Create a Radar Signal Image

Create a Radar Signal Image

This tutorial will show you how to create a static radar signal image.

Create a new file (File>New), having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi.

Next applying the Rectangle Tool (U), try to make the background of the picture we want to have in the end.

Create a Radar Signal Image

Set the next shown parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ palette.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a Radar Signal Image

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Now we shall set for the background’s layer the next parameter: Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

… and also Filter>Blur>Motion blur

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Next step we’ll try to represent a kind of radar panel. For the beginning we’ll use the Ellipse Tool (U) to make the primary layer of the mentioned element.

Create a Radar Signal Image

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Create a Radar Signal Image

Blending Options>Outer Glow

Create a Radar Signal Image

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a Radar Signal Image

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Choosing the same tool, it’s possible to represent the element’s screen:

Create a Radar Signal Image

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Stroke

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Make five copies of the layer we’ve recently represented and select the Free Transform with Maintain aspect ratio option to press on the copies uniformly by the central direction.

Create a Radar Signal Image

Now, let’s group together all the layers, composing the rounded element (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while taking the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Marking the group we’ve got, press CTRL+E and apply for the layer the next demonstrated parameter: Fill 46%

Create a Radar Signal Image

Make a copy of the rasterized layer; get back the parameter Fill 100%. Then select the Blur Tool (R) to blur out the marking, placing this layer above the previous one.

Create a Radar Signal Image

Using the Line Tool (U), try to make a vertical line, colored with #18A139

Create a Radar Signal Image

Make five copies of the layer containing the vertical line and select after that the Free Transform option to turn over the copies on equal distances relatively to the central part of the picture.

Create a Radar Signal Image

Try to make now a corpse’s frame around the radar’s screen. In this case we’ll use the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a circle. Try to make firstly the outside borders and then press Alt button to cut out the middle part of the circle, applying the same tool.

Create a Radar Signal Image

The layer’s parameters:
The white color: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Try to make the next corpse’s layer of the radar panel, applying the same method, described above and the same tool too.

Create a Radar Signal Image

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a Radar Signal Image

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Try to make now several highlights on the radar’s screen. In this case we’ll select a standard brush, Brush Tool (B), to draw several white dots.

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

Applying the Smudge Tool (R), try to smudge them on.

Create a Radar Signal Image

Find in Internet a picture representing the white map of the world.

Create a Radar Signal Image

Set the next parameters for the layer containing the world’s map. Blending Options>Outer Glow

Create a Radar Signal Image
Create a Radar Signal Image

The radar panel is finished!