Create an interface for a twitter application in Photoshop – Part I

In this tutorial, we will create a stylish interface for a twitter application using layer styles and basic vector objects. Let’s start!

Step 1. We start by creating a new file with a size of 1050×700 pixels and a resolution of 72 dpi.

Step 2. Move on View – Ruler (View – Rulers) or press CTRL + R. Click the right mouse button on the ruler and select Pixels (Pixels) to change units.

Step 3. We click on the ruler with the left mouse button and, without releasing it, drag it to the canvas to create a vertical or horizontal guide. We need an area 362 px wide and 589 px high. The side inner rails should be located at a distance of 7 px from the outside.

Step 4. Interface design should be clear and without extra pixels. Therefore, we activate the function Snap to Pixels (Snap to pixel) u tools Rectangle tool (Rectangle) (U) and Rounded rectangle tool(Rounded Rectangle) (U). Activate the tools and select the desired option on the options bar.

Step 5. Draw a rounded rectangle with a radius of 5 px and color # e2e4e7.

Step 6. Adding Layer Styles Layer – Layer Style – Drop Shadow (Layer – Layer Style – Shadow) and Stroke (Stroke) with these parameters.

Step 7. Activate the tool Rounded rectangle tool(Rounded rectangle) (U) with a radius of 5 px. Draw a black rounded rectangle across the width of the previous one at the top of the interface. Then change the tool mode to Intersect (Area of ​​intersection of figures) and create a rectangular contour, as in the screenshot below. So we cut off the extra part of the black rectangle.

Step 8. Double click on this layer and add layer styles. Inner glow (Internal glow), Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap) and Stroke (Stroke) with these parameters.

Step 9. Draw a small circle with the color # e43c22. We will use it for the “Close” button.

Step 10. Add Inner Glow (Inner Glow), Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap) and Stroke (Stroke).

Step 11. Activate Move Tool(Move) (V) and, holding Alt, drag the button to duplicate it. Change colors to yellow and green. You also need to change the stroke color to match the color of the buttons.

Step 12. We need to add contrast to the “Close” button. We need to make sure that the user understands all the danger of this button, which can close the entire application. To do this, draw a small circle on the button with a dark color.

Step 13. Draw a rounded rectangle with the same radius and width as the previous ones. Place it under the title bar. Set the color to # d2d8df.

Step 14. Create a rectangular contour and change its mode to Intersect (Area of ​​intersection of figures).

Step 15. Adding Layer Styles Inner glow (Internal glow) and Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

Step 17. Activate Line tool(Line) and on the parameter panel set the width of 1 px. Draw a line with color # 808f9e in the lower right area of ​​the interface.

Step 18. Give the effect of lettering with the style of the layer Drop shadow (Shadow).

Step 19. Let’s add the area in which the user’s avatar will be placed. Draw a white rounded rectangle with a radius of 5 px. Make sure it is attached to the guideline that we created at the beginning.

Step 20. Double click on the layer and add Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap) and Stroke (Stroke).

Step 21 Draw a smaller rounded rectangle with a radius of 3 px in the center of the previous one. You can choose any color.

Step 22 Add Inner shadow (Inner shadow) and Stroke (Stroke) with these parameters.

Step 23 Place the avatar over the created rectangle. Hit CTRL + ALT + G to convert layer to clipping mask. As a result, the image does not go beyond the boundaries of the rectangle. You can resize with free transform (CTRL + T) and adjust the location with Move Tool(Move) (V).

Step 24 Add a username. Create a letterpress effect using a layer style. Drop shadow (Shadow).

Step 25. Add a short biography of the user and give the text the effect of letterpress.

Step 26. Draw a line with a width of 1 px and color # afbac4 immediately below the biography area. Add a layer style Drop shadow (Shadow) to give the effect of letterpress.

Step 27. Add a tweet counter using the Armata font. Give the effect of letterpress.

Step 28. Draw a button “Refresh”. Draw a small rounded rectangle with a radius of 2 px and color # eef1f4. Place it in the upper right corner. Apply layer styles.

Step 29. Draw a black rectangle in the center of the previous one. Next, create a small rectangular contour and set its mode to Subtract fromShape (Subtract from the figure area).

Step 30. Draw a simple pencil icon using simple rectangular shapes. First create a large rectangle in mode Subtract from Path (Subtract from the contour area). Then above we create another rectangle for the base of the pencil. Next, draw a new rectangle and rotate it 45 degrees. Finally, draw a rectangle in mode Subtract from Shape (Subtract from the figure area).

Step 31 Rotate the pencil icon and place it over the previously created rectangle.

Step 32 Draw a new rectangle under the profile area with the color # e2e4e7.

Step 33 Add Inner glow (Internal glow) and Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap) with such parameters.

Step 34 At the bottom of the figure, draw a line with a width of 1 px and color # a8b1ba. Add Drop shadow (Shadow).

Step 35. We use Pen tool(Pen) (P) to draw a cloud icon. Set the color to # adb9c4. Adding Layer Styles Inner shadow (Inner shadow), Outer glow (External glow) and Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

Step 37. We need to create icons for the state when the cursor is over. Duplicate the cloud and change its color to # 3c8cf8.

Step 38 Add Drop shadow (Shadow), Outer glow (External glow), Inner glow (Internal glow) and Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

Step 39. For the cloud icon draw a black rectangle. Add Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap).

Step 40. Decrease Fill (Fill) up to 27%.

Step 41 Add a layer mask and hide the upper part with black brushes (AT).

Step 42 Repeat the steps to create more icons.

The continuation of the lesson – Part II

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