150 Tutorials for Creating Highly Detailed and Excellent Icon Design

Icon : In a graphical user interface, a picture on the screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, or program. Clicking on an icon will start the associated program or open the associated file, directory, or window.

There are many resources online that can help and inspire you in your own icon designs and in this collection we share some of the best tutorials on the topic.

Check out this collection of 150 of the best icon design tutorials from across the web, each covering the process of designing a highly detailed icon graphic in Illustrator or Photoshop.

Photoshop Laser Printer Icon Tutorial

Icon tutorial

Create a Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book Icon

Icon tutorial

Create an Adobe Box Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

Icon tutorial

Windows Vista Folder Icon Tutorial

Icon tutorial

Design a Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Professional Technique for Creating Icons

Icon tutorial

Create a Paint Roller Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Create a 3D Pyramid Icon Design in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Create a Scissor Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Create an XP Style Woman User Icon

Icon tutorial

Create a Vista Error Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

The Making of an Icon

Icon tutorial

Create a USB Speaker Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Design the iTunes Icon for the iPhone in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Designing a Chest Icon in Illustrator

Icon tutorial

Create the iTunes Icon in Illustrator

Icon tutorial

How to Design Mini Icons

Icon tutorial

To to Create a 3D Isometric Vector Icon

Icon tutorial

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

Icon tutorial

How to Create a Transparent Battery Icon

Icon tutorial

Create an Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

Icon tutorial

Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Create a Shiny Lock Icon Design in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Creating an XP Style Monitor Icon

Icon tutorial

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

Icon tutorial

How to Create a Van Icon in Photoshop

Icon tutorial

Make a 3D Shopping Basket Icon in Illustrator

Icon tutorial

How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon

Icon tutorial

How to Make a Calendar Icon

Icon tutorial

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

Icon tutorial

Translucent IM Style Icon Design Tutorial

Icon tutorial

Create an Envelope Icon with a Satin Feel

Icon tutorial

Create a Vector Home Cinema Design

Icon tutorial

Create a Design Float Icon in Illustrator

Icon tutorial

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

Icon tutorial

Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing a Pencil Icon

Icon tutorial

The Making of an Icon

The Making of an Icon - screen shot.

How To Make An Icon

How To Make An Icon - screen shot.

10 Mistakes in Icon Design

10 Mistakes in Icon Design - screen shot.

Icon Design: Bitmap vs Vector

Icon Design: Bitmap vs Vector - screen shot.

Professional technique for creating icons

Professional technique for creating icons - screen shot.

7 Principles of Effective Icon Design

7 Principles of Effective Icon Design - screen shot.

10 Tips for Effective Icon Design

10 Tips for Effective Icon Design - screen shot.

Icon Design Explained (Quickly)

Icon Design Explained (Quickly) - screen shot.

How to Design Mini Icons

Design Mini Icons - screen shot.

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon - screen shot.

Vector Film Slate Icon

Vector Film Slate Icon - screen shot.

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon - screen shot.

Detailed Camera with Photo Icon

Detailed Camera with Photo Icon - screen shot.,

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons - screen shot.

Adobe Bridge Icon

Adobe Bridge Icon - screen shot.

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator - screen shot.

Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial

Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator - screen shot.

Juicy RSS Feed Icon

Juicy RSS Feed Icon - screen shot.

How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon

How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon - screen shot.

Delicious Chinese Food Icon

Delicious Chinese Food Icon - screen shot.

Transparent Battery Icon

Transparent Battery Icon - screen shot.

Vector Lock Icon Design

Vector Lock Icon Design - screen shot.

Custom Hard Drive Icon

Custom Hard Drive Icon - screen shot.

Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon

Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon - screen shot.

Design a Detailed Compass Icon

Design a Detailed Compass Icon - screen shot.

Safety Icon Design

Safety Icon Design - screen shot.

Design a Glossy Download Icon

Design a Glossy Download Icon - screen shot.

Creating a Cool Yellow Helmet Icon

Creating a Cool Yellow Helmet Icon - screen shot.

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon - screen shot.

Vista Error Icon

Vista Error Icon - screen shot.

Vista Folder Icon Tutorial

Vista Folder Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

Design The iTunes Icon For The iPhone

Design The iTunes Icon For The iPhone - screen shot.

XP Style Money Icon

XP Style Money Icon - screen shot.

Angry Emoticon

Angry Emoticon - screen shot.

XP Style iPod Icon

XP Style iPod Icon - screen shot.

LG LCD Monitor Icon

LG LCD Monitor Icon - screen shot.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons - screen shot.

Clock Icon

Clock Icon - screen shot.

World Icon Tutorial

World Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

How to Make a Folder Icon

How to Make a Folder Icon - screen shot.

Glossy RSS icon

Glossy RSS icon - screen shot.

Recreate the Famous Yahoo! Smiley

Recreate the Famous Yahoo! Smiley - screen shot.

Skype Buddy Icon

Skype Buddy Icon - screen shot.

Create A Mockingly Smiley

Create A Mockingly Smiley - screen shot.

iTune Icon

iTune Icon - screen shot.

Fast Folder Icon Making

Fast Folder Icon Making - screen shot.

Stylish Search Icon

Stylish Search Icon - screen shot.

Creating a clock icon

Creating a clock icon - screen shot.

Computer Icon Tutorial

Computer Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

How to Create a Yellow Submarine Icon with Gradient Meshes

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

How To Create An Academy Icon From Simple Shapes

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing A Pencil Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

How to Create a Magic Wand Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass in Illustrator

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

How to Bake a Cake in Illustrator

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Translucent IM Style Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Design A Coffee Mug Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Detailed Camera with Photo Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

CD Icon Using Illustrator in 5 minutes

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Vector Film Slate Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Shiny, Vector Dice

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Vector Safari Compass

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Multicolored Buddy Icons

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Pie Charts in Illustrator

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Delicious Chinese Food Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

iTune Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Gearbox Settings Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Tropical Colored Compass

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Hourglass Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Adobe Bridge Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Magic Hat Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Vector Audio Speaker Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Vector Smiley Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Magnify Zoom Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Vector Military Cap Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Transparent Battery Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

3D Vector Film Roll Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Stylized GPS Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Stack of Poker Chips

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Television Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Textured Journal Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Designing a Stumbleupon Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Alarm Clock Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Calendar Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Envelpe Icon with a Satin Feel

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Drawing A Pencil Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Windows Vista Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Design Float Circle Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Icon “about company” in Illustrator

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Flag Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Administrator Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

3D Isometric Vector Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Animated 3D Poker Chip

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Apple Leopard Folder

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Shiney Folder

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Create XP-style Icons

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Illustrator Vector Folder Reflections

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Windows XP Folder Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Folder Icon

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Sebastien de With

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Jonas Rask

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Marcelo Marfil

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Artua Design Studios

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Stefan Dziallas

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

William Wilkinson – Little Pixels

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Medard KonopĂ­k – IconBakery

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

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