We are visual creatures. As much as we like to think we appreciate the inner quality of things, the reality is that we start off judging every book by its cover.
It comes as no surprise that icons have an enormous impact on how we experience the digital world. So as a web designer, the ability to create quality icons is critical to your ability to breathe life into people’s online experiences.
This article has a vast collection of icon design Photoshop tutorials that will help teach you the skills needed to create your own.
In this tutorial you will learn how to design an icon for your mobile device’s home screen.
In this tutorial you’ll be creating a semi-realistic, sci-fi icon that could be used as a battery or dock icon.
With this tutorial you’ll be walked through the process of creating the takeout coffee cup above from start to finish.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a detailed Fuji X100 camera icon in Photoshop.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make your very own pen tool icon from scratch using Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a cardboard box that can be used for a number of purposes.
Here they’ll show you how to create a detailed audio receiver icon using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities.
In this tutorial they’ll demonstrate how to create a download folder icon using different shapes and reflections.
In this tutorial you are going to create a Flash Drive image which can be used as an icon or added to your design project.
In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to create your very own glowing Google icon/illustration.
In this tutorial you’ll create a paint brush icon, complete with wooden palette and paint dollops.
Learn how easy it is to illustrate a guitar in Photoshop using tiny shapes, gradients and subtle shadows.
In this tutorial they’ll demonstrate how to create a completely unique UFO inspired social media icon based on a theme.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Polaroid camera icon using lots of layer styles.
In this detailed tutorial you’ll be shown how to create a cool camera lens in Photoshop. The camera lens later could be used as an icon or illustration.
In this tutorial, you’ll go through the easy steps for creating this nice envelope icon.
In this tutorial they’ll demonstrate how to create a roll of camera film using Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a detailed vintage TV from scratch using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities.
In this tutorial you’ll create a pen tablet icon from scratch, specifically the Wacom 12" Cintiq tablet.
Learn how to draw a 3D book icon from scratch with the help of Photoshop, using the Pen, Polygonal Lasso, and Gradient Tool.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this iconic piece of furniture from scratch in Photoshop.
In this intermediate-level tutorial, they’ll show you how to make this awesome icon from scratch using Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you’ll be making use of vector masks and layer styles in Photoshop to create the high quality electrical outlet icon below.
In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to create a Mac style radar icon in Photoshop. This could also be achieved easily in Fireworks or Illustrator.
In this tutorial they’ll demonstrate how to create a cute Twitter bird icon in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a retro Star Trek style communicator by combining layer styles and lots of manual drawing.
Follow this step by step guide to create the below briefcase icon in Photoshop.
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