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How do I get access to icons and how do I pick one for my design?
How do I get access to icons and how do I pick one for my design?

Step-by-step guide on understanding and using icons in Picmaker

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Written by Bob
Updated over a week ago

Icons, illustrations, elements, and shapes are absolute essentials for any graphic design. They make your designs come alive. And, at Picmaker, we know that you do not like to toggle tabs while creating your designs.

That's why we provide you access to 100k icons, characters, and illustrations across different categories. In this FAQ, we will look at how to pick the right icons for your creative work.

Let us begin!

Step 1: The first step it to sign in to Picmaker. Head over to and click on the 'Sign up' button if you've not already signed up. If you're a Picmaker user, click on 'Login'.

Log in to Picmaker

Step 2: In the next step, sign in to Picmaker with your credentials.

Picmaker's login page - sign up or sign in if you don't have an account

Step 3: You are now on Picmaker's dashboard. From the dashboard - you can use the choose a graphic design template in the 'Create' button or simply click ‘Create a Design’.

Picmaker's dashboard for choosing graphic design templates

Step 4: In this instance, we've selected the below YouTube channel art template that looks pretty rad!

A YouTube channel art template in Picmaker

Step 5: In the left side tab, you will be able to see the templates, photos, objects, etc.

100k+ icons picmaker

Click on it to view the different object categories that we’ve got for you. Alternatively, you can also type in the icon you're looking for in the search bar. In this case, we'e searched for a 'Bank'-related icon.

search for icons on Picmaker

Step 6: Drag and drop the icon into your design template. Make sure you place the icon correctly according to your brand guidelines.

An icon at the far right of the design template

There you go! You've placed a nice looking icon in your design that ads to its aesthetic.

Icons are critical when designing the UI of a website or web app, trying to cram as much information into one small space as possible.

Drop shadows, vectors or certain techniques are common in modern companies that have logos that are characterised by high-quality shape design.

A lot of designers also choose to use icons in their designs to create "happy accidents" within the layout.

People will see an icon and many times go back to click on it because it piques their interest.

Exploit this feature with care while still being clever to design something eye-catching!

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