Hello friends, here today in this Photoshop tutorial, we will see how to create a beautiful simple looking steering wheel icon. Icons play a major role in representing a product or an app. It’s been designed in such a way that any person can understand what it stands for. Ok fine now let’s move on to the tutorial.
STEP-1 Open a new document with width and height of 500 pixels.
STEP-2 Pick up the ellipse tool and draw a circle as I have drawn below.
STEP-3 Still with the ellipse tool, select the vector mask thumbnail of the layer and at the top of the menu bar select the third option, that is, subtract from the shape area. See the image below.
STEP-4 Double click on this layer to bring in the layer style window and apply the following layer style values, here I have used gradient overlay style.
STEP-5 Again pick up the ellipse tool and draw a much bigger circle, here repeat the STEP-3. See the image below.
STEP-6 Here in this step pick up the pen tool, select the vector mask thumbnail of the layer, at the top of the menu select the option subtract from the shape area and cut some parts of the shape as you see below.
STEP-7 Now double click on this layer and apply the gradient overlay values.
STEP-8 Now CTRL+click on this layer, this will select the area, create a new upon this layer, go to edit, fill, a window will appear, select the particular pattern and press ok.
STEP-9 Using the pen tool draw a shape as you see below.
STEP-10 Double click on this layer and apply the following layer style values. Here I have used inner glow and gradient overlay layer styles.
STEP-11 Again pick the pen tool and draw a similar shape as I have drawn below.
STEP-12 Apply gradient overlay and gradient stroke values to this layer.
STEP-13 With the help of ellipse tool draw a small circle at the center of the steering wheel.
STEP-14 Double click on this layer to bring in the layer style window and apply the following layer style values.
STEP-15 Again using the ellipse tool draw another small circle shape at the top of the earlier circle shape, and give some inner shadow effect with the color code # c31c1c.
That’s it we have completed the tutorial. This is the final preview of the steering wheel.
Wasn’t that a simple and easy tutorial? I hope you have learnt and enjoyed this tutorial, and the steps implemented in it. We will back with another tutorial, enjoy the weekend.