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Learn how to create a folder using photoshop.

In this tutorial, I will explain how to recreate the Folder above. I created this using the rectangle tool and some blending options. You use it as an Icon or a navigation button.

Introduction: In this tutorial, I will explain how to recreate the Folder above. I created this using the rectangle tool and some blending options. You use it as an Icon or a navigation button.

Part1: Setting up the workspace and creating the folder.

Ok, let us get started. Create a new image using the dimension  800 x 600. Set the background color to white. You can change the background depending on your website’s color. Create a new layer, Layer> New> Layer… (Shift+Ctrl+N). Name the layer “Cover.” Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a rectangle using the dimensions below. Change the foreground color to #4382d0

With that, you should have the effect below.

Create a new layer, Layer> New> Layer… (Shift+Ctrl+N). Name the layer “Tab” Using the same setting create another rounder rectangle as shown below.

Position the two rectangles to get the effect below.

Part2: Adding the Gradient to the folder.

Create a new layer, Layer> New> Layer… (Shift+Ctrl+N). Name the layer “Bottom” This layer has to be under the two previous layer.

Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool create a rectangle using the dimensions below. Change the foreground color to #466b98

With that, you should have the effect below.

Select the “Tab” and “Cover” layer and merge them by pressing Ctrl+E

Click on the layer to select it as shown below.

Part3: Applying the gradient and blending option.
Click on the Gradient Tool  using the setting below.

Apply the gradient to the rectangle from right to left; ensure the rectangle is selected before applying the gradient. As shown below

Right click on the rectangle layer and click Blending Options. Now add the Blending Options setting below.

Drop Shadow
Inner Shadow

Click ok to apply the setting.

Part4: Applying the blending option to the “bottom” Layer.

Right click on the “Bottom” layer and click Blending Options. Now add the Blending Options setting below.

Outer Glow

Click ok to apply the setting.

Next, Create a new layer, Layer> New> Layer… (Shift+Ctrl+N). Name the layer “Paper”This layer should be in the middle of the Tab and Bottom layer. Just click on the Rectangle Tool  and create the rectangle shown below as the paper.

Finished:
Well, that is it. I hope it is what you expected. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me or leave a message

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