We draw a stylish media player in Photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how to create an exact copy of the iPod from Apple Nano. We will not only recreate the original form of the model itself, but also the headphones themselves, thus we will create our own unique design. If you do the lesson step by step, you will easily achieve the final result. Changing the look is just a matter of choosing several different colors and adding your own texture.

Step 1

Create a new document with settings like image 1a:

  • Name (Name): ipod
  • Set (Preset): Customized (Custom)
  • Width (Width): 500 pixels
  • Height (Height): 600 pixels
  • Resolution (Resolution): 300 pixels / inch
  • Color mode (Color Mode): RGB color, 8 bit
  • Content background (Background Contents): Transparent (Transparent)

Rename Layer 1, name it “Background” (background) and fill with any color. Then, while on the “Background” layer, open the layer style and apply an effect to it. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) with such settings (1b):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Gradient (Gradient): Gradient Editor
  • Colour # c0c0c0 position 0%
  • Colour # f3f3f3 position 100%
  • Align to layer (Align with Layer): Put a check mark
  • Style (Style): Linear (Linear)
  • Angle (Angle): 90 °
  • Scale (Scale): 100%

Step 2

Create a new group (Create a new group) and name it “ipod”. In this group, create a new layer and name it just like the “ipod” group. Choose a tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) (U), and draw a rectangle shape as shown in the image below (2a).

Choose a tool Pen (Pen Tool), hold down the ctrl key and click on the rectangle, 4 control points will appear. At the top of the rectangle, between the two reference points, create a new reference point. Then hold down the Ctrl key and drag the datum point up slightly (2b). Do the same with the bottom of the rectangle, only this time drag the anchor point down a bit (2c). After that, select the rectangle, to do this, press the key combination Ctrl + Enter and fill it with white (2d).

Step 3

Open up Overlay options (Blending Option) for the layer named “ipod” and apply the following effects with these settings (3a):

Shadow (Drop Shadow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply), color black (# 000000)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Angle (Angle): 120 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): Uncheck
  • Bias (Distance): 0 px
  • Swipe (Spread): 0%
  • The size (Size): 1

Internal glow (Inner Glow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Overlap (Overlay)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Light color: black (# 000000)
  • Method (Technique): Soft (Softer)
  • A source (Source): On the edges (Edge)
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 10 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): uncheck
  • Range (Range): 50%
  • Swing (Jitter): 0%

Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay)

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Gradient (Gradient): Gradient Editor
  • Colour # d1d1d1
  • Colour # dfdcdc
  • Colour # d9d9d9
  • Colour # ffffff
  • Colour # f4f4f4
  • Colour # bab9b9
  • Align to layer (Align with Layer): Put a check mark
  • Style (Style): Linear (Linear)
  • Angle (Angle): 0 °
  • Scale (Scale): 100%

Create a new layer, name it “light ipod”. Choose a tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool) (M), then create a rectangular selection and fill it with white #ffff (3b). After that, reduce opacity (Opacity) layer up to 30% (3c).

Step 4

On top of all the layers in the ipod group, create a new layer and name it “screen bg”. Choose a tool Rectangle with rounded corners (rounded rectangle tool) (set the radius to 5px, fill color is black) and draw a rectangle as shown in the image below (4a).

Then open Overlay options (Blending Option) and apply an external glow effect with the following settings (4b):

External glow (Outer glow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Light color: white (#ffffff)
  • Method(Technique): Soft(Softer)
  • Swipe(Spread): 80%
  • The size (Size): 2 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): uncheck
  • Range (Range): 50%
  • Swing (Jitter): 0%

Step 5

Choose a tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool) (M) and select the area shown in the image below (5a). Press the key combination Ctrl + J to duplicate the selected area (Translator’s Note: after that, you need to clear the layer style: right-click on the layer, in the pop-up menu, select clear layer style). Then rename the layer to “screen bg light” and reduce the opacity to 30% (5b). Then open Overlay options (Blending Option) and apply the effect Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) (5c):

Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Gradient (Gradient): color from black to white.
  • Align to layer (Align with Layer): Put a check mark
  • Style (Style): Linear (Linear)
  • Angle (Angle): 0 °
  • Scale (Scale): 100%

Step 6

Create a new layer on top of all the layers in the “ipod” group and name it “screen”. Using the same tool as in the previous step, select the rectangle and fill it with black (6a) Then open Overlay options (Blending Option) and apply the effect External glow (Outer glow) (6b):

External glow (Outer glow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Screen (Screen)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Light color: white (#ffffff)
  • Method (Technique): Soft(Softer)
  • Swipe(Spread): 0%
  • The size (Size): 3 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): uncheck
  • Range (Range): 50%
  • Swing (Jitter): 0%

Step 7

Using the tool Polygonal Lasso (Polygon Lasso Tool), select a specific area of ​​the display, as shown in the image below 7a. Duplicate the selected area by pressing the key combination Ctrl + J, then rename the new layer, name it “light screen” (Translator’s Note: after that, you need to clear the layer style: right-click on the layer, in the pop-up menu, select clear layer style). Open up Overlay options (Blending Option) and add effect gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) (7b). After that, reduce the layer opacity to 30%.

Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Gradient (Gradient): color from black to white.
  • Align to layer (Align with Layer): Put a check mark
  • Style (Style): Linear (Linear)
  • Angle (Angle): 60 °
  • Scale (Scale): 100%

Step 8

Create a new layer on top of all layers, name it “button bg”. Select the tool Oval area (Elliptical Marquee Tool), then draw a circle and fill it with white (8a). Open up Overlay options (Blending Option) and add the following effects (8b, 8c):

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply) color black
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Angle (Angle): 150 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): Uncheck
  • Bias (Distance): 1 px
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 0 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): Uncheck
  • Noise (Noise): 0%

Internal glow (Inner Glow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 20%
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Light color: black
  • Method (Technique): Soft (Softer)
  • A source (Source): Edge
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 1 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): uncheck
  • Range (Range): 50%
  • Swing (Jitter): 0%

Step 9

Create a new layer above the “button bg” layer and name it “circle”. Using the same tool as in the previous step, draw a circle (less than in the previous step) and fill it with white (9a). Then open Overlay options (Blending Option) and apply the following effects (9b, 9c):

Shadow (Drop Shadow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply), Black colour
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Angle (Angle): 120 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): Uncheck
  • Bias (Distance): 0 px
  • Swipe (Spread): 0%
  • The size (Size): 1

Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay)

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Gradient (Gradient): Gradient Editor
  • Colour # e3e3e3 position 0%
  • Colour # ffffff position 100%
  • Align to layer (Align with Layer): Put a check mark
  • Style (Style): Linear (Linear)
  • Angle (Angle): 30 °
  • Scale (Scale): 100%

Create a new layer, rename it to “bg” and add button icons (9d).

Step 10

We draw the right earpiece

Create a new group, position it above the ipod group and name it “right earpiece”. We’ll use a tool to draw headphones. Oval area (Elliptical Marquee Tool) and tool Pen (Pen Tool).

Create a new layer in the “right earpiece” group and name it “right 01”. Choose a tool Oval area (Elliptical Marquee), draw an oval and fill it with white. Then press the key combination Ctrl + T and rotate the oval approximately 30 ° (10a).

Then go to Layer – Layer Style – Blending Options (Layer Layer Style Blending Options) and apply the following effects to the layer (10b):

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply) color black
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Angle (Angle): 180 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): Uncheck
  • Bias (Distance): 5 px
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 5 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): Uncheck
  • Noise (Noise): 0%

Stamping(Bevel and Emboss):

  • Style (Style): Inner bevel (Inner Bevel)
  • Method (Technique): Smooth (Smooth)
  • Depth (Depth): 100 px
  • Direction (Direction): Up (Up)
  • The size (Size): 5 px
  • Softening (Soften): 0 px
  • Angle (Angle): -10 °
  • Height (Altitude): 30 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): tick
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): Uncheck
  • Backlight mode (Highlight Mode): Screen (Screen), color is white
  • Opacity (Opacity): 81%
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode): Multiplication (Multiply) color black
  • Opacity (Opacity): 15%

Color overlay (Color Overlay):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Colour (Color): Gray
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%

Create a new layer in the “right earpiece” group, then rename this layer to “right 02” and place it under the “right 01” layer. Choose a tool Pen (Pen Tool) and create the same shape as in image 10a (right02). After that, apply the following 10c effects to the layer:

Internal glow (Inner Glow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 5%
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Light color: black (# 000000)
  • Method (Technique): Soft (Softer)
  • A source (Source): On the edges (Edge)
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 18 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): uncheck
  • Range (Range): 50%
  • Swing (Jitter): 0%

Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay)

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Gradient (Gradient): Gradient Editor
  • color # 8c8b8b position 20%
  • Colour # ffffff position 93%
  • Align to layer (Align with Layer): Put a check mark
  • Style (Style): Linear (Linear)
  • Angle (Angle): 0 °
  • Scale (Scale): 100%

Create a new layer on top of all layers in the “right earpiece” group and rename it to “right 03”. Choose a tool Oval area (Elliptical Marquee), draw an oval and fill it with black. Then press the key combination Ctrl + T and rotate the oval approximately 30 °, set the fill to 0% (10a). Then go to Layer – Layer Style – Blending Options (Layer Layer Style Blending Options) and apply the following effects to the layer (10d):

Internal glow (Inner Glow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Light color: black (# 000000)
  • Method (Technique): Soft (Softer)
  • A source (Source): On the edges (Edge)
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 18 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): uncheck
  • Range (Range): 50%
  • Swing (Jitter): 0%

Stroke (Stroke):

  • The size (Size): 3 px
  • Position (Position): Inside (Inside)
  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Stroke Type (Fill Type): Colour (Color)
  • Colour (Color): Gray

Create a new layer on top of all layers in the “right earpiece” group; rename it to “right 04”. Choose a tool Pen (Pen Tool) and draw a curve as shown in image 10a (lower left corner). Decrease opacity (Opacity) layer up to 20%.

Create a new layer on top of all layers in the “right earpiece” group and rename it to “right 05”. Draw 4 small circles and arrange them as shown in image 10a.

Step 11

Create a new document (20 x 20px) with a transparent background. Choose a tool Arbitrary shape (Custom Shape Tool) and in the shape settings, select the diagonal shape (11a). Fill the layer with a diagonal shape and fill the shape with black (11b). Then go to Editing – Define a pattern (Edit – Define), name it “diagonal” and close this document (there is no need to save it).

Step 12

Return to the main document. Create a new layer under the “right 03” layer and name it “right 06”. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the thumbnail of the “right 03” layer to select the oval area. Go to menu Selection – Modification – Compress (Select – Modify – Contract) enter a value Squeeze on (Contract) 2 px. Then go to Editing – Run Fill (Edit> Fill) in the appeared window select Content (Contents): Regular, then select from section customized (Custom) pattern: “diagonal” (the pattern we created in step 11).

Step 13

Left earphone

Create a new group (outside the “right earpiece” group) name it “left earpiece”, move it between the “ipod” group and the “background” layer. Then follow the same steps as for the right earpiece (step 10,11,12).

Step 14

In the “left earpiece” group, on top of all layers, create a new layer, name it “shadow left” and create a shadow according to the following images.

Tool Brush (brush tool). Opacity (Opacity): 50%

Tool Eraser (Eraser Tool).

Step 15

Create a new layer under the “left earpiece” group, name it “line”. Using the tool Pen (Pen Tool), draw a curved line like in image 15a. Choose a tool Brush (Brush tool), set the hardness of the brush 100%, size 4px, color black. Then press the U key, right-click on the image and select Fill contour (Stroke Path) (15b).

Open the menu Overlay options (Blending Option) and apply the following effects (15c):

Shadow (Drop Shadow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply), color black (# 000000)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Angle (Angle): 60 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): Uncheck
  • Bias (Distance): 2 px
  • Swipe (Spread): 0%
  • The size (Size): 3

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply) color black
  • Opacity (Opacity): 42%
  • Angle (Angle): -60 °
  • Global coverage (Use Global Light): Uncheck
  • Bias (Distance): 2 px
  • Tightening (Choke): 0%
  • The size (Size): 1 px
  • Smoothing (Anti-aliased): Uncheck
  • Noise (Noise): 0%
  • Color overlay (Color Overlay):
  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
  • Colour (Color): d9dbdc
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%

Step 16

Press the key combination Ctrl + J to duplicate the “line” layer, rename the duplicated layer, name it “line shadow”. Then move it under the “line” layer and reduce the opacity to 40%. After that move this layer down a little.

Step 17

Create a new group in the “left earpiece” group, name the new group “shadow”. With tools Brush (Brush Tool), Pen (Pen Tool) and Oval area (Elliptical Marquee Tool) draw a shadow as shown in the images below (17 a, 17 b, 17 c, 17 d,):

Final result:

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