In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to design Blog Calendar Icon. We will be using some tools like Rectangle Tool, Marquee Selection Tool, Horizontal Type tool etc. We will also learn some Layer Styles techniques like, Gradient Overlay, Inner Glow, Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow etc. Nice tutorial for those who are new to Photoshop and wanted to learn Icon Design technique. Lets start.
Let’s start out by creating a new file. I used a 200×200 pixels canvas set at 72dpi, and I filled my background with #D0E8EA color shade. In a new layer, draw a gray rectangle with #A7A7A7 color shade and 96 x 63 px dimensions.
Under Layer add a Gradient Overlay blending option to your gray rectangle layer.
In a new layer, draw a white rectangle with 92 x 45 px dimensions. Then cut the bottom left corner as shown below.
Under Layer Style (Layer > Layer Style) add a Gradient Overlay blending option to your white rectangle layer.
In a new layer, draw a light gray right triangle on the cut out corner of the white rectangle. Then in another layer, draw a red rectangle with #FF0000 color shade and 92 x 17 px dimensions.
Under Layer Style (Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Glow blending option to the red rectangle layer.
In a new layer, draw a small gray rectangle with #D2D2D2 color shade and 6 x 12 px dimensions as shown below.
Under Layer Style (Layer > Layer Style) add a Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, and Gradient Overlay blending options to the small gray rectangle layer.
Duplicate the small gray rectangle design and place it as shown below. Now select the Horizontal Type Tool then set the font family to Arial, regular, 12 pt, none and white color shade. In a new text layer type the month on the middle of the small gray rectangle designs.
In a new text layer add the day using font Arial, bold, 20 pt, smooth, and #6D6D6D color shade. Then in another text layer add the month below the day with smaller fonts.
So here is our Final Clean Blog Calendar Icon Design which we just made in Photoshop, hopefully you like working on it and learn something by following this tutorial.