Create a music mini player in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stylish mini music player using vector Photoshop tools and layer styles.

The final result:

Open Photoshop and click Ctrl + N, to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the figure below and click OK. Turn on the grid display in the menu. View – Show – Grid (View> Show> Grid) and snap to grid in the menu Preview – Snap To – Grid Lines (View> Snap To Grid).

You need a grid after 1 pixel. To do this, go to the menu Editing – Settings – Guides, Grid, and Fragments (Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices) and change the settings in the section Grid (Grid). Enter a unit in the box Line every (Gridline Every) and the unit in the window Internal division by (Subdivision box). In addition, set the color of the grid to # 696969. After you set all these settings, click OK. Mesh visibility will facilitate your work during the lesson process.

You should also open the info panel in the menu. Window – Info (Window> Info) for a preview of the size and position of your pieces.

Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle(Rounded Rectangle Tool), set a radius of 5 pixels and create a vector shape with a size of 492 by 40 pixels. Double click on the layer with the new shape to open the layer style window. Enter all the settings shown in the following screenshots and click OK.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Gradient Overlay – Hgradient alteration

Stroke – Strokebut

Choose a tool Rectangle(Rectangle Tool) and create a square of 10 pixels. Select this shape and activate the tool. Arrow (Direct Selection Tool). Now select the top left point and move it 5 pixels down, then select the bottom left point and move it 5 pixels up. As a result, your square should turn into a triangle. Open the layer style window for the new shape and enter all the settings shown in the following screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Gradient Overlay – Gradient overlay

Duplicate the triangle created in the previous step (Ctrl + J) and move the copy a few pixels to the right.
Select this copy along with the original of the triangle and place them as shown in the first screenshot. Make three new copies of your triangle, rotate them 180 degrees and position them as shown in the second screenshot.

Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle(Rounded Rectangle Tool) and make sure the radius is set to 5 pixels. Set the foreground color to # 4b738c, create a 200 by 4 pixel vector shape and position it as shown in the screenshot. Open the layer style window for the new shape and enter all the settings shown in the following screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Stroke – Stroke

Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle(Rounded Rectangle Tool), set the foreground color to # a6ddff, create a vector shape with a size of 135×2 pixels and position it as shown in the screenshot. Open the layer style window for the new shape and enter the settings shown in the following screenshot.

Inner Shadow – Inner shadow

Choose a tool Ellipse(Ellipse Tool), create a circle with a size of 12 pixels and place it as shown in the first image. Open the layer style window for the circle and enter all the settings shown in the following screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Gradient Overlay – Hgradient alteration

Stroke – Strokebut

Choose a tool Ellipse(Ellipse Tool), set the foreground color to # 4b738c, create a 4px circle and place it as shown in the first image. Open the layer style window for this new circle and enter the settings shown in the screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Stroke – Strokebut

Activate the tool Text(Type Tool) and write the time in white, as shown in the following screenshot. To do this, use the Calibri font at a fixed size of 11 pt. Open the layer style window for text and enter the settings shown in the following screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Gradient Overlay – Gradient overlay

Choose a tool Rectangle(Rectangle Tool) and create a shape of 7 by 10 pixels. Select this shape and activate the tool. Arrow (Direct Selection Tool). Now select the top left point and move it 5 pixels down, then select the bottom left point and move it 5 pixels up. As a result, your rectangle should turn into a triangle. Select this shape and re-activate the tool. Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), activate the option in the top settings menu Combine shapes (Add to Shape Area) and draw a square with a size of 4 pixels, as shown in the screenshot.

Choose a tool Ellipse(Ellipse Tool), create a circle with a size of 10 pixels and select it. Again using the ellipse tool, activating the option in the top settings menu Subtract front figure (Subtract from Shape Area), draw a circle with a size of 8 pixels. Now your figure should look like in the picture number two. Select it and switch to the tool. Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), activate the option in the top settings menu Subtract front figure (Subtract from Shape Area) and create a 5 by 10 pixel rectangle, as shown in the screenshot.

Take the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), create a circle with a size of 4 pixels and select it. Again, using the ellipse tool, activating the option in the top settings menu Subtract front figure (Subtract from Shape Area), draw a circle with a size of 2 pixels. Now your figure should look like in the picture number two. Select it and switch to the tool. Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), activate the option in the top settings menu Subtract front figure (Subtract from Shape Area) and create a 3 by 6 pixel rectangle, as shown in the picture under number three.

Select all the vector shapes created in the last three steps and position them as shown in the screenshot below. Apply layer styles to these shapes using the settings in the following screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Gradient Overlay – Gradient overlay

Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle(Rounded Rectangle Tool) and set a radius of 5 pixels. Set the foreground color to # 4b738c and draw a 50 by 4 pixel vector shape. Arrange it as shown in the screenshot. Open the layer style window for the new shape and enter all the settings shown in the following screenshots.

Drop Shadow – Shadow

Inner Shadow – Internal shadow

Stroke – Stroke

Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle(Rounded Rectangle Tool) and set a radius of 5 pixels. Set the foreground color to # a6ddff and draw a 29 by 2 pixel vector shape. Arrange it as shown in the screenshot. Open the layer style window for the new shape and apply the layer styles as in step 6.

Finally select the tool Rectangle(Rectangle Tool) and set the foreground color to black. Create three vector shapes with a size of 1 by 10 pixels and place them as shown below. These will be delimiters. Apply layer styles to them.

Inner Shadow – Inner shadow

The lesson came to an end and you created such a mini music player.

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