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Members Area Tutorial: Create a 3D, Textured Safe Illustration From Scratch Using Photoshop

Hi there. In the following tutorial your will learn how to create a simple safe illustration.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Open Photoshop and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter all the data shown in the following image and click OK. Enable the Grid (View > Show > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap To > Grid). For the moment you need a grid every 5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and focus on the Grid section. Enter 5 in the Gridline Every box and 1 in the Subdivision box. Also, set the color of the grid at #696969. Once you set all these properties click OK. Don’t get discouraged by all that grid. It will ease your work later. You should also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes.

Step 2

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius at 5px and create a 60 by 320px vector shape. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, left anchor points and drag them 15px down then select the bottom, left anchor points and drag them 15px up. In the end your vector shape should look like in the second image. Move to the Layers panel and double click on this vector shape to open the Layer Style window. Activate the Gradient Overlay and the Stroke then enter the properties shown in the following images. The white numbers from the gradient image stand for location percentage.

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 0 degrees
Scale: 100%

Stroke Blending Options Settings

Size: 1px
Position: Inside
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Fill Type: Color

Step 3

Keep focusing on the Layers panel, right click on the vector shape created in the previous step and click on Convert to Smart Object. Make sure that this smart object is selected and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown in the following image and click OK. Duplicate this smart object (Control + J). Focus on this copy, clear the smart filter and open the Layer Style window. Activate the Color Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following image. Finally, convert this copy to a smart object.

Color Overlay Options Settings

Blending Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%

Step 4

Reselect the grey smart object created in the previous step and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown below, click OK and go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Again, enter the data shown below and click OK. In the end your smart object should look like in the second image. Next, you need to mask it. Focus on the Layers panel, hold Control and click on it. This should lead a simple selection around your smart object. Keep focusing on the Layers panel, make sure that your selection is still active, select the smart object edited in the beginning of the step and click on the Add Layer Mask button from the bottom of the Layers panel. Make sure that this masked smart object is still selected, lower its opacity to 50% and change the blending mode to Color Dodge.

Step 5

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius at 5px, create a 250 by 320px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, right anchor points and drag them 10px down then select the bottom, right anchor points and drag them 10px up. In the end your vector shape should look like in the second image. Move to the Layers panel and open the Layer Style window for this vector shape. Activate the Gradient Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following images. Remember that the white numbers from the gradient image stand for location percentage.

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: -180 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 6

Convert the vector shape created in the previous step to a smart object and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown below and click OK.

Step 7

Duplicate the smart object created in the previous step (Control + J). Focus on this copy, clear the smart filter open the Layer Style window. Activate the Color Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following image. Convert this copy to a smart object and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown below, click OK and go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Again, enter the data shown below and click OK. In the end your smart object should look like in the second image.

Color Overlay Options Settings

Blending Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%

Step 8

Mask the smart object edited in the previous step then lower its opacity to 30% and change the blending mode to Color Dodge.

Step 9

Set the foreground color at #282828, pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the radius at 5px. Create a 215 by 280px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, right anchor points and drag them 5px down then select the bottom, right anchor points and drag them 5px up. In the end your vector shape should look like in the second image. Move to the Layers panel, open the Layer Style window for this new vector shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Multiply
Opacity: 75%
Angle: 180 degrees
Distance: 1px
Choke: 0%
Size: 15px

Bevel and Emboss Options Settings

Style: Outer Bevel
Technique: Smooth
Depth: 100%
Direction: Up
Size: 2px
Soften: 0px

Angle: 180 degree
Altitude: 10 degrees
Highlight Blending Mode: Normal
Highlight Opacity: 75%
Shadow Blending Mode: Multiply
Shadow Opacity: 75%

Stroke Blending Options Settings

Size: 1px
Position: Inside
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Fill Type: Color

Step 10

For the following steps you will need a grid every 1px. So, go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 1 in the Gridline Every box. Pick the Rectangle Tool, create a 215 by 9px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, right anchor point and drag it 2px down then select the bottom, right anchor point and drag it 2px up. In the end your vector shape should look like in the second image. Move to the Layers panel, open the Layer Style window for this new vector shape and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Overlay
Opacity: 35%
Angle: 90 degrees
Distance: 1px
Choke: 0%
Size: 0px

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 180 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 11

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius at 5px, create a 174 by 264px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, left anchor points and drag them 20px up then select the bottom, left anchor points and drag them 20px down. In the end your vector shape should look like in the second image. Move to the Layers panel and open the Layer Style window for this vector shape. Activate the Gradient Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: -180 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 12

Convert the vector shape created in the previous step to a smart object and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown below and click OK.

Step 13

Duplicate the smart object created in the previous step (Control + J). Select this copy, clear the smart filter and open the Layer Style window. Activate the Color Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following image. Convert this copy to a smart object and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown below, click OK and go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Again, enter the data shown below and click OK. In the end your smart object should look like in the second image.

Color Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%

Step 14

Reselect the smart object created and edited in the previous step, mask it then lower its opacity to 30% and change the blending mode to Color Dodge.

Step 15

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the radius at 5px, create a 20 by 304px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it and switch to the Direct Selection Tool. Select the top, left anchor points and drag them 1px down then select the bottom, left anchor points and drag them 1px up. In the end your vector shape should look like in the second image.

Step 16

Move to the Layers panel, select the vector shape created in the previous step and open the Layer Style window. Enter the properties shown in the following images and click OK. Keep focusing on the Layers panel and drag this vector shape below the smart objects created in steps #11 and 13.

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 40%
Angle: -180 degrees
Distance: 5px
Choke: 0%
Size: 5px

Inner Glow Blending Options Settings

Blending Mode: Normal
Opacity: 35%
Choke: 100%
Size: 1

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: -90 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 17

Duplicate the vecor shape created in the previous step (Control + J). Focus on the Layers panel, right click on this copy and click on Clear Layer Style. Re-open the Layer Style window for this copy. Activate the Color Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following image. Convert this copy to a smart object and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Enter the data shown below, click OK and go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Again, enter the data shown below and click OK. In the end your smart object should look like in the second image.

Color Overlay Options Settings

Blending Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%

Step 18

Reselect the smart object created and edited in the previous step. First, mask it then lower its opacity to 50% and change the blending mode to Divide.

Step 19

Set the foreground color at #3d3d3d and pick the Ellipse Tool. Create four, 4 by 8px vector shapes and place them as shown in the following image.

Step 20

Focus on the vector shapes created in the previous step, open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Drop Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 25%
Angle: 0 degrees
Distance: 1px
Spread: 0px
Size: 0px

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 80%
Angle: 0 degrees
Distance: 1px
Choke: 0%
Size: 0px

Step 21

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and make sure the radius is set at 5px. Create two, 3 by 25px vector shape and place them as shown in the first image.

Step 22

Focus on the vector shapes created in the previous step, open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 0 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 23

Set the foreground color at #323232, pick the Ellipse Tool and create a 7px circle. Open the Layer Style window for this new vector shape, activate the Drop Shadow and enter the properties shown in the following image. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, make sure the radius is set at 5px, create a 15 by 5px vector shape and place them as shown in the second image. Open the Layer Style window for this rounded rectangle, activate the Gradient Overlay and enter the properties shown in the following image.

Drop Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 40%
Angle: 0 degrees
Distance: 1px
Spread: 0px
Size: 0px

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 90 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 24

Duplicate the two vector shapes created in the previous step. Select these copies and drag them 70px down. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, make sure the radius is set at 5px, create a 10 by 100px vector shape and place it shown in the second image. Open the Layer Style window for this new rounded rectangle and enter the properties shown in the following image.

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Angle: -90 degrees
Distance: 2px
Choke: 0%
Size: 1px

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 180 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 25

Reselect all the vector shapes created in the last two steps and group them (Control + G). Select it and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 26

Set the foreground color at #1e1e1e, pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and create a 74 by 96px vector shape. Continue with the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create ten, 20 by 20px vector shapes and place them as shown in the following image. The Snap to Grid should ease your work.

Step 27

Set the foreground color at #b40007, pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a 20 by 20px vector shape and place it as shown in the following image. Continue with the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the foreground color at #008716, create a new 20 by 20px vector shape and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 28

Pick the Type Tool(T) and add the numbers and the letters shown below. You can use the Digital-7 Mono font. Select them all and simply convert them to a smart object.

Step 29

Select the smart object created in the previous step along with the vector shapes created in steps #26 and #27 and group them (Control + G). Select this group and go to Edit > Transform > Perspective. Focus on the left and right sides and drag them until your group look like in the following image.

Step 30

Keep focusing on the group edited in the previous step. Select the large rectangle, open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Drop Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 40%
Angle: 0 degrees
Distance: 1px
Spread: 0px
Size: 0px

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 55%
Angle: 180 degrees
Distance: 1px
Choke: 0%
Size: 3px

Inner Glow Blending Options Settings

Blending Mode: Normal
Opacity: 70%
Size: 5

Step 31

Move to the Smaller rectangles, open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following images.

Inner Shadow Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 50%
Angle: -180 degrees
Distance: 2px
Choke: 0%
Size: 0px

Inner Glow Blending Options Settings

Blending Mode: Normal
Opacity: 15%
Size: 5

Stroke Blending Options Settings

Size: 1px
Position: Inside
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Fill Type: Color

Step 32

Reselect the group created and edited in the previous steps and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 33

Let’s continue with the background. By default, Photoshop created a locked, white layer named "Background". You should find it in the bottom of the Layers panel. Hold Alt and double click on it. This will immediately unlock your layer. Open the Layer Style window for this white layer and enter the properties shown in the following image.

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 90 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 34

Convert the layer edited in the previous step to a smart object. Open the Layer Style window for this new smart object and enter the properties shown below. Here you can find the pattern used in the Pattern Overlay section.

Pattern Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 5%
Scale: 100%

Step 35

Return to "gridline every 5px". So, go to go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and enter 5 in the Gridline Every box. Set the foreground color at black, pick the Ellipse Tool, create a 345 by 95px vector shape and place it as shown in the first image. Move to the Layers panel, drag this new vector shape behind the safe and convert it to a smart object. Lower its opacity to 20% and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Enter a 25px radius and click OK.

Step 36

Pick the Pen Tool and draw a vector shape like the one shown in the first image. Drag it behind the safe, lower its Fill to 0%, open the Layer Style window and enter the properties shown in the following image.

Gradient Overlay Blending Options Settings

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Style: Linear
Angle: 15 degrees
Scale: 100%

Step 37

Reselect the vector shape created in the previous step, convert it to a smart object, lower its opacity to 50% and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Drag the slider at 5px and click OK. Duplicate this smart object (Control + J). Select this copy, remove the Gaussian Blur effect, lower its opacity to 15% and you’re done.

And We’re Done!

Here is how your final result should look.

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Download the original .psd file for this tutorial here:

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