Photoshop is adored by most of the designers around the globe. It has much to offer, you can design almost anything you want in it. Today, I’ll show you how to create a sleek and clean music player interface for iPhone in Photoshop. We’ll be using various shape tools, pen tool and different layer styling techniques to achieve the final outcome. So, let’s start designing!
Create a new document in Photoshop with 600px width and 800px height.
Fill the background with #252626 color using paint bucket tool.
Set #181818 as your foreground color and draw a circle in the center of your canvas using ellipse tool. Press “Shift” key while using ellipse tool to get a perfect circle. Label it as “button base”.
Double-click on the button base layer to open the layer style window and apply the following settings for bevel and emboss, inner glow and drop shadow to give it some character.
Next, we’ll make “play” symbol. Set #ffbd02 as your foreground color and select the polygon tool. Use the given settings in the top properties bar to get the shape as shown below.
Double-click on the play shape layer and apply the given settings for inner shadow.
Now draw an ellipse in #2c2a2a color just above the background layer.
Next, we’ll create a circular frame around the previous ellipse. Make a circle larger than the previous ellipse, duplicate it by going to Layer> Duplicate Layer. Press Ctrl+ T to activate the free transform tool, decrease the size of duplicated circle by 5%. Give it #636363 color.
After that, select both circle layers and go to “Layer”> “Combine Shapes”> “Subtract Front Shape” to get the frame as shown below.
Duplicate the frame layer. Come back to the original frame and apply the following settings for inner shadow.
Now we’ll use the duplicated frame layer to form the streaming line. Select the pen tool (Tool mode: Shape) to draw a shape that we’ll subtract from the frame.
Now select the duplicated frame layer and the new shape layer and go to “Layer”> “Combine Shapes”> “Subtract Front Shape” to get the frame as below.
Apply the following layer style settings on this new frame layer.
Next, we’ll make volume controller. Duplicate the original frame layer, increase its size, distort it a bit using free transform tool as shown below.
Draw the shape as below using pen tool (Tool mode: Shape).
Now click on the distorted larger frame layer and then press Ctrl+ thumbnail of this new shape layer. After that, click on the icon of “Add layer mask”, which is present at the bottom of the layers panel. Hide or delete this shape now as we don’t need it anymore.
Now draw few ellipses as below to form various buttons. Use #1d1d1d color here.
Right click on the button base layer, which we’ve created in step 3 and 4 and choose the option of “Copy Layer Style”. Now right click on each of these ellipses made in step 13 and select the option of “Paste Layer Style” to apply the same effect on them.
Now we’ll make plus, minus, previous, next, fast forward and rewind symbols for these buttons by using rectangle tool and polygon tool.
Now copy layer style of the Play symbol and paste it on rest of the symbols.
Next, we’ll make a nice metallic knob. We need a polygon and few ellipses for this. So, set #494848 as your foreground color and select the polygon tool to draw the shape as below using the given settings in the top properties bar.
Apply the given settings for drop shadow on this polygon.
Select #b2b2b2 color and draw an ellipse over the polygon. Apply the given settings for gradient overlay on it.
Draw another dark gray ellipse over the previous one and a smaller light gray ellipse as below. Copy gradient overlay settings of the ellipse formed in step 17 and paste it over the light gray ellipse.
Draw an ellipse as shown below. Make its fill to 0% and apply the given settings for stroke. After that, duplicate this layer and reduce its size to get the double ring effect as below.
Collect all the knob layers in a group, duplicate it and position them as below.
Next, we’ll add some text to complete the player interface. We’ll be using DS-Digital font, you can download it from the link provided in the resources of this tutorial.
Now type in letter “I” using the same font to make a row. Click on the icon of “Create warped text” from the top options bar and apply the given settings for arc.
After that, go to “Edit”> “Transform”> “Rotate 90⁰” and position it as below. Duplicate this layer and flip it horizontally to align on the other side by going to “Edit”> “Transform”> “Flip Horizontal”.
That’s it. Our music player interface is ready. Now I’ll show you how it would look in an iPhone.
Hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and learned something useful. I’ll surely wait for your feedback.
Source File and Download
You can download the source PSD file from our resource database here.Create a Sleek and Stylish Music Player Interface for iPhone in Photoshop,
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