Hi there. This tutorial will teach you how to create a set of weather icons in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to use and combine basic tools to create vector shape icons and how to have a perfect alignment using the Snap to Grid feature. Next, you’ll find out how to add effects via the Layer Style window. In the end, you will know how to create your own weather icons by applying these techniques and if you play with the Layer Style settings you can easily make your own unique design. Let’s get on!

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate

Step 1

Create a 600x600px document, go to View > Show > Grid to enable the Grid and then go to View > Snap To > Grid to enable the Snap to Grid. Hit Control + K to open the Preferences, go to Guides, Grid & Slices and enter the settings mentioned in the next image. The grid will make it easier for you to create the shapes.

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Step 2

Concentrate on your Toolbar, fill the foreground color with #02C0D1 and select the Paint Bucket Tool. Move to your canvas and click there to change the background color.

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Step 3

Change the foreground color to #FFFFFF and using the Ellipse Tool create 4 circles: 30x30px, 30x30px,35x35px, 20x20px.

Place them as you can see below.

Tip: Hold the Shift button from your keyboard to create a perfect circle.

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Step 4

Use the Rectangle Tool to create a 15x35px vector shape and place it as shown in the image below.

Look inside the Layers panel, select the vector shape made in this step with the vectors shapes made in the previous step, right click on one of these shapes and click on Merge Shapes.

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Step 5

Look inside the Layers panel, double click on the name of the vector shape made in the previous step and rename it “Cloud”.

Now, double click on this vector shape to open the Layer Style window and enter the settings mentioned in the next images.

In the end, place this cloud in the upper left corner of your canvas, approximately as shown in the last image of this step.

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Step 6

Change the foreground color with #FCD524 and use the Ellipse Tool to create a 35×35 px circle.

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Step 7

Rename the yellow vector shape made in previous step “Sun”.

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8 responses to “Create a Set of Weather Icons in Adobe Photoshop”

  1. Edgar Avatar
    Edgar

    Thank you Razvan. Nice and clear tutorial. Although I think you should have made it higher-res to begin with since you are using layer styles. Also a lighter background would look better. But nonetheless it is a good tutorial.

  2. Alcides Avatar
    Alcides

    Cool!!!

  3. Your mam Avatar
    Your mam

    gr8 m8 i r8 it 8/8

  4. Igor M. Avatar
    Igor M.

    Thank U
    Very easy tutorial.
    Nice work

  5. You mam Avatar
    You mam

    Great job.. if you were a preschooler

  6. Martin Avatar
    Martin

    Very good tutorial!!!

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    Anonymous

    Nice tutorial, well done.

  8. Igor Avatar
    Igor

    NICE!!!

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