Preview of Final Results
Create a Beautiful Guitar Icon Photoshop Tutorial
I would like to thank Luca Vlad for collaborating with me in creating this tutorial!
Step 1 – Create a new document
Start by creating a new image (Ctrl+N or File > New). We created a new 800×800 image.
To begin, we’ll create the shape of the guitar. Use the Pen tool (P) to create the shape like shown below. Create the same shape for the shadow but use a darker brown. At the top and bottom of the side, use the Burn tool (O) to add shadows like shown in the image below.
TIP: Use ALT + click on last pen tool point to make it more easier to use
Step 3 – Creating the Wood Texture
Now we’ll create the wood texture. To create this wood texture from scratch, start by creating a new layer. Change the foreground color to #A83E0D then use the Fill tool (Edit > Fill) to fill the layer with the foreground color. Use the Add Noise filter (Filter > Noise > Add Noise) to add a little bit of monochromatic noise. Finish it off by applying a Motion Blur (Filter > Blur > Motion Blur) by 40 pixels at 90° angle. To enhance the texture, duplicate the layer (Ctrl+J or Layer > Duplicate), change the blend mode of the new layer to Soft Light, then merge down (Ctrl+E or Layer > Merge Down).
Step 4 – Texture, Light, and Shadows.
Put the wooden texture over the guitar then select the guitar again with the Magic Wand tool (W). Inverse the selection (Shift+Ctrl+I or Select > Modify > Inverse) then press delete on your keyboard to delete the selected area. Use the Burn tool again to add shadows to the middle then switch to the Dodge tool to lighten the parts shown in the image below.