Learn how to create this beautiful printer icon with reflections and shadows all within Photoshop. A detailed PSD is included with this tutorial.
Preview of Final Results
How to Create a Beautiful Printer Icon Photoshop Tutorial
- Program: Adobe Photoshop
- Version: CS4
- Difficulty: Intermediate
Run Illustrator CS5 and open up a new document (Ctrl+N).
- Resolution: 72dpi
- Color Mode RGB color
- Dimensions: 500×500 px
First of all, imagine a shape that should be suitable for a printer and its components. Outline that shape with the Pen tool (P): drag the points from one corner to the next, while pressing the Alt button at the same time. If you want to draw round corners, simply drag the mouse in the way you want to draw the line.
Make a selection of the side you want to outline. Use the Brush tool(B) with a large feather, draw slowly around the selection as what I did with the image below. Use the white color on the upper side of the selection and black on the lower.
Apply the same technique for the other sides.