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.

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  • May I suggest you add what you've tried so far? – Summer Jul 20 '16 at 11:37
  • @JaneDoe1337 hi! I tried using fonts with really large font size in illustrator and then creating outlines and modifying them.. however it seemed too cumbersome an approach – akdsouza Jul 20 '16 at 12:20
  • Here's a pretty decent answer from elsewhere on the site: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/20074/71797 There is the closest I could find to your need. To get the same effect as these icons, you'll need to apply this knowledge to curved shapes. – visualbear Jul 20 '16 at 12:50
  • Whoever down voted my question, care to leave a reason? – akdsouza Jul 21 '16 at 3:19
  • @visualbear, thank you! That is quite helpful – akdsouza Jul 21 '16 at 3:21

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.

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