For years, Apple has had a huge impact on designers and graphic artists across the globe. The simplicity and sharpness of the Aqua interface in Mac OS X strongly influenced the way new products were being presented and designed. It’s not only the design of products that makes Apple’s products different, it’s also their appearance on the Web and in print.
No other company has managed to come up with such a crisp and brilliant style of presenting its recent designs as a new breakthrough innovation that will change our lives for a long time. Apple has found an extremely effective way to deliver its message to a wide audience, and Apple’s look and feel has played a major role in shaping that way.
In this post, we present a collection of beautiful Apple-inspired Adobe Photoshop tutorials. We collected them not because we are religiously in love with Apple, but because you may find these tutorials useful; for instance, if you are developing a new Mac or iPhone application or designing a concept for a new product. In these cases, you may want to consider Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and our Designer’s Guide To Icon Design For Mac OS X. Please feel free to suggest further tutorials in the comments to this post.
Mac Photoshop Tutorials
In this 20-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a MacBook Air.
Creating a Vector-Style MacBook from Scratch
A long tutorial on making a MacBook Pro in Photoshop using shapes and different blending techniques.
Create a Slick Black iMac
What would a black iMac look like? Being a Photoshopper, you can see for yourself.
Creating the Apple Mouse
Simple and elegant: the Apple mouse. Create the mouse in Adobe Photoshop.
Apple iPhone Mobile Phone Design
Design the modern mobile phone using these easy-to-follow steps.
Create an Apple iPhone from Scratch
It is very fashionable to have an iPhone. Make your own in Photoshop.
iPhone-Style Icon Tutorial
Apple has posted some guidelines for making Web applications. Learn how to make an iPhone icon.
How to Create an iPod Touch
The easiest way to create an iPod Touch.
Create an iPod Touch
This tutorial shows you how to create an iPod Touch from scratch in Photoshop using no source images.
This tutorial describes in detail how to create the shapes, apply the effects, and make your own iPhone in Adobe Photoshop.
iPhone GUI PSD
A Photoshop file that has a fairly comprehensive library of elements, all fully editable. More iPhone GUI source files: iPhone UI Vector Elements (Illustrator) and iPhone PSD Vector Kit (Photoshop).
Designing for the iPhone: Resources
Here are some resources to get you going with your iPhone design project.
iCons and the Web
Create the Glass-Shelf Dock in Leopard OS
In the new MAC OS X Leopard operating system, the application bar has a new sleek look. This tutorial shows you how to create the glass-shelf dock used in the OS.
Apple Leopard Text Effects
The Apple operating system’s GUI for Leopard shows an “inset” effect for text, along with a new chrome finish for windows.
Design the iTunes Icon
This tutorial shows you how to create the iTunes icon.
Use various blending modes and techniques to replicate the iTune icon.
How the masters at Apple may have created the old Mac theme.
Jaguar Style Folder
In this tutorial, you will learn how to cover an object in a jaguar fur pattern.
iPod Shuffle from Scratch
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the Apple iPod Shuffle by using an original image as a reference.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a shiny Apple remote.
Learn how to create a realistic fourth-generation iPod.
iPod in Photoshop
The black version of the iPod.
Make an iPod Classic
Learn how to create an iPod Classic with the same technique used to make an iPod Nano.
Creating an Apple iPod
Save yourself some money and create an iPod-style image in Photoshop.
Logo and Wallpaper
Green Apple Design
Learn in this tutorial how to create Apple-esque wallpaper.
Learn how to design an Apple desktop theme in this tutorial.
Apple’s Brushed Aluminum
Create a brushed aluminum texture similar to that of Apple’s products.
Mac – Colorful Design
Learn in this tutorial how to design wallpaper with the Mac logo.
Learn how to create that effect we saw on the screen at Macworld San Francisco.
Feed your iPhone
Learn everything from creating the liquid to blending the iPhone apps.
60 Most Beautiful Apple Wallpapers
Showcase of 60 most beautiful Apple-related wallpapers, including the Apple logo, the Mac OS X, time machine, iPods and more.
How to Make iPhone Icons
A five-minute tutorial on how to make icons like the ones displayed on iPhones and iPod Touches.
A video tutorial on how to create an iPhone.
iPod Ad Effect
Learn in this video tutorial how to make an iPod ad effect.
This is a tutorial on how to make the new Apple/Coldplay commercial in Adobe Photoshop.
Create the new iMac completely in Photoshop.
Apple TV Background
Learn how to make an Apple TV-style background.
Creating the iTunes Icon
Create the iTunes iPhone icon in Photoshop.
Create an iPhone Advertisement
Learn how to create an iPhone advertisement similar to this Nano ad with dripping paint.
We’ve all seen the iPod commercials: trendy and just about cliché by now. Here is a great way to simulate the silhouette style with a brush.
Grunge iPod Design
Learn the basics of creating a grunge iPod design in this tutorial covering vector drawing and brushing techniques in Photoshop.
I See iPod People
It is easy to simulate the iPod ads. The first thing you’ll need is an image of someone you can extract from the background without too much work.
Design a Coldplay/Apple-Inspired Portrait
Simulate the beautiful effect shown in the latest Coldplay/Apple ad.
Creating an Apple-Style Advert
A simple tutorial that shows how to make an Apple-style advert. It uses only a couple of effects. The source pack is included here if you want all the material.
Make Your Own iPod-Style Photo
The Apple iPod commercials on TV: crazy silhouetted people dancing around with white iPod’s. Learn how to create your own crazy ad.
Attack of the iPod People
Another silhouette-style ad tutorial, with the somewhat-semi-official iPod poster palette of colors.