Learn How To Create A Music Player In Adobe Photoshop

Learn To Create A Simple Yet Pleasing Music Player In Photoshop

What We’ll Be Creating

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Resources Used In This Tutorial

Getting Started!

Create a new (Ctrl + N) document 1000 x 700 pixels with a background color/pattern of your choice.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Select the “Rounded Rectangle Tool” (U) then change the radius option in the options tool bar to a radius of 10 pixels.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Once the radius has been changed drag out a reasonable sized rectangle in the middle of the canvas.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Transforming The Shape

Select the shape layer from within the layers window then transform the right side of the shape by going to “Edit > Transform > Distort”. Select the top right anchor point then whilst holding down the shift key on the keyboard drag the anchor point down.

Quick Tip:

Holding down the shift key whilst moving the anchor point will ensure the anchor point moves within a straight line.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Once you’ve transformed the shape add the following layer styles.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

The angle of the gradient overlay may differ from the one used in the tutorial depending on how far you transformed the shape. You should have something like this.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Creating The Screen

Select the “Rounded Rectangle Tool” only this time change the radius to 5px. Now drag out a rectangle onto your music player.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Transform the screen by adding the following layer styles.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

The screen should now look something like this.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Creating The Visualization

Load a selection around the screen layer “Layer > Load Selection” then create a new layer above the screen layer and go to “Filter > Render > Clouds”.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

The go to “Filter > Render > Difference Clouds”.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Were now going to add a motion blur to our clouds, go to “Filter > Blur > Motion Blur” then use the settings below.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Now finally add a guassian blur by going to “Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur”.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

To the clouds layer add a color overlay using the color #5d8bb9 then set the opacity to around 27%.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Select the “Pen Tool” (P) then using a 2 pixel sized brush create a couple of wavy lines.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Select any of the lines and randomly add a motion blur using any settings, then move onto another random line and add a motion blur to that line until you have something like the image above. Once your happy with the lines add the following layer styles to each line layer.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Select any random line layer then adjust the opacity to around 50%. Repeat this step for a couple of lines depending on how many you have created.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Adding The User Controls

Download the free photoshop plus PSD file from the resources list.

Using any of the sliders and buttons from the PSD file create the user controls for your music player. I chose the controls from “Grey UI 2 Active”.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Adding The Minor Details

Select the “Rectangle Tool” (U) then drag out a small rectangle inside the music player screen.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Set the rectangles opacity to around 3% then select the “Type Tool” (T). With the “Type Tool” (T) selected add the track title and artist. At the bottom where the user controls are add the timer for the track.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

At the top of the music player still with the “Type Tool” (T) add an engraved personalized title.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Creating The Reflection & Shadow

Select the “Rectangular Marquee Tool” (M) then drag a small selection underneath the music player.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Fill (G) the selection with the color black #000000, then blur the selection by around 5 pixels. Reduce the opacity of the layer to around 14%.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Finally to create the reflection, highlight all the music player layers apart from the shadow layer then right click and go to “Duplicate Layers”. Once the layers have been duplicated merged the duplicated layers together into one layer then flip the final layer vertically. “Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical”.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Blur the flipped music player by going to “Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur”, blur the layer by 5 pixels.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

Finally set the reflections layer opacity to 50% and add a layer mask to the layer. With the mask added drag a linear gradient from the bottom dragging upwards.

Conclusion

Thanks for taking part in this tutorial, if you managed to finish this tutorial I’d love to see some of your results. Feel free to post them up on our Facebook Fan Page.

Learn To Create A Music Player In Photoshop

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About the Author Wilma Hamlin

Wilma Hamlin is a creative designer & writer. She writes for Crayonify. Being a designer as well she use to create amazing designs using many tools. In her lesuire time she love to read books and tries to learn new designs.

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12 comments
Kaan Erkol says

Nice job man

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rupam says

Hey man you are rocks .nice tutorial man .thank you

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Richard Carpenter says

Thanks for your comments, i know its not the most advanced tutorial. But glad you liked it.

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Andhra News says

Your tutorials are really good , i am fresher in Photoshop your tutorials are helping me a lot.

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Steven M. says

Can i make a tutorial using the pictures u posted ? I will credit it to you. Im asking for your permission, sir.

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Steven M. says

If possible, can i post the tutorial online ?

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Ashley says

Great tutorial ! Could i make a tutorial with your pictures and post it online ? Ive got watermark that says ” Courtesy of Richard Carpenter” for every second of the videos and the credits too. Can i ?

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Richard Carpenter says

unfortuntely not no. I like my tutorials to stay unique to photoshop plus. Thanks seeking permission first, unlike most people.

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Martin From Kenya says

Thanks once more

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rickk says

sorry im a total noob at Photoshop, but how do you actually make this PLAY music?

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Adhir Pandit says

Very very nice and good explained, thank you my dear friend. :)

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Screw says

Your tutorials are really good!!!
Ты очень крутой чувак!! Спсибо за отличные уроки ;-)

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