Hello, my name is Alex and in this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a realistic bookshelf in Photoshop CS3+.
- Estimated time: 1 hour
- Difficulty: Beginner
With the layer “background” selected, go to menu: Filter>Render>Fibers. Variance: 7.0 and Strength: 40.0. This is going to be the background of the bookshelf. If you don’t like the texture, click to Randomize until you find one that you like.
Create a new layer and name it “Up”. Select the Rectangle Tool and color the rectangle between the first bleed line and the up as it is shown in the image.
Now we are going to texture the layer. You have to select the “Up” layer and then go to Edit> Transform> Rotate 90* CW. Now do the same as in the Step 4: Go to Filter>Render>Fibers and press OK. When you have done it, go back to Edit>Transform>Rotate 90* CW.
Create a new layer and name it “Up Shadow”. Then select the Gradient Tool and click to the gradient image.
Once you’ve done it, select the gradient that goes from #000000 to transparent and then press OK.
With the Gradient Tool, press shift and make a vertical line that goes from the beginning to the end of the image.
Right click to the “Up Shadow” layer and click to Blending Options. Then select the options showed in the image.
Select the layer called “Up” and duplicate it. Name the new layer “Down” and move it between the last bleed line and the bottom of the image.
Create a new layer and name it “Left”. Color a rectangle of: #c4a275 as it is showed in the image. Make sure that the background color is: #928c47 and then go to Filter>Render>Fibers and press OK.
Right click to the “Left” layer and click to Blending Options. Then select the options showed in the next steps.
Duplicate the “Left” layer and call the new layer “Right”.
Move the new layer to the right side of the file.
Create a new layer and name it “Shelve Base”. Then make a rectangle of the color #c4a275 as it is showed in the image. Make sure that the background color is: #928c47.
As in the step 6 go to Edit>Transform>Rotate 90* CW. Then go to Filter>Render>Fibers and press OK. Rotate the layer again and make sure that it is situated as it’s on the image.
Select the Pen Tool and make a triangle as it is showed on the image. Then right click, make selection and press OK. Once you have selected the triangle go to Edit>Clear or press Delete. Make the same on the right part of the layer.
Now add a drop shadow to the layer.
Create a new layer and call it “Shelve Base Shadow”. Select the Gradient Tool, and as on the steps 11-12, make a gradient but in this case the line has to be as the red line of the image. Then select the “Shelve Base” and invert the selection. Go to the ”Shelve Base Shadow” layer and delete the selection.
Right click to the layer and select the blending options shown in the image.