Create a Thermometer Icon in Photoshop CS5

Thermometers are calibrated in standard temperature units such as Fahrenheit or Celsius and Kelvin. In a mercury or alcohol thermometer the liquid expands as it is heated and contracts when it is cooled.

So today, we are going to create a thermometer icon in Photoshop. This tutorial helps to learn new techniques of Photoshop. We are hopeful that you will like this thermometer tutorial. Happily share your comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

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Create a Thermometer Icon in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Rectangle Tool
  • Rounded Rectangle Tool
  • Ellipse Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Eraser Tool

Lets start to create thermometer icon in Photoshop.

Step 1

Create new document (Ctrl+N) 600×500 of size.

Thermometer Icon in Photoshop

Step 2

Select Ellipse Tool from tool panel create a circle with white color #ffffff.

Create a Circle

Step 3

Select Rounded Rectangle Tool set radius 40% create a rectangle with white color #ffffff.

Create Rounded Rectangle

Step 4

Joint the rectangle layer with circle then select circle and rectangle both layers press (Ctrl+E) to merge them.

Merge Both Layers

Step 5

Go to Layer > Layer Style and applying some blending options.

Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

Stroke

Stroke

After applying these layer styles we get nice effects.

Get Nice Effect

Step 6

Now select Ellipse Tool again create a circle with white color #ffffff.

Create a Circle

 Step 7

Select Rounded Rectangle Tool again set radius 40% and create a rectangle with white color #ffffff.

Create a Rectangle

Step 8

Select both layers merge them (Ctrl+E) name it layer Red base and applying some blending options.

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

Color Overlay

Color Overlay

Stroke

Stroke

After applying blending options we get nice result on red base layer.

Get Nice Result

Step 9

Select ones more time Ellipse Tool and draw a white circle #ffffff name it layer crystal.

Draw a Circle

Rasterize crystal layer and erase with Eraser Tool as like in preview.

Rasterize and Erase

Now minimize the opacity 60% of this crystal layer.

Minimize the Opacity

Step 10

Create a small circle of white color #ffffff with Ellipse Tool.

Create a Small Circle

Rasterize small circle layer and erase with Eraser Tool as like in picture below.

Rasterize and Erase Small Circle

Step 11

Select Rectangle Tool and create a small white line as like in preview.

Create a Line

Duplicate line layer four time and set as like in picture below.

Duplicate Line Layer

Select fifth number line and go to Edit > Transform and make this line little bit big to other lines.

Make Big Sized

Step 12

Select the all five lines and merge them (Ctrl+E) name it layer lines and duplicate this layer five time and adjust these layers as like in preview.

Merge Lines

Step 13

Now select all the line layers merge them (Ctrl+E) name it layer upper lines, duplicate upper lines layer and adjust down side as like in picture.

Duplicate Upper Lines

Step 14

Now in this last step select red base layer and change the color overlay opacity 100%.

Color Overlay

Here we have beautiful final result.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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