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Friday, April 29, 2011

Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create realistic and creative computer mouse design – Microsoft ARC mouse. If you compare it with the real ARC mouse, you will not find a difference from our design. Mostly we will use Pen tool and color it by shading and highlight techniques using the Burn Tool and Dodge Tool to create a 3D effect. This is a very detailed tutorial which is used more than 70 images to help you easily learn drawing basics in Photoshop. So, lets start to draw.

Final Image Preview
arc mouse Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop


Step 1
Begin by creating a new file (File->New) with next settings:
  • Width: 420 pixels
  • Height: 300 pixels
  • Resolution: 72 pixels/inch
  • Background Contents: White
1 Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 2
Make a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below). Rename the layer to “Base”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it, then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a path like in the picture below.
2a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Fill the path with a dark gray colour. I used #010101.
2b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 3
Into a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) called „Top Part” make next path using Pen Tool (P).
3a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Fill that path (Right click -> fill path) with a dark gray colour. I used #0b0b0b
3b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 4
Use any selection tool (Lasso Tool , Polygonal Lasso Tool or Pen Tool) to make a selection like in the next picture.
4a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Pick Dodge Tool (O) with next settings:
  • Master Diameter: 145 px
  • Range: Highlights
  • Exposure: 100%
4b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add some highlights using Dodge Tool (O) with the settings above like in the picture below:
4c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Go to Filter -> Noise -> Add noise and make same settings like in the next picture:
4d Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 5
Make a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “stroke1”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then from the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a path like in the picture below:
5a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add a 2 pixels black stroke (Right click on the path -> stroke path):
5b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Duplicate the layer created above (Select it and press Ctrl+J) and rename it. Block transparent pixels and make it white then move it a little to the right:
5c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 6
From the Tools Menu choose Eraser Tool (E ).
6a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Then using Eraser Tool (E key) erase over the stroke to give a plus of realism.
6b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Make a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “shape1”. Then select Pen Tool (P key) and make a shape like in the picture below:
6c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 7
Make another new layer, rename it „shape strokes” and using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture:
7a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add a 1 pixel white stroke (Right click->stroke path).
7b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Change the Blending mode for the “Shape strokes” layer to Soft Light and decrease the opacity of it to ~ 50%.
7c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 8
With the “Top part” layer selected, make next selection using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) with a Feather Radius: 2 pixels (Right click on the selection -> Feather ).
8a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
From the Tools Menu, select Burn Tool (O key) with the settings below:
  • Master Diameter: 8 pixels
  • Range: Midtones
  • Exposure: 6%
8b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add some subtle shadows in the selection:
8c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 9
Then, choose Dodge Tool (O) with the settings below:
  • Master Diameter: 56 pixels;
  • Range: Highlights;
  • Exposure: 31%;
9a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Again, add some subtle highlights using Dodge Tool (O) in the indicated place.
9b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Into the “Top Part” layer, add more highlights in the indicated place.
9c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 10
Make a new layer, rename the layer to “scroll”. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a shape using a grey colour #979694.
10a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add some highlights using Dodge Tool (O) at the top of our “scroll” layer like in the picture below:
10b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Create another new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N), rename it into “Strokes” and using Pen Tool (P) add some strokes like in the picture below:
10c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Decrease the opacity of the “strokes” layer to about 50%.
10d Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 11
Duplicate the “strokes” layer (Ctrl+J) and make it white.
11a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Move a little above the duplicated layer to obtain a 3D look
11b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 12
Make a new layer, rename the layer to “Highlight1”. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a path like in the picture below:
12a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Fill the created path with the white colour #FFFFFF.
12b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 13
From the Tools Menu select Blur Tool with next settings:
  • Master Diameter:31 pixels
  • Mode: Normal
  • Strength: 50%
13a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Use Blur Tool in the indicated places from the picture below:
13b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 14
With the “Base” layer selected, make next selection using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L).
14a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Fill the selection with a dark gray colour. I used #101113.
14b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Now go to Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise and make the settings from the picture below:
14c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 15
Pick Dodge Tool(O) with the settings below:
  • Master Diameter:16 px
  • Range:Highlights
  • Exposure:100%
15a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add some highlights over the selection from the precedent step.
15b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Make a new layer, rename the layer to “Highlight2” and add a small white shape in the selection from the step 14.
15c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 16
Again, make another new layer and using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the picture below:
16a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add a 2 pixels white stroke (Right click on the path->stoke path).
16b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Use Eraser Tool (E) and erase a little to give a plus of realism.
16c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 17
Make a new layer, rename it “Highlight5” and make next path over the stroke we created at the step 16.
17a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Fill the path with the white colour (Right click->Fill Path).
17b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 18
Now, we are going to create the bottom part. Start by making a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and rename it “Bottom part” then using Pen Tool (P) create a path like in the next picture:
18a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Fill the path with a gray colour. I used #b6babd.
18b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Go to Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise and add some noise to our bottom part.
18c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 19
With the “Bottom part” layer selected, using Dodge Tool (O) add some highlights in the indicated place just like in the next picture.
19a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Using a selection tool (I used Pen Tool) make next selection:
19b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Use Burn Tool (O) to add some subtle shadows in the indicated places.
19c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 20
Again, make a selection like next using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L).
20a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Use Burn Tool (O) and add some shadows there.
20b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 21
Pick Brush Tool (B) with a gray colour #575757 and make next setting for it:
21a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Then into a new layer called “Bottom stroke” make next path using Pen Tool (P).
21b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add 1 pixel grey stroke (using the setting from picture above).
21c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Erase using Eraser Tool (E) over the stroke to make it look more real.
21d Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 22
Make a new layer, rename the layer to “stroke3”.
22a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add a 2 pixels white stroke like in the next picture.
22b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Again use Eraser Tool (E) to make it look fine.
22c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 23
With the “Bottom part” layer selected make next selection using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L).
23a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Use Burn Tool (O) to add some shadow in the selection.
23b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 24
Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N), rename it “Black stroke” and make a path like in the next picture using Pen Tool (P).
24a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Add a 2 pixels black stroke (Right click on path->stroke path).
24b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Duplicate the layer created above (Ctrl+J). Fill it with white and move a little upper like in the next picture.
24c Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Set the Blending mode for the white stroke layer to “Soft Light” and you should obtain something like in the picture below.
24d Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 25
Using Pen Tool (P) create next path.
25a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Into a new layer called “Shadow” fill the previous path with black colour #000000 (Important: The “Shadow” layer should be placed under all the layer but over the background layer).
25b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 26
Go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and make the settings from the picture below.
26a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Now pick Smudge Tool and smudge in the indicated direction.
26b Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Step 27
Now from the Tools Menu select Eraser Tool (E) and make the shadow look more real using eraser, then create and the other shadow in the top part and that’s all.
27a Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop
Final Result: Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse
arc mouse Draw Realistic Microsoft ARC Mouse in Photoshop

Ref: http://www.psdeluxe.com/tutorials/drawing/draw-realistic-microsoft-arc-mouse-in-photoshop/

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