Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom icon set that displays beautifully on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.
- [Voiceover] Hello, and welcome to Creating Icons with Photoshop. My name is Justin Seeley and I'm a staff author here at lynda.com. In this course, I'll be taking you through the basics of creating your own icon set. I'll start off by examining the basic principles of icon design, including what makes up a great set of icons, what the different types of icons are, and how to use icons on various platforms like Mac OS 10, iOS, and websites as well. From there, you and I are going to work together as we plan, build, and export our own custom icon set.
I'll walk you through my process for sketching out icon concepts, choosing your color scheme and style, and deciding what type of icons you need to create based on the specs of your project. Then we'll put it all together inside of Adobe Photoshop, as I show you how to turn your sketches into rescalable shape layers and apply colors and aesthetic elements that'll bring your icons to life. Finally, we'll go through exporting your icons in a variety of different formats, and I'll even show you some special tools that can help you streamline that process as well.
Designing icons is one of my favorite things to do, and I can't wait to get started on this course with you. So if you're ready, let's get started creating icons in Photoshop.
- Exploring file formats, sizes, perspective, and platform guidelines
- Choosing an icon style
- Creating sketches and assigning color schemes
- Building a grid system for icons
- Redrawing icons with shapes
- Saving icons
- Generating icons for different operating systems