Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Realistic LCD HDTV from Scratch



This tutorial will teach you how to create a photorealistic widescreen LCD HDTV from scratch. The LCD HDTV that we will be making is modeled after Samsung's LCD HDTVs.


End result:
Make a Realistic LCD HDTV from Scratch Final Image

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Step 1

Create a blank canvas (with white background) 9 inches wide by 7 inches high at 72 dpi.


Step 2

Put a horizontal guide at 20 pixels from the top and a vertical guide at 4.5 inches (the vertical center of the canvas). (“View” > “New Guide”)


Step 3

Make sure you have “snap to guides” and “snap to document bounds” turned on.


Step 4

Create a new layer on top of the “background” layer and name it “frame”.

Set your foreground color to black (#000000).

Click on the “Rounded Rectangle Tool” and set its radius to 8 px. Also, click on the “Geometry Options” dropdown menu, choose “Fixed Size” and key in “630 px” for the width (W) and “390 px” for the height (H).


Step 5

With the “frame” layer active, click and hold the mouse button on the canvas and move the pointer until you can see the entire shape inside the boundaries of your canvas. Release the mouse button to create the shape. (If you click and release the mouse button with some parts of your rounded rectangle going off the edges of the canvas, the shape will not be filled/rendered in its entirety.)


Step 6

Move the rounded rectangle until its top edge snaps to the top guide and its center snaps to the vertical guide.


Step 7

With the “frame” layer still active, drag a horizontal guide and let it snap to the center of the black rounded rectangle and another to the bottom. Also, drag vertical guides and let them snap to the rounded rectangle’s left and right edges.

In addition to those guides, put a horizontal guide at 430 pixels down from the top of the canvas. (“View” > “New Guide”)


Step 8

Now, we are going to make the lower edge of the rounded rectangle bulge down a bit. There are numerous ways to accomplish this.

For CS2 and CS3 users, you can do “Edit” > “Transform” > “Warp”


Step 9

Align the mouse pointer to the vertical guide (at the center of the canvas) very near the bottom edge of the rounded rectangle and click and drag until it touches the horizontal guide below.


Step 10

For all others, you can use the “Elliptical Marquee Tool”.

Make an elliptical selection similar to the one shown below. Please note that the elliptical selection is exactly as wide as the rounded rectangle. It should also be tall enough that its horizontal center is situated slightly above the bottom of the rounded rectangle with the bottom of the selection touching the guide below the bottom edge of the rounded rectangle.


Step 11

So as not to leave any void spaces when you fill the selection, create a new layer on top of the “frame” layer and fill the selection with black on that layer. Deselect afterwards.

To keep things clean, go back to the “frame” layer. Using the “Eraser Tool”, erase the parts of the lower corners of the rounded rectangle extending beyond and below the boundaries of the ellipse you have just created (that is if there are any).

Note: There’s a very slight difference between the before and after screens above, but if you’d take a really close look, I’m sure you’ll be able to see the difference.


Step 12

Afterwards, merge that layer down with the “frame” layer”

Whichever method you chose to use, you should have a result like this.


Step 13

Load the selection of the “frame” layer by pressing the CTRL key and clicking on the “frame” layer (for CS users, you must click on the thumbnail of the “frame” layer in the layers palette).


Step 14

Contract the selection by 3 pixels (“Select” > “Modify” > “Contract”) and...


Step 15

...feather it by 1 pixel (“Select” > “Modify” > “Feather”).


Step 16

Create a new layer on top of the “frame” layer and name it “frame highlight”.


Step 17

Set your foreground color to #adacaf and your background color to #151517.


Step 18

With the “Gradient Tool” set to “Radial Gradient” (going from foreground color to background color), click and drag the gradient starting from the upper left corner of the selection to the center of the black rounded rectangle (this would be the intersection point of the vertical center guide and the horizontal guide at the center of the rounded rectangle).


Step 19

You should have something like this:


Step 20

With the selection still active, use a 25 px soft brush (set to 100% flow) and paint a straight line (of #adacaf) down the right edge of the selection starting from just below the top right corner and ending just above the bottom right corner of the selection. (Tip: Align the center of your brush with the edge of the selection and hold down the “Shift” key as you click and drag your brush down or up, this will keep your line straight. DO NOT let the your brush/paint reach the corners of the selection as this will not result to a good effect).

Deselect afterwards.

You should now have something like this:


Step 21

Create a new layer on top of the “frame highlight” layer and name it “screen”.


Step 22

Set the foreground color to #141416.

Click on the “Rectangle Tool”. Click on the “Geometry Options” dropdown menu, choose “Fixed Size” and key in “560 px” for the width (W) and “315 px” for the height (H).


Step 23

With the “screen” layer active, click and hold the mouse button on the canvas and move the pointer until you can see the entire shape inside the boundaries of your canvas. Release the mouse button to create the shape.

Move your newly created rectangle until it snaps to the center of the black rounded rectangle.

You should now have something like this:


Step 24

Load the selection of the “screen” layer. (Ctrl+click on the “screen” layer in the layers palette)

Contract the selection by 2 pixels. (“Select” > “Modify” > “Contract”)


Step 25

Create a new layer on top of the “screen” layer and name it “screen highlight”.


Step 26

Click on the “Gradient Tool” and make a custom gradient using the following colors:

#a6a6a8 at 0% location
#202022 at 50% location
#35363a at 100% location


Step 27

With the “screen highlight” layer active, drag the gradient starting from the top left corner of the selection and ending at its lower right corner.

Deselect when done.


Step 28

At this point you should have something like this:


Step 29

Now, we will add a couple of highlights to the dark outline of the screen.

Set your foreground color to white (#FFFFFF).

Click on the “screen” layer to activate it and load its selection again.

Using a soft round brush (about 50 px big) with its “Flow” set to 10%, slowly paint in highlights to the upper right and lower left portions of the selection. Careful not to overdo it.

Deselect when done.

(Please refer to the screenshot below as your guide to what you aim to achieve at this point.)


Step 30

Using the “Rectangular Marquee Tool”, create a rectangular selection large enough to cover the lower portion of the “frame” starting from approximately the midpoint between the screen and the original bottom edge of the rounded rectangle.


Step 31

Make sure that the “frame” layer is the active layer, press Ctrl+J to copy that portion of the “frame” onto a new layer.

Move that layer below the “frame” layer and rename it “lower arch”.


Step 32

Put a horizontal guide at 445 pixels down from the top of the canvas (“View” > “New Guide”).


Step 33

With the “lower arch” layer the active layer, press Ctrl+T (free transform) and pull down the bottom-center handle until it snaps to the horizontal guide below it and apply the transformation.


Step 34

Load the selection of the “lower arch” layer. Remove the unwanted portion of the selection by pressing down the Ctrl+Alt keys and clicking on the “frame” layer in the layers palette. You should now have a selection like this:


Step 35

Contract the selection by 3 pixels (“Select” > “Modify” > “Contract”) and feather it by 1 pixel (“Select” > “Modify” > “feather”).

Set the foreground color to #cbcccd and the background color to white (#FFFFFF).

Create a new layer on top of the “lower arch” layer and name it “lower arch highlight”.


Step 36

With the “Gradient Tool” set to “Radial Dradient” (going from foreground color to background color), drag the gradient starting from the center of the selection to either the left or right tip.

Deselect afterwards.


Step 37

You should now have something like this.


Step 38

Create a new layer between the “frame highlight” layer and the “screen layer” and name it “frame dark”.


Step 39

Load the selection of the “lower arch” layer. Transform/scale down the selection (“Select” > “Transform Selection”) to 90% width and 25% height.


Step 40

Move the selection until its top edge snaps to the topmost guide (make sure that the center of the selection is aligned with the vertical center guide.


Step 41

With the “frame dark” layer the active layer, fill the selection with black (#000000).

Deselect afterwards.

By now, you should have something like this:


Step 42

Create a new layer on top of all layers and name it “power”.


Step 43

Using the “Elliptical Marquee Tool”, create a 25 pixel diameter circular selection. Move the selection to relatively the same place as shown below. Again, its center must be aligned with the vertical center guide.


Step 44

With the “power” layer the active layer, stroke the selection with 2 px white (“Edit” > “Stroke”), set the “Location” to “Inside”.

Deselect when done.


Step 45

Duplicate the “power” layer and scale down the duplicate to 20% (“Edit” > “Free Transform” and key in 20% for the width and height in the free transform options bar on top of the screen.)


Step 46

Merge the “power” and “power copy” layers. At this point, you should have something like this.


Step 47

Now, create a new layer on top of the “background” layer and name it “stand bottom”.


Step 48

Put a horizontal guide at 490 pixels down from the top of the canvas (“View” > “New Guide”).


Step 49

Set the foreground color to #1d1d1f.

Click on the “Ellipse Tool”. Click on the “Geometry Options” dropdown menu, choose “Fixed Size” and key in “395 px” for the width (W) and “40 px” for the height (H).


Step 50

With the “stand bottom” layer active, click on the canvas to create the ellipse.

Move your newly created ellipse and let its bottom edge snap to the bottommost guide. Also, make its center snap to/align with the vertical center guide.


Step 51

Create a new layer on top of the “stand bottom” layer and name it “stand top”.


Step 52

Put a horizontal guide at 480 px down from the top of the canvas.


Step 53

Set the foreground color to #7d7e82.

Click on the “Ellipse Tool”. Click on the “Geometry Options” dropdown menu, choose “Fixed Size” and key in “380 px” for the width (W) and “30 px” for the height (H).


Step 54

With the “stand top” layer active, click on the canvas to create the ellipse.

Move your newly created ellipse and let its bottom edge snap to the guide situated above the bottommost guide. Also, make its center snap to/align with the vertical center guide.


Step 55

Load the selection of the “stand top” layer. With the “stand top” layer the active layer, brush on a bit of a white highlight on the upper left portion of the ellipse with a big soft brush with a low “Flow” setting as shown below (in this case I used a 50 px soft brush at 10% “Flow” and made 5 passes).

Deselect afterwards.


Step 56

Create a new layer on top of the “stand top” layer and name it “stem”.


Step 57

Put a horizontal guide at 455 pixels down from the top of the canvas (“View” > “New Guide”).


Step 58

Click on the “Rectangle Tool”. Click on the “Geometry Options” dropdown menu, choose “Fixed Size” and key in “30 px” for the width and “20 px” for the height.


Step 59

Set the foreground color to black (#000000).

With the “stem” layer the active layer, click on the canvas to create the rectangle and move it until its bottom snaps to the latest guide you’ve created. Also, make its center snap to the vertical center guide.


Step 60

With the “Elliptical Marquee Tool” create an elliptical selection similar to the one shown below and position it also as shown.


Step 61

With the “stem” layer the active layer, press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. Do the same to the other side of the stem.


Step 62

Create a new layer on top of the “stem” layer and, with the “Elliptical Marquee Tool”, make a selection like the one shown below.


Step 63

Fill this selection with black and merge the layer down with the “stem” layer.

This is what you should have by now:


Step 64

Load the selection of the “stem” layer.

With the “stem” layer the active layer, paint in highlights to the stem like the ones shown below using the color #ceced0 and a 5px diameter soft brush.

Deselect when done.


Step 65

Duplicate the “stem” layer and flip the duplicate (“stem copy” layer) vertically (“Edit” > “Transform” > “Flip Vertical”).

Position it as shown below.


Step 66

Move the “stem copy” layer to below the original “stem” layer in the layers palette.


Step 67

With the “Elliptical Marquee Tool”, make a selection like the one shown below. (Note that its center is aligned with the vertical center guide).


Step 68

Eliminate the portion of the selection extending outside of the “stand top” layer’s ellipse by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift and clicking on the “stand top” layer.

Your selection should look like this:


Step 69

Create a new layer on top of the “stem copy” layer and fill the selection with black on that layer (you may merge this layer and the “stem copy” layer if you want). Deselect afterwards.


Step 70

You should now have something like this:


Step 71

Create a new layer on top of the “lower arch highlight” layer and name it “reflection”.


Step 72

Load the selections of the “stem”, “stand top”, and “stand bottom” layers by holding down Ctrl+Shift and clicking on the layers one by one. Your slection should look like this:


Step 73

With the “reflection” layer the active layer, fill the selection with black and deselect.

Afterwards, press Ctrl+t (free transform).


Step 74

Transform and position the newly filled shape as shown. (Tip: The resulting height should be about one thirds of the original, the width is unchanged).


Step 75

Load the selection of the “lower arch highlight” layer and invert it (“Select” > “Inverse”).


Step 76

With the 'reflection' layer the active layer, press 'Delete' on your keyboard and deselect afterwards. You should now have something like this.
You're done!



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56 Comments:

avatar ReapRevenge
ReapRevenge [banned] says:

very detailed !!! nice tut aurthor!!!

(5 years and 89 days ago)
avatar Giggles
Giggles says:

yeah...i remember this!great tutorial!

(5 years and 89 days ago)
avatar bcs
bcs says:

Thank you very much ReapRevenge and Giggles.

(5 years and 89 days ago)
avatar arkncheeze

It's back... I remember this one... Cool stuff...

(5 years and 89 days ago)
avatar bcs
bcs says:

(5 years and 89 days ago)
avatar SOLARIS
SOLARIS says:

Respect. Good tutorial! Alot of work. Great result. Top!

(5 years and 89 days ago)
avatar madamemonty

There was only one problem nothing happened when I pressed the power button on the final image
A very detailed and well written tutorial, with a nice result, well done

(5 years and 88 days ago)
avatar annabat
annabat [banned] says:

When you do a tut, you should have the final product as your first step, to see what you will be making.

Not a bad tut, but not at all photo realistic.

(5 years and 88 days ago)
avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Trivia: it was this tutorial that made me get in contact with PST in the first place
Nice and well written tut, here and there the text has some weird code (at least on my pc).

(5 years and 87 days ago)
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(5 years and 60 days ago)
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(5 years and 59 days ago)
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Guest says:

Tutoral was well worth the time. very detailed and had a lot of tip for learning. Thank you very much for taking the time.
Lloyd

(5 years and 54 days ago)
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devangel says:

COOL tut!

(5 years and 45 days ago)
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Guest says:

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(5 years and 43 days ago)
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very nice

(5 years and 36 days ago)
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love this... very nice

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

love this .. very nice detailed tutorial .. thank you very much

(5 years and 7 days ago)
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(5 years and 4 days ago)
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(5 years and 4 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great Tut!
First time touching Photoshop and I made it thanks to you!

(5 years and 1 days ago)
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Guest says:

cool tut!!!!

(4 years and 360 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice tut. It was quite long and descriptive but worth spending time.

Even the author got tired of explaining everything in detail after step 60 =)

(4 years and 350 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great and helpful!
This tutorial is so worth. very detailed and had a lot of tip for learning. Thank you very much for taking the time.

(4 years and 330 days ago)
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(4 years and 309 days ago)
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(4 years and 281 days ago)
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(4 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing tutorial, I followed and created an LCD. This tutorial is error free and perfect. Thank you very much.

(4 years and 262 days ago)
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(4 years and 257 days ago)
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Guest says:

fantabulous tuts! so many steps but results good! double thumbs up!

(4 years and 217 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow i really liked the lighting in this tutorial thanX

(4 years and 190 days ago)
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Guest says:

great man...........thanks it gave me lot more experience..........again thank u so much.......

(4 years and 143 days ago)
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Guest says:

super cool tut!

(4 years and 121 days ago)
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Guest says:

very nice and helpfullll tetorial ...................thaks

(4 years and 114 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome, thanks for taking the time to share that with us!
And for the person who says it doesn't look photo-realistic, I'd like to see them do better because your result was excellent. Thanks again!

(4 years and 113 days ago)
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Guest says:

very good dear i like very much

(4 years and 35 days ago)
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(4 years and 32 days ago)
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Guest says:

thx alot

(4 years and 29 days ago)
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Guest says:

cool

(4 years and 16 days ago)
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akshay says:

it's cooooool. so, in what amount you are selling it of? (lolz)................

(3 years and 345 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Wow! It's looks kinda complicated but it's not that hard! At first I just thought that I would made a crap compared to yours. And now my result is 95% the same as yours! Really nice man!!! Thank you!

(3 years and 343 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb

(3 years and 333 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome tut,
thanks...

(3 years and 307 days ago)
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Guest says:

So easy! Thanks!

(3 years and 258 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Hi, thanks for the awesome tutorial. It was really useful for me!

(3 years and 242 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Amazing buddy the creator of all these really a genius.

(3 years and 205 days ago)
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priya [banned] says:

Hi..Awesome explanation....Thankx a lot...

(3 years and 46 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice one...!

(3 years and 26 days ago)
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Guest says:

good

(2 years and 187 days ago)
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it nice one

(2 years and 184 days ago)
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realle nice

(2 years and 86 days ago)
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Very Nice... Thanks

(2 years and 72 days ago)
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Very Nice... Thanks

(2 years and 72 days ago)
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umair says:

nice tutorial....

(2 years and 72 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very Cool!

(2 years and 45 days ago)
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Guest says:

very detailed and great result.

(1 year and 9 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice work

(355 days ago)


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