Create iPhone from Scratch in Photoshop

Preparations:

Create a document of size 750×550 pixels.

Fill the background with a vertical gradient where the foreground color is #525659 and background color is #1C252E.

Step 1 – Drawing the Base:

Create a new layer and name it as base. Select the Rounded Rectangle tool and set its radius to 22 pixels. Draw a rounded rectangle like the one shown in the diagram. Fill the shape with any color.

Right-click on the layer and select Blending Options > Gradient Overlay. Set the color on the left to #8F9498 and right to #000000. Follow the rest of the settings as stated.

Step 2 – Drawing Highlights:

Create another layer and name it as highlights.

Using the Rounded Rectangle tool, set its radius to 20 pixels and draw a slightly smaller rounded rectangle than the base.

Fill this shape with #FFFFFF.

Step 3 – Drawing the Border:

Duplicate the highlights layer and name this new layer as border.

Go to Edit > Free Transform to scale the shape smaller vertically than the shape in highlights layer.

Right-click on this layer and select Blending Options > Color Overlay. Set the color to #1F2326.

Step 4 – Highlight the Border:

Create a new layer on top of border and name it as bhighlights.

While you are on bhighlights layer, Ctrl+click on border layer to load selection. Go to Select > Modify > Contract with 3px. Then Select > Modify > Feather with 2px.

Fill this selection with #FFFFFF.

Step 5 – Drawing the Surface:

Create a new layer and name it as surface.

Use the Rounded Rectangle tool with radius 18px, draw a rounded rectangle that is around 8px smaller than the base.

Fill the shape with a gradient where the foreground is #2D3037 and background is #000000.

Step 6 – Drawing the Speaker:

Create a new layer and name it as speaker.

Use the Rounded Rectangle tool with radius 2px, draw a small rounded rectangle that is around 25px from top of the base.

Fill the top half of shape with #000000 and bottom half with #828384.

Step 7 – Drawing the Screen:

Create a new layer and name it as screen.

Use the Rounded Rectangle tool with radius 2px, draw a rounded rectangle at the center of the surface like the one shown in the diagram.

Select the Brush tool and set the size to 2px and color to #666666. Select the Pen tool and right-click on the rounded rectangle path then select Stroke Path.

Step 8 – Drawing the Button:

Create a new layer and name it as button.

Use the Ellipse tool and draw a circle near the bottom of the surface like the one shown in the diagram.

Change your foreground color to #333333. Select the Pen tool and right-click on the circular path then select Stroke Path.

Step 9 – Drawing the Icon:

Create a new layer and name it as icon. Use the Rounded Rectangle tool with radius 2px, draw a small square at the center of the button. Select the Pen tool and right-click on the square path then select Stroke Path.

Ctrl-click on the button layer to load the button selection. While on the icon layer, use Brush tool with color #666666 and opacity 40%, paint in the highlight at the bottom of the button.

Step 10 – Adding Reflection:

Duplicate all the layers you’ve created so far. Merge all these layers.

Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical. Align it to the bottom of phone base.

Use a Soft Eraser tool of 100px and opacity 60%, fade the reflected image outwards and you’re done!

Optional:

Now it’s time to add in your favorite iPhone wallpaper. Have fun there! Click here to view the final image.

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53 Comments | Write a Comment

  1. smdddd says:

    This project is so so so gay.

  2. McKenzie says:

    I love this tutorial!!! Bookmarking. I know I am going to need it again :D

  3. Gurpreet says:

    I want to make this Plss Help !!

  4. Gurpreet says:

    Hi Johnson Grt tutorial!! But some of the steps are not clear !!

  5. J!mB0 says:

    Can’t follow this tut -.-

  6. Cos says:

    Hi Thanks for this- But it was VERY difficult to follow as you have missed out a lot of the instructions which only expert users can work out!!!!!!!! Example you often say “Use the Rounded Rectangle tool… ” And then go on to say something like “Select the Pen tool and right-click on the square path then select Stroke Path.” Or “Select the Pen tool and right-click on the square path then select Stroke Path.

    Ctrl-click on the button layer to load the button selection. While on the icon layer, use Brush tool with color #666666 and opacity 40%, paint in the highlight at the bottom of the button.”

    None of those worked as I got a message that it needed to be rasterized.

    SOrtly put you were telling us to use a tool that creates shape and then to edit them in a way that ´cannot be done to shapes according to the messages that I was getting. Perhaps you were using an older version of Photoshop (Im using CS4). If so maybe you can mention what you are using and/or enlighten me as to why I can’t do things to shapes that you say I can. Its a bummer when one spends hours doing something that doesn’t work because the teacher doesn’t take into accout the audience and assumes we all know as much as them.!!

  7. ss says:

    Same problem as Alex!

  8. Alex says:

    I cant get the bhighlight to work!

    Please Help!

    (other than that, its really good!XD )

  9. luckid says:

    Wow, So easy!
    Thank you!

  10. Great post. Thanks for the useful information.

  11. pakaworld says:

    You are always posting awesome works. Thank you very much for beaning there for us who are new in this fled of graphic design. Thank you

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  13. I love to read articles that are informative, Thanks again for a nice site

  14. lobby says:

    Hello…

    Woouw, this i am looking for, nice look and tutorial

    Thank you Admin

  15. DJMACH says:

    hi there im new here and in PS. i tried to do this tutorial and i cant. :( .
    i can advanze from step 3. because instead of showing like this one all white, it just shows like a border. need ur help. and man this is a cool page. gonna spread the word around here in honduras. thxz

  16. olek says:

    wow, so many gret tutorials. This one is awesome as all the others :)

  17. mostafa says:

    what atuts ..very good

  18. Romeo says:

    yeaahhh… really nice

  19. Ben says:

    Wow that is amazing. Great tutorial.

  20. ReD_MaStEr says:

    Bem Legal gostei

    Parabéns

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