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It's all kind of easy. First of all, create a new document (the size you want). At first, we need some light/shadows to create some depth. It was all done in one step.


 


Light was created with 185px #1c1e41 brush.


 


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Then, choose color #090a0f  and draw the brush from bottom to top. Since there were two status indicators for this topic, there were to blanks.


 


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Then, you need to create a new layer, choose the Rectangle tool with rounder corners and a radius of 4px and draw the shape.


 


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Set the opacity to 6%.


 


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Next is another shape that shows the online players. Everything is done the same way as above: fill it with any kind of color and edit to the desired size.


 


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Then go to the blending options and go to Gradient Overlay. Select the colors that you want.


 


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If you chose the colors as in the example, you should get something like this


 


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Then you need to create the frame. Create a new layer under the shape that shows online players (above), CTRL+Left click on your shape with the rectangle tool (the one with 6% opacity), Press M (Windows), right-click and select Select Inverse, then Stroke. Stroke color - #a1aebe, outside, 1px. Set the opacity to 15-17%.


 


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Then use the Pen tool to create a similar shape on the upper part of the bulb.


 


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Make a selection, create a new layer and fill the selection with the #261e25 color.


 


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Select the layer again (CTRL+Left click on the layer), create a new layer and fill that one with #4c374f color.


 


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There are two options for the next action: Lasso tool or a brush with 3-5 pixels. Cut the selected layer (last one) so it looks something like this.


 


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Next, highlight the layer created with Pen (the original one). Make a new layer and fill it with #3c3841 color. You can deactivate the latest layer (with #4c374f). Remove unnecessary parts with a Soft Brush.


 


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You can now turn back on the layer with #4c374f color. Then, create a new layer and make a 1 pixel selection.


 


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Fill that selection with #615859 color.


 


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Then use the erase with 5 px around the edges. It should turn out to be something like this.


 


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Then, Duplicate the layer, fill it with the black color and place it 1 pixel below.


 


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To create a small flare, a new layer needs to be created. Create a new layer, select the same 1 pixel area as #615859, but this time, fill it with #b8afb0 color. Erase the edges with an eraser. It should create something like in the picture.


 


Also, to make the same to the bottom, you need to duplicate the last layers that you work on and transform them vertically.


 


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Now, we need to create something that connects the top and the bottom. To do this, select an area of 3-4 pixels.


 


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Create a new layer and fill it with #38404c color. After that, go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and set the parameter to 1.3. It should turn out something like this:


 


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Now, create another layer and another selection of 1 pixel, fill it with #e4e4e4 color and set the opacity to 85%.


 


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Create another area of 1 pixel and a fill it in a new layer with #8893a3 color. Then rub the edges with a soft brush to get similar results as in the picture.


 


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Now we need to create the forms. Use the pen tool to get something like this:


 


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Make a selection, create a new layer and fill it with the color #706780.


 


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Then, we need to create a new layer with black color and 1 pixel inside the layer above (to make the layer above sort of a stroke, so to speak)..


 


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After that, you can even zoom in in about 800% and in some places add a line of light. This is used to create a very good detail.


 


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It should look something like this:


 


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Then, select all of the forms layers and duplicate them. Place them below and resize them a little bit. Make the same thing on the other side. You should get something like this:


 


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Copy them and place them on the bottom, too.


 


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To create electricity is also fairly simple. Before each form you need to do some lighting.


 


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Let's get to work. Create a selection of 1 pixel.


 


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Next, make a new layer and fill it with #182179 color and select a blending mode "Color Dodge". Then select Filter -> Blur -> Motion Blur. Angle: 90 degrees, offset about 18.


 


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Using a soft brush, clean the edges. To increase the "amount", you can duplicate the layer. Then you need to create another same line. You can do that by duplicating the existing one and changing the color/overlay. Using the eraser, erase everything until the needed size. Put the highlight in the most appropriate place for it.


 


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It's all done in a few layers and placed under the forms.


 


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Now, we need to find something similar to electricity. We need to find a texture that resembles the current flow through the wires. For example, you can use a texture like this:


 


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Put the texture that you want to use in your document and reduce it to required size. Then, the transformation is "clock-wise" direction, and the texture is set on top of all the layers.


 


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Now, set the Blend Mode to Color Dodge. Duplicate the texture and drag it down. This should be done for all of the lines for all of the shapes.


 


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If you want to highlight where this starts, choose a brush with 2 pixel radius and make the tips of the shapes brighter.


 


Next, with the Lasso tool, highlight this area:


 


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Then, you need to create a new layer and fill it with black. **Then he should be offset selection about 3-4rh down and press DEL. ** (didn't know how to translate this part properly). After that, select Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur. You can choose the settings yourself. The main thing is to not lose the shape and the color in order to make a volume.


 


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Now you need to duplicate the layer, transform it vertically (down), and move it.


 


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Now we can begin creating a reflection. To do this, select all of the layers except shapes, volume (what we just did) and electricity. These layers should be selected and transformed vertically. The reflection is below all layers and put at the end of our image. Using an Eraser's Soft Brush, you can set it to the opacity and height as you want.


 


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To make an "Offline" status is also fairly simple. You just need to duplicate all of the layers, resize it/make it whatever size you need and change the color of the main shape that shows how many are online.


 


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Source: DesignMagaz


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