Step 10 : Apply Gradient to the Background

Create a light grey to white gradient.

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Create a new layer below the header and apply the gradient.

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Step 11 : Add Slider Rotation Controls

Create rotation controls.

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Apply Inner Shadow to one control to indicate the current active item in the slider.

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Step 12 : Create Content Divider

Select the Pencil Tool and draw 1 pixel line. Pick light gray (#aaaaaa).

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Hide the edges smoothly using gradient mask.

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Step 13 : Adding the Main Content

It is time to get into the actual content part. This is a 3 column layout. We need to create 3 equal columns with some padding between them. I did a simple calculation and divided the available space into 3 equal width boxes with 25 pixels padding between them.

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Add guide lines to the boxes. Then remove the boxes. And these are the columns.

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Add some featured services. Drop in the icons from the Function icon set. Maintain distance between objects uniformally.

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Let’s create a simple “Read More” button. Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool to draw the shape. Make sure it is a Shape Layer.

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Apply Gradient Overlay and Stroke to the button.

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Duplicate the button.

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We will add some recent work items. I drew three image holder boxes and applied 3 pixel stroke .

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Clip the images to the boxes.

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I created shadow like we did earlier and placed it below the boxes.

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Add some project description.

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Let’s create the Twitter Feed. Drop in the Twitter bird icon.

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Added a Twitter announcement.

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Create a button for More Tweets.

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Apply these styles.

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Add text.

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Step 14 : Creating Footer and Finishing

Make a selection for the footer and fill it with a grey value.

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Apply Color Overlay.

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Finally add footer navigation and copyright info. And that concludes the session. Take a look at the final image.

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Preview of Final Results

website template

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Authors Comment

profileI am a Graphic Designer and a wannabe VFX artist. Worked extensively in the Web design industry. Thank you for following this tutorial. Hope you learned something and had fun reading this tutorial.

- niranth