We draw an audio receiver in Photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how to create a detailed audio receiver using the power of Photoshop. Let’s start!

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1

Open Photoshop and create a new document with a size of 900 x 500 pixels with a resolution of 72 px / inch.

Step 2

We use Rounded rectangle tool (Rounded rectangle) (U) with a radius of 5 px to draw a light gray (# f0efef) rectangle. This will be the basis of the receiver. Apply layer style Layer – Layer Style – Bevel Emboss (Layer – Layer Style – Chamfer and emboss).

Step 3

Hold down the Ctrl / Cmd key and click on the thumbnail of the vector mask to load the selection, create a new layer above the previous one and transform it into clipping mask (Ctrl + Alt + G), fill the layer with white and add noise Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter – Noise – Add Noise) with Amount (Quantity) 30%, Gaussian (According to Gauss) and Monochromatic (Monochrome).

Blurring Noise Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (Filter – Blur – Blur in motion) with Angle 0 and Distance (Distance) 55 pixels to create a metal effect. Apply layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap), change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication) and set Opacity (Opacity) at 80%.

Step 4

Take Rectangle tool (Rectangle) (U) and draw a small black rectangle-leg, apply the layer style Gradient overlay (Overlap gradient) and place it at the bottom of the receiver.

We draw a new black rectangle under the previous one, using Rectangle tool (Rectangle) (U).

Repeat the process to create a second leg.

Step 5

Create a gray (# 6e6e6e) rectangle using Rounded rectangle tool(Rounded rectangle) (U) with a radius of 3 pixels and apply layer styles.

Place the created item under the top of the receiver.

Step 6

Create a black (# 141414) rounded rectangle with a radius of 70 pixels and apply layer styles to it Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and emboss) and Stroke (Stroke). Name this layer “display”.

Hold down the Ctrl / Cmd key and click on the thumbnail of the layer vector mask to load the selection, then go Select – Modify – Expand (Selection – Modification – Expand) and expand the selection by 3 pixels, then create a new layer immediately below the rounded rectangle and fill it with black. Remove selection with the key combination Ctrl / Cmd + D. Name this layer “display background”.

Step 7

Now create a drive. Draw a black rounded rectangle with a radius of 10 pixels and place it as shown below.

Hold Cmd / Ctrl and click on the thumbnail of the vector mask of the “display” layer to load its selection, make sure that the layer with the drive is active (selected), invert the selection Select – Inverse (Select – Invert) and press the Delete key to delete the top of the rectangle.

Add layer styles to the drive.

Create a selection layer with a drive (Cmd / Ctrl + click on the layer thumbnail), expand the selection by 3 pixels Select – Modify – Expand (Selection – Modification – Expand), create a new layer under the layer with the drive, fill it with black color and apply Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing).

Activate Custom shape tool(Freeform) (U), load the set Nature shapes and draw a Sun2 shape using color # 4c4c4c.

Step 8

Now add a control button. Take Ellipse tool(Ellipse) (U), draw a black circle and apply layer styles to it.

Draw a white circle in the center of the previous one and apply the layer styles Outer glow (External glow) and Color overlay (Overlapping color).

Draw another circle (# 242424) in the center of the previous one, but slightly smaller, and apply the layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

Via Ellipse tool (Ellipse) (U) create another circle (# 1d1d1d) in the center and use Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and emboss) and Stroke (Stroke).

In the center of the button we write the text using Horizontal type tool (Horizontal text) (T), add arrows using Polygon tool(Polygon) (U). Use color # 777777.

Step 9

Repeat the previous step and create a button on the right side of the receiver. Create buttons stop, play, pause, forward, back and extract using Rectangle tool(Rectangle) (U) and Polygon tool(Polygon) (U). Use color # 777777.

Step 10

Via Horizontal type tool(Horizontal text) (T) write text and numbers on the display (color # 64efdd). Use different text sizes to highlight important elements. Add a layer style Outer glow (External glow).

Step 11

Create a new document with a size of 4 x 4 pixels. Increase it (Ctrl / Cmd ++) and use Pencil tool(Pencil) (B) to draw two horizontal lines. Move on Edit – Define Pattern (Editing – Define a pattern) and in the window that appears, enter the name of the new LED texture.

Add a layer style Pattern overlay (Overlapping pattern) to the text and numbers on the display, using the created texture.

Step 13

Add more characters on the display and apply Outer glow (External glow) and Pattern overlay (Overlapping pattern) with parameters as in steps 10 and 11. Musical symbols can be found in the standard set of tools Custom shape tool (Arbitrary figure) (U), we create the rest with Rectangle tool(Rectangle) (U) and Ellipse tool (Ellipse) (U).

Step 14

Hold down the Ctrl / Cmd key and click on the thumbnail of the “display background” layer to load its selection, create a new layer and fill it with a gradient from white to transparent from top to bottom, then change the layer’s blending mode to Soft light (Soft light).

Step 15

In this step we will add microphone and headphone inputs. Draw a gray circle (# 777777) using Ellipse tool (Ellipse) (U). Adding Layer Styles Inner shadow (Inner shadow), Inner glow (Internal glow), Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and emboss) and set the parameter Fill (Fill) by 0%.

Create a new circle with color # 777777 and place it in the center of the previous one. Reduce Fill to 0% and apply layer styles.

Create another circle with color # 353535 and place it in the center of the previous one. Writing text with Type tool(Text) (t) and apply a layer style Drop shadow (Shadow). We merge these layers into the “phones” group.

Duplicate the group “phones”, move the copy to the right and change the name to AUX.

Step 16

Now create an input for USB. Take Rectangle tool (Rectangle) (U) and draw a black rectangle. Set the Fill to 0% and add layer styles.

Draw another black rectangle a little smaller than the previous one, reduce Fill to 0%, open the layer styles and apply Drop shadow (Shadow), Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap) and Stroke (Stroke).

Draw another black rectangle slightly smaller than the previous one and apply layer styles.

And finally, create the last black rectangle, set the Fill (Fill) to 0%, double-click on the layer to open the window Layer style (Layer style) and apply Inner glow (Internal glow), Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap) and Stroke (Stroke).

We write the text and draw the symbol. Apply layer style to them. Drop shadow (Shadow).

Step 17

In this step we will create another button. Via Ellipse tool(Ellipse) (U) create a gray circle (# 777777), set the Fill to 0% and add layer styles Inner Shadow (Inner shadow), Inner glow (Internal glow) and Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing).

Add another circle a little smaller than the previous one, apply layer styles Inner shadow (Inner shadow), Outer glow (External glow), Inner glow (Internal glow), Gradient overlay (Overlap gradient) and set the Fill (Fill) to 0%.

Create a new light gray circle (# e4e4e4) and apply layer styles.

Last circle – set the Fill (Fill) to 0%, use Outer glow (External glow) and Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

We write the name of the button. Also apply layer style Drop shadow (Shadow).

Step 18

Repeat the previous step to create the input and volume buttons.

Step 19

We write the model number of the receiver using Type tool(Text) (t) and apply a layer style Drop shadow (Shadow).

Open the Envato logo in Photoshop and import it onto the working document. Reduce it and place it as shown below. Double click on the logo layer to open it. Layer style (Layer style) and apply Inner shadow (Inner shadow), Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and emboss) and Color overlay (Overlapping color).

Step 20

We are almost done! Create a new layer immediately above the background, draw an oval selection and fill it with black. Move on Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) and set the radius to 6 pixels.

Add a new layer above the previous one, then create an oval selection near the left leg using Elliptical Marquee Tool(Oval selection) (M), fill it with black color and apply the filter Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 2 pixels. Decrease Opacity (Opacity) up to 90%.

Duplicate this layer (Cmd / Ctrl + J) and place it near the right leg.

Apply layer style to background Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

It’s all. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new.

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