Photoshop Black Zune 2 Preview
Here is a preview of what your completed Black Zune 2 will look like.
Steps 1 through 6
Let’s begin by creating a new document with a white background, I used
330×500 pixels for the canvas size. Next choose the Rounded Rectangle
Tool, on the Options Palette select Fill Pixels, set the radius to 14
px and check anti-aliased. Click on the arrow pointing down to open the
Rounded Rectangle Options, select Fixed Size and add 222×402 px for the
size settings. Familiarlize yourself with the Fixed Size Option because
you will be using it a lot in this tutorial. Now create a new layer and
draw a black rounded rectangle.
Go to Layer > Layer Style and apply a Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow and
Stroke blending options to your black rounded rectangle layer.
Go to Select > Load Selection and leave all the settings default,
this should add a marquee selection around your black rounded
rectangle. Now select your Brush Tool and set the brush to soft round
280 pixels. Create a new layer and brush black on the bottom left
corner of your black rounded rectangle, we want the side to fade out.
In a new layer add another black rounded rectangle like you made from
step one. Then go to your Layers Palette and set the blending mode to
Lighten, this should make the black rounded rectangle invisible.
Apply an Inner Shadow blending option to your invisible black rounded
rectangle layer. The top corner should now have a fade, you can also
use your brush tool to achive the same technique but with layer style
its faster and more precise.
Now crop a picture inside your design which will represent the screen
of your Zune 2. The exact size of this picture is 179×238 pixels.
Steps 7 through 12
Once you insert the picture into your design apply an Inner Shadow and Inner Glow blending options under Layer Styles.
Create a new layer, with your Rounded Rectangle Tool draw another black
rounded rectangle size 194×234 px. Use the Fixed Size setting under the
Rounded Rectangle Tool to make the exact shape. The picture below has a
marquee selection to show you the exact location of the black rounded
rectangle since the shape blends with the whole design.
Now go to Select > Load Selection and leave the settings default,
this will add a marquee selection around your black rounded rectangle.
Then select your Polygonal Lasso Tool, hold Alt on your keyboard and
add polygon lasso lines in a slant on the left side of your marquee
selection, this should delete half of your marquee selection.
Cut the selection by going to Edit > Cut. Then under Layer Style add a Gradient Overlay blending option.
On your Layers Palette set the layer’s blending mode from step ten to Lighten.
Choose your Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the radius to 40 px. Create
a new layer, below your screen draw the shape you see on the picture,
size 92×85 px and #FFF7D9 for color. Remember to use the Fixed Size
setting to create the exact shape.
Steps 13 through 18
Under Layer Style add an Inner Shadow and Gradient Overlay blending option to your step 12 shape layer.
Create a new layer. With your Rounded Rectangle Tool draw the black shape you see on the image below, size 85×87 px. Then under Layer Styleadd a Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow and Gradient Overlay blending options.
Now create the small button, first set the radius of your Rounded Rectangle Tool to 14 px. In a new layer draw a black rounded rectangle size 39×38 px.
Duplicate your small rounded rectangle layer (Layer > Duplicate Layer). Position this copy on the other side of your design.
Select the Horizontal Type Tool and under the Options Palette set the font family to Webdings, 33pt, crisp and #262626 for color. Now type ‘3’ on your keyboard which is an arrow under Webdings font. Then in a new text layer with the same font family but 17pt for size and black for color type ‘3’ again, place this second arrow inside the bigger arrow.
Add the same arrow icon on your second button.
The final result
And here it is once more. Your very own Black Zune 2.