How To Make A Folder Icon by Rinn
Rinn

How To Make A Folder Icon

by Rinn in Tutorials

This is a little tutorial on how to make folder icons

1. In a new document, make a rectangle and add Anchor Points to create a tab like in the image below:


2. Next, add a Layer Style to the folder shape:



3. Your folder should look like this:


4. Next, create a new layer and select the top half of the folder using the Rectangle Marquee tool. Then, fill the selection with a white gradient so that the folder looks like this:


5. Create another new layer. Hold down ctrl and click on the folder shape, which will create a selection around the object. Go to Edit>Stroke, and use these settings:


6. Set the layer opacity of the stroke to 37%. Your icon should look something like this:


7. Create a slightly smaller rectangle and place it behind the folder. Put the same Layer Style used in step 2:


8. Hold down the ctrl button, and shift the rectangle to the right:


9. No you have completed the basic folder icon.


10. I personally like to rotate the icon a bit:


11. Now you can add additional little graphics to your folder icon. I added the old Shadowness logo:

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