How to create your own awesome amplifier button in photoshop CS3
This tutorial is for beginners and it’s made in PHOTOSHOP CS3. A couple of days ago I saw some tutorials about ‘How to create user interface controller‘ and they were great so I thought that I should make one myself and then show it to you guys.
So in this tutorial I will explaine you step by step how to creat your own awesome amplifier button. Duration is approximately 15-20 minutes.
Open Photoshop and create a new document. I am using 900×600 pixels. After that using Ellipse Tool(U) create a circle. Hold SHIFT key in order to make a uniform selection. Place it in the middle. Rename new layer to Round Shape.
Create a new layer and rename it Round Shape Top. Using Elliptical Marquee Tool(M) make a round selection. Hold SHIFT key to make a uniform selection and also hold SPACE BAR in order to drag it.
Using Ellipse Tool(U) create a small circle and call the new layer Dot. Open Layer Style by double click on selected layer, check Gradient Overlay, Outer Glow, Inner Shadow and apply the same settings like images below.
Press CTRL+R to see Rulers or go to View > Rulers. Also make sure you have Snap turn on. Drag two guide lines : one from the top and one from the left. Using Line Tool(U) – weight 4px – drag a dash. To make a copy of the first dash hold SHIFT+ALT go with your mouse over the dash and drag it away. Use this technique to make the rest of the dashes.