Make a cool looking looking “push pin” by following very easy steps.
Make a new document with these settings:
Make the document’s background to this color: #cdceb6
Now make three new layers (CTRL+Shift+L), name one “Top”, name one “Body”, and the last one “Bottom”.
Click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Press M and then Shift+M) and do this:
- Select the layer named “Top” and make an oval with more width than height on the top of the document and press ALT+Backspace (Fill with Foreground color), then press CTRL+D (Deselect).
- Select the layer named “Bottom” and make an oval with more width than height, but has to be bigger than the oval we made on the layer named “Top”. Now Press Alt+Backspace and after, CTRL+D. Put this oval in the bottom part of the document.
- Select the layer named “Body” and select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M). Make a square skinnier than the two ovals we have made and height of less than an inch. Press Alt+Backspace and then CTRL+D.
Your document should look kind of like this:
Now place them like this:
Next, apply these settings to layer “Top”:
Now apply these settings to layer “Body”:
Apply these settings to layer “Bottom:
Select the “Body” layer and follow these instructions and look at the image for help:
- Take our the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M and then Shift+M). Make an oval like it’s shown in the picture.
- Press ALT+Backspace so it fills the selection and then press CTRL+D.
- We are going to cut out the side of the circle, so take out your Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and select one side, then hold Shift and select the other side.
- Now press Delete on your keyboard and you can see how it looks after.
Now duplicate layer “Top” and rename that layer to “Top Outline”. Make sure this layer is under the “Top” layer. Now right click the “Top Outline” layer and click on “Clear Layer Style”. Now put the following settings on this layer:
Now select your “Top Outline” layer and click on the Move Tool (V). Now with your arrow keys, move down the layer a little bit. Make it look like this:
Now we are going to add some light to our “Push pin”. Make a layer on top each of these layers: “Top”, “Body”, and “Bottom”. Now name each one “Light 1”, “Light 2”, and “Light 3”. Your layer’s palette should look like this:
Now we are actually going to add the light effects. Look at the pictures and follow the steps.
- Just before you start, let’s set your gradient tool. Click on your Gradient Tool (G). Now on the top left put the gradient from black to left.
- Now select your “Light 1” layer. Now hold CTRL down and click on the little icon of layer “Bottom”. It should make a selection of the “Bottom” layer.
- Take out your Elliptical Marquee Tool and hold down ALT. Now make a circle on the bottom of the selection which cancels out the previous selection.
- Select the Gradient Tool. Click and hold it on the top part and pull it down like in the image, then let go. It should make a little gradient inside of the selection.
- Now press CTRL+D and lower the opacity of the layer to %19. I picked that because it looks best on mine, if you did you’re gradient a little different, it will not look the same as mine, but that’s okey.
- Like last time, before you start let’s set our Gradient Tool. I put mine from the color: #133f87 to white.
- Now select your “Light 2” layer. Now hold CTRL down and click on the little icon of layer “Body”. It should make a selection of the “Body” layer.
- Take out your Rectangular Marquee Tool and hold down ALT. Now make a square on the side of the selection which cancels out the previous selection.
- Select the Gradient Tool. Click and hold it on the right part and pull it to the left like in the image, then let go. It should make a little gradient inside of the selection.
- Now press CTRL+D and lower the opacity of the layer to %49.
Now do the same as Part 1 with the “Top” layer. It should look like this right now:
We are almost done! Make a new layer on top of the “Background” layer and call it “Metal”. Select the “Metal” layer and follow these steps:
- Select your Polygonal Lasso Tool (L and Shift+L after). Make a selection which will be the metal part of your “Push Pin”.
- After you close the path it will look like this.
- Now press CTRL+Backspace and CTRL+D after.
Now put these settings on your “Metal” layer:
Now this is how our final result looks:
I really hope you guys enjoyed our tutorials. You can try using these “Push Pins” with our Sticky Note Tutorial!