How to draw a realistic cd?

In this lesson you will learn how to realistically draw a CD from scratch!

Create a new document size 1000 × 800 pixels and resolution 72 dpi.
Now we need to open the texture on which we will draw the disk. You can take any texture. We, for example, take this:

And now let’s start creating a disk. First, create a new layer. Layer> New> Layer (Layer> New> Layer), or Shift + Ctrl + N. Let’s call it “Circle”. Make this layer active. Take the tool Ellipse Tool (Ellipse), and holding the Shift key draw a circle. Next, fill it with color b5c1c0:

We rasterize our circle Layer> Rasterize> Layer (Layer> Rasterize> Layer).
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the layer. The circle itself will stand out.

So now Select> Transform Selection (Select> Transform Selected Area) decreases the selected area horizontally and vertically to 15%. Hold the space bar and press the Enter key twice. By this we confirm the reduction of the selection. Click Delete:

Now you need to copy this layer (Ctrl + J). Hide a copy of a layer with a circle by clicking on the eye in the layers palette. We return to the lower original layer with the circle, make it active. Opacity is reduced to 25%.
Layer> Layer Style> Blending Options (Layer> Layer Style> Blend Options)

Add the emboss style:

Go to a copy of the layer with a circle, do not forget to make it visible. Hold Ctrl and click on the layer thumbnail to get the layer selection.

Select> Transform Selection (Select> Transform selection). We are also reducing selection here, but by 95% both horizontally and vertically.

Then Select> Inverse (Selection> Invert). Highlight the entire document. Click Delete:

Remove inversion (Shift + Ctrl + I). Then Select> Transform Selection (Select> Transform selected area) and decrease again to 37% horizontally and vertically. Press Delete, remove selection with Ctrl + D:

Great, now we need to make the surface of our disk. For this we choose the tool. (Gradient) and open the gradient editor and do something similar to this:

We will have a gradient Noise (Noise). You can experiment with this Color Model to get the desired result.

To do this, press the button Randomize (Another variant).

Then Select> Load Selection (Select> Load selected area) fill it with our cone (angle gradient) gradient as shown in the picture:

Duplicate the Ctrl + J layer, change the blending mode to Screen (Lightening)

Looks good, right? Now we need to draw another dark line, but for the text.

Select> Load Selection (Selection> Load Selection). After that, select> Transform Selection (Selection> Transform the selected area) and put 107% vertical and horizontal.

Press Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection.
Create a new layer and fill it with black.

Ok, hold Ctrl, click on the “Circle” layer to load the selected area and set the values ​​by 75%, confirm. Ctrl + Shift + I and Delete. Here is what we get:

Reduce layer opacity to 35%

Now is the time to add text. But first we will draw a stroke on which the text will be placed. Take the tool Ellipse Tool (Ellipse) in contour mode and draw a circle of the desired diameter.

A little patience, and everything will turn out … Now the Horizontal type tool (Horizontal Text), and write everything your heart desires.

So great. But something is missing … And not enough light reflection. For this we take (Polygonal lasso), and fill the selection with white.

Ctrl + D (Select> Unselect)
Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) – set the radius 15px.

Filter> Blur> Radial Blur (Filter> Blur> Radial Blur) and with these settings:

We get this:

Now hold down Ctrl and click on the “Circle” layer. Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection. And the Delete key:

Set the opacity to 70%

Done! True cool !!!

Author: photoshopstar

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