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How to Make Magnifying Glass in Photoshop Tutorial?

You must have seen Magnifying Glass pictures, today we are going to make it by our self. A bit long tutorial, but interesting one. We will be using some Filters, Blending options and tools for making Magnifying Glass. So come and lets start making Magnifying Glass in Photoshop.

1. Take a new file of any size and pick Rounded Rectangle tool Adobe Photoshop Tutorial and draw the shape as shown below:

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2. Press Ctrl+T (Transform) and rotate it as shown below:

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3. Run the command Layer >> Layer Styles >> Gradient overlay and then Inner Shadow & apply these settings:

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This result will come:

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

4. Right click on this layer and select Copy Layer Styles. Again pick Rounded Rectangle tool Rounded Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle. Press Ctrl+T (transform) and then right click on it and select Perspective, hold bottom any corner and move it away from the shape (not too far just some area) and hit Enter, you will get this shape:

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5. Run the command Layer >> Layer Style >> Gradient Overlay and select Black to Gray. The rotate it and move it to place it with previous shape like shown below:

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

6. Now by using any selection tool, (like Lasso tool or Pen tool ), select following areas:

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7. Create new layer and fill it with white color and change the opacity to 30% and see the result:

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

8. Again by using Rounded Rectangle tool Rounded Rectangle Tool, draw Vertical Rectangle and Create following shape.

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

9. Now we are going to paste the Layer Style which we copied in Step 4. Right click on this newly created shape and select Paste layer Style. Then rotate it and fit on the First layer, as shown below:

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10. Now pick Ellipse Tool Ellipse Tool and draw a big Ellipse like shown below:

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

11. Run the command Layer >> Layer Style >> Stroke, then Gradient Overlay and give the following settings relatively:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

Hit OK and see the result:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

12. Again by using Ellipse Tool Ellipse Tool, draw smaller Ellipse as shown below:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

13. Again give the following styles: (by using the command Layer >> Layer Style >> Inner Shadow, Gradient Overlay and Stroke)

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Here is the result which you will see after hitting OK:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

14. By using Pen Tool, select the following Areas:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

15. Create New Layer and Fill it with White and reduce the opacity of Layer to 50%:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

16. Pick Move tool , click on the thumbnail of the Smaller Circle, it will give Marquee around Circle, now pick Brush Tool and bring White color in Foreground color, take new layer and reduce the opacity to 25%. Then use Brush on different spots to bring Glossy look, like shown below:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

18. Press Ctrl+D to un select and then see the following final look of Magnifying Glass in Photoshop:

How to Make Magnifying Glass

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