Virtual DJ Picture


In this detailed tutorial we will learn how to design this nice DJ smile.

Create a new file with 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi and select the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the primary layer for the picture to be next.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture

Next we have to choose the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw the lowest layer for the small ball we want to picture out next.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 26% on they layers.
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

Virtual DJ Picture

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Create a new layer and choose the Brush Tool (B) with blurred edges and black color to draw the ball’s shadow, placing the shadow under the ball’s layer:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), draw the corps of the left ear-phone on the left ball’s part, correcting its shape with Convert Point Tool.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Virtual DJ Picture

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Virtual DJ Picture

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Selecting the same instrument, it’s possible to represent one of the strengthening elements, having the color 383839.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 30% on the layers.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Make a copy of the new made layer and choose the Free Transform option to make it smaller. Place it the way it is demonstrated below and change its parameters also:

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

We need to select after that the Pen Tool (P) and represent one more strengthening elements, colored this time in 9B98A6.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Virtual DJ Picture

Blending Options>Stroke

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

For your convenience, merge down in a group all the layers containing the ear – phones and the strengthening elements in a group (click on the Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers, pressing simultaneously the left mouse’s button, move them on Create a new group option).
Make a copy of this new group and select the Free Transform option to turn the group around the same way it is indicated below:

Virtual DJ Picture

Select the Pen Tool (P) to represent the ear-phones holder situated on the ball.

Virtual DJ Picture

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

Virtual DJ Picture

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Make a copy of the new made layer and choose again the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller a little. Also we need to apply different parameters. The layer in case needs to be placed lower than the original one. The shadow’s color is black as you may see.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 20% on the layers.

Virtual DJ Picture

Select the Pen Tool (P) to create one of the strengthening elements situated on the left ear-phone.

Virtual DJ Picture

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

Virtual DJ Picture

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Make a copy of the new made layer and apply the Free Transform option to turn it over and to place it the same way it is shown on the next picture, changing the parameters too.

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Now we’ll start creating the left glass of the spectacles, selecting the Ellipse Tool (U) and choosing the Convert Point Tool to change the glass’s shape the way you may see below:

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Create a new layer now and pick up the Brush Tool (B) with blurred edges and black color to dark out the central part of the ball.

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Make a copy of the recently made layer designed for the spectacles’ glasses and apply different parameters for the new copy.

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Make a copy of the new made layer and then try to change the copy’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Mode-Screen
Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Now we have to select the Rectangle Tool (U) that we’ll use for representing by turn several stripes on the glass’s surface, colored in 6883A1.

Virtual DJ Picture

Press the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the stripe’s layer and the glass’s layer for the stripe’s layer to be applied in the glass’s limits.

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Using the same instrument, draw one more vertical stripe on the glass’s surface, having the same color.

Virtual DJ Picture

Make a mouse’s click by pressing simultaneously the Alt button and the stripes’ layer will be applied in the glass’s limits.

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

One more stripe we’ll create with the same instrument and apply the earlier described method.

Virtual DJ Picture

Do the same operation descried earlier with the next stripe.

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

The rest of the stripes we’ll add the same way and they’ll have the same color.

Virtual DJ Picture

Then we’ll merge down in a group all the layers composing the left spectacles’ glass (press the Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and move them by clicking the left mouse’s button on Create a new group option).
Apply the here shown parameter for the group mentioned:
Blending Mode-Linear Light

Virtual DJ Picture

Pick up now the Line Tool (U) to represent a kind of net of white color on the glasses surface.

Virtual DJ Picture

Combine now in a group all he layers composing the net, using the same method described earlier and apply the next parameter for the group in case.
The Opacity is of 71%.
Blending Mode-Linear Dodge

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Try to represent a flare on the glasses surface, copying out any primary layer of the left glass. Changing it with Free Transform option, place it the same way it is shown below:

Virtual DJ Picture

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

Virtual DJ Picture

Gradient’s parameters:

Virtual DJ Picture
Virtual DJ Picture

Merge down now in a common group all the layers and the groups composing the left spectacles’ glass. Make a copy of this group and select again the Free Transform option to turn the copy over the way it is demonstrated next image.

Virtual DJ Picture

Finished!