Learn how to create a beautiful notebook icon with Photoshop! This beginner drawing tutorial will show you how to create shapes, add texture, and use layer styles to create a quick and easy notebook icon.


Preview of Final Results


Tutorial Resources

· Wooden Background – sxc.hu


Step 1

Open up Photoshop and create new document


Step 2

Open the Wooden background , press Ctrl+ T to scale it fit to our background.Now Image > Adjustment> Curve, like this image



Step 3

And this is result


Step 4

Create a Rounded rectangle (shortcut U) with fixed size 700px x 550px and Radius = 40px. Fill it with color # 742b00


Step 5

Now press Filter > Noise > Add noise


Step 6

Then right click for Blending Option > Drop Shadow


Step 7

And we got result like this, we name it ” cover 1″


Step 8

Next, we create second Rounded rectangle (shortcut U) with same size 700px x 550px and Radius = 40px. Fill it with color # 5c3016. Then press Ctrl + T to scale it a little bit smaller than first rectangle which name “cover 1”. And we name the second rounded rectangle as “cover 2”