a Cute little Octopus Mascot

This tutorial requires a strong grasp of the pen tool and how to create custom shapes in illustrator.

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Create a Google Buzz Icon

Author will show you how to create a Google Buzz icon in twelve simple steps. It’s a pretty short tutorial and if you are a regular Illustrator user it shouldn’t take you more that 30 minutes to follow it.

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How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

In this icon design tutorial, we will construct a desktop printer icon that is rich in detail.

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Syringe Icon Tutorial

Learn how to create a Syringe icon with illustrator CS5

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How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a cool, or should we say geeky, glasses icon. You should be versed in Adobe Illustrator’s tools to complete this tutorial.

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How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo

Author has put the basic structure together in Illustrator, then give it that aged vintage appearance with some finishing touches in Photoshop.

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Create simple but effective weather icons in Adobe Illustrator

Create simple but effective weather icons in Adobe Illustrator

Create simple but effective weather icons in Adobe Illustrator

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How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Ribbon Graphic

In this tutorial we’re going to look at creating a colorful ribbon graphic.

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Create a Jeans Pocket Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

After studying this simple tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques, such as the creation of vector texture, working with the Scatter Brush, using the Graphic Style palette, creating scuffs and creases on the fabric, using the Gradient Mesh, and more.

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Create a Simple Coin Stack Icon

Author will show how to create a very simple coin stack icon.

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Create a Tasty Burger Icon in Illustrator

In this delicious tutorial author will show you how to create a three-dimensional, scrumptious burger using Adobe Illustrator.

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Vector coffee cup tutorial Illustrator

In this tutorial author will show you how to make a realistic / vector coffee cup in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to Draw a Glossy Yo-Yo Icon using Adobe Illustrator

You will learn how to combine different gradient and object effects to make a hyper realistic and shiny plastic surface. The result is a perfectly rendered and appealing icon that can be made in just one hour!

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Vector Iphone

In this tutorial author will show you how to create a vector iPhone illustration in Adobe Illustrator using basic shapes, gradients and mesh tool.

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Create a Safe Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn to create a safe icon.Variety of Adobe Illustrator tools and techniques will be used to create this icon. Learn how to make a place to stash your vector gold. It’s all about the details you put into this design to give it a bit of shine.

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Create an Abstract Vector Lava

Learn how to create this super cool abstract lava illustration in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to use transparency options to create the overlap color effect. A simple tutorial to achieve trendy lava splashes in Illustrator.

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How To Create a Grumpy Troll Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a grumpy Internet troll character. We’ll start the process with a basic pencil sketch then build up a complete vector character design with linework, color fills and basic shading to create a funny cartoon mascot.

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How to Create a Shiny Bucket Icon

n this tutorial you will learn how to make a realistic vector bucket icon. You will learn to use the 3D Revolve function, how to add realistic light effects and how to draw different objects to form a composition.

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Create a Band-aid Icon

ou start with a simple rectangle and some warp effects. After you expand this shape you will use a linear gradient, a nice pattern and a strokes. Finally, using basic tools and some simple effects you will create the smaller components.

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Make a Mailbox Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

You can see the working process of real designing! We are going to use various professional techniques to create this icon, and author will give you many useful tips along the way.

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Create the Yin Yang Symbol

You will only need the Grid, several circles and ellipses along with some basic effects. Once you’ve followed these eleven, simple steps you can easily turn your final result into a nice, little icon.

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How to Create a Simple Cardboard Box Icon

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple cardboard icon using 3D Extrude & Bevel and basic gradient fills.

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How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Icon in Illustrator

Create a Colorful Logo Style Icon in Illustrator

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Create a Stylized First Aid Icon in Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll use a combination of craft and Illustrator’s 3D tools to create a first aid icon. You can use the techniques you learn in this tutorial to create realistic rounded box icons of your choice. This works well for complex icons at large sizes and scales down nicely.

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  • http://vforvectors.com/ Andrei Marius

    Thanks for including my tutorial.

    • http://slodive.com/ SloDive

      You deserve it Andrei.

  • http://niallm1.com Niall Madhoo

    Thanks for the tutorials. I think the first aid one might come in handy soon. Hmmm… :-)

  • http://aleksandrz.info/ Odessa

    It’s really very nice tutorials. Thank you

  • http://www.chocochipz.com Heru

    cool compilation. does anyone have the tutorials about how to make details icon for iphone app?

  • Bernard

    Damn this is cool! I like it especially the Dirty Water Drop”. I think I can create my own favicon here. Many thanks =)

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Now I am ready to go through the Geek Glasses tutorial.

  • Manuel Garcia

    Some of these tutorials are not really about “Icons”. Some are about symbols, shapes, objects but not icons.

  • Jai

    I’m gonna try the How To Create a Grumpy Troll Character in Illustrator. Cool tutorials.

  • Prabha

    All the illustration icon designs shown here are very realistic. I want to learn How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon tutorial. The glasses are looking real.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    Yin Yang Symbol is really great. I want to recreate that design. Thanks for compiling this list.

  • Prabha

    Create a Jeans Pocket Icon Using Adobe Illustrator is a very cool adobe illustrator icon design tutorial, i really enjoyed learning it.

  • Prabha

    How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator tutorial is so awesome i really enjoyed learning this tutorial.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    This is like the most awesome illustrator tutorials. Thanks for compiling these tutorials all together.

  • BHring Nath Prasad

    WOw these cool adobe illustrator icon are really very nice and designed one i like these beautiful icons designs .