21 Best Tutorials for Creating Icons in Photoshop from 2010

Creating icons in Photoshop is not that difficult if its done systematically. And every now and then designers need to create icons for different sites. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled an useful list of tutorials focusing and helping you to understand the procedure of Creating Icons in Photoshop.

Now a days Clients don’t want a generic icons for their sites. So it is very important for GUI designers to come up with creative and unique stuff every time. These icon tutorials will help you to grasp some useful tips and techniques which can make your work easier. Enjoy this Photoshop Icon Tutorials post and don’t forget to drop in your comments.

Create Wooden Bin Icon

In this tutorial the artist will show you how to create wooden bin icon.

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Make a 3D Recycling Bin Icon with Photoshop

Through this Photoshop icon design tutorial, I will show you how to make an appealing drawing of a recycling bin with crumpled and creased white paper inside and around it — all from scratch. We will take advantage of tools such as the Gradient Tool, Custom Shape Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, and simple Photoshop functions such as Skew Transform and Free Transform to design our icon.

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Create a Cute Twitter Bird Icon in Photoshop

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

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Shiny Lock Icon Design Tutorial

In this tutorial, you can learn how to create a shiny lock icon design.

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How To Create A Magnifying Glass Icon In Photoshop

This tutorial shows us how easy it is to create a magnifying glass icon in Photoshop.

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How To Design An iPad Icon In Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cool iPad icon by putting together simple shapes and then applying layer effects on them in Photoshop.

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Create a 3D Industrial-style Download Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial teaches you how to create a unique 3D download folder icon with textures. Learn some useful techniques for creating more visually impressive 3D icons.

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Create a Glossy High-Tech 3D Speaker Icon

In this tutorial you can create a shiny speaker icon. This tutorial is based on teaching some simple ways of using the Layer Styles to create a great 3D speaker.

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How To Design A Detailed Mini Cooper Icon In Photoshop

In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a large 512×512 car icon, based on a lovely BMW Mini Cooper. We will be using Photoshop (CS4 in this case) to create the icon, using a handful of different techniques.

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How To Create a Detailed Briefcase Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will be guided how to create a detailed briefcase icon in Photoshop.

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Create Mail Box With Flag Icon In Photoshop

In this tutorial the artist will show you how to create mail box with flag icon in Photoshop.

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Create a Microchip Icon Using Photoshop

In this tutorial, the author is going to show you how to create a isometric microchip icon using basic drawing tools and transformations.

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Create a Beautiful Guitar Icon Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how to start from scratch and draw your own guitar icon in Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to create your own wood texture and create a guitar using the basic tools in Photoshop.

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Create a Google Docs Icon

This guide will walk you through how to design a Google Docs icon.

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New Imac Mini Icon Design Tutorial

In this detailed tutorial the artist will walk you through the process of creating a realistic looking new imac mini; you’ll be able to use the imac as an illustration or an icon. In this tutorial you’ll be getting to grips with photoshops shapes and smart objects.

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Projector Icon Design Tutorial

In this tutorial, you’ll go through easy steps and techniques to design a simple yet attractive projector icon. It’s easy to follow and to play with.

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Create a Beautiful Paint Brush Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial the artist explains how to design semi-realistic objects achieved through simple procedures. The tutorial mostly uses shape layers, which enables you to edit them later on and make your work more flexible and scalable.

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Create a Set of Glossy Metallic Icons in Photoshop

In this tutorial the artist is going to teach you how to make a stylish, metallic Adobe Icon Set with a glossy finish.

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Create a Cardboard Box Icon in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to make a cardboard box that can be used for a number of purposes, such as for icons or for other design purposes. The procedure used to create the cardboard box is simple and easy to understand, using tools such as the Gradient Tool and the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

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Draw Golden Pen and Envelope Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial the author uses Photoshop to create a fancy looking golden pen and envelope icon.

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Create a Camera Lens Icon in Photoshop

Icon design is a fun but detailed process. In this tutorial, the artist demonstrates how to create a camera lens icon using Photoshop.

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  • Geoff McMahen

    Love the paintbrush tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

  • jp iconshock

    hello, thanks for this post, hoping you can including us in your future roundups :)
    tutorialshock.com some nice icon tuts ;)

    • http://slodive.com/ SloDive

      Oh sorry we missed them, we surely will keep your site in mind for future roundups :)

  • Hermitbiker

    …. an excellent post and thanks for taking the time !!

    • http://slodive.com/ SloDive

      You are always welcome mate. Thanks for replying.

  • usman

    good

  • Brett Widmann

    These are great tutorials! Thanks for the collection.

  • http://www.футболмастер.рф alex

    Thanks for the inspiration. Bookmarked this.

  • Anaxa

    so nice and attractive tutorial contains the site which I expected, well done carry on. Really nice !!

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

    Icons are those little things that you don’t know matter more than those big things that you think matter more than those little things. Makes sense?

    Thanks for the references! Bookmarked so that I can go through them all throughout today.

  • Jai

    Cool collection of this kind of tutorial. Make more about tutorials because it helps a lot. Thanks!

  • Prabha

    Trendy tutorials for creating Icons all the icons are so realistic that it can’t be identified that its made with photoshop in first view.

  • Kamal

    Superb collection of photoshop tutorials for icons. Just loved the twitter bird icon tutorial for its attractiveness and cute design.