Final Product What You'll Be Creating
In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to draw a Sound Dock System with Photoshop. Let’s get started!
Start with a new document. Width: 2000px, height: 2000px, color mode: CMYK. Take a look at the layer setup.
Create a new layer, use Pen tool and start drawing as shown. After that, apply the layer style to this shape.
Create a shape like this using pen tool. Hit Cmd/Ctrl + enter to make selection, fill it with white color. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, Radius: 20px. Now erase highlighted areas using a feathered brush. Set layer blending mode to overlay. Do this step 4 times creating new layers. Make changes on layer blending mode and opacity. See next image. Don’t use Gaussian blur every time.
Create next shape using pen tool. After that, apply a layer style.
Create the corner and upper portion for the dock system. Use pen tool to create this. After that apply Layer style. Make some changes in Gradient Overlay angle.
Next, create following shape and apply the layer style.
Time to create the lower portion of the dock. Create the shape shown in next image and apply a layer style.
Start with pen tool, create the shape shown below and apply a layer style.
Time to create the iPod base, use the pen tool to create the shape. Use Direct Selection tool to modify it. Now apply a layer style.
Create the following shape using pen tool and apply a layer style.
Create the bottom of the dock system.
Create the following shape using the pen tool. After that, apply the following layer styles.
Create the side of iPod. See following image.
Create the screen.
Create the button base. Use the Elliptical Marquee tool to draw this. After that apply a layer style. Draw another small shape inside the circle and press delete.
Create the Dock system’s speaker net. Create the following pattern using Rectangular Marquee tool and Elliptical Marquee tool. First create the square area using Rectangular Marquee tool then create small circles between it & press delete. Follow next image.
Now scale down it and place it as shown on image. Select Move tool (M) and press alt + drag to make copies of it. After this step is done, select all of this pattern layer and press Cmd/Ctrl + E to merge them. Name this layer to ‘Net’. While selecting this layer, Cmd/Ctrl + click on the layer thumbnail which shown on image. Click on Add Layer Mask icon in Layer palette. Now Create a new layer above the ‘Net’ layer and select both of them and press Cmd/Ctrl + E to merge them. Now apply the layer style.
Select Burn tool and drag on highlighted areas. See the result.
Cmd/Ctrl + click on the layer thumbnail which shown on next image, Now use a feathered brush, take white color and paint as shown on image. Repeat the same step using Black color as well.
Repeat the same step on following areas using Black color and decrease this layer’s opacity.
Add more detail to the dock.
Time for upper portion.
Now Cmd/Ctrl + click on the iPod base area, go to Edit > Stroke, Width- 3px, color- White, Location- Inside. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, Radius- 2px. Now take feathered eraser tool and erase the highlighted areas. See the result.
Take a feathered brush, black color, and paint on highlighted portion. Erase unwanted portion.
Create another shape using pen tool and apply a layer style. Using the same technique, I added another line in the corner. Now fill the blank area with Black.
Take a feathered brush and use the colors as shown on the next image and also decrease the opacity. Erase unwanted portion. See next image.
Add reflection of iPod on base. Use pen tool to draw it. See next image. Use black and white color. Erase the edges of them.
Select the layers shown on next image, fill with black, now go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, On Gaussian and Monochromatic, Amount: 15px. Change layer blending mode to Overlay, now erase highlighted areas using a feathered eraser brush.
Add a little glow to the corner of the body, repeat this step for upper portion as well.
Create the buttons of the dock system. Use Elliptical Marquee tool to do so. After that apply layer styles.
Repeat Step 23.
Cmd/Ctrl + Click on the base button, now go to Select > Modify > Contract, Contract by -1px. Fill it with any color, apply a layer style.
Time to add detail to iPod. Try to create the button and screen yourself.
Add light and reflection to iPod body. Take a closer look to next image. You can create this yourself using previous techniques.
Creating the shadow of iPod on the Dock. Grab Pen tool and create the shape shown in the next image, fill it with black. Now go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, Radius: 12px, Set layer opacity to 67%.
Duplicate the net layer, place it above iPod. See next image.
Last stage of the tutorial, create a shape as shown on next image, using pen tool, fill it with black, then grab Smudge tool and follow next image.
Add shadow of the dock.