How to create free icon

Today we are going to illustrate some icons. A lot of layer styles today and no painting.

So let’s begin by creating a document. And of course create a new layer.

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icon, graphic design schools



icon, graphic design schools

Use layer styles on the object.

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icon, graphic design schools



icon, graphic design schools



icon, graphic design schools

Then make a round selection, further it and fill it with the Gradient with mode ? OVERLAY.

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On the question to rasterize the layer ? answer yes!

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icon, graphic design schools



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icon, graphic design schools

Then make another selection on the bottom of the circle using ? Color range tool.

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icon, graphic design schools

Further it as well.

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Fill it with simple color with Normal mode.

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I’ve decided to change a little bit of layer styles of my Circle.

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Write any word to finish our icon.

Use simple TYPE tool for this.

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Write some text, for example ?play? and use the setting below the next image.
For this tutorial I used font Pulse Sans Virgin by Eric Mynahan, you can download it from http://www.dafont.com/pulse-sans.font

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And the text layer styles.

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Result.

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Working with final layer order and that’s about it.

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Save it in PNG format and enjoy the results.

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Here is the part of my desktop with my icon.

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Follow me in part 2 of making icons tutorial.

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