iTunes is a media player computer program, used for playing, downloading, and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

So today, I have compiled very helpful layered iTunes Icon Tutorial in Photoshop to enhance your Photoshop skill. In this awesome tutorial you will learn how to create an iTunes icons in Photoshop CS3 or CS5. You can use these great effects for other icons also. I hope you will like this tutorial, feel free to share your comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

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

Create an iTunes Icon in Photoshop for iPhone: Final Preview

Create an iTunes Icon in Photoshop for iPhone

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

Following Photoshop tool are used in this tutorial.

  • Eraser Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Rectangle Tool
  • Elliptical Marquee Tool
  • Rounded Rectangle Tool

Lets start to create our an iTunes Icon in Photoshop for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Step 1

Open Adobe Photoshop, and create a new Photoshop document. I am going to create a new document of 520 x 520 px with #ffffff color.

iTunes Icon in Photoshop

Step 2

First of all select the Rectangle Tool (U) of 150×150 size and draw a rectangle with black color as like in preview.

Rectangle Tool

Step 3

Now select the Rounded Rectangle Tool set the radius 10px and draw a rectangle with white color and name it layer Icon Base.

Rounded Rectangle Tool

After drawing the rounded rectangle and applying Gradient Overlay on icon base layer.

Gradient Overlay
After Applying Gradient Overlay

Step 4

Hold Command (Ctrl from Keyboard) and click on the thumbnail of icon base layer. This will select the icon.

Icon Base Layer

Step 5

Create a new layer, with the icon base still selected. Fill in the selection with white. Go ahead and name this layer Star Burst because it is where we will be making the star burst effect.

Star Burst

Step 6

With the layer Star Burst selected, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Apply the following settings:

Add Noise

Now hit Command Ctrl+D to deselect the star burst layer. Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and apply the following settings.

Radial Blur
After Applying Radial Blur Filter

Step 7

Hold Command (Ctrl) and click on the thumbnail of star burst layer. This will select the burst you have. Now, hit Command+Shift+I to invert your selection.

Invert Selection

Hit delete to remove the extra star burst as like in preview.

Remove the Extra Star Burst

Lower the opacity to 35%. Your icon should now look like this:

Low the Opacity

Step 8

Create a new layer. Name it Gloss. Select the Elliptical Tool, draw a circle on Star Burst layer as like in preview.

Elliptical Tool

Down the opacity this layer to 35%.

Gloss Effect

Now delete the unneeded area from the Gloss layer.

Delete the Unneeded Area

When we delete the unneeded area from gloss layer then we have get this awesome result.

After Delete the Unneeded Area

Step 9

Next, go ahead and grab your brush tool. Set the diameter to 75% and the hardness to 0%. Create a new layer titled Bottom Glow. With white as your foreground color, simply make one brush right at the bottom of the icon.

Applying Brush Tool

After Applying Brush Tool, we applying Gaussian Blur filter on Bottom Glow layer.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

Gaussian Blur

After applying Gaussian Blur filter, now down opacity to 50%. we have cool glow effect.

After Applying Gaussian Blur

Step 10

Now we are done with the overall icon. Next, we just need to add in the ring and the Music icon. To start the ring, grab the elliptical marquee tool. Holding down the shift key, draw out a selection like this:

Elliptical Marquee Tool

Step 11

Create a new layer titled Ring. Fill in the selection you have with white.

Fill the Ring Layer

Step 12

Next, go to the top menu bar and go to Select > Modify > Contract. Contract your selection by 5 pixels and hit delete from your keyboard.

Contract Option

Step 13

Now hit the Ctrl+D for the deselect the selection and applying the Bevel Emboss on this layer.

Bevel Emboss

After applying bevel emboss we have awesome effect as like in preview.

After Applying Bevel Emboss

Step 14

In this final step, download the any Music icon in png format, insert in Photoshop and applying drop shadow on music icon.

Drop Shadow

After applying the drop shadow on music icon. You can see the final result in final preview below.

Final Preview

Create an iTunes Icon in Photoshop for iPhone

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