Learn how to create a beautiful notebook icon with Photoshop! This beginner drawing tutorial will show you how to create shapes, add texture, and use layer styles to create a quick and easy notebook icon.
Preview of Final Results
· Wooden Background – sxc.hu
Open up Photoshop and create new document
Open the Wooden background , press Ctrl+ T to scale it fit to our background.Now Image > Adjustment> Curve, like this image
And this is result
Create a Rounded rectangle (shortcut U) with fixed size 700px x 550px and Radius = 40px. Fill it with color # 742b00
Now press Filter > Noise > Add noise
Then right click for Blending Option > Drop Shadow
And we got result like this, we name it ” cover 1″
Next, we create second Rounded rectangle (shortcut U) with same size 700px x 550px and Radius = 40px. Fill it with color # 5c3016. Then press Ctrl + T to scale it a little bit smaller than first rectangle which name “cover 1”. And we name the second rounded rectangle as “cover 2”
Duplicate the “cover 2” ,click on Layer thumbnail and change the color with # 742b00. We name this layer as “cover 3” . Go to Filter > Noise > Add noise
Next, go to Filter > Blur > Motion blur.
Change the layer which name “cover 3” to Multiply and we got a result like this
Next, we create the fourth rounded rectangle with fixed size 660px x 520px, fill the color #571803,add the layer style like this image. We name it as ” cover 4″
And this is the result
Now, we create the fifth rounded rectangle with fixed size 610px x 490px , fill it with color #ffffff .
Add Layer style for Drop Shadow
Then add layer style for Inner Shadow
And add layer style for Gradient
Here is the result
Create next rounded rectangle with size 610px x 490px,fill color #ffffff and we scale it a little bit smaller like this image . We name this layer as “Paper”
Add layer style for Drop Shadow
And add layer style for Inner Shadow.
We got a result like this
Next, we create new layer and name it as “Middle line”, we set up the hard brush(shortcut B) with size 2px and set foreground color #742b00, then pick the Pen tool (shortcut P) and create a vertical line in middle of “Paper” layer. Right click to stroke path and choose tool as brush
And this is what we got
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
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%