Create a Leatherback Book Icon in Photoshop

Create a Leatherback Book Icon in Photoshop

Create a Leatherback Book Icon in Photoshop
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Step 20 Ribbon

Create a new layer and name it 'ribbon' and with your pen tool create the shape of a ribbon. Duplicate this layer

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Step 21

Add these layer styles to the first layer

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Step 22

On the second Ribbon layer beneath the first layer change the Opacity to 49% and change the Color Overlay

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Step 23

Apply a Gaussian Blur

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Step 24

Create a new layer and make a selection of your 'page' layer and apply a stroke

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Step 25

Erase some parts of the line and apply a Gaussian Blur

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Step 26

Create another layer and apply another stroke. Make a selection from the 'book' layer

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Step 27

Grab your pen tool and make sure that your paint brush tool is set to #ffffff 7px soft round brush and make markings on the spine of the book

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Step 28

Change the Opacity of this layer to 9%

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Step 29

Create a new layer and make some more markings but this time make sure your paint brush tool is set to 7px #421209

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Step 30

Change this layer to Multiply with an Opacity of 76%

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Step 31

Open up your texture and line up your texture, erase the outer parts

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Step 32

Change this layer to Multiply

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Step 33

Grab your Custom shape tool and make this shape

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Rotate it so that it lines up with the book. Change this layer to Soft Light with an Opacity of 64%

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Step 35

Add these layer styles

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Step 36

Grab your pen tool and make the strap, the color I used to fill it is #732811

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Step 37

Create a new layer and apply the leather texture again to this strap. Change the layer to Multiply

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Step 38

Apply a Drop Shadow

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Step 39

Duplicate this layer but make the Drop shadow invisible by clicking the 'eye' on the duplicated layer

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Step 40

Grab a soft round brush #240603 and paint along the edges of the strap on a new layer

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Change this layer to Soft Light with an Opacity of 48%

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Step 42

Create a new layer and grab your pen tool and make a smaller strap

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Add these layer styles

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Create a new layer and add the leather texture and change it to Linear Burn

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Grab your paint brush tool and add some shadow around the smaller strap #a16a49. Change this layer to Multiply

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Step 46

Create a new layer and with a 23 px soft round brush make another line. I'm using the color #2c0d05

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Step 47

Edit>Free Transform and align it along the spine of the book and change this layer to Soft Light. Erase any parts that are not needed.

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4 comments on “Create a Leatherback Book Icon in Photoshop”

  1. After I complete a step 16 I can't delete unescesary areas, they just fade out, but don't delete, HELP!

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