I am so excited to share how to design your own custom app icons on your iPhone.
But, it’s also possible to draw them on apps like Procreate or Adobe illustrator.
Today, I want to show you how to design your own custom app icons on your iPhone using some website icons and the Over app.
So, let’s dive right into it.
FREE ICONS ONLINE
First thing first, you need to download free icons.
The icons you are looking for must be PNG, meaning having a transparent background.
To do so, you can go to the website called the noun project and start looking for your icons.
For this example, I will search for the Instagram Icon!
Once you search for an icon, a multiple of them will show up.
So, choose the one you would like to use and save it on your phone.
DESIGN YOUR CUSTOM APP ICON ON OVER
Now that you have your icon saved to your photo library, you can open the app OVER.
So, choose the square transparent background.
Then, go into your photo library and insert your brand-new icon.
You will have to erase or crop the watermark.
To erase the watermark, go to mask and start erasing!
Or, go into crop and crop out the watermark.
To change the color of your background, hold the background, and select edit.
Then, go on color and choose the color of your choice.
Now, it’s time for you to change the icon color.
So, click on the icon and select edit.
From there, look for Tint. You will have to bring the opacity to 100% and then, choose the color of your choice.
Once you are satisfied with the result, export your icon in PNG or JPEG.
And you are done! YOU DID IT!
EXTRA TIP FOR CUSTOM APP ICONS
If you are too lazy to go through those steps, because let’s be honest, this is a little bit of a hustle.
You can go on the website call icons8.com.
This website is full of free icons predesigned for you, and they are all super cute!