How to Draw a Photorealistic iPhone 4 in Photoshop

How to Draw a Photorealistic iPhone 4 in Photoshop
34a[3]
Select the Gradient tool (G) then apply the option bar settings shown in the image below.
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Create a gradient from top to bottom to create a reflection like shown in the image below. It may take a few tries. Just undo (Ctrl+Z) and create the gradient again until you get it right.
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Reduce the opacity of the current layer to 43%.
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Step 35 – Create a reflection for the upper left area of the bevel

Create a new layer and name it “stroke 9”. Make a path like shown in the image below.
35a[3]
Create a 2 pixel white stroke.
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Like before, use the Eraser tool to erase the edges so that the edges fade out. This is what your image should look like.
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Step 36 – Create the iPhone home button

Select the “Base” layer then use the Elliptical Marquee tool (M) to create an oval like shown in the image below.
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Select the Dodge tool (O) and dodge the right side of the button.
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Create a new layer then name it “stroke10”. Right click on the selection then choose Stroke Path. Add a 1 pixel white stroke.
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Reduce the opacity of the current layer to 5%.
36d

Step 37 – Create the home button icon

Create a new layer then use the Rounded Rectangle tool (U) to create a white rounded rectangle like shown in the image below.
37a[3]
In the Layers palette (Window > Layers), set the Fill of this layer to 0%. The Fill setting is located underneath the Opacity setting. Now go to Layer > Layer Style > Stroke and apply the settings shown below:
  • Size: 2 px
  • Position Inside
  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Fill Type: Color
  • Color: White
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Move the rectangle to the center of the home button then use the Warp tool (Edit > Transform > Warp) to distort it so that it fits into the home button. Reduce the opacity of the current layer to 49%.
37d

Step 38 – Add a shadow

Now we’ll create a shadow for the iPhone. Create a new layer then rename it to “shadow”. Position this layer below the base layer.
38a[3]
Select the Lasso tool (L) and create a selection like shown in the image below. Fill the selected area with black.
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Choose Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Apply the following settings:
  • Angle: 12°
  • Distance: 50 pixels
38c[4]
Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 4 pixel.
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Final Results

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