The art of icon design is steadily being lost with each passing year. In the spirit of reinvigorating interest in the practice, I have compiled a selection of some of the great speed icon design process videos that designers have published over the years. You'll see everything from crisp vector work to textured digital painting and raster techniques. Most of these icons were produced in Photoshop, but designers also make icons in a range of tools including Illustrator, Xara Designer, GIMP and Sketch, not to mention those who work in 3D. With that said, I can't vouch for the taste in music for all these videos so proceed with caution.
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Pedja Rusic's Natural
See Rusic's channel for more.
Ollin Boer Bohan's Toytanic
Above is the first half of Toytanic, spent mostly in the 3D software Blender. Be sure to check out Part II of the Toytanic process too for more raster and vector effects in GIMP.
Max Pominenko's Photoalbum
Nikolay Verin's Rocketter
See Verin's channel for more.
Denis Sazhin's Thunderstorm
See Sazhin's channel for more.
Goga Djalagania's Robot
See Djalagania's channel for more.
Jean-Marc Denis' Sparrow
It is rare to see icon designers working in Sketch, but Denis pulled off some great results here.