Drawing a open folder

In this tutorial we'll draw a folder. A very use full tutorial for people who wants to create their own icons.

Start by selecting rounded rectangle shape tool (U).

From options bar at the top change radius to 5 pixels.

Drag the tool on canvas to create a rounded rectangle with specified radius.

With rounded rectangle tool selected, enable at to shape area from the top bar. Drag a small rectangle on top left of the previous rectangle.

Select direct selection tool. Select the node shown below.

Now either drag the node towards right using mouse or using right arrow key.

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

Click on the gradient picker. It will open gradient editor from where in you can choose a default gradient or create your own. Create a gradient as shown below.

 

Though the gradient looking nice, we would like to add a think stroke to this shape so that it stand out even on a lighter background.

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

Again select rounded rectangle tool. Drag to create a rounded rectangle big enough to cover the shape we have created in previous steps.
Press Crt+T to get the transform the handles.
Right click and select perspective.Drag the notes at the bottom towards inside.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Click on the gradient picker. It will open gradient editor from where in you can choose a default gradient or create your own. Create a gradient as shown below.
In gradient editor, for style we'll choose reflected instead of default linear.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Using pen tool create a shape as shown below.Fill it with a dark shade of blue.
From layer palette reduce the opacity to 30%.
Select line shape tool and drag a horizontal line as shown below. Make sure Shift key is pressed while creating the line so that it's drawn straight.
From layer palette reduce the opacity to 30%.

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the line layer. Press up arrow key twice 2 pixel up words. Repeat the step to create one more line.

Below is the output.