Super Cool CD Sticker : Photoshop Tutorials

March 18, 2010 All in One Blog

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1. Start by creating circular frame shape using custom shape tool.

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2. Using direct selection tool select inner nodes as shown and press Ctrl+T.

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3. Scale down the points to create a small hole. These outer and inner circle size should be in synch with actual CD dimensions.

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4. Fill it with gray color.

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5. Duplicate the layer. Again select the outer nodes and scale down a bit and select inner nodes and scale up a bit both using direct selection tool.

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6. Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.

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7.  Create a big circle using elliptical shape tool. Press Ctrl+Alt+G to create a clipping mask.

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8. Similarly create two more circles with different colors and different placement. Press Ctrl+Alt+G to create a clipping mask for each layer.

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9. Create a sun shape using custom shape tool.

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10. Change the layer mode to luminosity.

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11. Similarly create more shapes according to the topic of your CD ROM. We’re creating a CD ROM for Horoscope software so we are placing suns and planets etc. You can also insert images too. Create clipping mask for all shapes.

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12. Create a circle almost half the size of outer circle. Using type tool click on this path to type your text on it.

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13. Apply some outer glow layer style.

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14. Similarly create a path for the website url and place near the bottom.

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The following is my final work.


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