In this tutorial, we’re going to create the Nokia 7610 mobile phone which is also known as the Supernova. This process
will include the use of the least opaque gradients in the aim of replicating the 7610’s characteristic translucency. In the
other part of the tutorial, we’re going to create a theme poster for the phone that reflects a supernova.
The difficulty with creating a phone is its 3d posture. Since we’re not creating a flat image, it will be a bit cumbersome
to mark out the shape with rulers or guidelines to position the various elements of the Nokia phone.
We start off by setting up a 900 by 780 pixel document with a white background and a resolution of about 200 dpi.
Drawing a rounded rectangle, on the Tools bar, select the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and set its corners to 32 px on
layer to use for later.
Select the Magnetic Lasso Tool (L) and use the edges of the rectangle.You can
press the Delete key when it appears your line is off the path.
Select the Gradient Tool (G) and on the Gradient Tool Presets, set its
Opacity to about 87%.
The Colours of the Stops are shown below:
Now within the select, drag from right to left with the Gradient Tool. Then clear the Marquee selection. Name this layer
to the top, right and bottom parts of the rectangle.
Place the previously duplicated layer over the “front bevel” layer and scale to fit within the bevel.
Set the Foreground Color to #f2f2f5 and select the Paint Bucket Tool (G). Click within the rounded rectangle duplicate
and name it “front 1,” if you’ve got a better name.
Duplicate the “front 1″ layer and go to Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur and set the Blur Radius to 5.0 pixels.
Here’s the result. Also resize the blurred rectangle within the rectangle and name it “front 2.”