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Draw a realistic Steam Iron in Photoshop


Step 1 – Create a new image file

Open Photoshop and create a new image (Ctrl+N or File > New) with the settings shown below.

  • Width : 600 pixels
  • Height : 600 pixels
  • Resolution : 72 pixels/inch
  • Background Contents : White

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Step 2 – Steam Iron top part

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “top part”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a selection like in the picture below ( first make a path then press right click on it -> make selection)

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Fill the selection created at the step 2A(right click on the selection->Fill) with a lighten gray , I used #e8e6eb

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Step 3 – Adding Shadows

From the Tools Menu select Pen Tool (P) and use it to make a path like in the picture below (3A)

3a

Press right click on the path and choose “Make selection” option , here increase the Feather Radius to ~ 2 pixels (3B)

3b

From the Tools Menu select Burn Tool (O) with the next settings :

  • Master Diameter : 65 pixels
  • Range : Shadows
  • Exposure : 50% (3C)

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Use Burn Tool (O) in the selection created at the step 3B (3D)

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Step 4 – Highlights & More Shadows

Add more shadows using Burn Tool (O) (4A)

4a

Now , make next settings for Dodge Tool (O) :

  • Master Diameter : 74 pixels
  • Range : Shadows
  • Exposure : 47% (4B)

4b

Add some highlights using Dodge Tool in the indicated places (4C)

4c


Step 5

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “spray”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Lasso Tool (L) make next selection (5A)

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Fill the selection (right click -> Fill) created at the step 5A with a grey color , I used #d0ced3 (5B)

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Step 6 – Highlights & Shadows

Make next selection using a selection tool (6A)

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Add some shadows/highlights using Burn/Dodge Tool (O) in the indicated places , then make another selection using Lasso Tool (L) (6B)

6b

Repeat the step 6A into the selection from the step 6B (6C)

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Step 7

Make next selection using Lasso Tool (L) (7A)

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Fill the selection created at the step 7A with a lighten gray , I used #ebebed (7B)

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Step 8 – Strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “strokes”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then , with Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (8A)

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Select a darken gray , I selected #6e6d68 (8B)

8b

Press right click on it and choose Stroke Path option , add a 2px grey stroke like in the picture below (8C)

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Erase a little bit using Eraser Tool (E) like in the next picture (8D)

8d


Step 9 – More Strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke2″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then with Pen Tool(P) make next path (9A)

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Press right click on it -> Stroke path (Activate the “simulate pressure ” option ) (9B)

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You should obtain something like this (9C)

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Step 10 – Highlights using stroke option

Into a new layer called “stroke3″ add more strokes on the “spray” layer (10A)

10a

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke4″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then with Pen Tool(P) make next path (10B)

10b

Add a 2 pixels white stroke (right click ->stroke path) like in the picture below (10C)

10c


Step 11 – 3d hole effect

Use Lasso Tool (L) to make a selection like in the picture below (11A)

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From the Tools menu select Burn Tool (O) and add some shadows in the selection created at the step 11A (11B)

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Step 12– Highlight

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “highlight”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make and use it to make a path like in the picture below (12A)

12a

) Transform the path created at the step 12A into a selection (right click on the path->make selection , 0.3 px radius) (12B)

12b

Fill the selection created at the step 12b with the white color like in the next picture (12C)

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Into a new layer called “stroke 7″ add a little white stroke at the bottom of the “highlight” (12D)

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Step 13 – Start creating the buttons

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “highlight”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and use it to make a path like in the picture below (13A) (4A)

13a

Fill the path created at the step 13A with a lighten gray , I used #f3f3f3 (13B)

13b


Step 14 – Strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke8″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make and use it to make a path like in the picture below (14A)

14a

Add a 2 pixels gray stroke (right click on the path->stroke path) like in the next picture (14B)

14b

Erase using Eraser Tool (E) at the edges of the stroke (14C)

14c


Step 15 – Highlights & Shadows

Add some shadows/highlights using Burn/Dodge Tool (O) like I did (15A)

15a

Into a new layer called “stroke 9″(Ctrl+Shift+N or Layer->New->Layer) make a new path using Pen Tool (P) (15B)

15b

Add a 2pixels white stroke to give a nice 3D look (15C)

15c


Step 16 – Water hole

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “water hole”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Lasso Tool (L) and make and use it to make a selection like in the picture below (16A) (4A)

16a

Fill the selection from the step 16A with a lighten green color , I used # 9a9754 (16B)

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Use Dodge Tool (O) to add highlights and Burn Tool (O) to add shadows to make same thing like I did (16C)

16c


Step 17

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ) then using Pen Tool (P key) make a path like in the picture below (17A)

17a

Fill the path created at the step 17A(right click->fill path) with a grey color , I used # c3bfd8 (17B)

17b

Add some indifferent shadows and highlights using Burn Tool(O)/ Dodge Tool (O) like I did (17C)

17c


Step 18 – Start making the green button

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “water hole”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer and add a dark grey shape like I did (18A)

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Make another new layer , rename it “button1′ and make a selection using Lasso Tool (L) like in the next picture (18B)

18b

Fill the selection created in the step 18B with a green color , I used # 838427 (18C)

18c


Step 19 – Highlights on the green button

Use Lasso Tool (L key) to make a selection like in the picture below (19A)

19a

From the Tools Menu , pick up Dodge Tool (O) with next settings :

  • Master Diameter : 28pixels
  • Range : Highlights
  • Exposure : 19% (19B)

19b

Add some highlights in the selection created at the step 19A using Dodge Tool(O) with the settings above (19C)

19c

Add more highlights in different places using same tool (Dodge Tool-O key) (19D)

19d


Step 20 – Shadows on the grey buttons

With the “Buttons” layer selected , make next selection using a selection tool ( I used Lasso Tool – L key) (20A)

20a

Pick up Burn Tool (O) from the Tools Menu with next settings :

  • Master Diameter : 29pixels
  • Range : Highlights
  • Exposure : 18% (20B)

20b

Add some shadows using Burn Tool (O key) with the settings above in the selection created at the step 20A like I did (20C)

20c


Step 21 – More shadows

Make next selection using Lasso Tool (L key) like in the next picture (21A)

21a

Add some shadows using Burn Tool (O) with the settings from the step 20B (21B)

21b


Step 22 – Stroke

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke11″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then pick up Pen Tool (P key) and make a path like I did (22A)

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Add a small dark gray stroke with “simulate pressure” option ON (22B)

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Step 23 – Highlight stroke

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “highlights2″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (23A)

23a

Add a 2 pixels white stroke (Right click on the path->stroke path) (23B)

23b


Step 24 – Biggest Highlight

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “highlights3″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (24A)

24a

Fill the path created previously with the white color(right click on the path-> fill path) (24B)

24b

Decrease the opacity of the “highlights3″ layer to ~80% to give more realism (24C)

24c

Add one more highlight on the buttons into a new layer called “highlight4″ (24D)

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Step 25 – Green part of the steam iron

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “green part”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a very big path like in the next picture (25A)

25a

Fill the path created previously(right click on the path->fill path) with a green color , I used # 9f9d30 (25B)

25b


Step 26 – Highlights on the green part

Into the “green part” layer make next selection using Pen Tool (P) (Make a path then press right click on it and choose “make selection” option) (26A)

26a

With Dodge Tool (O) add some highlights on the selection created previously (26B)

26b

Add more shadows/highlights in the left part of our “green part” layer (26C)

26c


Step 27 – title

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “yellow stroke1″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (27A)

27a

Add a 2 pixels yellow stroke like in the picture below (27B)

27b

Pick up Eraser Tool (E key) and erase a little the stroke created previously to make it look more real (27C)

27c


Step 28 – Highlights using strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “yellow stroke2″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (28A)

28a

Again , add a 2 pixels yellow stroke (this time with the “simulate pressure” ON (28B)

28b

And decrease the opacity of the stroke to ~ 60% for more realism (28C)

28c

Add more yellow strokes like at the steps 28B&28C (28D)

28d


Step 29

Erase a part of our “green part’ layer using Eraser Tool (E key) like I did in the next picture (29A)

29a

Make next selection using Lasso Tool(L) (29B)

29b

Add some shadows/highlights using Burn Tool/Dodge Tool (O key) (29C)

29c


Step 30 – Effects and more

Using same highlighting/shadowing technique like in the previously steps make same thing like I did in the next picture (30A)

30a

make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ) and use Lasso Tool (L key) make a selection like in the next picture (30B)

30b

Fill the selection created with a lighten gray color , I used # dad7e0 (30C)

30c


Step 31 – Highlights

Add some highlights on the layer created at the step 30A using Dodge Tool (O) (31A)

31a

Make next selection using Lasso Tool (L key) or another selection tool (31B)

31b

Pick up the Dodge Tool (O) with next settings :

  • Master Diameter : 90 pixels
  • Range : Highlights
  • Exposure : 12 % (31C)

31c

Add some highlights using Dodge Tool (O) with the settings above in the selection created at the step 31B (31D)

31d


Step 32

Now make another selection like I did in the picture below (32A)

32a

From the Tools Menu , select Burn Tool (O) with next settings :

  • Master Diameter : 90 pixels
  • Range : Highlights
  • Exposure : 12 % (32dB

32b

Add some shadows using Burn Tool (O) with the settings above in the selection made at the step 32A (32C)

32c


Step 33 – Strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke13″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (33A)

33a

Add a 3 pixels dark gray stroke (Right click on the path ->stroke path) like in the picture below (33B)

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Using Eraser Tool (E) erase a little the edges of the stroke (33C)

33c


Step 34 – Overlay stroke

Duplicate the layer created at the step 33A (right click on it ->duplicate layer or Ctrl+J) make it white and move a little down (34A)

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Set the blending mode for the layer on Overlay and decrease the opacity of it to ~80% (34B)

34b

Now go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur and make the settings below :

  • Radius : 1 pixels (34C)

34c

After making more strokes like those you should have something like in the next picture (34D)

34d


Step 35 – Highlight

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “highlights4″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (35A)

35a

Press right click on it , check the Simulate Pressure box (35B)

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And add a 4 pixels white stroke then decrease the opacity of it to ~75% (35C)

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Step 36 – Rounded green button

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “button2″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Lasso Tool (L) make a selection like in the next picture (36A)

36a

Snow fill the selection created at the step 36A with a dark green color , I used #6a6b29 (36B)

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With the Lasso Tool (L) select the top part of our “button2″ layer (36C)

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Use Dodge Tool (O) to add some highlights in the selection from the step 36C (36D)

36d


Step 37 – title

some previously steps , you learned how to create nice strokes , add some strokes under the “button2″ layer using same techniques (37A)

37a

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ) then with Pen Tool (P) make a path like I did in the next picture (37B)

37b

Add a 2 pixels dark gray stroke (right click on the path->stroke path) (37C)

37c

Erase it using Eraser Tool (E) for more realism (37D)

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Duplicate it(select the layer and press Ctrl+J) , make it white , move it a little upper and set the blending mode for the layer on Overlay then decrease the opacity o fit to ~24% for more realism (37E)

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Step 38 – Bottom part

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “bottom part”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (38A)

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Fill the path created previously with a grey color , I used # c6c5c3 (38B)

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Add some shadows using Burn Tool (O) at the bottom (38C)

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Step 39 – Highlights on the bottom part

Make next selection using Lasso Tool (L) (39A)

39a

Use Dodge Tool(O) and add some highlights in the selection created at the step 39A like in the picture below (39B)

39b


Step 40 – Shadows on the bottom part

In the “Bottom part” layer make a path like I did in the next picture (40A)

40a

Press right click on the path , choose “make selection” option , increase the Feather Radius to ~ 2 pixels and press Ok (40B)

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In the selection from the step 40B add some shadows using Burn Tool(O) like in the picture below (40C)

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Now press right click on the selection and choose “select inverse” options (40D)

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Step 41

Add more highlights in the left part of our “bottom part” layer using Dodge Tool(O)

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Step 42 – Strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke16″. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (42A)

42a

Press right click on the path->stroke path , add a 1 pixel dark gray stroke and erase a little to give more realism (42B)

42b


Step 43 – Metal part

Over the Background layer make another one (Ctrl+Shift+N) , rename it “iron part ” and using Lasso Tool (L) make a selection like this (43A)

43a

Fill the previously selection with a dark gray color , I used # 6d6a63 (43B)

43b


Step 44 – Metal effect using Dodge Tool

On the “iron part” layer , make next path using Pen Tool (P) (44A)

44a

Transform the path into a selection (right click on the path->make selection) like in the next picture (44B)

44b

Make next settings for Dodge Tool(O) :

  • Master Diameter : 43 pixels
  • Range : highlights
  • Exposure : 24% (44C)

44c

Use Dodge Tool (O) with the settings above to make a metal effect on our “iron part” layer (44D)

44d


Step 45

Now make another path like in the next image using Pen Tool (P) (45A)

45a

Transform it into a selection , add some highlights using Dodge Tool (O) to make a metal effect and you should obtain something like this (45B)

45b


Step 46 – Text

Type which text you want (I used Myriad Pro Font ) (46A)

46a

Place it on our Steam Iron using Free Transform function (46B)

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Set the blending mode for the layer on “Color Burn” (46C) And you are done!

46c


Final Results

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Authors Comment

profileThank you for following this tutorial! I hope you understood all the steps and I’ll be very happy to see some comments about it! For more information about me and my tutorials please visit my website PintileiAdrian.com Thanks!

- Pintilei Adrian-Dumitru