Create a Pixel-Perfect Notebook Icon in Photoshop

Create a Pixel-Perfect Notebook Icon in Photoshop

Create a Pixel-Perfect Notebook Icon in Photoshop

Step 24

And this is what we got


Step 25

Create a new layer and name it as "Horizon lines" , put it under " Middle line" layer. We set the foreground color #017d93 and set hard brush with size 2px. We draw some horizon lines with same ways as we draw middle line(Step 23). Then we set the " Horrizon lines" layer as Multiply and lower the opacity 50%. And we got the result like this


Step 26

Next, we create a new layer and name it " Vertical lines", set the foreground color # ff0000 and hard brush with size 2px.We draw 2 vertical line (use same ways in step 23), then we set the "Vertical lines" layer as Linear Burn and lower opacity 50%


Step 27

Next, we pick the Ellipse tool to draw some circles with color # 000000 and put it like this


Step 28

Now, we pick the Rounded rectangle with Radius = 40px to create a rounded rectangle like this


Step 29

Now, we add these layer style for it


Step 30


Step 31


Step 32

Here is the result


Step 33

Now we duplicate it,right click to clear the layer style,change the color #000000, put it under the metal circle, then go to FIlter > Blur Gaussian Blur


Step 34

And we got the result like this


Step 35

Now we duplicate the metal circle and the shadow and put in like this


Step 36

Next, we create a small rectangle with Radius =40,we name it as " Red bookmark", put it over "cover 4" layer and add these layer style for it


Step 37


Step 38

And we got an image like this


Step 39

We duplicate the "Red Bookmark" layer and rename it as " Blue Bookmark", in the layer style,we keep the Drop Shadow as it is and and change the Gradient like this


Step 40

Here is the result


Step 41

And we duplicate "Red Bookmark" again, rename it as " Green Bookmark",like the step 39, we just change the Gradient for it


Step 42

Here what we got


Step 43

We've almost done. Now, we create a Group name "notebook icon" , put all the layers we made into this group (except the Wooden background)


Step 44

Now, we press Ctrl+ T and rotate a little bit to left side. And the final result will look like this


Final Results


Tutorial by Kim Chen

Thank you for following this tutorial. Hope you enjoyed it!

- Kim Chen

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27 comments on “Create a Pixel-Perfect Notebook Icon in Photoshop”

  1. Hello,

    your tutorial is very useful.
    However I couldn't do as Step 23 T_T
    When I do Stoke Path... and chose Brush, it doesn't give me as in Step 24. I tried to draw it manually but I couldn't do it. I'm just a beginner.

    Thank you.

  2. If you have problems with step 23 after you pressed P in the upper corner are 3 different icons next to the pen: a square with little squares on every corner a square with the pen in the middle and a plane square.

    It automatically was on the first one, but for this step you need the second, the square with the pen in the middle.

    hope i could help out.

  3. I can't get past step 23. For some reason, the option of "stroke path" is not available to me (it's grayed out). Is there something I'm doing wrong?

  4. This was an easy tutorial to follow. Thank you so much! I would like permission to share my final graphic inside a bonus package of graphic elements.

    Please get in touch with me so we can discuss... thank you!

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