22 Excellent Icon Design Tutorials For GIMP

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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:

1. Creating an Avatar Icon

This is a thorough tutorial showing you how to create a wonderful avatar icon from a photo in GIMP.

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2. Make A Forum Icon 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.

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3. Creating 3D Icons

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.

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4. How To Create a Page Icon with GIMP

In this tutorial you will learn to make a Web 2.0 Page Icon with a curl effect at the corner with The GIMP.

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5. How to Make CS4 Style Icons In GIMP

This graphic design video tutorial teaches you how to make icons inspired by the Adobe CS4 design on Mac.

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6. Creating a Windows Vista Folder Icon

This tutorial shows you how to make Windows Vista Icon in GIMP in 16 steps.

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7. Create a Web 2.0 Badge With GIMP

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.

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8. How to Make an Icon From a Picture

This simple and quick 5 step tutorial teaches you how to make an icon from an image.

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9. Creating Inventory Icons

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.

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10. GIMP – Making a Glass Icon

This short video tutorial teaches you how to create a glass icon using GIMP.

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11. GIMP Animated Icon Tutorial

This video tutorial demonstrates how to create a “gleaming” or “shining” avatar or signature.

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12. Creating Orb-Icons for Websites

This short 10 step tutorial teaches you how to make a small glossy orb icon to improve your website.

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13. 7 Principles of Effective Icon Design

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.

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14. GIMP Basic Icon Design Tutorial

This 8 step tutorial teaches you how to make an icon from a simple picture.

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15. How To Create The iPhone Icon

This video tutorial is a remake of the original iPhone tutorial which teaches you how to make amazing iPhone icons.

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16. How to Make a Battery Icon in Gimp

This video tutorial teaches you how to make a battery icon which is similar to Apple’s in Gimp.

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17. How to Make a Catalog Icon

This video tutorial teaches you how to make a product icon for your catalog using GIMP.

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18. How to Make a Shield Icon

This short video tutorial teaches you how to make a shield icon in Gimp.

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19. Creaying an Apple Like Icon

This 5 minute video tutorial demonstrates how to create an apple like icon in GIMP.

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20. Making Your Own Icons with GIMP

This is a very short video tutorial focusing on making icons fast and easy in Gimp.

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21. How To Create a YouTube Icon

This short video tutorial demonstrates how to make a YouTube Icon.

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22. Create A Channel Icon Using Gimp

This video tutorial shows you how to make a really simple, very basic channel icon for your YouTube Channel.

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User Comments


  1. Merle Ellamar
    February 4, 2011

    Well, that’s fine, but how about additional choices we’ve got here? Would you mind publishing a further post regarding these as well? Thx!