Design Magnifying / Search icon in Photoshop
This is another simple and quick tutorial to design Magnifying / Search icon in Photoshop.
Completion time: 10-15 minutes.
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Create a new layer and name it as Search Shape. Select “Custom Shape Tool”
Under web section select search shape.
And draw a search shape in color #646464
Apply following layer style to this search shape.
Create a new layer just below “Search shape” layer and name it as inner circle. Select “Ellipse Shape Tool”.
With SHIFT key pressed, draw a circular shape in color #799cb9 just inside the search shape.
Apply following layer style to “Inner Circle” layer.
It should look like this now.
Load inner circle shape and then using marquee tool, make a selection as shown below.
Create a new layer just above “Inner Circle” layer and fill the selection with white color. Change layer mode to “Soft light” and opacity to 30%. It should look like this now.
In this step we will add shadow. Using elliptical shape tool draw a shape in black color as shown below.
And now apply Gaussian Blur (Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur) of 4 px radius to elliptical shape. Free transform (CTRL + T) the shape and stretch to both side.
Change opacity of shadow layer to 50-60%. Our Magnifying / Search icon is ready.
Free for personal and commercial use. No attribution is necessary.
I hope you licked the tutorial.