Create a Cute Television Icon From Scratch

Create a Cute Television Icon From Scratch
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Step 12

In this step we will create our command buttons for our television icon. Pick the Ellipse Tool to create a circle and place like it like this image. Name this layer as BUTTON.
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Now we go back to BODY_2 and right click to Copy Layer Style then Paste Layer Style to BUTTON layer. You should get result like this image below.
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Next, we create one more circle and place it like this image.
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We apply Layer Style for our button.
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Apply Stroke to button.
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Apply Drop Shadow to button.
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Now we get the result like this image below.
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Next we use the Rounded rectangle tool (U) to create a rounded rectangle and place it like this image below.
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Repeat the previous steps to apply the Layer style for this rounded rectangle, but we need to modify the Drop Shadow layer style a little bit.
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And here is our button for this television icon.
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Step 13

We duplicate this button and place it under the first one and rotate it to the right side. In this step, we need to modify the Gradient Layer Style of the second button a little bit. 39
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Now our buttons are done. You should get a result like this image below.
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Step 14

To create speakers, we need to create a rounded rectangle and place it under the button like this.
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Now we open Layer Style properties , then apply following layer styles.
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Apply Inner Shadow to speaker layer.
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Apply Stroke to speaker layer.
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And this is how our speaker look like.
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Now we duplicate the speaker and place them like this image below.
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Step 15

Add the television's brand and apply the following layer styles to give it a metallic look.
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Apply Drop Shadow the television's brand.
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Here is the result.
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Step 16

Use the Rounded rectangle tool (U) to create a rounded rectangle as antennae and place the back of television. Then apply the following layer styles to give it a metallic look. 51 Now you get the result like this.
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Step 17

Next we will create the television shadow. Create a new group named SHADOW on the background. Use the Ellipse tool (U) to create an ellipse and fill it with black color then go to Gaussian Blur and set the value. 53 Now we use Eraser Tool (E) to erase some parts of shadow, then change Blending Mode to Multiply and lower Opacity = 47%.
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Now you get the result like this.
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Duplicate the shadow and resize it smaller, then place it under the FOOT of television.
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And We're Done!

Here is how it should look. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and can apply these techniques in your future projects.
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29 comments on “Create a Cute Television Icon From Scratch”

  1. please can use explain step 2 how to apply layer styles
    "Fill background with white color #FFFFFF, then then apply following layer styles."

    1. Fill your layer with white. Shift+Backspace to bring up the Fill window then select White and then click OK.

      Right-click on the layer then click "Blending Options". Checkmark Gradient Overlay then click on the word Gradient Overlay. Copy the settings in the screenshot.

  2. Fantastic tutorial thank you - I am an AI user normally and learning to draw in PSD to get better effects, so this was just what I needed!

  3. It's good but the tutorial could use some work. Such as size of objects and the placement of the gradient sliders.

    1. no he can't. this is way too easy. too simple to understand. don't know how fools like you cant do it... gawsh

  4. I've been working on this forever. And I still have nothing resembling a donut... Oh wait... Wrong tutorial... My bad... Or is it?

  5. This was fantastic! Thank you so much for taking time to write all this. I can't even begin to think how much time it took you. I followed the tutorial until the end and got a great result. I had some challenges with screen where there was this annoying light circle in the middle. I couldn't figure out why it happened but eventually fixed it with the white dot that came over it. Because of this my screen came out slightly different but still looking great. I uploaded the result to my blog and gave link back to this page. I don't know if it's okay to leave my link here but I will try: http://webmasterdiary.org/photoshop/photoshop-drawing-tutorial/

  6. my friend says to challenge myself. but what does he know, right? this is pretty challenging... mehbe... didn't do it... ill do it now...

    1. I personal prefer photoshop's control for gradients and other digital effects. Especially for modern graphics. Or maybe I'm just more used to photoshop's functions.

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