40 Icon Tutorials for Photoshop

There are a growing number of excellent Photoshop tutorials creating for your own icons. Here are 40 of the best.

You may also be interested in the following collections of Photoshop tutorials:

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

Shiny Pencil Icon

Photoshop Film Clapper Logo Icon

Film Clapper Icon

LG LCD Monitor Icon

LCD Monitor Icon

3D Mp3 Player Icon

Mp3 Icon

Nice ‘n’ Simple Subscribe Badges

Subscribe Badges

How to Make a Key Icon

Key Icon

Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

Cone Icon

Creating a Cool Yellow Helmet Icon

Helmet Icon

Vista Error Icon

Vista Icon

Design a Glossy Download Icon

Download Icon

Skype Icon Design in Photoshop

Skype Icon

Handy Web 2.0 Icons in Photoshop

Web 2.0 Icons

Photoshop Scissor Icon

Scissor icon

Making a Photoshop Shield

Shield Icon

How to Create Icons for Mac OS X

Mac Icons

Create a Leopard “X” in Photoshop (video tutorial)

Leopard X

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons

CS3 Style Icons

Creating a Calendar Icon

Calendar Icon

USB Stick Icon

USB Stick Icon

Making a Digital Watch Icon

Watch Icon

Designing Glossy (Web 2.0) Badges

Glossy Badges

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Seal/Badge

Guarantee Badge

How to Design Mini Icons

Mini Icons

Designing a Safety Icon

Safety Icon

Create a Shiny Lock Icon Design

Lock Icon

Photoshop Dish TV Icon

Dish TV Icon

Photoshop Electronic Torch Light Icon

Torch Icon

Photoshop Nike Sports Cap Icon

Nike Cap Icon

Photoshop Postal Packet Logo Icon

Postal Packet Icon

Creating an XP Style Monitor Icon

XP Monitor Icon

Create a High Gloss Graduation Hat Icon

Graduation Hat Icon

Thermometer Icon

Thermometer Icon

Orb Site Icons

Orb Icons

Pyramid Icon Design

Pyramid Icon

Mac Os X Mail Icon Style

Mac Os X Mail Icon

Photoshop Silver Locket Icon

Silver Locket

Photoshop Ancient Inkpot Logo Icon

Inkpot Icon

Skype Buddy Icon

Skype Buddy Icon

Vista Folder Icon

Vista Folder Icon

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  • Anoop Menon, June 21, 2011

    Thanks for this stuff. Keep Posting. :)

  • Carmia Cronje, April 20, 2011

    You’ve put together a great list! Thanks!

  • MARIO, January 2, 2011

    excellent collection of icons ideal for any web design

  • dj course, December 29, 2010

    What the! where to start thats the problem… I’m nover going to get an icon finished if I keep getting side tracked. The CS3 icons over at PS hereo is me, thank you.

  • Web design hull, December 1, 2010

    Some great tutorials, I tend to use illustrator for this kind of thing, but I’m finding myself using Photoshop more and more… Thanks for posting

  • maroon, October 2, 2010

    Great resource, thanks! Love the indented letterpress style icons.

  • Stockport SEO, May 17, 2010

    Great tutorials!

    I’m bookmarking this page…


  • Janan, April 14, 2010

    Excellent stuff. I love creating icons and am always open to learn.


  • Dino Digital, March 23, 2010

    Really like the icons. I have found them a great inspiration to getting my icons done for the company site. Such a variety of different styles and icon types.

    A quality use of colours and easy to follow tutorials.

    I look forward to seeing more tutorials :)

  • PSDDude, February 16, 2010

    Great collection! I will try few of this tuts and than exercise my creativity a little :) !

  • photoshop brushes, December 3, 2009

    A really nice list, makes you think about all photoshop can do! ;)

  • Darmowy hosting, September 29, 2009

    Wow, These icons are awesome!

  • Tarik, July 15, 2009

    Hey, thank you for the brilliant tutorial. It helped me improving my skills very much. It’s at all times gorgeous to get some motivating inspiration and I hope to find more of such posts here in future because nobody will ever stop learning new things. Props

  • dropped shadow, June 19, 2009

    Check this one out


    You can download a fully editable PSD with a set of icons, that shows how these icons are made…

  • Folienschweißgerät, April 28, 2009

    Thanks for all information

  • Katalogverzeichnis, April 22, 2009

    Very impressed witht this list;-)

  • Serren, March 18, 2009

    Every time i come here I am not dissapointed, nice post

  • Samsungers, March 7, 2009

    I am always searching for online resources that can help me. Thank you!

  • Seinfeld Episode, February 5, 2009

    Awesome, I’ve just recently acquired Photoshop so these will be very helpful ^^.
    Also, love the whole ‘vandelay’ thing =P.. go Seinfeld!


  • system errors, October 30, 2008

    I’m always so amazed at how versatile Photoshop can be.

    This is a great list. Thank you very much.

  • skins for bebo, October 19, 2008

    very impressed witht this list. thanks once again.

  • projectgrfix, September 20, 2008

    You made my day! really I wanted to see how these glossy icons are made. Thanks for the tuts!!

  • Danh ba web 2.0, September 14, 2008

    Great list ! Thanks you very much

  • Dainis Graveris, September 13, 2008

    Actually that could be right, if I think a bit, then I agree – PS just now is standard application where everybody starts first steps in design.

  • Vandelay Design, September 11, 2008

    If I spent much time designing icons I would probably use Illustrator. I can’t speak for others, but my guess is that many people are just more skilled and more comfortable with Photoshop.

  • Dainis Graveris, September 11, 2008

    Awesome list here. Just curious why to design icons in PhotoShop? Not vector graphic?

  • Left Hand Drive Cars, September 11, 2008

    I love these icon tuts, thanks for the list!

  • Diabetic, September 10, 2008

    Wow…thanks for the info. I am learning photoshop now so this will be a great help for me.

  • Tabris Chen, September 9, 2008

    It’s amazing how much effort is required to make something so small looks good

  • Bernhard, September 9, 2008

    Nearly each week look in I here and read with large interest the interesting and always well written contributions. Today I would like to leave gladly to a greeting from Thuringia in Germany!

  • wellmedicated, September 9, 2008

    I’m always so amazed at how versatile Photoshop can be.

    This is a great list. Thank you very much.

  • arthack, September 9, 2008

    Really, I had the whole collection

  • Andrew Houle, September 9, 2008

    I love these icon tuts, thanks for the list!

  • NaldzGraphics, September 9, 2008

    great list of tutorials.thanks for collecting it.keep it up:)