Excellent Illustrator Tutorials to Make Perfect Icons

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As you know well that icons are popular in many fields but its specially for graphic designing because icons are playing an important role in designing, However it’s difficult to find some striking icons tutorials to get inspiration. Here, I have an assembled up a stunning collection of Illustrator Tutorials to make Icons, these master pieces of step by step tutorials will help you to make your own icons, you can get inspirations from these useful tutorials, these illustrator tutorials will be a pleasure for the icons lovers. Below you can see superb collection of illustrator tutorials to make icons:

Icon Design Tutorial – Designing a New Icon In Illustrator

Following our free social icon giveaway, as promised, here is a tutorialsexplaining how they were made in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll try to cover the basics and give you an idea how things are rendered, how they appear in smaller sizes and the constraints we can find when using Vector (Illustrator) instead of Pixel (Photoshop) based image software.

Icon Design Tutorial – Designing a New Icon In Illustrator

Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

Probably one of the most popular and recognisable icons in the web universe; the RSS icon is displayed on many website to indicate the availability of a subscription feed. There are pre-made icons you can download and place on your website, however this tutorial cover the process of creating your own custom vector RSS icon in Illustrator.

Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

Create a Color Picker Icon In Illustrator

There isn’t much preparation needed for this tutorial. All you need is Illustrator CS4 or CS5 and a beginning to intermediate knowledge of how to use the program.

Create a Color Picker Icon In Illustrator

Design A Coffee Mug Icon

This tutorial is the result of some of my experimentation in the Illustrator realm. It will go through the steps to creating a typical web icon. In this case, a pretty nifty coffee mug.

Design A Coffee Mug Icon

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a cool, or should we say geeky, glasses icon. You should be versed in Adobe Illustrator’s tools to complete this tutorial. You’ll learn how to take creative license and create an illustration that uses a photo reference, but differs a bit in the final design.

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing A Pencil Icon

This tutorial presents of course not everything you should know about how to master icon design, but we hope that it will help you, particularly if you have just started to learn, or want to learn more about icon design.

Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing A Pencil Icon

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

The Safari browser from Apple has a great little icon that works well in small formats while also displaying quite a lot of intricate details when viewed in large format. Navigate through this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to draw up your own vector Safari inspired compass in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator

We’ll draw a shiny, awesome-looking space rocket in Adobe Illustrator using advanced techniques such as gradient meshes, pattern brushes and opacity masks. We will then add a flare, smoke, clouds and sky to complete a fun illustration.

Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator

Create a Stylized First Aid Icon in Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll use a combination of craft and Illustrator’s 3D tools to create a first aid icon. You can use the techniques you learn in this tutorial to create realistic rounded box icons of your choice. This works well for complex icons at large sizes and scales down nicely.

Create a Stylized First Aid Icon in Illustrator

Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial

The shiny and glossy image of ‘Web 2.0’ is right at home when it comes to icons. Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a scalable vector Instant Messaging style icon with the impression of a glossy and semi-translucent surface.

Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial

Create A Briefcase Icon

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a briefcase icon with rectangles, ellipses, and gradients. This briefcase icon is great for web designs and user interfaces. Moreover, you can easily apply these techniques to other icons, logos, and illustrations.

Create A Briefcase Icon

How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

In this icon design tutorial, we will construct a desktop printer icon that is rich in detail. We will use the industry-standard vector illustration tool: Adobe Illustrator. The icon we will make is from our Perspective general icon set. Ready? Perhaps you should serve yourself a cup of coffee and grab a bag of chips to pass the hunger while we draw our icon (it could take a while to finish)!

 How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

Quick Tip: Create Your Own Set of File Icons

Follow this quick tip and you will learn how to create your own set of file icons. I picked out the mp3, avi and jpeg file formats but using the same technique you can create any other format you want.

Quick Tip Create Your Own Set of File Icons

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

Lately, I have been working on some children illustrations, creating some übercute creatures. In the following easy tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a cute panda bear face icon all from ellipses (well, actually there is one rectangle for the background). The great part about this tutorial, is that you can easily apply the techniques to other icons, illustrations, logos, or other projects.

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

Tutorial: Create a vector stop watch icon

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector stop watch icon in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is covering all the steps needed to create a great looking, realistic stop watch. Only the basic tools in Illustrator such as Ellipse, Rectangle, Gradient and transformations are used to achieve the result you see here.

Tutorial: Create a vector stop watch icon

Create a Tasty Burger Icon in Illustrator

In this delicious tutorial I’ll show you how to create a three-dimensional, scrumptious burger using Adobe Illustrator. Remember that I’m a vegetarian, so you should definitely appreciate the effort.

Create a Tasty Burger Icon in Illustrator

Create a Documents Icon

Hi there. Im the next tutorial you’ll learn to create a pretty common icon. To reach this result you need to know how to use the Rectangle Tool, the Pen Tool or the Type Tool. The Drop Shadow, the Warp effects or the Clliping Mask will help you create some discrete details.

Create a Documents Icon

Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a vector film slate icon. The tutorial uses some basic shapes, some gradients, and even a blend. Moreover, you can easily customize this tutorial with your own logo or typography.

Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Location based software and peripherals are very popular these days. So, In this beginner/intermediate Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients. Using these basic techniques, you can easily create other icons, logos, and illustrations.

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Create a Vector Lock Icon Design

In the following tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a lock icon with some effects, opacity masks, gradients, and simple shapes in Illustrator. Many of these techniques can be applied easily to other icon designs.

Create a Vector Lock Icon Design

Design Float Circle Icon (AI Tutorial)

In this tutorial i will create a Designer float icon using adobe Illustrator that will match with the awesome fasticon set…

Design Float Circle Icon (AI Tutorial)

Quick Tip: How to Create a 3D Like and Unlike Symbol with Adobe Illustrator

In the following Quick Tip you will learn how to create a multi-purpose 3D Like and Unlike symbol with the help of the Extrude & Bevel settings and the Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator This technique can be used with many different shapes and symbols.

Quick Tip: How to Create a 3D Like and Unlike Symbol with Adobe Illustrator

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

The new O.S. Windows 7 has improved aesthetics to make the user interface at least more appealing. There are huge ultra detailed icons for folders, devices and so on. This time we will use Illustrator CS4 to create a nice briefcase with the Windows 7 style. You need only a few basics on how to copy, paste, rotate, scale and color the shapes.

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

Quick Tip: How to Create a Pixel Perfect Glass Button with Adobe Illustrator CS5

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a glass button using simple shapes, pathfinder box, clipping and opacity masks, and Blending Modes. You will also learn how to optimize your vector work as a web graphic and how to quickly replace the colors of the required elements.

Quick Tip: How to Create a Pixel Perfect Glass Button with Adobe Illustrator CS5

Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator

I have been living without a TV set for exactly three years and 8 months now. It’s great and I don’t miss a thing. Don’t get me wrong. I loved every awful program, every commercial, every useless newscast, but it was time for me to get on with my life.

Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

Learn to make a handy calendar icon to use on your blog, website, or print projects. We’ll use Illustrators Path and 3D tools to create this design. Also, a simple page curl effect will be demonstrated as well.

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

Create a Simple Storefront Icon

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple storefront icon using some rectangles, Illustrator Effects, and gradients. This icon is great for use in e-commerce sites and the techniques in this tutorial can easily be applied to other icons, illustrations, and logos.

Create a Simple Storefront Icon

Create a Simple Paint Brush Icon

Hi there. Here you can learn to create a quite simple paintbrush icon. For this fast tutorial you’ll use some basic tools like the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool or the Pen Tool. Then, for some neat effects you’ll need the Wrinkle Tool or the Warp and Rougher effects.

Create a Simple Paint Brush Icon

Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a magic hat icon with a cute bunny inside. We’ll use the pen tool, pathfinder palette, and other tools to create this design.

Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

Much can be done in Illustrator without relying on the Pen tool, as demonstrated by the recent hourglass tutorial. Utilizing only simple, predefined shapes, as well as tools like the Pathfinder and transformations, entire illustrations can be created from scratch. In this tutorial, we’ll create an icon suitable for portraying options, settings, preferences, etc., similar to OS X’s system preferences icon.

How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

 

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3 Comments

  1. Dzinepress

    March 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    amazing and professional designed icons.

  2. Smashing Buzz

    March 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    creative icon tutorials.

  3. Tutorial Lounge

    March 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    beautiful and professional effort you have in this tutorial collection.

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