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  • How to Create a Mini Music Player in Adobe Photoshop

    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a mini music player using Photoshop.


    Final Image

    As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:


    Step 1

    Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK. Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid).

    You’ll need a grid every 1px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 1 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the color of the grid at #696969. Once you set all these properties click OK. Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your work later. You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes.


    Step 2

    Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius at 5px and create a 492 by 40px vector shape. Move to the Layers panel and double click on this new shape to open the Layer Style window. Enter all the properties shown in the following images and click OK.


    Step 3

    Pick the Rectangle Tool and create a 10px square. Select this new vector shape and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, left anchor point and move it 5px down then select the bottom, left anchor point and move it 5px up. In the end your rectangle should turn into a triangle. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 4

    Duplicate the triangle created in the previous step (Control + J) and move the copy a few pixels to the right. Select this copy along with the original triangle and place them as shown in the first image. Make three new copies of your triangle, rotate them 180 degrees and places them as shown in the second image.


    Step 5

    Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and make sure that the radius is set at 5px. Set the foreground color at #4b738c, create a 200 by 4px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 6

    Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the foreground color at #a6ddff, create a 135 by 2px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 7

    Pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 12px circle and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 8

    Pick the Ellipse Tool, set the foreground color at #4b738c, create a 4px circle and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 9

    Pick the Type Tool and add some white text as shown in the following image. Use the Calibri font with the size set at 11pt. Open the Layers Style window for your text and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 10

    Pick the Rectangle Tool and create a 7 by 10px vector shape. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, left anchor point and move it 5px down then select the bottom, left anchor point and move it 5px up. In the end your rectangle should turn into a triangle. Select it and pick the Rectangle Tool. Check the “Add to Shape Area” button from the top bar and create a 4px square as shown in the third image.


    Step 11

    Pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 10px circle and select it. Continue with the Ellipse Tool, check the “Subtract from Shape Area” button from the top bar and create an 8px circle as shown in the second image.

    Now, your vector shape should look like in the second image. Select it and switch to the Rectangle Tool. Make sure that the “Subtract from Shape Area” button is still checked and create a 5 by 10px rectangle and shown in the third image.


    Step 12

    Pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 4px circle and select it. Continue with the Ellipse Tool, check the “Subtract from Shape Area” button from the top bar and create an 2px circle as shown in the second image.

    Now, your vector shape should look like in the second image. Select it and switch to the Rectangle Tool. Make sure that the “Subtract from Shape Area” button is still checked and create a 3 by 6px rectangle and shown in the third image.


    Step 13

    Select the vector shapes created in the last three steps and place them as shown in the following image. Open the Layer Style window for these shapes and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 14

    Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and make sure that the radius is set at 5px. Set the foreground color at #4b738c, create a 50 by 4px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 15

    Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the foreground color at #a6ddff, create a 29 by 2px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 16

    Finally, pick the Rectangle Tool and set the foreground color at black. Create three, 1 by 10px vector shapes and place them as shown below. Open the Layer Style window for these new shapes and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Final Image

    Here is how your final result should look.


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  • Create a Simple Drop Down Menu in Adobe Photoshop

    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple drop down menu using Photoshop.


    Final Image Preview


    Step 1

    Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK. Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid). For the moment you need a grid every 5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 5 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the color of the grid at #a7a7a7. Once you set all these properties click OK.

    Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your work later. You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes.


    Step 2

    Set the foreground color at #3f8ecf, grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the radius at 20px. Create a 160 by 40px vector path and duplicate it (Control + J). Select this copy and make it white. Switch to the Rectangle Tool, check the Intersect button from the top bar and draw a 40 by 40px vector path as shown in the third image. Move to the Layers panel and double click on this white vector path to open the Layers Style window.

    Activate the Inner Glow, the Gradient Overlay and the Stroke then enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 3

    Reselect the blue rounded rectangle made in the previous step and duplicate it (Control + J). Select this copy, make it white and grab the Rectangle Tool. Check the Intersect button from the top bar and draw a 120 by 40px vector path as shown in the second image.

    Move to the Layers panel, right click on the white vector path made in the previous step and click on “Copy Layer Style”. Return to the white vector path made in the beginning of this step, right click on it then simply click on Paste Layer Style.


    Step 4

    Pick the Type Tool and add your text as shown in the following image. Set its color at #a1d8ff then open the Layers Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 5

    Return to the blue rounded rectangle made in he second step, open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown below. Duplicate this path (Control + J), select the copy, open the Layer Style window and edit the Drop Shadow properties as shown in the following image. Select all the shapes created so far and group them (Control + G). This will be your closed drop down menu. We’ll add the final touches in the final step.


    Step 6

    Move to the Layers panel, right click on the group made in the previous step and click on Duplicate Group. Select this newly created group, drag it down and place it as shown in the following image.


    Step 7

    Focus on the new group made in the previous step. First, you need to edit the text. Change its color to #b4b4b4 then right click on it (in the Layers panel) and click on Clear Layer Style. Open the Layer Style window for this grey piece of text and add the discrete Drop Shadow shown in the following image.

    Next, you need to edit the left, white vector path. Select it, replace the white with #f5f5f5, clear the current layer style then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 8

    Set the foreground color at #f5f5f5 grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the radius at 20px. Create a 160 by 35px vector path, place it as shown in the first image then duplicate it (Control + J). Select this copy and make it white, switch to the Rectangle Tool, check the Intersect button from the top bar and draw a 40 by 35px vector path as shown in the second image.

    Move to the Layers panel, lower the Fill of this vector path to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 9

    Reselect the rounded rectangle made in the beginning of the previous step and duplicate it (Control + J). Select this copy, bring it to front (Shift + Control + ] ), lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 10

    Reselect the second vector path made in the eighth step and duplicate it (Control + J). Select this copy, bring it to front (Shift + Control + ] ) then open the Layer Style window and edit the properties used for the Inner Shadow as shown in the following image.


    Step 11

    Focus on the right side of the shapes created in the last steps. Set the foreground color at #ebebeb, grab the Rectangle Tool, create a 10 by 5px vector path and place it as shown in the first image. Select this little rectangle and continue with the Rectangle Tool. Check the “Add” button from the top bar and draw a 5 by 10px vector path as shown in the second image. Make sure that this new vector path is still selected and hit Control + T. Rotate it -45 degrees then hit Enter.

    Move to the Layers panel, hold Control and click on the vector path made in the previous step. This should load a simple selection around it. Keep it active, grab the Selection Tool, focus on the Layers panel and make sure that yout arrow vector path is still selected.

    Move to the top bar and simply click on the “Align vertical centers” and “Align horizontal centers” buttons to center your arrow shown in the fifth image. Open the Layer Style window for this path and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 12

    Grab the Type Tool and add a simple, new text as shown in the following image. Set its color at #b4b4b4 then open the Layer Style window and add the discrete Drop Shadow shown in the following image. Select this new piece of text along with all the stuff made in the last four steps and group them (Control + G).


    Step 13

    Make four copies for the group created in the previous step. Place these new groups as shown in the following image and change the content of the text.


    Step 14

    Focus on the “Tutorials” sub-menu, open the Layer Style window for the arrow shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 15

    Select the “Tutorials” piece of text and change its color to #2c95dd. Also, select the grey rounded rectangle behind the text, open the Layer Style window, activate the Gradient Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 16

    For the final steps you will need a grid every 1px. So, go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 1 in the Gridline Every box. Set the foreground color at #a1d8ff, grab the Rectangle Tool, create a 6px square and place it as shown in the first image. Pick the Direct Selection Tool and focus on the bottom side of this new vector path. Select the right anchor point and move it 3px to the left. Switch to the Delete Anchor Point Tool and simply click on the remaining, bottom anchor point to remove it. In the end your square should turn into a triangle.

    Open the the Layer Style window for this shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 17

    Finally, duplicate the vector path made in the previous step (Control + J). Select this copy, drag it inside the group made in the fifth step and place it as shown in the following image.


    Final Image

    Here is how your final result should look.


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  • Create a Simple Web Badge in Adobe Photoshop

    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple web badge using Photoshop.

    Final Image

    As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:


    Resources

    MoolBoran Font


    Step 1

    Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK.

    Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid).

    For the moment you need a grid every 5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 5 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the color of the grid to #a7a7a7.

    Once you set all these properties click OK. Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your work later.

    You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes.


    Step 2

    Pick the Polygon Tool and focus on the top bar. Enter 25 in the Sides box then click on the little black arrow to open the Polygon Options menu.

    Check all three boxes then enter a 100px radius and a 20% indent.

    Set the foreground color to #c7a069 and create your shape as shown in the following image.


    Step 3

    Next, you need to create a simple pattern. First, hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter 4 in the width and height boxes and click OK.

    The Grid and the Snap to Grid should be already enabled. For this new document you need a grid every 1px. Simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 1 in the Gridline Every box.

    Move to the Layers panel and delete the “Background” layer. Set the foreground color to black and grab the Rectangle Tool. Create two, 2 by 2px vector paths and place them as shown in the following image.

    Now, simply go to Edit > Define Pattern. Pick a name for your pattern, click OK and you got your pattern.

    Close this document and return to the first one.


    Step 4

    Return to “gridline every 5px”. So, go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 5 in the Gridline Every box.

    Focus on the Layers panel and double click on the vector shape made in the second step to open the Layer Style window.

    Enter the properties shown in the following images and click OK. For the Pattern Overlay section you need to use the pattern made in the previous step.


    Step 5

    Set the foreground color to #855f37, pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 120px circle and place it as shown in the first image. Make sure that this new vector shape stays selected, continue with the Ellipse Tool, check the Subtract button from the top bar and create a 70px circle as shown in the second image.


    Step 6

    Open the Layer Style window for the vector shape made in the previous step and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 7

    Set the foreground color to #c7a069, pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 70px circle and place it as shown in the first image. Make sure that this new vector shape stays selected and switch to the Rectangle Tool.

    Check the Add button from the top bar and create a 270 by 40px rectangle as shown in the second image.


    Step 8

    Make sure that the vector shape made in the previous step is still selected. Grab the Add Anchor Point Tool and add two new anchor points as shown in the first image.

    Switch to the Convert Point Tool and click on both anchor points. Next, you need to move these new anchor points.

    Pick the Direct Selection Tool, select the left anchor point and move it 25px to the right then select the right anchor point and move it 25px to the left. In the end your vector shape should look like in the third image.

    Open the Layer Style window for this vector path and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 9

    Set the foreground color to #855f37, pick the Rectangle Tool, create a 240 by 30px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Grab the Add Anchor Point Tool and add two new anchor points as shown in the first image.

    Switch to the Convert Point Tool and click on both anchor points.

    Pick the Direct Selection Tool, select the left anchor point and move it 15px to the right then select the right anchor point and move it 15px to the left. In the end your vector shape should look like in the third image.


    Step 10

    Make sure that the vector shape made in the previous step is still selected. Pick the Ellipse Tool, check the Subtract button from the top bar and create a 70 by 70px circle as shown in the first image.

    Open the Layer Style window for this vector path and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 11

    Set the foreground color to #c7a069, pick the Type Tool and add “PREMIUM” as shown in the first image.

    Use the MoolBoran font with the size set at 15pt. Select this piece of text and go to Edit > Transform > Warp.

    Select Arc from the Warp drop-down menu, enter 65 in the Bend box and hit Enter.


    Step 12

    Open the Layer Style window for the text added in the previous step and enter the properties shown in the following image.

    Move to the Layers panel, right click on this piece of text and click on Copy Layer Style.


    Step 13

    Pick the Type Tool and add “QUALITY” as shown in the following image. Again, use the MoolBoran font with the size set at 15pt.

    Select this piece of text and go to Edit > Transform > Warp.

    Select Arc from the Warp drop-down menu, enter -50 in the Bend box and hit Enter.

    Move to the Layers panel, right click on this piece of text and click on Paste Layer Style.


    Step 14

    Pick the Type Tool and add “MONEY BACK” twice as shown in the following image.

    Use the MoolBoran font with the size set at 13pt. Also, set the leading at 10pt and the tracking at 350.

    Right click on these pieces of text and click on Paste Layer Style.


    Step 15

    Pick the Type Tool, add the “100″ and the percent symbol and use the properties shown in the first image.

    Select both pieces of text and convert them to a smart object.

    Open the Layer Style window for this smart object and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Final Image

    Here is how your final result should look.


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  • Create a Simple Price Table in Adobe Photoshop

    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple price table using Photoshop.


    Final Image Preview

    As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:


    Resources

    Sakkal Majalla Font
    Calibri Font
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    Step 1

    Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK.

    Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid). For the moment you need a grid every 5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 5 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the color of the grid to #a7a7a7.

    Once you set all these properties click OK. Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your work.

    You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview of the size and position of your shapes.


    Step 2

    Set the foreground color to #205d7a, grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius to 5px and draw a 145 by 420px vector shape.

    Move to the Layers panel and double click on this rounded rectangle to open the Layer Style window.

    Activate the Drop Shadow, the Inner Shadow, the Outer Glow, the Inner Glow and the Stroke then enter the properties shown in the following images.

    In the end, it should look like the second image. You can disable the Grid (View > Show > Grid or Control + ” ) for a few moments if you want to have a better look at your shape.


    Step 3

    Set the foreground color to black, grab the Rectangle Tool, create a 145 by 70px shape and place it as shown in the first image.

    Move to the Layers panel, open the Layers Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 4

    Reselect the vector path made in the previous step and duplicate it (Control + J).

    Focus on the Layers panel, right click on this copy and click on Clear Layer Style.

    Select this copy, lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 5

    For this step you need a grid every 1px. Simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 1 in the Gridline Every box.

    Set the foreground color to #ed1c24 and grab the Rectangle Tool. Create a 145 by 1px shape, place it as shown in the first image then duplicate it (Control + J).

    Select this copy, move it 1px down and replace the dark red with #fed700.


    Step 6

    Reselect the red vector path made in the previous step, lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 7

    Reselect the yellow vector path made in the fifth step, lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 8

    Return to “gridline every 5px”. So, go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 5 in the Gridline Every box.

    Reselect the two, thin rectangles edited in the last two steps and group them (Control + G).

    Move to the Layers panel, right click on this new group then click on Duplicate Group.

    Select this group copy and drag it down as shown in the following image.


    Step 9

    Keep focusing on the group made in the previous step, make five new copies and place them as shown in the following image.


    Step 10

    Set the foreground color to #a1d8ff, grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius to 3px, create a 95 by 25px vector path and place it as shown in the first image.

    Move to the Layers panel, open the Layers panel for this new rounded rectangle and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 11

    Disable the Grid (View > Show > Grid).

    Open the Character panel (Window > Character), pick the Type Tool(T), set the color to #ddf1ff and add the “BASIC” piece of text as shown in the following image.

    Use the Sakkal Majalla font with the style set at Bold and the size set at 20pt. Move to the Layers panel, open the Layer Style window for this little piece of text and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 12

    Pick the Type Tool(T), set the color to #205d7a and add a simple price as shown in the following image.

    Use the Calibri font with the style set at Bold and the size set at 35pt. Move to the Layers panel, open the Layer Style window for this new piece of text and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 13

    Pick the Type Tool(T), set the color to #ddf1ff and add some new text as shown in the first image.

    Use the Corbel font with the style set at Regular and the size set at 11pt.

    Move to the Layers panel, open the Layer Style window for this new pieces of text and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 14

    Pick the Type Tool(T), set the color to #205d7a and add the “ORDER NOW” piece of text as shown in the first image.

    Use the Corbel font with the style set at Bold and the size set at 12pt.

    Move to the Layers panel, open the Layer Style window for this new piece of text and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 15

    Reselect the vector shapes and the pieces of text created so far and group them (Control + G).

    Make two copies of this group and move them to the right as shown below.

    Focus on these new groups and simply edit the text as shown in the following image.


    Step 16

    Hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter 10 in the width and height boxes then click OK.

    Move to the Layers panel and remove the default “Background” layer.

    Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and set the foreground color at black.

    Grab the Rectangle Tool and set the foreground color to black.

    Create two, 5px squares and place them as shown in the following image.

    Next, you need to turn this tiny document into a pattern.

    Simply go to Edit > Define Pattern, pick a name for your pattern and click OK.

    Close this document (you don’t need to save it) and return to the first document.


    Step 17

    Pick the Rectangle Tool and set the foreground color to #282828. Create a 600 by 600px shape, send it to back (Shift + Control + [ ) then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.

    Use the pattern made in the previous step.


    Final Image

    Here is how your final result should look.


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  • Create a Paper Receipt in Adobe Photoshop

    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple paper receipt illustration in Adobe Photoshop.


    Final Image

    As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:


    Resources

    Paper Texture
    Corbel Font
    Ignis et Glacies Font
    Calibri Font


    Step 1

    Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK.

    Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid). For starters you will need a grid every 5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 5 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the grid color to #a7a7a7. Once you set all these properties click OK. Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your. You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes.


    Step 2

    Set the foreground color to #73c5ff, pick the Rectangle Tool and create a 200 by 300px vector shape. The Snap to Grid should ease your work.


    Step 3

    Select the vector shape made in the previous step and focus on the bottom, right corners. Pick the Ellipse Tool, check the Add button from the top bar and add a 4px circle as shown in the first image.

    Switch to the Direct Selection Tool and select the four anchor points that make up this little circle. Hold the Shift and Alt buttons from your keyboard, click (and hold) inside your circle and simply drag 6px to the left. This should add a copy of the circle as shown in the third image.

    Repeat this technique until you have six perfectly aligned circles as shown in the fourth image.


    Step 4

    Make sure that your blue vector shape is selected and focus on the bottom, left corner.

    Pick the Ellipse Tool, check the Subtract button from the top bar and draw a 4px circle as shown in the first image. Switch to the Direct Selection Tool, select the four anchor points that make up this little circle and drag a copy 6px to the right. Repeat this technique until you have twenty-seven perfectly aligned circles as shown in the fourth image. You can duplicate two or more circles at a time. Just make sure that you select all the anchor points that make up those circles and that you’re keeping a 2px gap between each shape.


    Step 5

    Make sure that your blue vector shape is selected and focus on the top, left corner.

    Pick the Ellipse Tool, check the Add button from the top bar and add five, 4px circles as shown in the first image.

    Continue with the Ellipse Tool, check the Subtract button from the top bar and draw twenty-eight, 4px circle as shown in the second image. In the end your blue vector shape should look like in the third image.


    Step 6

    Next, you need to create a simple paper pattern. Open this paper image in Photoshop, go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate then go to Edit > Define Pattern. Enter “paper” in the Name box then click OK. Close this file and get back to the main one.


    Step 7

    Open the Layers panel and focus on your blue vector shape. Replace the blue with #fafafa then double click on this shape to open the Layer Style window. Enter the properties shown in the following images and click OK.

    The yellow numbers from the Gradient Overlay image stand for Opacity percentage while the white numbers stand for Blending Mode. For the Pattern Overlay section you will need the paper pattern made in the previous step. Simply open the Pattern picker and you will find there.


    Step 8

    For this step you will need a grid every 1px. So simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 1 in the Gridline Every box. Set the foreground color to black.

    Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, focus on the top bar and set the radius to 2px. Create a 5 by 3px vector shape and lower its opacity to 15%.

    Duplicate this little rounded rectangle (Control + J), select the copy and drag it 27px to the right.


    Step 9

    Set the foreground color to #78787b and make sure that the Rounded Rectangle Tool is still active. Create a 35 by 2px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layer Style window for this new shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 10

    Set the foreground color to white, pick the Rectangle Tool, create a 24 by 1px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Make sure that this thin rectangle is selected, lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 11

    Select the four vector shapes made in the last three steps and group them (Control + G). Select this new group and place it as shown in the following image.


    Step 12

    Set the foreground color to black, pick the Rectangle Tool, focus on the top bar and click on that little arrow icon to open the Rectangle Options panel. Check the Fixed Size button then enter 160 in the width (W:) box and 1 in the height (H:) box.

    Now, simply click inside your document and you will get a black, 160 by 1px vector shape. Select it and place it as shown in the following image.


    Step 13

    Duplicate the vector shape made in the previous step (Control + J). Select this copy and drag it 29px down.

    Add three more copies and place them as shown in the first image. Make sure that you always have a 29px gap between these thin shapes. Focus on the Layers panel, select all five vector shapes and change the blending mode to Soft Light.


    Step 14

    Disable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and add the text using the Type Tool. Have a look at the following image and you will find all the text properties that you will need.


    Step 15

    Hit Shift + Control + Alt + N to create a new layer. Focus on the Layers panel, select it and send it to back (Shift + Control + [ ).

    Set the foreground color to #36f0f5, pick the Paint Bucket Tool, make sure that your new layer is still selected and simply click inside your document.


    Step 16

    Next, you need to create a second pattern. First, hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter 4 in the width and height boxes and click OK. Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) then move to the Layers panel and delete the “Background” layer. Set the foreground color at black and grab the Rectangle Tool.

    Create two 2 by 2px vector paths and place them as shown in the following image. Now, simply go to Edit > Define Pattern. Pick a name for your new pattern and click OK. Close this document and return to the main one.


    Step 17

    Focus on the Layers panel, open the Layer Style panel for the layer made in the fifteenth step and enter the properties shown in the following images. For the Pattern Overlay section use the pattern made in the previous step.


    And We’re Done!

    Here is how your final result should look.


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  • How to Create a Pale Golden Switch Button

    How to Create a Pale Golden Switch Button

    In the following tutorial your will learn how to create a simple switch button in Adobe Photoshop.


    Final Image

    As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:


    Step 1

    Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK.

    Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid). For starters you will need a grid every 5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 5 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the color of the grid at #a7a7a7. Once you set all these properties click OK. Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your work later.

    You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes.


    Step 2

    Set the foreground color at #e8d8a7, pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and focus on the top bar. Set the radius at 30px, create a 190 by 60px vector shape and make sure that it stays selected.

    Continue with the Rounded Rectangle Tool, focus on the top bar and check the Add button. Add a 20 by 10px vector shape and place it as shown in the second image. The Snap to Grid should ease your work.

    Make sure that your vector shape is still selected, continue with the Rounded Rectangle Tool, add a second 20 by 10px vector shape and place it as shown in the third image.


    Step 3

    Focus on the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double click on the vector shape made in the previous step to open the Layer Style window. Activate the Drop Shadow, the Inner Shadow, the Outer Glow, the Bevel and Emboss and the Gradient Overlay then enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 4

    Set the foreground color at #a29261 and pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Create a 180 by 50px vector shape, place it as shown in the first image and make sure that it stays selected. Continue with the Rounded Rectangle Tool, focus on the top bar and check the Subtract button.

    Create a 170 by 40px vector shape and place it as shown in the second image. Open the Layers Style window for this new vector shape and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 5

    Set the foreground color at #d4c493 and pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Create a 170 by 40px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Open the Layers Style window for this new vector shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.

    Return to the Layers panel, double click on this rounded rectangle and simply name it “interior”.


    Step 6

    For the following step you will need a grid every 1px. Simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 1 in the Gridline Every box. Set the foreground color at #ac9c6b, pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 4px circle and place it as shown in the first image.

    Open the Layers Style window for this new vector shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 7

    Duplicate the vector shape made in the previous step (CTRL + J). Select this copy, drag it to the right and place it as shown in the second image. Again, the Snap to Grid should ease your work.


    Step 8

    Set the foreground color at #a29261 and pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Create a 100 by 44px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image.

    Open the Layers Style window for this new vector shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 9

    Duplicate the vector shape made in the previous step (CTRL + J). Focus on the Layers panel, right click on this copy and go to Clear Layer Style.

    Select this copy, lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 10

    Duplicate the vector shape made in the previous step (CTRL + J). Focus on the Layers panel, select this copy and clear the current Layer Style attributes. Keep focusing on the Layers panel, hold CTRL and simply click on “interior”. This should load a simple selection around that vector shape. Make sure that it stays active, select the copy made in the beginning of the step and hit the “Add layer mask” button.

    In the end your masked vector shape should look like in the third image. Hit Control + D to get rid of that selection.


    Step 11

    Reselect the masked vector shape made in the previous step, lower its Fill to 0% then open the Layer Style window. Check the “Layer Mask Hides Effects” box then activate the Drop Shadow and enter the properties shown in the following image.


    Step 12

    Set the foreground color at #85bc46, pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a 5 by 14px vector shape and make sure that its stays selected. Continue with the Rounded Rectangle Tool, check the Add button from the top bar then add two, 5 by 14px rounded rectangles as shown in the second image.


    Step 13

    Select the vector shape made in the previous step and place it as shown below. Open the Layer Style window for this green path and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 14

    Pick the Type Tool (T) and add a simple “ON” as shown in the first image. You can use the Latha font, set the style at Bold, the size at 15pt and the color at #b6a675. Open the Layers Style window for this little piece of text and enter the properties shown in the following images.


    Step 15

    Focus on the Layers panel, select that piece of text along with all the vector shapes created so far, right click on one of these pieces and go to Duplicate Layers. Select all the copies and drag them a few pixels down as shown in the first image. Return to the Layers panel and focus on the copies.

    Select the four vector shapes that make up the rounded button, hold Shift and drag them 74px to the right. In the end things should look like in the second image.


    Step 16

    Select that piece of text, replace the “ON” with “OFF” and place it as shown in the first image. Select the masked vector shape, go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal then open the Layer Style window and simply inverse the angle used for the Drop Shadow.


    Step 17

    Finally, focus on the green vector shape and replace the existing Layer Style attributes with the ones shown in the following images.


    And We’re Done!

    Here is how your final result should look.


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