Added: 22 August, 2007
Group: Photoshop
Creating the Photoshop CS3 Icon Tutorial
Author: Jason
page: 1

Creating the Photoshop CS3 Icon Tutorial

Here you can look out a simple exemplification how to create the Photoshop icon. The rules are simple, all you have to do is follow the instructions.


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Made with the new Photoshop CS3 but will most likely work with previous versions up to at least 7.

Step 1. New Document.

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RGB, 8 bit, 200px by 200px.

Step 2. Get out the Rounded Rectangle Tool.

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With the following settings:

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Hold down “Shift” while making this shape to make a perfect rounded square.

Right-click and then “Make Selection”.

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Foreground color:

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Background color:

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Gradient settings:

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Make a gradient like such:

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And if you press “Ctrl + D” to deselect the selection, then it should look like this:

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Step 3. Add a Bevel and Emboss.

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Add a stroke next:

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Step 4. Enter in “Ps” in white text:

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Now, let’s add in a reflection. Create a new layer but Ctrl + Click on the main layer where our main shape is.

With a white foreground, make sure you have these following gradient shapes:

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Make the following marquee selection (or something similar):

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Now press “Del”.

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And finally lower the opacity to 60%.

Step 5. Adding in a glow and, of course, the white background.

Create a new layer below all others. Press “D” to reset to black foreground and white background. Press “X” to switch those two. Then Alt + Backspace to fill with white.

Double-click on our main layer:

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And then set an outer glow:

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Alternatively, you could have set a drop shadow, but there we have it: our own CS3 Icon!

Final:
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