Icon design is an essential element in web and interface design. In this massive round up, you will find top notch Photoshop and Illustrator icon design tutorials that will show you how to make amazing and highly detailed icons.
You should also see our previous collection of icon design tutorials.
Design a Vintage Radio Icon in Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to design an old vintage radio using simple shapes, gradients, patterns and textures.
Combine simple vector shapes, layer styles and generous amounts of shininess to create the perfect magnifying glass for all your search icon needs.
Design a Stylish Chevrolet Icon in Photoshop
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you’ll be shown how to transform an old style Chevrolet from vector file format into a stylish shiny icon.
Simple Coffee Cup Icon Photoshop Tutorial
Create a semi-photo realistic coffee cup with some nice, frothy coffee.
How To Create A Vintage Camera in Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll reproduce a fairly old camera: a Halina Super 35X.
Make an awesome professional buddy icon from scratch using Photoshop.
Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a glossy mail icon that can be used for your apps or websites.
This tutorial showcases how to create a cute panda bear face icon using simple shapes.
Design five icons that depict common tools associated with digital painting: a sketchbook with pencil, a camera for taking reference pictures, a paintbrush, a pen tablet and a large screen with a complete matte painting displayed on it.
How To Design a 3D Glass Icon in Photoshop
Discover how to design a translucent 3D frosted glass box based on the Safari icon using Adobe Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you’ll use a combination of craft and Illustrator’s 3D tools to create a first aid icon.
This Photoshop tutorial will demonstrate some easy steps to help you produce your own shiny folder icon in Photoshop.
Create your very own detailed Apple iPad icon graphic in Photoshop. You can also check out another iPad tutorial on Circlebox Blog.
How To Design a 3D Wooden Box in Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn to make a wooden box with a realistic touch.
This tutorial is about creating the Apple Magic Mouse in Photoshop.
In this Adobe Photoshop icon creation tutorial, you will learn how to create a high-quality three-dimensional pen and paper icon from scratch.
How to Create a Clean 3D Notepad in Photoshop
Create a realistic notepad icon using Layer effects and Photoshop’s Pen Tool.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a magician’s hat icon that can be designed in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn to design a realistic calligraphy pen from scratch.
In this tutorial, you’ll go through easy steps for creating a nice envelope icon.
How to make your very own desktop icon for Google Calendar.
See a way to make a stylish and sleek-looking PlayStation Portable (PSP).
The goal of this tutorial is to draw a realistic leather briefcase entirely from scratch.
Photoshop Tutorial: Design the Mac OS X Leopard Folder
Learn how to create the popular Mac OS X Leopard Folder icon using Photoshop in just ten easy steps.
Photoshop Laser Printer Model
Learn how to create a Photoshop laser printer model.
Design a 3D Box Icon in Photoshop
This tutorial teaches you how to create a sleek box icon in Adobe Photoshop for use in apps or websites.
Create a Glossy High Tech 3D Speaker Icon
The tutorial is based on teaching some simple ways of using the Layer Styles to create a great 3D speaker.
This tutorial shows you how to make a sleek monitor icon.
In this tutorial, you’ll go through easy steps and techniques to design a simple yet attractive house icon.
Create a colorful image icon from scratch; the icon features a colorful design in a shiny metal-like border and uses a Bokeh effect.
The making of a compact disc icon from scratch.
Learn how to reproduce the new Quicktime icon in Photoshop.
How to make a simple stylish “share this” icon that is perfect for weblogs and content-centered websites.
Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will create a glossy thunder logo using a few layers and some white shapes that will make the thunder more interesting and glossy.
Render a Realistic CD in Photoshop
Learn how to create a realistic CD using shapes and layer style.
In this tutorial, you’ll see how to create a sleek pair of headphones, mainly using the Pen Tool and Blending Options.
Follow this walkthrough to see the how adding layer after layer of vector shapes, along with a range of gradients and a spot of texture can quickly create a great looking icon-style clock graphic.
This tutorial is about using Adobe Illustrator’s Mesh Tool (U) and several basic techniques to create a vector style monitor and mouse.
Draw a Classy 3D Poker Chip in Photoshop
Illustrate a 3D poker chip in Adobe Photoshop starting from scratch.
Learn how to draw a realistic Halloween pumpkin in Illustrator.
Use Illustrator’s Mesh Tool to create a light bulb. At the beginning it could be quiet hard to work with, but if you get used to it, it’s fairly simple.
How to create a Television Icon
How to create a retro television icon just with some basic shapes and gradients.
This tutorial shows you how to create a GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients.
This icon tutorial illustrates how to create a briefcase icon with rectangles, ellipses, and gradients. This briefcase icon is great for web designs and user interfaces.
In this tutorial, see how to create an eco-friendly paper icon with simple shapes and gradients. This tutorial is great for beginners to get started with icon design.
This icon design tutorial covers how to make a vector bottle cap in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects.
This Adobe Illustrator icon designing tutorial walks the readers through the method of creating scissors.
How to create a PC mouse from scratch using Photoshop.
By following along this Illustrator tutorial, you will witness the steps in creating a beautiful gold compass.