Create iPhone 3G from Blank Canvas
Nowadays a lot of high-tech mobile phone or also known as smartphones sold in the market. BlackBerry, iPhone, HTC, Nexus One etc, all offer a lot of sophisticated technologies and features they have. But of all these gadgets that have the coolest design is the iPhone 3G, phones that we’ve made on photoshop tutorial this time.
If you ever have to create a slick phone or iPhone design, and you don’t feel like buying stock images, then this tutorial is for you. I will show you how to use Shapes, Masks, and mostly Layer Effects to create this elegant design.
Final Image Preview
Before we get started, take a look at the image we’ll be created. You also can view the actual size.
We start by creating a new document the size of 1600 x 2400 pixels with a resolution of 300 ppi, select white as the background. Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to create the basic form of the iPhone. Note that the angle radius doesn’t matter since we are going to edit the shape. Grab the Direct Selection Tool (A) and start dragging your anchor points until you reach the desired shape. The last part of step one, create a new layer named “Layer 1” and the contents of the path we have made with black #000000.
Double click on Layer 1 to bring up the layer style window. Add a Gradient Overlay and set it as shown below.
Add a new layer above Layer 1, name “Layer 2”. Create a new shape with Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) as a screenshot below. Right click on the shape, choose Fill Path and fill the shape area with white #FFFFFF.
Then add Inner Shadow to the layer.
Add a new layer above Layer 2. Create another shape and fill it with white #FFFFFF.
Repeat step 4 with a smaller shape but now we fill the shape with black #000000.
At the top of the iPhone make a small shape curved at both ends and filled with #e4e4e6 shape, make sure you have created a new layer before. Give the Inner Shadow style with 25% opacity on this layer.
Repeat steps 6 and applied to the bottom of the iPhone, but this time we use the Inner Shadow settings are different. Set on the Inner Shadow Opacity to 60%.
After we create the basic form of the Iphone, now we will make the most important part of this communication tool, that is a screen. Activate the Rectangle Tool (U) and then make a vertical rectangular path in the middle of the iPhone. Load selection by clicking Ctrl + enter, go to Select> Modify> Expand to enlarge the area of selection, expand by 7 pixels. In an active selection, create a new layer and fill the selection area with #5e5d5d.
Grab Paint Tool Bucked (G) and fill the selection with #5e5d5d area. Add Layer Mask on this layer, create another vertical rectangle selection with the path that we just created and click Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection.
We can not see the effect produced on these steps if the image seen in small size, but will be different if the iPhone image is enlarged.
In this step we will give the glossy effect on our iPhone, the first step, create a new layer. Make a selection with the path that we generate in step 5, minimize the area of selection with Select > Modify > Contract with a value of 10 pixels.
Change foreground color to #FFFFFF, and then with the Gradient Tool (G) create a white to transparent linear gradient from the bottom left corner of the iPhone in the selection area.
Add layer mask on the new layer as in Step 8 and then change the Opacity to 15%.
Repeat step 9 but this time the gradient started from the top right corner, the opacity layer was changed to 42%, and masking diagonally to the left.
Most of the pictures have been finished, now just about adding a button and the little things that are on the iPhone 3G. First we make is that there are buttons underneath the touch screen. How to make, first, add a new layer above all layers and create a circular path with the Ellipse Tool (U). To create a circle, press Shift while using the Ellipse Tool (U), without pressing the Shift will be difficult to make a perfect circle. Fill this path with black #000000. After that double click the layer we created in this step to display the Layer Style window. Select Stroke and set as the following screenshot.
Use the path we have created in Step 11 to make the selection. Create a gradient from white to transparent with the Gradient Tool (G) on the new layer. Put this new layer above the layer we created in Step 11. Next create ellipse selection with Elliptical Marquee Tool (M). Set area of selection by choosing Select > Transform Selection.
Now go to Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection, we get our pictures as follows.
Add another new layer above the previous layer. Create a small rectangular selection and then Select > Modify > Expand, fill in the amount of 7 pixels to expand. Then fill the selection area with #747373.
With the same selection before expand, click Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection.
After completing the bottom part of the iPhone, we now focus on other parts. With the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) create a path like the following picture.
Fill the path with #595b5d area, make sure you do this on a new layer. Give the Bevel and Emboss layer style to this layer with the settings shown below.
To create a button on the top of the iPhone start by making the path as shown below, use the Pen Tool (P) to create a path like what you want.
We’re pretty close to being done now! Now create a new layer, right click on the path, choose Fill Path and fill with #d2d2d2. Give a Gradient Overlay to the layer. Do the same for the two other buttons on the left edge of the iPhone. Change Gradient Overlay settings until you find the best results.
After implementing all these steps we get the iPhone as the following picture.
You just need to give some final touches on the iPhone we have made, such as adding backgrounds, creating wallpapers and interface like what I have done. If you don’t want to do it, you can download full layered PSD of the iPhone that I have made, you can get it for free. From this file you can see the composition layer and layer settings I use, so that will help you learning this Photoshop tutorial.
That’s it, you’ve done it! Not that hard huh? Click the image below to view the original version. I hope you enjoy my tutorial, please subscribe to Grafisia RSS feed or simply share this tutorial to your friends.