Beautiful slider in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will create an image slider whose main design element is a ribbon. In comparison with older versions, in Adobe Photoshop CS6 it is easier to work with Stroke settings (Stroke), etc. We will use various methods and techniques to create such an amazing slider.

Required resources:

  1. 11 free patterns
  2. Icons
  3. Sample image

Step 1. Background

Create a new document, the size of your choice, the background is white. Double click on the layer to open the Layer Style window. Add the first two styles shown in the image below. To add a pattern, create a new layer, filled with white. Immediately change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiply), double click on the layer in the Layers Palette, select Pattern overlay (Pattern overlay), refer to the pattern at the beginning of the lesson, adjust the style as shown below.

Step 2. The main slider screen

Choose a tool Rounded rectangle tool (U) (Rounded Rectangle tool) The fill color of the shape is #ebebeb. Apply the following layer style Outer glow (External glow). And here is the difference between the CS6 version, now the fill and stroke can be changed in the tool settings without recourse to the Layer Styles.

Step 3

Using tool Rectangle tool (U) (Rectangle tool) Draw a rectangle where the images will be located. The fill color of the shape is white. Add Layer Style Inner glow (Internal glow), settings, see below. After selecting the appropriate image, see the link above, copy and paste above the layer with the rectangle. Right click on the layer, select Create a Clipping Mask (Create clipping mask). This way, the part of the image that is located above the rectangle will be visible.

Step 4. Slider menu as a ribbon

Again by Rectangle tool (U) (Rectangle tool) draw the main control panel, then apply Fill and Stroke as shown below. Next, apply layer styles such as Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay) and Pattern overlay (Overlay pattern). Note that if you use Photoshop version CS6, the fill and stroke settings can be changed in the tool settings, with the selected item on the canvas.

Step 5

To create stitches, select Type tool (T) (The tool “Horizontal text”) and write the sign “-“, in white. Overlay Drop shadow (Shadow) as shown below.

Step 6

For switches, select Ellipse tool (U) (Ellipse tool) and draw a small circle with the key pressed Shift. Duplicate the circle several times along the tape, then create a small circle inside the first one using a solid color.

Step 7

Click Ctrl + ‘ to show the Grid we use as guides. Using tool Pen tool (P) (Pen tool) draw the left side of the ribbon as shown below, apply a fill and stroke. Double-click on the layer and apply the Layer Styles shown in the image below.

Step 8

Return to step five and repeat it by attaching stitches to a new ribbon item. Place it under the main part on the left.

Step 9

Using the same tool Pen tool (P) (Pen tool) draw a triangle, for clarity, look at the following image.

Step 10

Pinch Ctrl and click on the two layers created in steps 7 and 9, the left end of the ribbon and the gray triangle, merge these layers into a common group. Duplicate the group, then turn it in the opposite direction. Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontal (Editing – Transforming – Flip Horizontally), position on the right side of the ribbon. Remember to invert the direction of the gradient in the Layer Style at the right end of the ribbon.

Step 11

Disassemble all elements into groups, the main screen with the image together, the main element of the tape including switches, etc. Now, place the right and left end of the ribbon under the group with the main screen and the main ribbon above the screen. Visually this arrangement of groups is shown below.

Step 12. Create a shadow

First, select the tool Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) (Polygonal Lasso tool), create a new layer, below all the others, and draw a shape like in the image, then fill the selection with a dark gray color. Finally apply a blur filter. Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur), radius 5.7 pixels.

Step 13. Ribbon Arrows

Turn the Grid back on, and draw with Pen tool (P) (Pen tool) The shape shown below. Fill with white, Stroke # d1d0d0. Open the Layer Style window and apply Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay) and Pattern overlay (Overlay pattern).

Step 14

Go back to the beginning of the lesson, where the necessary resources are presented. Download the icons, in the selection of which you will find the arrows, as shown below, fill it with white color and add Inner shadow (Inner shadow).

Step 15

Corresponding to the previous step, create a left-hand switch.

Step 16. Element for popular content

Again we will use the help of the Grid, draw a Pen the ribbon shape shown below. Using the Layer Styles, with the settings displayed on the image, turn the shape into a beautiful red ribbon.

Step 17

Position the red ribbon above the slider. Continue to work on the ribbon style: duplicate the layer, delete all styles. Fill the shape with white, change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiply), open the Layer Style window and add Pattern overlay (Overlay pattern).

Step 18

To complete, with the tool Pen tool (P) (Pen tool) draw a red triangle and place it under the other layers. Finally, choosing Type tool (T) (Horizontal text tool) write the text above the red ribbon.

Final result

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