Recreating Apple Macintosh Logo

Recreating Apple Macintosh Logo

Are you big Apple Macintosh fan like me? If yes, than I have one very interesting tutorial for you how to recreate the Apple logo.

Ok, let’s start! Create a new document sized 500×500 pixels. Drag a linear gradient with colors of #d7e6fa and #6e94d3 as shown on a picture below.

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Now, we need to find some logo of Apple, to take the path. You can use Google Images to find the picture. I prefer to use this one picture. Open up this logo and copy it to our main canvas.

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After that get out the Polygonal Lasso Tool and select the apple path.

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Press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection and then press Delete to clear selected area. Remove the selection with Ctrl+D. See the result on the picture below.

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Pretty good apple isn’t it? Time to stylize the apple. Duplicate current layer with Ctrl+J and apply the next layer style:
• Gradient Overlay

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Now we have something like this.

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Ok, go on to stylize the logo. Use Edit > Transform > Warp to transform the layer with gradient.


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After that create a new layer and merge it with previous to get all layer styles in one layer. Then select the Dodge Tool (Brush: 100 px, Range: Midtones, Exposure: 30%) to do a little dodge-work. Your picture should look as mine.

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Select the apple path (Ctrl+ left click on the text layer in layer palette thumbnail), after that get out the Elliptical Marquee Tool and press Alt, then cut away a part of the shape as on my picture below.

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Create a new layer and fill selected area with color of #e8e8e8, then remove selection using Select > Deselect. Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool again and create a round selection like on my picture what you can see below.

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After that invert the selection with Select > Inverse (or press Ctrl+Shift+I) and then get out the Eraser Tool to cut away a part of the leaf.

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Remove selection with Ctrl+D and get out the Dodge Tool (Brush: 100 px, Range: Highlights, Exposure: 10%) to make a little dodge-work again. The result should be next:

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Now, apply the next layer style:
• Drop Shadow

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Looks pretty good, but not finished now. Use Layer > Layer Style > Create Layer to separate layer style from the layer. Go to the layer with shadow and transform it a little bit with Edit > Transform > Distort like on my picture below.

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Ok, now use the Eraser Tool and a soft round brush to cut away unnecessary parts of the shadow.

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Ok, looks good. Go on! Now, merge all layer of logo in one and apply the next layer styles:
• Drop Shadow
• Inner Shadow

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We received the next picture as the result.

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Now we have a great Apple logo. I think we are done for this tutorial! I hope you are happy now!

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