Are there any plugins/fonts in photoshop/illustrator for designing icons like the images below or is it all done by constructing paths ? It would be great if anyone could provide a tutorial or steps for the same. Basically I'm looking for a way to have text like 'O' for opera mini, 'M' for opera max & 'limo' for the limo app rendered as a logo. Thanks in advance.
These are just paths with a gradient applied to them. Experiment a bit with shapes with similar gradients, and you'll get a feel for the technique.