Create an iPhone X Illustration

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed iPhone X illustration in Picta Graphic for iPhone.

For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid, how to create several basic shapes and how to easily place them in the center of your canvas. Taking full advantage of the Effects pane, you will learn how to stylize your shape. Using basic vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights for your shapes.

You will learn how to work inside the Layers panel and how to ease your work using the Copy/Paste Style feature. Finally, you will learn how to create two flat icons and how to add some basic pieces of text.

Step 1

Start by tapping the plus button from the top-left corner of your screen to create a new document. Tap the Create Document button and then choose the Grid document style.

Focus on the right side of the Titlebar, tap that ruler icon to open the Properties panel, and then tap the Canvas pane. Set the Width to 680 px and the Height to 1120 px, and then select Pixels for the base unit.

Reopen the Properties panel and this time tap the Grid pane. Make sure that the Snap to Grid feature is enabled and keep in mind that this is where you should come whenever you wish to enable or disable the grid or the Snap to Grid feature. Finally, open the Grid Settings pane, enter 1 px in both Spacing boxes and 0 lines in the Subdivisions box.

Step 2

Focus on the Toolbar and tap the Line color well. Drag the Alpha slider to 0% which will simply make your line invisible. Tap the Fill color well and replace the existing color with R=255 G=180 B=0.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 65 from the Tool pane. Create a 430 x 868 px shape.

Step 3

Make sure that your shape is still selected, focus on the right side of your Titlebar and open the Align pane from the Properties panel. Simply tap the Horizontal and Vertical commands to easily move your selection in the center of the canvas.

Step 4

Tap on the canvas to deselect everything and then focus on the Toolbar. Tap that Fill color well and replace the yellow with red.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 60. Create a 416 x 854 px shape and center it.

Step 5

Tap on the canvas to deselect everything and then focus on the Toolbar. Tap that Fill color well and replace the red with blue.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 55. Create a 408 x 846 px shape and center it. Make sure that this new rounded rectangle stay selected and then tap and hold until you get that context menu. Tap the Copy command to copy your selection.

Step 6

Focus on the right side of your Titlebar and tap the rightmost icon to open the Layers panel. Using the plus button from the bottom of the panel, add a second layer. Make sure that this new layer stays selected, as the new objects you are about to create will go here.

Step 7

Reopen that context menu and tap the Paste in Place command. Make sure that your newly added shape stays selected and focus on the Toolbar. Tap the Fill color well and replace that blue with white (R=255 G=255 B=255).

Use the same Copy and Paste in Place commands to add a copy of your white shape in the same place. Make sure that this copy is selected and drag it 7 px up. This can be done manually or using the Geometry pane from the Properties pane. Simply decrease the value from theY position input field by 7 px and your selected shape will move 7 px up.

Using the Move Tool, select both white shapes. Go to the Combine pane from the Properties panel and tap the Subtract command.

Step 8

Make sure that the shape made in the previous step is still selected and focus on the right side of your Titlebar. Tap the leftmost icon to open the Appearance panel and go to the Effects pane.

Tap the color well that stands for the Fill and switch from Color to Gradient. Be sure that the Linear button is active and then move to the gradient color stops. Tap the left one and set its color to R=23 G=23 B=23, and then tap the right one and use the same color. Simply tap on the gradient bar to add a new color stop. Set the color to R=88 G=88 B=88 and drag it to 30%. Add a fourth color stop, drag it to 70% and set the color to R=88 G=88 B=88.

Step 9

Make sure that your dark shape is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Activate the existing Inner Shadow effect, tap on it to expand it and enter 3 pt in that Y Offset box. Tap the color well that stands for this effect and drag the Alpha slider to 50%.

With this shape still selected, open the Appearance panel and tap the Copy Style command.

Step 10

Add another two copies of that white shape and don't forget to center them. Select the top copy and move it 7 px down, as shown in the following image.

Using the Move Tool, select both shapes added in this step and tap the Subtract command from the Combine pane.

Step 11

Make sure that the shape made in the previous step stays selected, open the Appearance panel and tap the Paste Style command. Move to the Effects pane, focus on the Inner Shadow effect and simply reverse the Y value, from 3 pt to -3 pt.

Step 12

Add one more copy of that white shape and don't forget to center it. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and make sure that the Radius is set to 55. Set the Fill color to purple, create a 394 x 854 px shape and center it.

Select both shapes made in this step and tap the Subtract button from the Combine pane.

Step 13

Select the white shape from the left side of your canvas and focus on the Effects pane. Replace the existing Fill color with R=188 G=188 B=188, and then activate the existing Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

With this shape still selected, open the Appearance panel and tap that Copy Style command.

Step 14

Select your remaining white shape, open the Appearance panel and tap the Paste Style command. Move to the Effects pane, select the Inner Shadow effect and simply reverse the value from that X box.

Step 15

Pick the Rectangle Tool, create a 7 x 5 px shape and place it as shown in the following image. Fill this rectangle with the linear gradient shown below and apply the Inner Shadow effect indicated in the following image.

Step 16

Make sure that your tiny rectangle is still selected and open that context menu. Use the Copy and Paste in Place commands to easily add a copy of your selection in the same place.

Select this copy and open the Geometry pane. Tap on the Y position input field and then enter 209 px to move your selection in that location.

Step 17

Reselect your bottom, tiny rectangle and add a new copy in the same place. Select this copy and move it on the left side by entering 125 px in the X position input field in the Geometry pane.

Make sure that this new shape remains selected and focus on the Effects pane. Tap the Fill color well and then tap that Reverse Gradient button to reverse the order of the colors stops in the gradient. Move to the Inner Shadow effect and reverse the value from that X box.

Add a copy in the same place for the rectangle made in this step. Select this copy and move it up by entering 209 px in the Y position input field in the Geometry pane.

Step 18

Open the Layers panel and reselect the bottom layer. Move to your canvas and select the yellow rounded rectangle.

Focus on the Effects pane and simply replace the yellow with R=251 G=251 B=251.

Step 19

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle stays selected and focus on the Effects pane. Activate the existing Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 20

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Use the plus button from the top-right corner of the pane to add a second Inner Shadow effect. Select it and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 21

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Add a third Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 22

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Add a fourth Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 23

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Tap on the existing Stroke's right side and drag it below the existing Inner Shadow effects. Expand this Stroke and then enter the attributes shown below.

Step 24

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Add a second Stroke and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 25

Make sure that your white rounded rectangle is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Activate the existing Inner Glow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 26

Select your red rounded rectangle, focus on the Effects pane and replace the existing Fill color with the linear gradient shown below.

Step 27

Make sure that the shape edited in the previous step is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Select the existing Stroke and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 28

Select your blue shape and focus on the Effects pane. First, set the Fill color to black, and then apply the Stroke attributes shown below.

Step 29

Go to the Layers panel, add a third layer and make sure that it is at the top of the panel and it stays selected.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 38. Create a 378 x 816 px shape, fill it with yellow and don't forget to center it.

Step 30

Make sure that the Rounded Rectangle Tool is still active and set the Radius to 25.

Create a 214 x 88 px shape and fill it with blue. Use the Vertical command from the Align pane to center your selection vertically, and then drag it exactly 32 px above the existing shapes, as shown in the first image.

Switch to the Rectangle Tool and create two 5 px squares. Fill both shapes with white and place them as shown in the following images.

Step 31

Select all the shapes from your active layer and tap the Subtract command from the Combine pane.

Step 32

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 5. Create two 20 px rounded squares, fill both shapes with white and place them as shown in the following images.

Step 33

Reselect your yellow shape along with the white rounded squares and tap the Union command from the Combine pane.

Make sure that the resulting shape remains selected and focus on the Effects pane. Select the Fill and simply replace the existing color with the linear gradient shown below. Don't forget to set the Angle to -35 degrees.

Step 34

Make sure that your colored shape is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Select the Stroke and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 35

Focus on the Layers panel, add a new layer and make sure that it remains selected.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and create a 54 x 8 px shape. Center this new shape vertically, place it as shown in the following image and fill it with the linear gradient shown below.

With your shape still selected, open the Appearance panel and tap that Copy Style command.

Step 36

Pick the Ellipse Tool and create a 12 px circle. Place this new shape as shown in the first image and make sure that it stays selected. Open the Appearance panel and tap the Paste Style command.

Using the same tool, create an 8 px circle, fill it with R=13 G=20 B=74 and place it as shown in the second image. Create a 4 px circle, fill it with R=33 G=43 B=99 and place it as shown in the third image. Create a 2 px circle, fill it with R=49 G=67 B=155 and place it as shown in the fourth image.

Step 37

Focus on the Layers panel and add a new layer. Drag it at the bottom of the panel and make sure that it remains selected.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 5. Create a 6 x 32 px shape, fill it with yellow and place it exactly as shown in the following image.

Step 38

Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a 6 x 62 px shape and place it exactly as shown in the following image.

Step 39

Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a second 6 x 62 px shape and place it exactly as shown in the following image.

Step 40

Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a second 6 x 95 px shape. Fill this new shape with blue and place it exactly as shown in the following image.

Step 41

Select the smaller yellow shape and focus on the Effects pane. Select the Fill and simply replace the color with the linear gradient shown below.

Step 42

Make sure that your top-left button shape stays selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Activate the existing Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 43

Make sure that your top-left button shape is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Add a second Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 44

Make sure that your top-left button shape is still selected and keep focusing on the Effects pane. Add a third Inner Shadow effect and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 45

Make sure that your top-left button shape is still selected and tap the Copy Style command. Select the other two yellow shapes and tap the Paste Style command.

Step 46

Select the blue button shape, tap the Paste Style command and focus on the Effects pane. First, select the Fill and tap that Reverse Gradient button, and then select the top Inner Shadow effect and reverse the value from that X Offset box.

Step 47

Focus on the Layers panel and add a new layer. Drag it at the bottom of the panel and make sure that it remains selected.

Pick the Rectangle Tool and create a 680 x 1120 px shape. Fill this new shape with white and make sure that it covers your entire canvas.

Step 48

Focus on the Layers panel and add a new layer. Drag it right above your bottom layer and make sure that it remains selected.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 38. Create a 379 px rounded square and fill it with R=5 G=25 B=83. Center this new shape vertically and drag it about 10 px below the existing shapes, as shown in the following image.

Make sure that this new shape remains selected and focus on the Effects pane. Click the Fill color well and drag the Alpha slider to 30%, and then activate the existing Blur effect and drag that slider to 25.

Step 49

Focus on the Layers panel and add a new layer. Make sure that it is at the top of the panel and that it remains selected.

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and create a 140 x 5 px shape. Fill this new shape with white, center it vertically and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 50

Pick the Ellipse Tool and create a 50 px circle. Fill this new shape with black, place it exactly as shown in the following image and make sure that it stays selected. Move to the Effects pane and enter the attributes shown below.

Step 51

Pick the Rectangle Tool and create a 6 x 15 px shape. Fill this rectangle with white and place it as shown in the first image.

Using the same tool, create a 10 x 5 px shape, fill it with white and place it as shown in the second image. Focus on the bottom side of this new rectangle, pick the Path Selection Tool and activate the Add to Selection mode. Select both anchor points and switch to the Scale Tool. Drag the selected anchor points 2 px from outside to the inside, as shown in the third image.

Reselect the Rectangle Tool and create a 10 x 3 px shape. Fill this new rectangle with white and place it as shown in the fourth image.

Step 52

Pick the Path Selection Tool, make sure that the Add to Selection mode is still active and select your three white shapes. Go to the Combine pane and tap the Union command.

Step 53

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a 2 x 5 px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select this new rounded rectangle along with the white shape and tap the Subtract command from the Combine pane.

Switch to the Rectangle Tool and create a 10 x 1 px shape. Fill this new rectangle with white and place it as shown in the third image.

Step 54

Duplicate your 50 px circle, select the copy and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 55

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 2. Create a 24 x 14 px shape, fill it with white and place it as shown in the first image.

Using the same tool, create a 10 x 4 px shape and a 4 x 2 px shape. Fill both shapes with white and place them as shown in the following images.

Step 56

Select the three white shapes highlighted in the first image and tap the Union command from the Combine pane.

Step 57

Pick the Ellipse Tool and create a 10 px circle and a 2 px circle. Fill both shapes with black and place them as shown in the first image. Select these black circles along with the white shape that lies in the back and tap the Subtract command from the Combine pane.

Step 58

Pick the Ellipse Tool and create a 6 px circle. Fill this new shape with white and place it as shown below.

Step 59

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the Radius to 5 and create a 24 x 21 px shape. Fill this new shape with white, center it vertically and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 60

Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the Radius to 10. Create a 16 x 30 px shape and place it as shown in the following image.

Make sure that your new shape stays selected and focus on the Effects pane. Tap the Fill color well and drag the Alpha slider to 0%, and then select the Stroke. Set the color to white and rag that Width slider to 4 pt.

Step 61

Make sure that the rounded rectangle made in the previous step stays selected and pick the Pen Tool. Activate the Cut Paths mode and simply tap the bottom anchor point, highlighted in the first image.

Switch to the Path Selection Tool and drag a simple selection around the bottom anchor points. Tap the Delete button from your Titlebar to remove those anchor points, and then tap the Join Paths command from the Path Tools pane to unite the remaining paths.

Step 62

Make sure that your white path is still selected and pick the Path Selection To. Select the bottom-right anchor point and drag it 9 px up, as shown below. Move to the Effects pane, select the Stroke and check the Round Cap button.

Step 63

Pick the Type Tool and double tap inside that new field.

Select the Helvetica Neue font, change the style to Thin and set the size to 80 pt. Type the "8:41" piece of text, set the color to white and place it as shown below.

Step 64

Add a second piece of text and use same attributes, but decrease the font size to 21 pt. Place your new piece of text as shown below and you're done.

Finished Design

Congratulations, you've finished the tutorial!

Hope you've enjoyed learning some of the techniques and processes presented in these steps. As always, feel free to adjust the final design and make it your own.

Graphic File: iphone_x_illustration.idraw