Creating a Media Player Design in Photoshop

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Apologies to our readers for being a little late on writing this week’s tutorial, as you guys know that our webmaster Ayaz Malik has just got married and that’s the reason our posting routine has been upset lately. But we believe we will be back on track in just a day or two.

Anyways, getting back to this post, this is a tutorial to create a media player design in Photoshop. It is an easy tutorial so you should try it even if you are just a newbie. It doesn’t even require much time.

We Are Making This:

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Creating the Base

First of all, let’s create a background color.

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Time for noise to make the background eye-catching. Go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Select Rounded Rectangular Tool and make a box. This will be our media player.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Now let’s fill the box with some Layer Styles.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Playlist

Make another box with the help of Rounded Rectangular Tool for playlist area.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

And the layer styles.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Video Display Area

Another box here.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Making a circle with the help Ellipse Tool.  These will be our play/pause buttons.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

These are the Layer Styles for rounded buttons.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Result of Buttons

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Select the Triangle Custom Shape for making Play Button. After grabbing the shape from Custom Shapes Tool, I rotated it.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

A little bit of Inner Glow Layer Style looks nice here.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Now Playing

Adding plain text here. You can play with colors, I just used solid black and gray.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

The time stamp is made using the font “Digital 7“.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Time to make a visualizer. For that, I just created a box and typed an ‘I’ in Arial Black. Then duplicated multiple times. Please see the result for detail.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Result

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Now I’m making a ‘seek bar’. For that I created a Rounded Rectangle Box which looks like a bar.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Now let’s give that seek bar an emboss.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Media List

Here I’m typing a plus symbol (+).

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Layer Styles for the plus symbol.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Result of Media Gallery

I just made a few buttons for adding media and files.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

These pictures represent album titles, so consider them as song/album titles.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

I’m applying the following Layer Styles on a box, where is this box placed? Just check out the result.

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Here it is

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Now I’m adding another picture for cover or any relevant image a DVD/BR can carry. And then I’m making a search bar. I used the search icon from Custom Shapes Tool.

I’m using thumbnail from Incredible Collection Of Vector Artworks

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

Final Result

making elegant media player in adobe photoshop tutorials

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Comments
  1. QQ March 7, 2012 at 4:55 am

    路过支持一下!

  2. patara March 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Good one. Thanks waseem.

  3. David Mariuzzo March 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Nice tutorial, it help me a lot. They’re things that i didn’t figure out, for example i don’t know what colors did you use in the gradient layer style, or under the equalizer what icon/symbol.

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