We are going to be creating an image like below:
To begin, first create an image 150×80 pixels:
Use the paintbucket tool to fill the background with with: #5B5B5B
create a new layer andUse the Rectangular marquee to make a selection like below and fill it with: #485337
Now apply the following Layer Styles to the layer:
You should come out with
Now create a new layer you should have 3 by now, use the rectangular marquee tool to make a selection like below and fill it with #757957.
Now pull out the Burn Tool , it is in the same place as a the dodge tool, just click and hold down on the dodge tool to pull out multiple tools, make sure that the Exposure is set to 50%, and draw out a line like below.
Create a new layer and make a selection for the top of the header to the top of the layer you just made. Fill it with #898C66
Pull out the pencil tool and at the very bottom of the selection you just made, draw a line with the color #9EA175
Now pull out the Dodge Tool (O) and draw a line
When using the dodge tool, you have to be on the same layer as the layer your trying to highlight.
like below (be sure the dodge tool is set to highlights and opacity of 50%) you may have to draw the line back and forth a few times. Next pull out the pencil tool once again and draw a black line at the top of the header, and with the dodge tool set at 1 pixel, draw a line right underneath it. It should look like below.
Now pull out the brush tool set the foreground color to #1E2213, set the pixel width to 1 pixel, and draw a shape like below (press shift to draw perfectly straight lines and angles).
Now you need to apply the following layer style settings to the layer, a Dropshadow and a Bevel and Emboss:
That should produce:
Press ctrl+j to duplicate the layer and use the Move Tool (v) to move it to the right hand side so you have two vent like items.
Use the polygonal lasso too to make a selection like below:
Now go to Select > Modify > Smooth and set the Sample Radius to 5 press ok, and it will smooth the selection to have rounded corners fill that selection with black.
Duplicate that layer with ctrl+j, then with the duplicated layer selected go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal use the move tool (v) to move the layer to the far right (just above the right vent:
Next use the marquee tool to fill in the middle section with black like below:
Now apply the following Layer Style Settings to the layer
Click on the Gradient to pull up the next window
That should produce:
ctrl+click on the layer you were just working on and create a new layer, go to Select > Modify > Contract and contract it by about 10 pixels, fill that selection with black.
Now apply the following Layer Style settings to that layer
Which should produce
Step 19 (optional):
Create a new layer and press ctrl+g (ctrl+alt+g for cs2) to have that layer mask the layer under it, with the polygonal lasso tool make a selection like below, then pull out the gradient tool, and set the colors white to transparent, and draw a gradient from the top left to the bottom right, which should produce:
Now all that is left is to add in some text, use whatever font you want and apply the following settings to it, I set the color of the font to #FFE500.
And you should get
Duplicate all of the layers that contain a buttom element on them and you can make multiple buttons like below
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial
Learn how to design the skype logo along with this.