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.
Use layer styles on the object.
Then make a round selection, further it and fill it with the Gradient with mode ? OVERLAY.
On the question to rasterize the layer ? answer yes!
Then make another selection on the bottom of the circle using ? Color range tool.
Further it as well.
Fill it with simple color with Normal mode.
I’ve decided to change a little bit of layer styles of my Circle.
Write any word to finish our icon.
Use simple TYPE tool for this.
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
And the text layer styles.
Working with final layer order and that’s about it.
Save it in PNG format and enjoy the results.
Here is the part of my desktop with my icon.
Follow me in part 2 of making icons tutorial.