Loading Interface

Sick of the loading interface? Learn how to make rich loading interface with blending modes, gradients, and tons of layers.

Download out of Internet the same texture, like the next one, having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi.

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Press CTRL+SHIFT+U

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Set the next parameters for the above downloaded texture’s layer by making a mouse click on the layer we work with in the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3 

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Next we shall use the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the primary layer of an abstract element:

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3 Blending Options>Stroke

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3 

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Next try to represent a circle, colored with #565656. It’s necessary to use for the beginning the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the outside edges and then press Alt button to cut out the inside element’s part, applying the same tool.

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Lighten
Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3 

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Using the already known Ellipse Tool (U), try to create the next layer, belonging to the same element:

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Stroke

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

Use the last applied tool to represent the next layer, belonging to the same abstract element we want to get finally:

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Create Loading Interface in Photoshop CS3

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