This is my first instructable that visits the powerful and extraordinary world of photoshop, I hope you like it!
I was surprised that there was nothing like this on instructables until now, so I thought I would show you all my project I made myself using photoshop CS4. It can also be made in most other versions too.
"So what is this about?" I hear you ask. Well, ever wondered what the PSP or DS would look like if you had been in charge? Well now you can find out, with this simple tutorial. The same principal can be applied to making computers, phones, mp3 players and static consoles. This instructable shows you how to draw a portable XboxNova (my design) in photoshop -completely from scratch! That means a 100% original piece of modern design! The only things on mine that are not original are the screenshot and the 2 XBox logos (the text on the console, just below the screen, and the blue X)
So without further ado, let's get started!
Step 1: Decisions, Decisions...
Well first off, what console do you want to make? Have a clear idea in your head when making a console or other gadget. If you want to make my console, then leave this step out, otherwise have a good think.
-Screen (s) size
-Flip console (DS), Sliding (PSP Go) or Static (gameboy colour)? Static is by far the easiest
1)Hold shift when you re-size things, it retains their perspective (won't get the squashed or stretched effect)
2)The effects I use in this are the blending options. To do this, click the subject layer, and double click to the right of the layer name. Alternatively, right click the layer and click "blending options"
3) When resizing/rotating a picture or object, hit enter and it will be un-pixelated. Alternatively, you could convert it into a smart object
A basic grasp of photoshop is required.
Here is some inspiration for you: