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Old School Microphone Design

July 29, 2010 • By

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to design an old school microphone.

Step 1:

Let’s start out by creating a new file. I used a 500×500 pixels canvas set at 72dpi, and I filled my background with white. Now create a layer set and name it ‘Microphone’. In a new layer draw a dark gray rounded rectangle with #424645 color shade and 43 x 104 px dimensions.

Step 2:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Shadow, Satin and Pattern Overlay blending options to your dark gray rounded rectangle layer.

Result:

Step 3:

Add a marquee selection around your dark gray rounded rectangle through Layer > Load Selection. Then cut the top half of the selection and fill it with #BFC3C2 color shade.

Step 4:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow and Gradient Overlay blending options to your cut out rounded rectangle layer.

Result:

Step 5:

In a new layer draw a rectangle with #ECEBE9 color shade 47 x 8 px dimensions./p>

Step 6:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Drop Shadow and Gradient Overlay blending options to your rectangle layer.

Result:

Step 7:

Duplicate the gray rectangle design twice and position them below the first. Then in a new layer make a black rounded rectangle with the same size as your dark gray rounded rectangle.

Step 8:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Drop Shadow, Inner Glow and Satin blending options to your black rounded rectangle layer. Then set the layer’s blending mode to Lighten.

Result:

Step 9:

In a new layer draw a small dark gray rectangle with #656565 color shade and 7 x 7 px dimensions.

Step 10:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Gradient Overlay blending option to the small dark gray rectangle layer.

Result:

Step 11:

In a new layer add a small vertical dark gray rectangle next to the small dark gray rectangle design. Then add the same layer styles from the last step. Now add the same design on the opposite end of the microphone.

Step 12:

In a new layer draw a large gray rounded rectangle with #909090 color shade and 56 x 108 px dimensions. Then go to Select > Load Selection, use default settings to add a marquee selection around the large rounded rectangle. Now go back to Select > Modify > Contract, contract by 4 px and cut out the selection. Cut the top corners of the gray rounded rectangle border and position it with the microphone design.

Step 13:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Shadow and Gradient Overlay blending options to the cut out gray rounded rectangle border.

Result:

Step 14:

In a new layer draw a small gray rectangle with #909090 color shade and 17 x 9 px dimensions on the bottom of the cut out rounded rectangle border design.

Step 15:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Satin and Gradient Overlay blending options to the small gray rectangle layer.

Result:

Step 16:

In a new layer draw a small but long gray rectangle with #909090 color shade and 66 x 7 px dimensions below the small rectangle design.

Step 17:

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Shadow, Satin and Gradient Overlay blending options to the second small gray rectangle layer.

Result:

Step 18:

Merge the ‘Microphone’ layer set through Layer > Merge Layer Set. Then under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Shadow, blending option.

Result:

Results:

Old School Microphone Design.

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