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How to Draw a Photorealistic iPhone 4 in Photoshop

Create a new layer and name this layer “Silver Part Stroke 2”. Select the Pen tool then create a path like showin in the picture below. Apply a 2 pixel white stroke. To do this, first select the Brush tool and set the brush size to 2 px and hardness to 100%. Set the foreground color to white then switch back to the Pen tool. Right click on the Path then choose Stroke Path.

6b

Select the Eraser tool and set the hardness of the eraser brush to 50%. You can right-click anywhere in the document window to bring up the eraser brush settings. Erase a little of the top and bottom of the stroke so that the edges fade.

6c

Using the Eraser tool and a large eraser brush (about 50 pixels), use the eraser tool on the stroke to reduce its opacity. You can freehand this to adjust the results.

6d


Step 7 – Create the iPhone vibrate on/off switch

Select the Rounded Rectangle tool (U) then apply the option bar settings shown in the image below.

7a

Create a new layer then rename it to “button1”. Use the Rounded Rectangle tool (U) to create a shape like shown in the image below.

7b


Step 8 – Add a bevel to the vibrate on/off switch

Create another new layer then rename this layer to “Button 1 stroke”. Select the Pen tool (P) and create a path like shown in the image below. Select the Brush tool and set the brush size to 1 px and foreground color to white. Switch back to the Pen tool (P), right click on the path, then choose Stroke Path.

8a

Select the Eraser tool and erase over the ends to fade the stroke.

8b

Using a larger eraser brush, erase around the outer edge of the stroke to reduce the opacity.

8c


Step 9 – Create the other side of the bevel for the vibrate on/off switch

Create a new layer and name this layer “button1 (second part)”. Set the foreground color to #D5D4D2 then select the Rounded Rectangle tool (U) and create a shape like the image below.

9a

Choose Layer > Layer Style > Stroke then create a stroke with the settings shown in the image below. Note that the stroke fill type we’re using this time is a Gradient. Once you set the fill type to Gradient, you can create the gradient shown in the image below.

9b (Custom)

This is what your iPhone should look like so far.

9c


Step 10 – Finishing touches for the vibrate on/off switch

Create a new layer then rename it to “button 1 stroke 2”.

10a

Select the Pen tool (P) to create an image like shown in the image below. Add a 1 px white stroke by selecting the Brush tool to set the brush size to 1 pixel and foreground color to white. Then switch back to the Pen tool (P), right click on the path, then choose Stroke Path.

10b


Step 11 – Create the shape for the volume up button

Create a new layer then name it “button 2”. Select the Elipse tool (U) and create an oval shape like show in the image below. Use the Paint Bucket tool (G) to fill the selection with a dark gray color (#343331).

11a

With the selection still active, right click on the selection and choose Stroke. Set the stroke size to 2 px and color to white.

11B

This is what the button should look like.

11C


Step 12 – Fade in the button stroke

Select the Eraser tool (E) with these option bar settings:

  • Master Diameter: 56 pixels
  • Mode: Brush
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100% (12A)

12a

With the Eraser tool (E), erase the outer edge of the stroke to fade it in.

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