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Fig. 12

Now it's time to fill our interface with some cool stuff :)

Select the background layer and create a new layer called Aqua Triangles.

Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool and make a selection that fits inside the Interface. Fill the selection with gray #595959.

Then make a new selection similar to mine in fig. 12 and hit the Delete key.

 


Fig. 13

Make a new selection according to mine in figure 13 and hit the Delete key again.

Deselect.


Fig. 14

Now apply the same layer style that we used in step 5 (the Interface layer).

Then add some Drop Shadow.
I used the default settings, but I changed the Opacity to 97 %, and the Distance to 3 pixels.

Your image should now look like figure 14.


Fig. 15

Then I added some bolts.
I made a sphere according to the Sphere tutorial and then resized it to the size shown in fig. 15.

Paste them in a layer above the Aqua Triangles layer and call the layers Bolts.

Then I added some Bevel and Emboss layer style with these settings.


Fig. 16

Activate the background layer and create a new layer called Chrome Detail.

Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to create an ellipse that slides beneath the interface like shown to the left. Then make a smaller selection and get rid of some of the right side of the ellipse.

Then make yet a new selection like the one shown in figure 16 and then inverse the selection (Ctrl + Shift + I) and hit the Delete key.



Fig. 17

Then duplicate the layer and go to Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal.

Then move the Chrome Detail copy layer to the right.

Then apply some Drop Shadow (default settings) and Gradient Overlay with these settings.

Your image should now look like figure 17.


Fig. 18

Activate the background layer again and create a new layer called Ring 1.

Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to make a selection like mine in figure 18.
Then make sure you have a dark gray color as your foreground color (#212121) and go to
Edit - Stroke - 9 pixels - Center - ok.

Keep your selection!

Create a new layer called Ring 2, make a lighter gray your foreground color (#4B4B4B) and go to
Edit - Stroke - 5 pixels - Inside - ok.

Deselect.


Fig. 19

Still at the Ring 2 layer make a selection like the one shown in figure 19 and hit the Delete key.

Then nudge the selection down to the bottom of the ring and hit the Delete key once more.


Fig. 20

Activate the Ring 1 layer.

Make a selection like the one shown in figure 20 and hit the Delete key.

Then it's time to add some Layer styles to the Ring 1 and Ring 2 layer.

Click here to see the Layer style settings Ring 1.

Layer style settings Ring 2:
Use the same Bevel and Emboss settings we used on Ring 1.

Then add some Drop Shadow and change the Distance: 2 pixels and Size: 2 pixels.

And if you want - add some Stroke: 1 pixel - Outside - Black color.


Fig. 21

Ok - time to add some text...

Create a new layer on top of all the other layers and use the Type Tool to type whatever text you want,

Then go to Edit - Transform - Rotate 90° CCV.

Double click the text layer to select it and click the Create Warped Text icon .

I used the settings shown in figure 21 for my text, but another font/fontsize will need a slight different setting. This is just to show you how to use the warped text tool...


Fig. 22

Activate the Background layer and create a new layer called Background Buttons.

Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to make a selection according to mine in figure 22.

Make sure the Create Filled Region is checked and that you have gray #737373 as your foreground color.

Then create a new layer above the Background Buttons layer and call this layer Button.
Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create a button shape like min in in fig. 22 with black as your foreground color.

 

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