Create a Mac Style Home Icon in Photoshop

Create a Mac Style Home Icon in Photoshop
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Step 27 - Adding Roof's Shadow - Creating New Layer in a New Group.

Create new layer above "shape 3", outside the group "roof", name it "shadow". And then select both layer "shadow" and "shape 3", hit "Cmd/Ctrl + G" to make them into group. Give a name "front" to this new group.
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Step 28 - Adding Roof's Shadow - Filling With Black.

Place your cursor on "shadow" layer. Hold Cmd/Ctrl and click on "Shape 1" to make selection. Fill the selection with black. Then "Cmd/Ctrl + D" to deselect.
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Then nudge it downward.
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Step 29 - Adding Roof's Shadow - Blurring.

Use menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set radius to 7.0 pixels.
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Step 30 - Adding Roof's Shadow - Creating Clipping Mask.

Go to layer pallet, right click on "Shape 3" and select Create Clipping Mask. Then move to "shadow" layer, press "Cmd + Opt + G" / "Ctrl + Alt + G" to create clipping mask. Note: if we create clipping mask without converting "Shape 3" to smart object, the "shadow" layer will not clipped into "stroke style" of "shape 3". The "shadow" will be imperfect.
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Step 31 - Making Back Part - New Shape on New Group.

With Rectangle Tool, draw a #a2a2a2 colored rectangle above "background" layer or underneath "front" group. Then group it named "back".
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Step 32 - Making Back Part - Adding Layer Style.

Add layer style with parameters shown below. Inner Shadow
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 50%
  • Angle : 45º
  • Distance : 0 px
  • Size : 5 px
Gradient Overlay
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 19%
  • Gradient : Black to White
  • Style : Linear
  • Angle : 90º
  • Scale : 50%
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Step 33 - Making Back Part - New Shape.

Create a shape again. With Rectangle Tool, and set color to #c8caca. The shape layer must inside of "back" group.
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And then delete anchor point. Just like this.
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Step 34 - Making Back Part - Adding Layer Style.

Add layer style with parameters shown below. Inner Shadow
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 33%
  • Angle : 146º
  • Distance : 5 px
  • Size : 10 px
Inner Glow
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 75%
  • Color of Glow : #515252
  • Technique : Softer
  • Source : Edge
  • Size : 10 px
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Step 35 - Making Back Part - New Shape Again.

Use Rectangle Tool to create a shape again, and set color to #677479. This shape not only must inside of "back" group, but also under all layers inside it.
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After that, we're going to edit this "shape 6" before applying layer style on it. Shown below.
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Step 36 - Making Back Part - Adding Layer Style.

Add layer style on "shape 6". Inner Shadow
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 44%
  • Angle : 180º
  • Distance : 10 px
  • Size : 16 px
Gradient Overlay
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 77%
  • Gradient : White to Black
  • Style : Linear
  • Angle : -90º
  • Scale : 100%
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Step 37 - Shape For Window.

Create a square shape with Rectangle Tool. Set color to #1f60ae. Make a group named "window".
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Step 38 - Layer Style For Shape.

Add layer style with following parameters. Inner Shadow
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 75%
  • Angle : 135º
  • Distance : 13 px
  • Size : 13 px
Gradient Overlay
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 12º
  • Gradient : White to Black
  • Style : Linear
  • Angle : 90º
  • Scale : 100%
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Step 39 - Making Frame - Making Shape.

Use Rectangle Tool to create shape above "shape 7". Make a group named "frame" inside of "window" group. And all of frames will be placed here. See layer pallet below for reference.

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One comment on “Create a Mac Style Home Icon in Photoshop”

  1. Hi, I am currently constructing a Christian based website. I was wondering if I could use the Mac Style Home Icon image on my site?

    Thank you

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