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  • on 14.12.2009
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How to Create Folder Icon in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create simple folder icon. This is very simple and quite effective tutorial, so all you need is Adobe Photoshop to create this effect. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial.


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Final Result

This is what we gone do today

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Step #1

Open photoshop and create a new document, mine is 550px×550px with a white background.

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Step #2

Select the Pen Tool make sure you’ve got those options selected.

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Now using the Pen Tool draw something like this

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Now we will apply somesome layer styles

Gradient Effect

Styling the Button double-click on the Shape thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box, we will apply a Vertical Gradient Effect for your Shape. Then click on the Color Gradient on the right of the Gradient option to open up the Color Gradient Editor.

Create Folder Icon in Photoshop

Double-click on left-color-stop and enter the color value #FFD772, then double-click on right-color-stop and enter the color value #FFFF99.

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Inner Glow

Next apply the Inner Glow layer style. Changing the values of Opacity, Choke and Size. I choose to set the Opacity at 75%, Choke at 100% and Size at 1px.

Change the Inner Glow color from the default to #FFFFFF

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Stroke

Finally we will apply the Stroke. First changing the values of Size. I choose to set the Size at 1px. Changing the Position at Outside

Change the Stroke Color from the default to #E6C15E6

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It should look something like this now

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Step #3

Now Duplicate the layer with the Shape. NowGo to Edit -> Transform -> Perspective move one the top-right corner outside till you have a shape like below

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Go to Edit -> Transform -> Scale and scale it down a bit so it looks like opened.

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Step # 4

Now we’re going to add a piece of paper. Create a new layer and draw a rectangule like below

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Now we will apply somesome layer styles

Gradient Effect

Styling the Shape double-click on the Shape thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box, we will apply a Vertical Gradient Effect for your Shape. Then click on the Color Gradient on the right of the Gradient option to open up the Color Gradient Editor.

Create Folder Icon in Photoshop

Double-click on left-color-stop and enter the color value #EDEDED, then double-click on right-color-stop and enter the color value #FFFFFF.

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Stroke

Next we will apply the Stroke. First changing the values of Size. I choose to set the Size at 1px. Changing the Position at Outside

Change the Stroke Color from the default to #DDDDDD

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Now Go to Edit -> Transform -> Scale and rotate the paper.

It Should Look like this.

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Now put the piece of Paper Under the Folder, and set the Opacity at 65%.

Now let’s “curve” the top corner of the paper. Delete a small part of the top corner.

Should look like this.

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Now select the Pen Tool and draw the shape(the one in black)

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Now we will apply some layer styles to the shape.

Styling the Shape double-click on the Shape thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box, we will apply a Vertical Gradient Effect for your Shape. Then click on the Color Gradient on the right of the Gradient option to open up the Color Gradient Editor.

Create Folder Icon in Photoshop

Double-click on left-color-stop and enter the color value #EDEDED, then double-click on right-color-stop and enter the color value #FFFFFF.

folder-icon-step5a

Stroke

Next we will apply the Stroke. First changing the values of Size. I choose to set the Size at 1px. Changing the Position at Outside

Change the Stroke Color from the default to #DDDDDD

Final Result

This is what we gone do today

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If you’d like to check your work, you may download the PSD file for this tutorial

[Download File:30kb]

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