Creating Windows Vista look Home icon

In this tutorial we'll create the home icon with Windows Vista look. Big size, crisp line and subtlety are typical traits of a Windows Vista icon.

Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool.

Press Ctrl+T to get the transform handles.

Rotate as shown.
Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal.

Move it towards right using right arrow key on your key board or press shift and move using mouse.

You can rotate the layers further till you're satisfied with the output.

Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.

Duplicate the layer and Press Ctrl+T to Transform.

Scale it down a bit and place it as shown below.

Change the fill color to another shade of brown.
Select polygon shape tool (U).
At the options bar on top, set the number of sides 3.
Using this tool, create a triangular shape.
Select Direct selection tool. Click to select bottom left node and move towards left.
Adjust the other node similarly.
Enable "Add to shape area" at the top bar. Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool.
Reduce the opacity to 33% from layer palette. .
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Select the top left node of the rectangle using Direct Selection Tool.
Adjust as shown below by moving inwards.
Duplicate the layer and move it to the other side.
Create a thin rectangular strip using rectangular shape tool.
Reduce the opacity to 33% from layer palette.
Press Ctrl+J, move a few pixels upwards. Now keep pressing Ctrl+J and Shift+Ctrl+T several times to create the design as shown.
Create a rectangle for the window using rectangular shape tool.
Create another smaller rectangle inside the previous one using rectangular shape tool.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Duplicate the layer thrice and adjust as shown.
Create a rectangle for the gate using rectangular shape tool.
Create another smaller rectangle inside the previous one using rectangular shape tool.
Duplicate layer and press Ctrl+T.
Scale it down by dragging the handles inwards.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool. Place it inside the gate. Duplicate the box, scale it down a bit.

Duplicate both the layers. Place as shown below.

Duplicate the layers several time and place it as shown below.
Create a circle using elliptical shape tool.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Create a circle using elliptical shape tool. Place it right above the door handle.
Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool. Place it at the bottom. Move this layer below the gate layers in layer order in layer palette.
Create another rectangle using rectangular shape tool.
Create a rectangle using rectangular shape tool. Scale it down a bit.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.