Here we’re going to create the download icon from the red and white pearl icons series at IconsETC.
Create a new document 400px * 400px with 72dpi and a white background as seen below.
To create the base of the icon first activate the shape tool by pressing U. Make sure the ellipse shape tool is selected then draw out a circle similar to the one shown below.
Activate the layer styles pallet by double clicking on the layer you just created or by going to LAYER >> LAYER STYLE >> BLENDING OPTIONS in the menu. Then enter the settings below.
Now above the pearl layer create a new layer by going to LAYER >> NEW >> LAYER in the menu. Activate the shape tool by typeing U. Make sure the custom shape tool is selected then choose the built in arrow shape and drag out a shape similar to the one below.
Rotate the arrow you just created by 90% by going to EDIT >> TRANSFORM >> ROTATE >> ROTATE 90 CW. Then select the move tool and center the arrow.
Activate the layer styles pallet on the arrow layer now and enter the settings below.
You should now have something like what you see below.
Didn’t get the exact same results? Want to save some time? Download the source files below.
What’s Included in the Download:
• Fully layered source PSD
• .ASL file with layer style needed to create the icons – ready to install!
BONUS: 36 fully layered popular icons in this style as seen in the preview.