Create an Audio Player Slider with Easy and Simple Techniques in Photoshop

When working on GUI design, shapes are a great way to achieve a realistic look to your design. As the shapes are vector based, you enjoy the ability to resize them with minimal detail loss, which is a significant consideration in GUI design.

Today, I am going to share with you that how to design an Audio Player Slider in Photoshop. If you have interested in graphic designing then you can create your own audio player slider by follow this tutorial. I hope you will appreciate our this hard working. Feel free to share your comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create an Audio Player Slider in Photoshop: Final Preview

Audio Player Slider in Photoshop

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

Following Photoshop tool are used in this tutorial.

  • Rectangle Tool
  • Custom Shape Tool

Lets start to create our an Audio Player Slider in Photoshop.

Step 1

Open Adobe Photoshop, and create a new Photoshop document. I am going to create a new document of 500 x 400 px with #caccce color.

New Photoshop Document

Step 2

First of all select the Rectangle Tool (U) of and draw a rectangle with #3a3c3d color as like in preview and name it layer Base.

Rectangle Tool

Now we will applying blending options on this base layer.

Gradient Overlay:

Gradient Overlay

Drop Shadow:

Drop Shadow

After applying these layer styles we have get a cool effect on base layer.

Layer Styles

Step 3

Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) and chose your pause button in custom shapes and draw a pause button as like in preview.

Draw a Play Button

Now we will applying applying the layer styles. Follow these steps.

Gradient Overlay:

Gradient Overlay

Inner Shadow:

Inner Shadow

Drop Shadow:

Drop Shadow

After applying these blending option, we have get a new look of pause button as like in preview.

Play Button

Step 4

In this step we draw a separator or divider with the help of the rectangle tool (U) and applying gradient overlay on this layer.

Gradient Overlay:

Gradient Overlay

After applying this layer style we have nice effect on separator layer as like in preview.

Separator

Step 5

Now we take a duplicate of separator layer and set this duplicate separator under the original separator layer and move this duplicate separator layer little bit of the right side as like in preview.

Separator

Step 6

Now we will create a track bar with the help of rectangle tool as like in preview below.

Track Bar

Applying the layer styles on track bar layer. Follow these following steps.

Inner Glow:

Inner Glow

Inner Shadow:

Inner Shadow

After applying layer styles we will get new effect on track bar layer.

Applying Layer Styles

Step 7

In this 7 step we draw a progress bar using of the rectangle tool (U) with #e8958a color as like in preview below.

Progress Bar

Now we will applying some effect on this progress bar. Follow these steps.

Pattern Overlay:

Pattern Overlay

Gradient Overlay:

Gradient Overlay

Inner Shadow:

Inner Shadow

Drop Shadow:

Drop Shadow

After applying these all effects then we have get a very beautiful effect on the progress bar as like in preview below.

Beautiful Effect on the Progress Bar

Step 8

In this step we create the again separator. Repeat the step 4 and 5 as like in preview below.

Separator

Step 9

Now draw a volume controller icon from the custom shape (U) as like in preview below.

Note: “If you have not volume controller custom shape then you can absolutely used the volume controller icon in png format.”

Volume Controller

Step 10

Now we will draw a volume controller progress bar. Same repeat the 6 and 7 steps. After doing these steps we will successfully complete the our own Audio Player Slider as like in final preview below.

Final Preview

Audio Player Slider in Photoshop

Conclusion

So here it is your finished audio player slider. You can try to make it a real skin for the your project. But if a lot of people would like to see a tutorial about making this design into a working skin, then I will be glad to make a tutorial about that too. If you have any questions about this tutorial then feel free to you can discuss with us.

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