Create a Simple Media Player in Photoshop

Interested to create your own simple media player? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a simple media player using Adobe Photoshop with the time estimation is only 30 minutes. Let’s get started!

Tutorial Assets

You’ll need the following icons from our Free Deira UI Kit, please download them before you begin.

Here, what you’ll be creating
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

1. Create the Canvas

Step 1

Create new file, Open menu ‘File’ -> ‘New’. Set Width: 800px, Height: 600px
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

On the layer tab, choose ‘create new fill’ and choose ‘Solid Color’
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Pick a solid colour to #293038
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Create the guide. Choose menu ‘View’ -> ‘New Guide’ and fill it with this:

  • Vertical : 100px, 150px, 170px, 400px, 630px, 650px, 700px
  • Horizontal : 100px, 250px, 300px, 420px, 430px, 445px, 460px, 470px, 500px

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

And it would look like this:
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Then lock the guide
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

2. Create the Screen

Step 1

Create an object with ‘rectangle tool’ radius: 6px and color: #3E4955
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Convert the object to smart object with right click on the mouse at rectangle form and choose ‘Convert to Smart Object’.
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

For now, we finish with the screen. With this smart object we can add the picture later easily.

3. Create the player base

Step 1

First create new folder that will contain player element with click “create a new group” & give a name.
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Create an object with ‘rectangle tool’ radius:100px and color: #252E38
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Add Layer style with right click with mouse on the object player and choose “Blending Options”
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

And add this style
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

And here the result:
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

4. Create the button

Step 1

Create an object with ‘ellipse tool’ and color: #3B434C
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Add Layer style with right click with mouse on the object player and choose “Blending Options” & add this style
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Here it would look like
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Add icon in the center of the button. The icon I used here is from our freebie “Deira UI Kit”. You can download it here.

Open the psd file and select ico-prev
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

At the top menu choose edit -> devine Custom shape. And give a name
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Now your can find your icon in “custom shape”
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Put the icon we create before to the button with color #1E252D
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

4. Duplicate the button

Step 1

Put these two object into one new group give a group name
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Duplicate the group and give another name. Right click with the mouse and choose “Duplicate Group”
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Delete the “prev icon” and change into “play icon” with color #FEF461
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 4

Duplicate “bt-prev” group and give another name. and flip the icon
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

5. Create Playing Bar

Step 1

First before we create the bar, we must add another guide again. Choose menu ‘View’ -> ‘New Guide’ and fill it with this:

  • Vertical : 246px, 274px, 372px, 416px, 426px, 603px, 608px
  • Horizontal: 440px, 450px

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Create a new group and give it a name
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Create an object with ‘rectangle tool’ radius:50px and color: #161B22
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 4

Add Layer style
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 5

Create an object with ‘rectangle tool’ radius:50px and color: #FF3C61
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 6

Add Layer style
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

6. Create Data field

Step 1

Create a new group and give it a name
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Create an object with ‘rectangle tool’ radius:100px and color: #1E252D
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Add Layer style
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 4

Add text with font “helvetica”, size “12pt” and color: #999999
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Add another text
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Here the result
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

7. Create volume icon

Step 1

Create volume icon with custom shape and color: #FCF66B
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

8. Change the screen image

Step 1

Now we back to “smart object” shape that we made before. double click on the thumbnail and add your picture there
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Now we will create curved corners on the image you put before. first select your image and with [ctrl]+left click on mouse at “shape 1” and then click “add vector mask”
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Then save it. here the result
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

9. Add Play icon

Step 1

And the last thing now is to put play icon at center of the screen with custom shape and color #FFFFFF. Then change the “Opacity” this layer to 50%.
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

And here is our final result:
Media Player Photoshop Tutorial

Your Turn

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try to apply some new techiques from this tutorial on your web design project. Did you find this tutorial is difficult to follow? Or maybe you have any suggestions? Don’t hesitate to share it with us in the comment below.

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– Written by R. Yahya –

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