Having the techniques for creating custom icons in your design skillset is very useful. Even though there are many pre-designed icon sets available for download, nothing compares to creating your own.
If you’re new to icon design, the Adobe Illustrator tutorials we’ve curated in this collection offer an ideal starting point. You’ll be able to learn the basics of icon creation and explore new techniques to improve your skills.
And, if you already have some knowledge of icon design in Illustrator, these tutorials can help you brush up on your skills and discover new techniques that will help you streamline the creation process.
Either way, this collection of free Adobe Illustrator tutorials is a valuable resource for creating custom icons that will set your design work apart from the rest.
If you prefer to create your icons in Photoshop, this collection of tutorials is for you.
How to Create a Mobile App Icon
If you’ve been tasked with creating a mobile app icon, this tutorial will come in handy. It’s a video tutorial full of practical tips on using shapes, gradients, and clipping masks to produce an attractive icon for your mobile app.
How to Create a Social Media Icon Set
If you’ve been thinking about how you can make your own social media icon, this tutorial will be helpful. It’s a step-by-step guide that will show you how to use simple shapes like the ellipse and rounded rectangle tool in conjunction with the align and stroke panels.
Clean Filled Color Icon Set (on Envato Elements)
Save time cleaning up with this template filled with colorful cleaning icons. This pack includes 16 high-quality color images in various vector formats. The SVG size is 128×128, and the PNG is 512×512.
How to Create a Space Icon Set
Want to know how to create space-related icons? In this tutorial, you are given a step-by-step guide to creating a shuttle, a lander, a satellite, and a moon. Get ready to engineer yourself an out of this world set of icons.
How to Create a Battery Icon
This battery icon tutorial will teach you compositional construction, shape alignment, and grid positioning in Adobe Illustrator, all while creating your first battery icon to power all your future design projects.
80 Map & Navigation Icons (on Envato Elements)
Make your next map project a breeze with this map and navigation template. You will get 80 icons in various vector formats and a PNG file for each icon. PNG files are sized at either 256×256 or 512×512.
How to create a Revolver Icon
Ready to try your aim at making a vector revolver? Well, this tutorial has you covered! This step-by-step tutorial will take you through the process of making a cute revolver pistol.
How To Draw a Rocket Icon
Want to take your graphic skills to the stratosphere? This video tutorial will take you through the process of manipulating various shapes into a rocket spaceship. Are you ready for lift-off?
How to Create a Simple Drum Icon
It’s time to get rocking to the beat of our own drum! This step-by-step tutorial will have you creating a simple vector drum icon complete with sticks. It’s time to rock it out!
School & Education Line Icon Set (on Envato Elements)
Save time on your next vector design project with these thin-line flat icons and pictograms. You will get a zipped file that has an editable vector file format and high-quality JPG files for the enclosed icons.
How to Create a House Mockup Icon
Want to show people the floor plan of your dream house? This step-by-step vector design tutorial will have you opening doors and windows to the home of your dreams. Don’t forget the additional floors!
How to Create a Cast Icon
When you have to have your very own branded cast icon, you have to make it yourself! In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn compositional construction, shape alignment, and grid positioning, as well as how to make your vector cast icon.
How to Create a Notebook Icon
Make your own spiral-bound vector notebook with Teela’s tutorial. She takes you step-by-step through the process of making a spiral-bound notebook that you can use in your next design project.
Graphic Design Line Icons (on Envato Elements)
Save time the next time you need graphic design icons by downloading this template. It includes 72 different icons in both SVG and PNG formats. The SVG icons are measured at 64x64px, and the PNG icons are 512x512px.
How to Create a Collection of Apple Products
Apple has some of the most recognizable products. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll create your very own vector icons of the iPad, iMac, Magic Mouse, and Wacom Tablet.
How to Create a Computer Peripheral Icon Set
If you’ve been tasked with creating computer peripheral icons, this tutorial is just what you need. This first portion of a series of tutorials teaches you how to make the mouse icon using Adobe Illustrator.
How to Create a Visibility Icon
Need to make a branded visibility icon? You’re in luck! In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to make a visibility icon using basic geometric shapes, tools, and colors.
How to Create a Map Icon
Want to know how to make a detailed vector map icon? You’re in the right place because, in this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to use basic tools and effects and master the transform and distort effects.
How to Create a WYSIWYG Text Editor Icon Set
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vector icons of the familiar text editor icons. You will learn how to create everything from the justify icon to the ruler icon.
How to Create a Santa Claus Icon
Santa has come to town as an eggnog hipster! Learn how to create this vector icon to spice up your holiday season with this step-by-step tutorial. Make sure you don’t include the beard.
How to Create a Camera Icon
Cameras have become an integral part of our lives. So much so that we never leave the house without one. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to make your own vector-based camera icon.
How to Create a Halloween Icon Pack
Are you ready to create your own spooky Halloween-themed icons? Then you’re in for a frightful time making them with this step-by-step tutorial. You’ll create your own gallows, coffin, creepy eye, and your own haunted house.
How to Create a Map Icon
In this step-by-step tutorial, you use basic design theory, compositional construction, shape alignment, grid positioning, and basic shapes to create a wonderful map icon.
How to Create a Collection of Moving Icons
We all know the pain of moving. But with this step-by-step tutorial, you won’t strain a muscle to create a vector moving cart, packed boxes, and packed truck icons.
How to Create a Retro Science Icon Set
Science is a detail-oriented field of study. Design your own detailed vector icons of scientific wonders with this step-by-step tutorial, taking you through the creation of the test tubes, microscope, and lamp checker icons.
How to Create a Set of Cleaning Icons in Adobe Illustrator
Cleaning is such dirty work. But with this tutorial of cleaning themed vector icons, you’ll have nothing to worry about but the sweet smell of roses.
Creating custom icons from scratch might seem like a tedious process, but in reality, it’s a fun way to unleash your creativity and add a personal touch to your design projects. Use these Illustrator tutorials to master your icon design skills.
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