Apple iPhone Photoshop tutorial

Make a realistic Apple iPhone illustration in Photoshop. Quick, intermediate level photoshop tutorial.
Download psd file, iPhone isolated against a white background.

iphone photoshop tutorial

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Format: PSD
Keywords: communication devices, photoshop tutorials, iphone psd file, a modern smartphone isolated against a white background
Author: PSD Graphics

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1. Open a new document (1280x1024px) and make a rounded rectangle with 20px radius. Add the Inner Shadow like in my example.


2. Duplicate the body layer and make it a little smaller, and fill it with black color.

fill the body

3. To make the iPhone metal frame more shiny, add two more details at the top and bottom.
To do it duplicate the main body layer again, make a color selection (CTRL+left click on the layer in layers window),
move the selection a few pixels down and hit delete button. Duplicate the layer and rotate it vertically to make the bottom one.

chrome effect

4. Make the home button. Create a black circle and add a gray 2px outline.
To make the glossy effect at bottom, repeat the 4th step (duplicate the circle layer, make a selection and cut).
At the end make a 4-5px radius rectangle and add 2 px gray outline.

home button

5. Add the side buttons. Make them all with 1px rounded rectangle and add a dark gray to light gray gradient.
Put these layers under all existing layers in the layers palette.

add buttons

6. Add the screen. Make a dark gray rectangle shape and add 2px outline with a bit lighter gray color.

add the screen

7. Make the receiver. Create two identical rounded rectangles, make the bottom one in white color, and the top one in gray and outline in a darker gray color.

make the receiver

8. Add a glossy effect on the screen with gradient tool. We are done.

psd iphone

10 Responses to “Apple iPhone Photoshop tutorial”

  1. Levy says:

    Gret, but i have a question.
    How to make rounded rectangle like this, cause i tried to make rectangle
    but it doesnt seems like this.
    anyway GREAT tut

  2. RGB says:

    I think that the metal border of your sample is thicker than the real phone … but it looks really good!

  3. Very helpful. Loved the final output, photo realistic I must say.
    Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

  4. val says:

    nice! even there are so many ready to go icons this lesson is very usefull!

  5. Vanessa says:

    Thx, this helped a lot !
    Very clear tutorial, really.

  6. Great tut, any chance on updating for the iPhone 4 🙂

  7. Chris Beaman says:

    Very cool, thanks. I love learning how simple it is to duplicate existing shapes and layer them on top of each other.

  8. Erik W says:

    Very good tutorial. Much easier to do than I thought. Thanks a lot!

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  10. Now I can make iphone’s on my own and then sell them to make money 🙂

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