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Today we are going to design a new Facebook 3D Icon, in this Photoshop Tutorial you will be able to know how to use shapes, gradients and layer styles in Photoshop CS5. So lets start!    

By shzad1, on July 30, 2012, under Photoshop Tutorials

Final Result Preview

 

Step 1

First of all we going to design the background. Create a new project in Photoshop having 1280x1024 pixels resolution with white background . Copy the background layer double click on it and select the gradient overlay to add some gradient to the background. Simply apply a linear gradient with #b7b7b7 and #ffffff . Keep the blend mode normal , set the opacity  100% , angle 90 and scale 100%.

 

Step 2

Now create a New Layer and select Pen Tool (P) for make a shape like as showing below screenshot.

 

Step 3

Now add some gradient to the shape for this double click on the layer to open layer style and select Gradient Overlay . Select two shades of blue as #5aabf0 and #1187ec. Keep the blend mode normal , set the opacity to 100% , style linear , angle 90 and scale 100%.

 

Step 4

Again create a new layer and shape and select Pen Tool (P) and create a shape for make a shape like as below. It gives 3D look to the shape.

 

Step 5

Again add some gradient to the new shape to give a glossy 3d look. For that again go to layer style select gradient overlay.  Now select three colors #1584e3 , #005099 and #1584e3. Keep the blend modes Normal , set the opacity 100%, style Linear , angle 0 and scale 100%.

 

Step 6

Once again create a new layer, select Soft Rounded Brush with white color. Drag a line as shown below. Set the layer opacity to 7%.

 

Step 7

To add more Glossy look create a new layer on the top of all Layers , select Pen Tool (P) and make a shape like shown below. Fill the shape with white color ( #ffffff ) and set the layer opacity to 14% . 

 

Step 8

Add another New Layer , take rounded shape soft brush with white color ( #ffffff ) and add a glow as shown below. Set the layer opacity to 72%.

 

Step 9

Now add some shadow. On a new layer create a shadow with the color # 464040 as shown below.

 

Step 10

Now select Text Type Tool (T) and type your text with white colors like as shown below.

 

Step 11

 

Go to Free Transform (Ctrl+T) select the text and set angle like as shown below .

Step 12

Now add layer style to the text layer. Double click on the text layer to open layer style and select Inner Shadow and set blend mode to multiply , color # 000000 , Opacity 93% , Angle 120 , Check use global light box , set the distance 2 pixel , choke 0 , size 0.

 

Finally here is the final image

Thanks for your time to go through the tutorial till the end; It was a pleasure designing it, and I hope you like it and add your comments.