Making digital watch icon - PART 1

24
Aug'09
Cpotorac
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Aug 2010

Here is a tutorial that will teach you how to make a nice digital watch icon.

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01
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Open up a new document. Mine is 500×500..
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02
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Make a new folder and name it Shape. This is where the shape of the watch will go. Now get your Ellipse Tool and make a circle. Color #b2b2b2.
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03
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Add these Blending Mode settings to the big circle.
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04
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Now duplicate the circle and by holding Alt and Shift keys pressed just scale down this duplicated layer. Set the circle color to #e4e4e4.
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05
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Set the blending mode of this circle like mine.
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06
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And one more circle. Same as before duplicate one of those 2 circles and scale them down like I did. Also use this color #e4e4e4.
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07
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Use these Blending Options.
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08
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Ctrl + Click on the first circle thumbnail to make a selection. Now make a new layer over the first circle. Set your foreground to white and select your Gradient tool. Before you make a gradient make sure you have the gradient set to Linear and Foreground to Transparent. Also make sure the reverse is not activated. Now click and drag from up to down.
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09
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Make a new Folder called Light. Here is where the watch will start looking shiny and better. Make a new layer. Using the Pen tool make a shape like I did.
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10
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Mask out the shape now. You do this by adding a new layer mask for the shape you just created. Now Ctrl + Click on the thumbnail of the big circle layer to make a selection.
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11
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Make your foreground black. Inverse the selection and make sure the mask you just created in Step 10 is selected. Now hold Alt button and press Backspace to mask the shape. Make the shape Opacity 30%.
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12
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Next is another light. Same as before but this time make the light for this circle I just selected.
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13
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Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool deselect a part of the image out.
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14
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Now go to Select – Modify – Feather. And use a Radius of 20 pixels.
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15
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Same as the first light using the Gradient Tool click and drag. Now set it to Soft Light.
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16
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Repeat Step 13, 14 and 15 and make another light as I did.
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17
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You can close the Light Folder now and make a new one. Call this one Hour. Make a shape as I did using this color #9d9d9d.
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18
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Duplicate this shape and move the duplicates as I did.
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19
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Duplicate all these 4 shapes and rotate them as I did.
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20
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Same as Step 19. This time move them as I did.
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21
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Next step will be the shapes that indicate the minutes. Same as we did with the hour shapes. First make a new folder and name it minutes. Make a shape as I did and move them same as me.
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22
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Now same as we did with the hour shapes, duplicate the 4 minutes shapes you created and rotate them as I did.
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23
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You will keep doing this till you have 4 minutes shapes between each hour shape.
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24
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It is time to make the watch indicators. We will start with a new circle. Same as we did with the watch shape. First make a new folder and name it Indicators. Now copy a circle shape in this folder, fill it with #a9a9a9 and resize it.
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25
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Now add these Blending Options to the shape.

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17
Feb'12
Anonymous

very good, it's very useful to me, thank you very much!

very good, it's very useful to me, thank you very much!

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22
Dec'10
Anonymous

Making digital watch icon - PART 1

Dear designer,
Thanks
Very good tutorial. Very use tutorial.

tamilkumaran.m

22
Dec'10
Anonymous

Making digital watch icon - PART 1

Dear designer,
Thanks
Very good tutorial. Very use tutorial.

tamilkumaran.m