Drawing the "Power-On" Icon in Photoshop

Posted on 2006-06-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Hi experts...

I would like to draw a universal "Power-On" icon similar to those found at

Any guidance or reference to a tutorial much appreciated...

thanks in advance...

Question by:BoggyBayouBoy
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Slynky earned 250 total points
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Hi, BoggyBayouBoy,

Well, that's pretty easy.  It seems to be a matter of drawing a circle with the Marquee, drawing another one inside it (subtracting from the original one) and then filling the remainder wiht your color.  Then draw a rectangle over the "open" spot at the top of the circle and cut that away.  Finally, draw another rectangle at the top and fill with the same color.

I would find me an image (as big as I could) and load it into PS to use on the background layer as "template" to get your proportions from.

You could even add bevel and emboss to get the same "light from the side" sort of 3-d look as in the top picture of the page you supplied.

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rhickmott earned 250 total points
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I always find Google Image search is your freind in these sort of things

For example.

Use the Magic wand to remove the white and then you have a nice basis for selectign an outline onto your layers and doing your effects.

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Glad to help!

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