MP3 Player Illustration

MP3 Player Illustration
MP3 Player Illustration
Design an MP3 player with this tutorial.

Begin by representing a new file (File>New) with 1024×768 px and 72 dpi.

MP3 Player Illustration

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to make the background of the picture to be next.

MP3 Player Illustration

Set the layers parameters by making a mouse’s click on the layer on the layers palette Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Select after that the Rectangle Tool (U) and represent several elements for the background, copying them by pressing Alt button and shifting the mouse. Their placement may be corrected, using the buttons on the keyboard. Try to make all the elements look like in the picture below. The layer’s parameters: Opacity 82%, Fill 0%

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer and apply the Free Transform option to turn over the copy. Blur out the bottom tops for a perspective effect, selecting before this the Convert Point Tool.

MP3 Player Illustration

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

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Choose now the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the primary layer of the media player corps.

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MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

The next layer may be represented with the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U).

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Using the same instrument, try to represent the primary layer for our player’s display, having the black color.

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MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

MP3 Player Illustration
MP3 Player Illustration

Next we’ll use the Rectangle Tool (U) to create the player’s screen of white color.

MP3 Player Illustration

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

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MP3 Player Illustration

Try to create now the primary layer of the play indicator, choosing previously the Rectangle Tool (U) The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%

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Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Selecting the last instrument, it’s possible to represent the play indicator itself.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Next we have to write the player’s name.

MP3 Player Illustration
MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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MP3 Player Illustration

Insert also the track’s name.

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Next take the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to make the primary layer of the player’s logotype.

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Stroke

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a head of an alien, correcting the shape with the Convert Point Tool.

MP3 Player Illustration

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

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Stroke

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Using the same instrument, we have to make now the alien’s eye, colored with #353535. The eye’s shape may be corrected by applying the same Convert Point Tool.

MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn over the copy and place the copy exactly the way it is shown below.

MP3 Player Illustration

Insert the album’s name and the track’s time indicator.

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MP3 Player Illustration

The layers’ parameters are the same:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), we can create the layer under the player’s buttons. First represent the layer under the big button and then press the Shift button to represent the layers for the left and right buttons. The color in this case is #3F494D

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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MP3 Player Illustration

Using the same instrument, try to represent the highlight.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Keep pressed the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the highlight’s layer and the player’s buttons’ layer (on the layers’ palette) for the highlight to be applied in the limits of the previous layer.

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MP3 Player Illustration

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent one more layer reserved for the player’s buttons.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Selecting the same instrument, it’s possible to create the layer, reserved for the left player’s button.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to place the copy exactly it is demonstrated below and select the given parameters below: The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Choose now the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent the highlight on the button situated on the left side and make the corrections on its shape with the Convert Point Tool.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer and select again the Free Transform option to place the copy like in the next image:

MP3 Player Illustration

Using the last instrument, try to make the layer reserved for the central player’s button.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Next layer must be made with the same Ellipse Tool (U).

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Next select the Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent the Play symbol on the player’s button.

MP3 Player Illustration

The symbol may be turned around with the Free Transform option and placed the way you may see below. The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Drop Shadow

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) try to make the highlight on the Play button and make the corrections on the figure’s shape with the usual instrument applied in this case – Convert Point Tool.

MP3 Player Illustration

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

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Next we have to represent the symbol on the left player’s button. Use for this operation the Rectangle Tool (U) and make a vertical line, but the triangle may be done with the Custom Shape Tool (U). The color is #3D85B7

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MP3 Player Illustration

The layers’ parameters are the same. Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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MP3 Player Illustration

For your convenience, we have to combine in a group all the layers composing the symbols on the left button. (press Ctrl button and mark out the corresponding layers and hold on the left mouse’s button to take the layers down on Create a new group option). Make a copy of the last made group and select the Free Transform option to turn it around and place it the way it is shown below.

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

The player’s shadow should be done with the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and applying the Free Transform option for the perspective, we have to stretch laterally the low shadow’s corners.

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Create a new layer for representing the ear-phone with the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M). Firstly mark out the necessary zone and then select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint the marked place with black color.

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MP3 Player Illustration

Apply on this layer the next filter’s option - Filter>Noise>Add Noise

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MP3 Player Illustration

Press next on Ctrl+L and set the parameters from below:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Apply for the layer the next demonstrated parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to place the copy as in the picture. We have to erase on the copy the layer effect, shifting it with the mouse in the recycle bin on the lowest part of the layers’ palette.

MP3 Player Illustration

Apply different parameters for the copy: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

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MP3 Player Illustration

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to represent the next part of the ear-phone corps.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Outer Glow

MP3 Player Illustration

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Applying the same instrument, try to make now the highlight on the surface of the ear-phones corps.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration
MP3 Player Illustration

We have to continue by making the next part of the ear-phones’ corps with the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U). The detail may be turned over with Free Transform selection.

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to make shorter the right side of the copy, the way you may see below. Change the parameters of the copy-layer.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

 

Combine in a group all the layers, composing the holder of the ear-phones with the metallic detail (press on Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button to take the marked layers on Create a new group option). Make a copy of the last made group and select the Free Transform option to place the copy like in the next picture (lower that the layers).

MP3 Player Illustration

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) try to represent a round deeping on the era-phone’s corps.

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration
MP3 Player Illustration

Make four copies of this new layer and choose the Free Transform option to place the copies as in the next image.

MP3 Player Illustration

Now we have to represent the flex of the era-phones with the Pen Tool (P) and the color #1A618B

MP3 Player Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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MP3 Player Illustration

Using the same instrument, make the second flex of the same color the first is, having the same parameters.

MP3 Player Illustration

(place its layer lower that other layer, as the picture shows it). Now it’s time to create the shadow of the ear-phones, selecting the Ellipse Tool (U) and placing the layer lower that other layers.

MP3 Player Illustration

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

MP3 Player Illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

MP3 Player Illustration

 

MP3 Player Illustration

Make a copy of the recently made layer and choose the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller and place it the way it is shown below.

MP3 Player Illustration

Don’t forget to place correctly the layers. The last stage includes creating the shadow under the flex of the era-phones, using the Pen Tool (P) and the color #850B00

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MP3 Player Illustration

The final result!

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