10 Delicious Icon Design Tutorials Done in Photoshop

In terms of Icon design, people may think of Illustrator (or any other vector-oriented software) much more often that Photoshop. However, what happen if you just want to make some icons and the only tool you have is Photoshop?

Here I collected 11 Ultra Delicious Icon Design Tutorials Done in Photoshop to show you how you can create great icons with the drawing facilities available in Photoshop. If you haven’t already seen them, take a look! You might be surprised to see how Photoshop can do :)

Here goes the list, enjoy!

Custom Hard Drive Icon

In this tutorial il show you how to create a custom hard drive icon in various colors.

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

In this tutorial, we will show you how to cover an object in a Jaguar style fur texture. In this example, we’ll cover a computer folder, but this technique can be used with any other object, like a CD cover, a mouse, or even a computer.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons

In this tutorial I will show you how to create the Adobe CS3 style icons using some basic gradients and layer styles.

Computer Icon Tutorial

For all those who have been waiting for this, here’s the computer icon video tutorial I promised. I’ve uploaded it externally as the file is too large for deviantArt.

Wii Mote Controller Tutorial

Design a stylish Wii Mote Controller Tutorial in Photoshop. Take a look!

Create a High-Gloss Graduation Hat Icon Design

Photoshop is great to use for creating quality icon designs. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a professional, shiny, clean graduation hat icon. The techniques in this tutorial will help you graduate to the next level in icon design.

How to Create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon in Photoshop

Today I will show you how I made the Cute Twitter Icons which I released a day ago.  It’s really simple actually. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon.

Draw a Speaker Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial is contributed by Sohan Negi and will show you in every details on how we can create a set of speakers icon from scratch in Photoshop.

Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial we’ll be going though creating a semi-photo realistic coffee cup, with some nice frothy coffee.

Nice ‘n’ Simple Subscribe Badges

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll be making those cool supermarket-style badges, then we’ll be turning them into subscribe buttons for your website, a must-have for any blog!

That’s it for this post! Hope you enjoy this collection and find those tutorials useful!

Cheers and have a great day!


  • My name is James and I have been using Photoshop since version 5.0 (long time ago!). PSD Vault is my spare time hobby and I write majority of the Photoshop tutorials and articles here. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

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  • charles olivier

    Thanks a lot for these. I will try them out !

  • tragen

    Thanks a lot for this links and for your site?
    it’s my homepage=))

  • sosobuy sell bags

  • These are great! I will try some out today :) Been looking for inspiration to do some photoshopping again, and I got it now!

    I need Some More Tutorials on Photoshop

    Thanks & Regards
    Kaushal Arwal

  • wow super tanx

  • Is there a way to make a layer that ends the Color balance so that the layes beneath doesent recive the effect

  • canvas prints

    fantastic links. always useful being able to make your own icons

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