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Well-designed icons are the secret to a great user interface. Learn how to design simple and effective icons that immediately communicate concepts to your users.
  1. How to Create a Quirky Twitter Bird in Corel Draw

    How to Create a Quirky Twitter Bird in Corel Draw

    Tutorial Intermediate

    Learn here how to create a this bird using a few techniques in Corel Draw. Successful completion of this tutorial requires an intermediate knowledge of...

  2. How to Illustrate a Brain Icon for OSX and Vista

    How to Illustrate a Brain Icon for OSX and Vista

    Tutorial Intermediate

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a cartoon style illustration of a brain, then how to convert the image for use as an icon for OSX and Vista....

  3. Create a Yummy Ice Cream Icon with Mesh Objects and Blends

    Create a Yummy Ice Cream Icon with Mesh Objects and Blends

    Tutorial Intermediate

    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a fun icon made up of mesh object and blends. This is a fairly easy tutorial, although you should be familiar...

  4. How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

    How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

    Tutorial Beginner

    Much can be done in Illustrator without relying on the Pen tool, as demonstrated by the recent hourglass tutorial. Utilizing only simple, predefined shapes,...

  5. Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

    Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

    Tutorial Intermediate

    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...

  6. How to Design a Custom Newspaper Icon

    How to Design a Custom Newspaper Icon

    Tutorial Advanced

    Extra, extra read all about it! Learn how to create a newspaper icon. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required to complete this tutorial. You'll...

  7. Elegant Blue Web Icons

    Elegant Blue Web Icons

    Tutorial Beginner

    Format: PNGSize: See DescriptionLicense: Creative Commons

  8. 108 Black Inlay on Steel Social Media Icons

    108 Black Inlay on Steel Social Media Icons

    Tutorial Beginner

    Format: PNGSize: 440px by 440pxLicense: Free for personal and commercial use - no attribution required

  9. How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour - Screencast

    How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour - Screencast

    Tutorial Beginner

    "With simple shapes, gradients, and vector textures, this simple tutorial will show beginning illustrators how to create an hourglass icon. There is a whole...

  10. How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon - Screencast

    How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon - Screencast

    Tutorial Beginner

    "With simple shapes and gradients, this easy tutorial will show you how to create an alarm clock icon. We'll be using Illustrator CS4 for this tutorial, but...

  11. 10 Tips for Effective Icon Design

    10 Tips for Effective Icon Design

    Tutorial Beginner

    A memorable and functional icon is beautiful, iconic, meaningful and functional. Here are ten inspiration icon tips on how to create outstanding icons.