Here is how to create Role Icons for your Discord Server in 3 Easy Ways using free online tools and resources that you can use right now.
In a fairly recent Discord update, Role Icons were added for Level 2 & 3 boosted servers. But, many people still do not know how to create icons to be the best they can. That's where I come in!; today we will be sharing some great resources to help instantly improve your role icon creation skills. Let's get into it!
I have 3 types of Role Icon Customisation to tell you about today: Absolute Premade, Customisable Premade and Ultimate Customisable. Yes, I get that these may sound like complete gibberish right now, but don't worry, all will be explained.
Icons Discord Server: Absolute Premade
These are free premade icons ready to be used as is.
Iconography is proven to be a great way of visually conveying information, through small, well-designed images called "icons".
A Discord server called Icons has emerged, and has loads of icons that you can use for any need: server emojis, icons in messages, or - today's article subject - role icons!
Icons have created many emojis, using UI elements from Discord & Google, amongst others. They will definitely have something to suit everyone's needs, as their emoji-icons span over a whopping 6 servers.
Owing to the fact that all you are doing to use these as role icons is saving the emoji file and uploading as your icon, you can't really edit them, unless you are skilled in Photoshop or other graphic designing software.
To find out how to save emojis, check out one of our previous articles, linked below.
Just make sure to select the Emojis folder as opposed to Avatars that Roonie used in the tutorial
Interested in checking out Icons? Find them here: https://discord.gg/b6TZFJymES
Discord Icon: Customisable Premade
discordicon.com is a brilliant option for those looking for role icons with minimal effort required. discordicon.com is a site with a library of customisable role icons.
You can choose from a library of 50 icons, most of which are based off of Discord icons.
You are then able to tweak the colours and change the shape on the site to match your role in question, and see a live preview in the left hand corner.
Finally, you have the option to Export your new icon to a .png file, ready for uploading to Discord.
Discord Icons is a really quick and simple way to make icons: I highly recommend checking it out.
DIY: Ultimate Customisability
There's one slight problem with the two methods above: they both only have a fixed set of icons. Well, what if they don't meet your needs? That's where one of the best ways to create role icons come into play: making them yourself.
There's a wide variety of softwares you can use for this; Adobe (Photoshop or Illustrator), Canva, Figma, Pixlr or Kapwing Editor.
If you're new to Graphic Design, we have a great selection of articles here on Netcord to help you out. You can find them all in one place here
Struggling for inspiration? Google have put together a library of every icon used on their platforms. You can download them in
.png filetypes to use in your own icons.
And now you know 3 easy methods to create Discord role icons! Happy creating, and I'll be back with another article on Friday, but for now, peace ✌️
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