15
Feb
2013

Design a cool looking contact icon

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In this photoshop tutorial, we will make a cool looking glossy contact us icon. Tutorial is easy, just follow the steps carefully.

Preview of the final icon:
contact-us-icon

Step 1:
Create a new document, roughly about 400 px X 400 pixels, with white background. Create a new layer and set color to #ed870f. Select “Rounded rectangle tool” with radius 8px and draw a rounded square shape.
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Apply following layer style to this round shape layer.
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Step 2:
Press and hold CTRL key and click on the round shape layer. This will load the button shape.
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Drag the selection below the button.
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Create a new layer. Set foreground color to #dc4801 Select gradient tool with “Foreground To Transparent”. Press and hold SHIFT key and drag mouse from top of the selection to middle of the selection.
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Press CTRL+D to de-select the selection.

Step 3:
Create a new layer. Set foreground color to white. Select a soft brush of radius 200px and set opacity to 60%. Click once on top of the button as shown below.
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Change layer mode to “overlay”.

Create a duplicate layer of this layer and set layer mode to “Normal”. Press CTRL+T and contract the shape like this:
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Our button looks like this now:
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Step 4:
Create a new layer and select “Rounded rectangle tool” with 5px radius. Draw a shape as shown below in white color.
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And apply following layer style.
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Button should now look like this:
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Step 5:
Create a new layer. Select “polygon Tool”
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and set number of slides to 3. Set color to #e9e9e9 and draw a shape as shown below.
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Press CTRL+T to resize the shape.
Apply following layer style to this shape.
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It should now look like this:
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Repeat same process and create another triangular shape with same layer style as shown below.
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That’s it, our contact icon is ready. This is how final contact us icon looks on a white background.
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And this is on transparent background.
contact-us-icon

License:
Free for personal and commercial use. If possible, please link back to our site as source.

I hope you like the tutorial. below you can download PSD file.
download PSD

About the Author

Name: Ravi Shekhar
I love learning and sharing web stuffs.

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