We draw the address book in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an address book icon using Photoshop. Let’s start!

Sources for the lesson:

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Materials for the lesson:

1. Creating a new document and setting the grid

Open Photoshop and create a new document (Ctrl + N) with the same settings as in the screenshot below. Turn on the grid View> Show> Grid (View> Show> Grid) and snapping to the grid View> Snap To> Grid (View> Snap To> Grid).

For starters, you will need a 10px grid; to do this, go to the menu Editing> Settings> Guides, Grid and Fragments (Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices) and enter the same data as in the image below. After setting all these properties, click OK.

Keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable the grid using the Ctrl + ‘keys. Also open the information panel Window> Info (Window> Info) to view the position and size of your forms.

2. Creating a cover

Step 2.1

Set the foreground color to # aecef5. Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool), set a rounding radius of 5px. Create a rectangle of 240x380px.

Step 2.2

Choose a tool Rectangle ( Rectangle Tool). Press and hold the Alt button on the keyboard and create a 40x330px rectangle, as in the following figure.

Step 2.3

Take the tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool) and holding down the Shift button, create a rectangle 50x20px, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 2.4

Using tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool) create a 20x340px rectangle with the Shift button held down, as in the image below.

Step 2.5
Take the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), hold down the Alt button and create a 10x380px rectangle, as in the screenshot below.

Step 2.6

In the layers panel, double click on the shape layer to open Layer styles (Layer Style). Activate the following styles: Stamping (Bevel Emboss) and Circuit (Contour), Inner shadow (Inner Shadow), Gloss (Satin), Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay), Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay), and enter the same data as in the image below. Here you can find the texture you need for the style. Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay).

Step 2.7

Make sure that you still have a shape layer on the layers panel and press Ctrl + J to duplicate it. In the layers panel, right-click on the copy and click Clear Layer Styles (Clear Layer Style). In the layers panel, reduce the Fill to 0% and open Layer styles (Layer Style). Activate Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and enter the same data as in the following figure.

Set foreground color to # 384445, select tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool) and create a 40x380px shape and place it as shown in the following figure. Make sure that the layer with the shape that we just created is selected in the layers panel and move it under the remaining Ctrl + Shift + [layers, then open the Layer Styles window. Activate the stylel Stroke (Stroke) and Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and enter the data shown in the figure below.

3. Creating paper and alphabet

Step 3.1

Set the foreground color to # c7baac, select the tool Rectangle(Rectangle Tool), create a 20x50px rectangle and place it as shown in the following image. Open up Layer styles (Layer Style) for this rectangle and enter the data shown in the following images.

Step 3.2

Set the foreground color to # dbcec0, select the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) and create another 20x50px rectangle and place it as shown in the image below. Open the window Layer styles (Layer Style) and enter the same data as in the following screenshots.

Step 3.3

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) the two layers with the rectangles that we just created,
and place copies as shown in the following figure. Function Snap to Grid (Snap to Grid) will be very helpful.

Step 3.4

Turn off the grid View> Show> Grid (View> Show> Grid). Choose a tool Text (Type Tool) and add your letters using Calibri font, size 12pt, color – black (# 000000). Change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay). Then open the Layer Style window. Activate the style Shadow (Drop Shadow) and enter the data shown in the following figure. Group (Ctrl + G) 6 layers with rectangles together with text layers into a separate folder and move it under the layer with the cover.

Step 3.5

Re-enable grid View> Show> Grid (View> Show> Grid). Set foreground color to # 384445, select tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool), create a 40x380px rectangle and place it as shown in the following figure. Load the selection of the layer with the cover, make sure that in the layers panel you have selected the rectangle that we just created, and while holding the Alt key, press the button Add layer mask (Add layer mask). Press Ctrl + D to remove the selection.

Step 3.6

In the same layer, reduce the Fill to 0 and open the Layer Style, activate Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and apply the same settings as in the screenshot below.

4. Creating the seam and spine of the book

Step 4.1

Using the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), create a 30x380px rectangle and place it as shown in 1 screenshot. Open up Layer styles (Layer Style) and enter the same settings as in the screenshots below.

Step 4.2

Go to menu Editing> Settings> Guides, Grid and Fragments (Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices) and in the field Line every (Gridline Every) enter 5. Take the tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool) and set the rounding radius to 3px. Set the foreground color to # d11812. Create a 25x380px rectangle and place it as shown in 1 screenshot. Switch to the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) and holding the Alt key, create a rectangle 10x380px, as shown in 2 screenshot. Open up Layer Styles (Layer Style), activate the style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) and enter the same settings as in the screenshot below.

Step 4.3

Go to Editing> Settings> Guides, Grid and Fragments (Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices) and in the field Line every (Gridline Every) enter 1. Set the foreground color to # 6c1c07, take the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), create a 5x376px shape and place the layer as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 4.4

Open the window with the styles for the layer you created in the previous step and activate Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and enter the same data as in the screenshot below.

Step 4.5

Set the foreground color to # 7c2d0c, take the tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool), create a 2x7px rectangle and place it as in the screenshot below.

Step 4.6

Duplicate this rectangle and move the copy 13 pixels down. Follow the same steps and create another 26 copies, as shown in the figure below. Once this is done, merge these layers.

Step 4.7

Open Layer Styles and enter the same data as in the screenshot below.

5. Creating a plastic part

Step 5.1

Go to Editing> Settings> Guides, Grid and Fragments (Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices) and in the field Line every (Gridline Every) enter 10. Set the foreground color to white (#FFFFFF) and using the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) create a 100x50px shape, place it as shown in 1 screenshot. Then reduce the Fill to 0 and open Layer styles (Layer Style), enter the data shown in the screenshot below.

Step 5.2

Go to Editing> Settings> Guides, Grid and Fragments (Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices) and in the field Line every (Gridline every) enter 5. With the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), create a 90x40px rectangle and place it as in 1 screenshot. Switch to the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), hold down the Alt key and create a circle of 10 pixels in size, as shown in 2 screenshot. Fill down to 0, open Layer styles (Layer Style) and enter the data shown in the following screenshot. ! IMPORTANT !: yellow numbers, in the screenshot with gradient overlay, mean opacity, and white – location.

Step 5.3

Using the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), create a circle with a size of 10 pixels and place it as shown in the first screenshot. Switch to the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), hold down Alt and create a 5x10px rectangle, as shown in the second screenshot. Reduce the fill (Fill) to 0, open the Layer Styles and enter the data shown in the screenshots below.

6. Creating a wooden background

Step 6.1

In the layers panel, select all the layers and group them (Ctrl + G). Rename the group to “Address Book”. Now hold down Alt and double-click on the Background layer to unlock it. Set the foreground color to # 736357. Take the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool) and fill the background layer.

Step 6.2

Open the Layer Styles for the background layer and enter the same settings as in the screenshot below. Here you can find wood texture.

7. Adding shadows and highlights

Step 7.1

Take the tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool), set the Radius to 5 pixels. The foreground color is black (# 000000). Create a 280x380px rectangle and place it just like in the screenshot below.

Step 7.2

Right click on the rectangle layer and select Convert to Smart Object (Convert to Smart Object). Move the layer under the Address Book group. Blending Mode change to Overlay and go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). Set the radius to 10px.

Step 7.3

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) the Address Book group. Convert the copy into a smart object. Move the smart object under the Address Book group, reduce the Fill to 0, open the Layer Styles and enter the data shown in the following screenshot.

Step 7.4

Follow the same steps as in the previous step. Only with other layer styles.

Step 7.5

Duplicate the smart object created in the previous step. In the Layer Styles window enter the data shown in the screenshot below

The final result:

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