15
Feb
2013

Design Recycle Bin icon in Photoshop

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Hello friends, today we will design a nice looking recycle bin icon in Adobe Photoshop. As usual you can download the PNG file and PSD file at the end of tutorial. Its free for personal and commercial use.

Final Preview

Below is the final preview of the recycle bin icon.
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Step 1:

Create a new document in photoshop of size 512 X 512 px and transparent background.
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Select “Rounded Rectangle tool” with 5px radius.
Rounded rectangle tool

With color set to #e7e7e7 draw a rectangle shape as shown below.
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Now go to Edit >> Transform >> Perspective
and slightly drag top right point to right side as shown below.
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So, it looks like this now.
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Step 2:

Create a new layer (layer >> New >> Layer). Select “Ellipse Tool”
ellipse tool

With color set to #e7e7e7 draw a elliptical shape as shown below.
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Now using eraser tool erase the bottom part of the rectangle shape drawn in step 1.
So, it will now look like this.
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Step 3:

Select elliptical shape layer and burn tool.
burn tool

Set color to #000000 and apply burn around the boundary of the shape. So, it looks like this now.
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Step 4:

Create a new layer and name it as stroke. Select “Elliptical Marquee tool”.
Elliptical marquee tool

Make a selection as shown below.
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Now go to Edit >> Stroke and stroke with width 35px and #b7b6b6 color
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So, it looks like this now.
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Step 5:

Select the rounded rectangle shape layer we made in step 1 and using eraser tool erase the upper part. So, it looks like this now.
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And apply following layer style to this rounded rectangle shape.
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So, it looks like this now:
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Step 6:

Press and hold CTRL key and click on the stroke layer.
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This will load the stroke shape.
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Select burn tool and apply burn as shown below.
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Now select brush tool with a soft brush and diameter set to 35px and color set to #373737 apply brush as shown below.
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Again select burn tool, and apply burn at following four places and in decreasing gray intensity.
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So, it looks like this now.
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Step 7:

Create a new layer. Again select “Elliptical Marquee tool” and make a selection as shown below.
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And stroke the selection with 4px width and color #dcdcdc
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So, it looks like this now.
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Apply following layer style to this stroked shape.
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Step 8:

Create a new layer. Select “Custom Shape tool”.
custom shape tool

Select recycle arrow shape.
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Draw this recycle arrow shape in color #b3bc20 Our recycle bin is ready.
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Icon License:

Free to use for personal and commercial use. Everyone is free to distribute it. A kind request, please put a link back to our site as source.

Below you can download PSD file and PNG file of the icon.
download

Hope you liked the tutorial.

About the Author

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

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