Metalic Oval Interface

In this tutorial, we’ll walk through the creation of metalic oval interface for your websites

1. Open a new document. Set
width/height to 400×250 for a good working area.

2. Fill the
background color to a dark color. In this tutorial, we’ll use a dark
green (Hex Color #054a00).

3. Create a new layer. Name it
“Oval”.

4. Select the Elipse tool. Make sure in the options bar,
it is set to “Fill Pixels”.

5. Select black as your
foreground color.

6. Create a black oval shape.

7. Select the
Eliptical Marquee tool.

8. Create an oval
selection inside the oval shape.

9. Click the Delete key. You
should have a shape like the following:

10. Click Ctrl+D to
deselect.

11. Right click the “Oval” layer in the layers palette.
Select “Blending Options…” from the pop-up list.

12. Set the
properties for “Drop Shadow” to the following:

13. Set the properties for
“Inner Glow” to the following:

14. Set the properties for
“Bevel and Emboss” to the following:

15. Set the properties for
“Satin” to the following:

16. Set the properties for
“Gradient Overlay” to the following:

17. Click OK to close out and
return to image.

18. Create a new layer
underneath the “Oval” layer. Name it “Backdrop”.

19. Select the
Eliptical Marquee tool.

20. Create an
oval selection over the hole in the center of the donut
shape.

21. Select the Paint Bucket tool.

22. Fill the selection
with a light color (on the “Backdrop” layer). In this tutorial,
we’ll use a lighter green (Hex Color #0ba200).

23. Click Ctrl+D to
deselect.

24. Create a new layer above the “Oval” layer. Name it
“Hole”.

25. Select the Elipse tool. Make sure in the options bar,
it is set to “Fill Pixels”.

26. Select a light grey as
your foreground color. In this tutorial: (Hex Color #c8c8c8).

27.
Create a small grey circle over the fat part of the donut shape.
Hold down the SHIFT key as you create the circle so that it makes a
perfectly round circle.

28. Right click the “Hole”
layer in the layers palette. Select “Blending Options…” from the
pop-up list.

29. Set the properties for “Inner Shadow” to the
following:

30.
Set the properties for “Outer Glow” to the following:

31. Set the properties for
“Bevel and Emboss” to the following:

32. Set the properties for
“Contour” to the following:

33. Click OK to close out and
return to image.

34. Create a new layer above
the “Hole” layer. Name it “Button”.

35. Select the Elipse tool.
Make sure in the options bar, it is set to “Fill
Pixels”.

36.
Select a button color as your foreground color. In this tutorial:
(Hex Color #0ba200).

37. Create a small circle over the hole for
your button. Hold down the SHIFT key as you create the circle so
that it makes a perfectly round circle.

38. Right click the “Button”
layer in the layers palette. Select “Blending Options…” from the
pop-up list.

39. Set the properties for “Drop Shadow” to the
following:

40.
Set the properties for “Bevel and Emboss” to the
following:

41.
Click OK to close out and return to image.

42. Merge the “Button” and
“Hole” layers so that it is one single layer.

43. Select the Move
tool.

44. Hold
down the ALT key while dragging to create a duplicate button to
place on your oval interface.

45. Do Step 44 again to create
another button for your interface.

If you desire, you can paste an image over the “Backdrop” layer for a different effect. Just erase any part of the photograph that goes beyond the border of the interface.

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