Digital media player design

Digital media player design
Digital media player design
This tutorial walks you through the steps of creating a really cool looking video player using Adobe Photoshop CS3. It is illustrated along the way for clarity.

Start working by creating a new file (File>New) with 478×600 px and 72 dpi.

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Using the Rectangle Tool (U), it’s possible to represent the background of the picture to be.

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Set the next parameters on the made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ palette.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Next we must download out of Internet a kind of picture, like the one from below:

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Insert the picture on the made background by a new layer:

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Select the next shown parameters for the picture’s layer: Fill 55%
Blending mode-Soft Light

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Now we shall create the primary layer of the media player’s screen, choosing for this operation the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px.

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

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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On the next layer we shall continue representing the player’s screen, selecting again the previous tool with a radius of 5 px too. The layer has black color.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

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Insert now the picture of the video file on the screen’s zone:

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Now it’s time to draw the top part of the media player’s screen. Chose also the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with the radius of 5 px and then apply the Convert Point Tool for changing the placement of the lowest element’s tops, as it demonstrated below:

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

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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On the bottom part of the player’s screen should be drawn the playing indicator, applying in this case the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with the radius of 5 px.

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

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Using the previous instrument with a radius of 10 px this time, we may determine the placement of the playing indicator’s element and then press Alt button when using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to cut out the unnecessary area.

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

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select on this stage the Custom Shape Tool (U) to draw two small pointers, colored with #313540

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Insert now the inscriptions reserved for the panel of the media player’s screen, applying the demands inserted in the table below:

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Insert also on the right top corner the system buttons, keeping also the demands from below:

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It’s time to represent the panel reserved for controlling the media player and it should be situated lower than the screen’s panel. This time we’ll use the same Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px.

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

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Make a copy of the top part of the media player’s panel. Select then the Free Transform option to place the copy the same way shown next image:

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Make copies of the pointers situated on the top media player’s panel. Apply after that the Free Transform option to place the copies the same way indicated the next picture:

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Using the Rectangle Tool (U) and the Pen Tool (P), it’s possible to draw now the symbol meaning opening the panel. The layer’s color this time is #1D2331

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Create now the button reserved for closing the panel.

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Select the Pen Tool (P) to insert on the picture the switcher.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Take the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (radius of 5 px) to insert the directing button of the player.

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

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Make four copies of the layer containing the button and then applying the Free Transform solution, it’s possible to situate the copies the same way demonstrated below:

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Choosing the Pen Tool (P) and the Rectangle Tool (U), it’s possible to represent the symbols on the made options’ buttons on the media player.

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The symbols’ layers contain the same parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Insert the inscriptions for the switcher’s position, keeping attentively the next demands:

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Now we should introduce the panel of the play list, situated lower than the media player’s controlling panel, applying the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with the radius of 5 px.

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

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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On the play list’s panel must be represented the area reserved for the play list, containing the black color. The appropriate instrument is the same Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

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Make a copy of the top part of the media player’s panel.

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Create a new layer above the made copy and mark out both layers. Then press the combination of buttons CTRL+E. Using the Free Transform solution, try to turn around the copy and place it the way demonstrated next image:

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Make copies of the layers containing the pointers and then choose again the Free Transform solution for positioning the copies the same way from below:

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Using the Pen Tool (P), try to represent the pointers indicating the play list’s rolling. The layer has the color #36373C

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Make a copy of the close button and select the Free Transform option to place the copy the same way demonstrated below:

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Insert the tracks’ titles and their duration.

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the titles for the rest of the tracks.

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On the last stage we should introduce the name of the play list’s panel, applying the next shown demands:

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The media player is finished!

View full size here.