150 Tutorials for Making of Outstanding Icon Designs

January 28, 2012

Artwork, Designs, Graphics, Logos, Photoshop

In a graphical user interface, a picture on the screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, or program. Clicking on an icon will start the associated program or open the associated file, directory, or window is called Icon.

There are many resources online that can help and inspire you in your own icon designs and in this collection we share some of the best tutorials on the topic. Check out this collection of 150 of the best icon design tutorials from across the web, each covering the process of designing a highly detailed icon graphic in Illustrator or Photoshop.

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

25 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Van Icon in Photoshop

28 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Make a 3D Shopping Basket Icon in Illustrator

29 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon

30 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Make a Calendar Icon

31 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

32 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Translucent IM Style Icon Design Tutorial

33 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create an Envelope Icon with a Satin Feel

34 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Vector Home Cinema Design

35 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Design Float Icon in Illustrator

36 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

37 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing a Pencil Icon

38 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

The Making of an Icon

08 01 making of icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How To Make An Icon

08 02 how to make icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

10 Mistakes in Icon Design

08 03 mistakes icon design 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Icon Design: Bitmap vs Vector

08 07 bitmap vs vector 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Professional technique for creating icons

08 10 professional techniques icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

7 Principles of Effective Icon Design

08 04 principles icon design 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

10 Tips for Effective Icon Design

08 06 effective icon design 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Icon Design Explained (Quickly)

08 05 icon design quickly 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Design Mini Icons

08 09 design mini icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

08 45 calendar icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Film Slate Icon

08 46 movie slate icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

08 47 nerdy glasses 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Detailed Camera with Photo Icon

08 50 camera icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

08 44 vector people icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Adobe Bridge Icon

08 38 adobe bridge icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

08 39 vector safari icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial

08 40 im icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

08 41 rss icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Juicy RSS Feed Icon

08 42 juicy rss icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon

08 43 vector military cap 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Delicious Chinese Food Icon

08 48 chinese food icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Transparent Battery Icon

08 49 battery icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Lock Icon Design

08 51 lock icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Custom Hard Drive Icon

08 15 hard drive icons 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon

08 26 speed gauge icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design a Detailed Compass Icon

08 27 compass icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Safety Icon Design

08 28 safety icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design a Glossy Download Icon

08 30 glossy download icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Creating a Cool Yellow Helmet Icon

08 31 helmet icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

08 32 jaguar icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Computer Icon Tutorial

08 37 computer icon tutorial 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

cocktail tutorial 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Yellow Submarine Icon with Gradient Meshes

sub 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How To Create An Academy Icon From Simple Shapes

academy 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing A Pencil Icon

pencil 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Magic Wand Icon

wand 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass in Illustrator

golden 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Bake a Cake in Illustrator

cake 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

icon design4 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Translucent IM Style Icon

icon design5 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

icon design6 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design A Coffee Mug Icon

icon design7 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

icon design8 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Detailed Camera with Photo Icon

icon design9 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

CD Icon Using Illustrator in 5 minutes

icon design10 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Film Slate Icon

icon design11 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Shiny, Vector Dice

icon design12 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Safari Compass

icon design13 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Multicolored Buddy Icons

icon design14 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Pie Charts in Illustrator

pie chart 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Delicious Chinese Food Icon

icon design15 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

iTune Icon

icon design16 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Gearbox Settings Icon

icon design17 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Tropical Colored Compass

icon design18 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Hourglass Icon

icon design19 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Adobe Bridge Icon

icon design20 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Magic Hat Icon

icon design21 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Audio Speaker Icon

icon design22 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Smiley Icon

icon design23 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Magnify Zoom Icon

icon design24 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vector Military Cap Icon

icon design25 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Transparent Battery Icon

icon design26 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

3D Vector Film Roll Icon

icon design27 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Stylized GPS Icon

icon design28 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Stack of Poker Chips

icon design29 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Television Icon

icon design30 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Textured Journal Icon

icon design31 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Designing a Stumbleupon Icon

icon design2 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Alarm Clock Icon

icon design32 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Calendar Icon

icon design33 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Envelpe Icon with a Satin Feel

icon design34 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Drawing A Pencil Icon

icon design35 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Windows Vista Icon

icon design36 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

icon design37 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design Float Circle Icon

icon design38 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Icon “about company†in Illustrator

icon design39 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Flag Icon

icon design40 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Administrator Icon

icon design41 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

3D Isometric Vector Icon

icon design42 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Animated 3D Poker Chip

icon design43 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Apple Leopard Folder

icon design44 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Shiney Folder

icon design45 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create XP-style Icons

icon design46 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Illustrator Vector Folder Reflections

icon design47 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Windows XP Folder Icon

icon design48 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Folder Icon

icon design49 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Sebastien de With

icon design50 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Jonas Rask

icon design51 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Marcelo Marfil

icon design52 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Artua Design Studios

icon design53 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Stefan Dziallas

icon design54 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

William Wilkinson – Little Pixels

icon design55 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Medard Konopík – IconBakery

icon design56 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

 

Photoshop Laser Printer Icon Tutorial

1 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book Icon

26 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create an Adobe Box Icon in Photoshop

2 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

3 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

21 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Windows Vista Folder Icon Tutorial

4 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design a Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop

27 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Professional Technique for Creating Icons

5 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Paint Roller Icon in Photoshop

6 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a 3D Pyramid Icon Design in Photoshop

7 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Scissor Icon in Photoshop

8 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create an XP Style Woman User Icon

9 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Vista Error Icon in Photoshop

10 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

The Making of an Icon

11 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a USB Speaker Icon in Photoshop

12 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design the iTunes Icon for the iPhone in Photoshop

13 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Designing a Chest Icon in Illustrator

14 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create the iTunes Icon in Illustrator

15 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Design Mini Icons

16 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

To to Create a 3D Isometric Vector Icon

17 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

18 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Create a Transparent Battery Icon

19 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create an Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

20 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

22 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create a Shiny Lock Icon Design in Photoshop

23 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Creating an XP Style Monitor Icon

24 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vista Error Icon

08 11 vista error 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Vista Folder Icon Tutorial

08 12 vista folder 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Design The iTunes Icon For The iPhone

08 29 itunes iphone icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

XP Style Money Icon

08 13 xp money icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Angry Emoticon

08 19 angry emoticon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

XP Style iPod Icon

08 14 xp style ipod icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

LG LCD Monitor Icon

08 16 lg lcd icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons

08 17 cs3 icons 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Clock Icon

08 18 clock icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

World Icon Tutorial

08 20 world icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

How to Make a Folder Icon

08 21 folder icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Glossy RSS icon

08 22 glossy rss icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Recreate the Famous Yahoo! Smiley

08 23 yahoo smiley 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Skype Buddy Icon

08 24 skype icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Create A Mockingly Smiley

08 25 mocking smiley 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

iTune Icon

08 33 cd icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Fast Folder Icon Making

08 36 fast folder making 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Stylish Search Icon

08 34 search icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

Creating a clock icon

08 35 clock icon 150 Tutorials for Creating Excellent Icon Design

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