These are the first, and second, in this series of Basic Photoshop tutorials I have planned. I will only continue if I get some positive feedback from people, though, so send me some e-mail and let me know what else you’d like to see here.
This tutorial will show you how to create shapes in Photoshop. I used Photoshop 4.0 for Windows. Some things may be done differently with other versions.
Shapes are easy to create in Photoshop. The process is not obvious, though.
I drew the shape with two selections. I first selected the circle shape then added a rectangle selection.
Tip: You can add to or subtract from selections by holding down the SHIFT or ALT keys, respectively.
I then filled the whole selection with black. I applied a Gaussian Blur (Filters, Blur, Gaussian) then used Image, Adjust, Levels to smooth out the circle and round the corners.
Once I had the shape I wanted I added the chrome effect, the lettering and the blue logo.
All of this started out with a couple of basic shapes, though 🙂