Gimp or the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free and popular piece of software available for Windows, Mac and Linux Operating systems that allows its user to correct, edit and manipulate photos or images. If you don’t want to pay for Photoshop, it is a feasible alternative. I have collected a few superb icon design tutorials for Gimp that will assist you in learning all about icon design and give you that expert polish in your finished product. Check them out below:
This is a thorough tutorial showing you how to create a wonderful avatar icon from a photo in GIMP.
This tutorial will teach you how to make your own avatar, or forum icon for message boards in 7 simple steps using Gimp.
This tutorial demonstrates the 3D effect with a simple arrow that could be used as a download button and teaches you how to create 3D icons.
In this tutorial you will learn to make a Web 2.0 Page Icon with a curl effect at the corner with The GIMP.
This graphic design video tutorial teaches you how to make icons inspired by the Adobe CS4 design on Mac.
This tutorial shows you how to make Windows Vista Icon in GIMP in 16 steps.
This tutorial teaches you how to create a cool Web 2.0 Glossy Badge with the GIMP. This versatile badge can be used for a range of things like advertising, discount schemes, special offers or any other cause on a website.
This simple and quick 5 step tutorial teaches you how to make an icon from an image.
This tutorial will give you almost perfect looking icons with no need for any drawing skills. The technique used in this tutorial will give you icons that look exactly like your mesh.
This short video tutorial teaches you how to create a glass icon using GIMP.
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create a “gleaming” or “shining” avatar or signature.
This short 10 step tutorial teaches you how to make a small glossy orb icon to improve your website.
This tutorial focuses on principles that are worth studying if you want to create effective icon designs. It also gives you a good starting place for creating icons that work well together and fit flawlessly within your designs.
This 8 step tutorial teaches you how to make an icon from a simple picture.
This video tutorial is a remake of the original iPhone tutorial which teaches you how to make amazing iPhone icons.
This video tutorial teaches you how to make a battery icon which is similar to Apple’s in Gimp.
This short video tutorial teaches you how to make a shield icon in Gimp.
This 5 minute video tutorial demonstrates how to create an apple like icon in GIMP.
This is a very short video tutorial focusing on making icons fast and easy in Gimp.
This short video tutorial demonstrates how to make a YouTube Icon.
This video tutorial shows you how to make a really simple, very basic channel icon for your YouTube Channel.