Create a stunning Droid like mobile cell phone in photoshop

Photoshop can be very hard to work with especially if you’re not familiar with it but as you work with it more and more you start to get the hang of it. In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a Droid like mobile cell phone. Enjoy!

Step 1

Create new document 800px x 800px 72dpi. Background Color #58d7f8
Create new document

Step 2

Select the blur paint brush tool 800px, color #ffffff, and create a circle in the middle of the document
Select brush tool

Step 3

Now select the rectangle tool color: 4db0ca and create a rectangle box at the bottom of the document. Does not have to be exact.
rectangle box

Right click on the rectangle layer>>Blending options>>Gradient Overlay. Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:100, Style:Linear, Angle:90, and Scale:100%.
rectangle gradient settings

Now double click on the gradient bar. Left color: #4db0ca, right color: #aee7f6.
rectangle gradient colors

rectangle Preview

Step 4

Select the rounded rectangle tool, color: #191813, and radius 2px. Now create a rectangle box just above the rectangle box we created in the last step.
create rectangle

Step 5

Create another rectangle box but this time make it small in width and place it in the left corner of the rounded rectangle we’ve just created.
inner rectangle

Right click on the inner rectangle layer>>blending options>>Gradient Overlay. Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:100, Style:Linear, Angle:90, and Scale:100%.

Double click on the gradient color bar. Color 1:#000000, Color 2:#191813, Color 3:#272424, Color 4:#434343.
inner rectangle colors

Small box preview

Step 6

Now we are going to create our keyboard. Select the rectangle tool and create a box color: #1f1f1f.
create keyboard box

Now create a second box color:#1f1f1f, and add a stroke of 1px color: #000. To add a stroke right click on the layer>>blending options>>stroke. Size: 1px, color: #000
create inner keyboard box

Step 7

Select the line tool, 1px color:#151515, and create a verticle line. Now create a second line 1px color:#2b2a2a. Make sure both lines are connected.
lines

Add the the lines layer to a group then right click on the group>>Merge Group. You should now have one layer with the 2 lines merged into that layer. Now duplicate that layer 5 times. For the last line make it a 3rd of the way down.
lines across

Note: If you’re unsure of how to change the height of the line just press ctrl+T for windows, and cmd+T on mac to bring up the transform tool

Duplicate the lines across until you have filled the inner rectangle box.
lines full

Step 8

Now we’re going to make our lines go horizontal. Duplicate one of the lines from the last step then press ctrl+t on windows and cmd+t on mac. While holding shift turn the line so that is it horizontal and stretch it to the end of the inner box line.
horizontal line

Now duplicate the horizontal line 3 more times or until you have filled thed inner box layer vertically.
horizontal line full

Step 9

Next we are going to create the letters and symbols on our phone. Select the type tool, Color:#c2d4f4, Font: Verdana, Size: 14px. Now create the symbols and letters for the phone. If you forget where a symbols or letter goes
just take a look at the original image or my image. Each letter was done separately!
letters

Step 10

Now we’re going to create the sub letters and symbols for our phone. Select the type tool, Color:#fff9d2, Font: Lucida Sans Unicode, Font-size: 12px. Now create the symbols and letters for the phone.If you forget where a symbols
or number goes just take a look at the original image or my image. Each letter was done separately!
sub letters

Preview

Step 11

Select the rounded rectangle tool, color:#231d18, and create a rectangle to the right of the keypad for your button.
button right

Right click on the button layer>>blending options>>Bevel and Emboss. Style:Inner Bevel, TechniqueSmooth, Depth: 11%, Direction:up, Size3px, Soften:4px. For the shading area Angle:142, Altitude:32, Highlight Mode: Screen, color:#fff, Opacity:75, Shadow Mode:Multiply, color:#000, and Opacity:75.
button Bevel settings

Now select the gradient overlay setting. Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:100, Style:Linear, Angle:90, and Scale:100%. Then Double click on the gradient color bar. Left color: #222222, Right Color: #222222. You should now have something like the image below.
button Bevel preview

Step 12

Select the rounded rectangle tool, Color:#000 and create a rectangle above the first rectangle layer.
rectangle dark

Right click on the rectangle layer>>blending options>>Bevel and Emboss. Style:Inner Bevel, TechniqueSmooth, Depth: 11%, Direction:up, Size3px, Soften:4px. For the shading area Angle:142, Altitude:32, Highlight Mode: Screen, color:#ffffff, Opacity:75, Shadow Mode:Multiply, color:#000, and Opacity:75. Now select the gradient overlay setting. Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:100, Style:Linear, Angle:90, and Scale:100%. Then Double click on the gradient color bar. Left color: #222222, Right Color: #222222. You should now have something like the image below.

Note: Settings were the same as step 11 that’s why images were not shown for step 12 #2.

button preview

Step 13

Select the rounded rectangle tool, Color:#9f6438 then create a rectangle inside of our other two rectangles.Then right click on layer>>blending options>>Stroke, Size: 1px, Color:#878787
orange rectangle

Step 14

Now we are going to give the right side of our phone some bevel. Select the rounded rectangle tool, Color:#000 and create a rectangle on the right side of the phone.
rectangle right side

Right click on the layer>>blending options>>Gradient Overlay, Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:100, Style:Linear, Angle:90, and Scale:100%. Then Double click on the gradient color bar. Left color: #000, Right Color: #262626. You should now have something like the image below.
rectangle right side preview

Step 15

Next we’re going to add a little blue line to the right side of our text and button pad. Select the line tool, 1px, Color:#364450 then draw a line right next to the text and button pad. Create another 1px line, Color:#48575f and connect it to the first 1px line so that they are side by side.
blue line

Step 16

Select the rounded rectangle tool, Color: #191813, and create a rectangle for the upper part of out phone.
upper rectangle background

Right click on the button layer>>blending options>>Bevel and Emboss. Style:Inner Bevel, TechniqueSmooth, Depth: 1000%, Direction:up, Size9px, Soften:7px. For the shading area Angle:142, Altitude:32, Highlight Mode: Screen, color:#4c4c4c, Opacity:75, Shadow Mode:Multiply, color:#000, and Opacity:75.
Rectangle Bevel settings

Now select the gradient overlay setting. Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:24, Style:Radial, Angle:90, and Scale:150%.
Rectangle Gradient Settings

Then Double click on the gradient color bar. Left color: #000000, Right Color: #373737. You should now have something like the image below.
Top Rectangle Bevel preview

Step 17

Create another rectangle, Color:#1e1e1e inside of the first rectangle.
Upper rectangle Inside

Right click on the layer>>blending options>>Gradient Overlay, Blend mode: Normal, Opacity:27, Style:Reflected, Angle:90, and Scale:150%. Then Double click on the gradient color bar. Left color: #000, Right Color: #302f2d. You should now have something like the image below.
rectangle preview

Step 18

Now we’re going to create our screen. Create a another rectangle, Color:#d6d6d6. Make sure you leave space around the screen especially on the left and right of the rectangle.
rectangle screen

Step 19

Now we will create the symbols for the touch pad. Color:#c2d4f4. I used the custom shape tools from photoshop to create the touch symbols
touch symbols

Step 20

Select the line tool, 1px, Color:#161616. Create a 1px line on the left side of the screen. Create another 1px line, color#2b2b29. Connect the two lines so that they are side by side. Then select the type tool Arial, Italic, 13px, Color:#545454 and create the desire name you would like for our phone. You should now have something like this.
left words

Step 21

Now we are going to add some cool things to our screen. Google search or grab a favorite image that you would like to use for the wallpaper. Then select the rectangle tool, Color:#ffffff then create a rectangle at the top of the
screen.
screen basics

Step 22

Now lets add our screen icons and widgets. Select the type tool, Arial, 10px, color:#000 and insert a time on the right side of the screen. For the battery select the rounded rectangle tool, Color:ffffff then create a small rectangle.

Duplicate the rectangle so that you have two. Right click on the rectangle>>blending options>>Stroke, Size:1px, color:#b9b9b9. Right click on the duplicated layer>>blending options>>color: and change the color to #a0ffb4. To change the energy just used the transform tool to make it full or halfway.
screen functions

Step 23

Now we will add some icons to our screen. The icons I used for this tutorial are free and can be used. You can download them here. Add any icons you would like to use for this tutorial. I used the 16×16 icons.
icon preview

Step 24

Now for the reflection. To add a reflection merge all the layers except for the backgrounds. Duplicate the phone, then go to Edit>>Transform>>Flip Vertical. Now drag the phone layer down just a bit then go to Filters>>Blur>>Box blur and set the radius to 7px. Then change the layer opacity to 70%. Now you should have a phone reflection. You are now finished
phone

Joe Granados the author

Joe Granados is the owner of WebDevTuts. He is also a web designer & developer who loves to design and develop websites. If you're looking for him you can find him via @webdevtuts

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