We draw a lighter in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a realistic lighter in Photoshop.

Here is the final result:

Step 1

Create a 600 x 450 pixel document, then go View – Show – Grid (View – Show – Grid) to activate the grid, next View – Snap To – Grid (View – Snap To – Grid Lines) to activate Snap to Grid. Press Ctrl + K to open the window. Preferences (Parameters), in the window we find the menu item Guides, Grid Slices (Guides, grid and fragments) and enter the settings as shown below. During the lesson, I will turn off the grid (Ctrl + ’) so that you can better see the result of the work. Such a grid will make it easier for you to create objects for work.

Step 2

Set the foreground color to # DCE0E8.

Activate Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (Rounded rectangle) and on the top parameter panel set Radius (radius) by 5 pixels. Move to the workspace and create a vector rectangle with a size of 138 x 10 pixels.

Step 3

Double click on the rectangle layer to open the window Layer Style (Layer style). Apply the settings shown below.

Step 4

Set the foreground color to # 34693F and activate Rectangle Tool (U) (Rectangle).

Move to the workspace, create a rectangle with a size of 138 x 120 pixels and place it as shown below.

Step 5

Open up Layer Style (Layer style) for the vector shape we created in the previous step and apply the settings as shown below.

Step 6

On the layers panel, select the layer from the rectangles and press Ctrl + J to duplicate it.

Then click on the copy with the right mouse button and select Clear Layer Style (Clear layer style), decrease parameter Fill (Fill) to 0%.

Apply layer styles to this copy using the following settings.

Step 7

Paste the BUBINGA texture from the set with wood textures and place it above the vector rectangle.

Go to the layers panel, hold down the Ctrl key and left-click on the layer thumbnail to load its selection.

Make sure the texture layer is active (highlighted on the layers panel), click the button Add Layer Mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel, change the layer blending mode to Soft Light (Soft light) and reduce opacity (Opacity) by 50%.

Step 8

Activate Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (Rounded Rectangle) and click on the working canvas to open the rectangle creation window.

Enter the settings as shown below and click OK.

Step 9

Make sure that the rectangle we created in the previous step is still selected, go to Edit – Transform – warp (Editing – Transformation – Deformation), on the top toolbar, select Arc Upper (Arc above), install Bend (Bend) 20 and press Enter.

Press Ctrl + T to activate the free transform, and rotate the shape by -90 degrees, as shown in the image below.

Step 10

Apply layer styles to the green rectangle using the following settings.

Step 11

Go to the layers panel, make sure that the vector rectangle that we edited in the previous step is still selected, and duplicate it (Ctrl + J).

Select the copy on the layers panel, reduce Fill (Fill) to 0% and apply layer styles with the following settings.

Step 12

Again, paste the same wood texture, press Ctrl + T and rotate it by -90 degrees.

Load the selection around the vector rectangle, select the texture layer that we added in this step, and press the button Add Layer Mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel.

We continue to work on the layers panel and change the texture blending mode to Soft Light (Soft light), opacity (Opacity) set to 50%.

Step 13

Activate Rectangle Tool (U) (Rectangle), create a rectangle with a size of 138 x 6 pixels and place it as shown in the first picture below.

Make sure that the vector rectangle we created in this step is still highlighted in the layers panel, go to Edit – Transform – warp (Editing – Transformation – Deformation), on the top toolbar, select Arc Upper (Arc above), install Bend (Bend) 10 and press Enter.

Step 14

Apply layer styles to the rectangle from the previous step using the following settings.

Step 15

Take Ellipse Tool (U) (Ellipse), create a 7 x 7 pixel circle and place it at the junction of two rectangles, as shown below.

Apply layer styles to this circle using the following settings.

Step 16

Using the same tool, create a circle measuring 14 x 14 pixels and place it as shown below.

Take Pen Tool (P) (Pen) and draw a mount for a cigarette lighter.

On the layers panel with the Ctrl key pressed, select both vector shapes that we created in this step, click on any of them with the right mouse button and select Merge Shapes (Combine shapes).

Select a new merged shape and press Ctrl + Shift + [once to move it to the back.

Step 17

Apply the layer styles for the vector shape from the previous step, using the following settings.

Step 18

Take Ellipse Tool (U) (Ellipse) and create an 8 x 8 pixel circle, place it as shown below.

On the layers panel, select the vector shape shown in the second image below, click on it with the right mouse button and select Copy Layer Style (Copy layer style).

Then right-click on the vector shape that we created in this step and select Paste LayerStyle (Paste layer style).

Step 19

Activate Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (Rounded Rectangle), on the top toolbar of the tool, set a radius of 5 pixels and create a rectangle of 35 x 10 pixels.

Press Ctrl + T, rotate the shape by -15 degrees and place it as shown in the third figure below.

To move the shape to the background, use the key combination Shift + Ctrl + [.

Step 20

Apply layer styles to the shape from the previous step, using the following parameters.

Step 21

Activate the tool Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (Rounded Rectangle) and set the radius to 2 pixels.

We click on the working canvas to create a 64 x 54 pixel rectangle, and place it as shown below.

Step 22

Apply layer styles to the shape from the previous step, using the following parameters.

Step 23

Set the foreground color to # 363636, take Ellipse Tool (U) (Ellipse) and create eight circles, as shown below.

Note that the circles marked in yellow should be 5 pixels wide and 8 pixels high, the circles marked in blue should be 8 x 8 pixels.

Step 24

Apply layer styles to the circles from the previous step using the following parameters.

Step 25

Take Pen Tool (P) (Pen) and create a triangle, as shown below.

Then take the tool Convert Point Tool (P) (Convert point), click on the right nodal point of the triangle and round off this place.

Step 26

Open the layer styles for the triangle from the previous step and apply the settings shown below to it.

Step 27

Go to the layers panel, duplicate the mount shown below.

Select the copy and place it on the triangle from the previous step.

Step 28

Set the foreground color to # 424242, take Ellipse Tool (U) (Ellipse) and create a circle measuring 29 x 29 pixels.

Then take Rectangle Tool (U) (Rectangle) and create two rectangles of size 3 x 3 pixels, place them as shown below.

On the layers panel, select the rectangles created in this step, right-click on them and select Merge Shapes (Combine shapes).

Select the new shape, duplicate it and rotate the copy by 15 degrees.

Duplicate the previous copy again, then rotate it 15 degrees.

Now we repeat this process until we get the result shown in the last picture below.

Step 29

With the Ctrl key pressed, select all vector shapes created in the previous step, right-click on one of them and select Merge Shapes (Combine shapes). Place the created element as shown below.

Open the layer styles and apply the settings shown below.

Step 30

Set the foreground color to # 2E250E, activate the tool Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (Rounded Rectangle), on the top panel, set the radius to 2 pixels.

Go to the working canvas and create a rectangle with a size of 14 x 6 pixels.

Apply layer styles to the rectangle using the following options.

Step 31

Using the same tool, create a rectangle with a size of 22 x 5 pixels and place it as shown in the first picture below.

Apply layer styles to this rectangle.

Select the vector rectangle created in this step and the rectangle from the previous step and place them as shown in the last picture below.

Step 32

Go to the layers panel, select the background layer and click on the small lock icon to unlock the layer.

Set the foreground color to # 9CACAD, take Paint Bucket Tool (G) (Fill) and fill the background with the selected color.

Apply layer styles to the background.

Step 33

Select all the layers that make up the lighter, and group them with Ctrl + G.

Apply layer styles to the group.

Step 34

Duplicate the group from the previous step.

Select the copy, reduce it. Fill (Fill) up to 0%, open layer styles for this group, go to settings Drop Shadow (Shadow) and customizable as shown below.

We are done!

This is how the final result should look.

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