Step 5 : Adding the Logotype

The background is pretty much completed. Now add the logo type. Before adding the type add a highlight that stays behind the logo. Pick a soft brush with #19535a. Add a spot.

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Add the Type. The font face I used is “Bebas”. Download it for free.

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Apply subtle effects to the logo.

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Step 6 : Navigation

Add the navigation links.

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Create the navigation button. Use Rectangular Marquee Tool. Fill any color. Then Lower the Fill Opacity to zero.

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Double click on the layer thumbnail, select Gradient Overlay. Use these settings.

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Step 7 : Content Slider

Make selection that is 580 x 295 pixels.

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Fill the selection with a grey tone.

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Bring in the image you want to use. Clip it to the base layer we created above.

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Now add shadow effect to the slider. Create a new layer. Select the Brush Tool, set the diameter to 400 pixels. Open the Brushes palette, decrease the roundness. Use the below settings.

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Set the brush color to #000000 and add spot.

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Apply some Gaussian Blur to soften the edges.

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Select the bottom half of the shadow and delete it.

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Reposition the shadow just above the slider.

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I shrunk it vertically. Next align it centered to the slider. Select both layers and on the Options Panel click on the Align Horizontal Centers button.

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Duplicate the shadow and rotate it vertically. Place it on the bottom edge of the slider.

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Create slider control buttons using Rectangular Marqee Tool. Fill #000000.

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Lower the buttons Opacity to 50%

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Open the auto shapes from the Options Panel and select this arrow. Add it to the buttons.

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Add a strip. Fill with #000000.

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Lower the Opacity to 50%.

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Here we can add description about the project.

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Step 8 : Add some Welcome Lines

A welcome and some description about the website goes here.

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Step 9 : Finishing up the Header

We almost finished the header. Let’s add a subtle shadow effect to the finish things off! Create a shadow just as we created earlier using the brush tool.

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Leave 1px gap between the header and the shadow.

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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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Hina

Useful tutorial

A K Sharma

Hi Dear

It was a wonderful tutorial that I have seen on the web . I tried to copy the entire process but I faced a problem in maintaining the proportions of the type size. your size set for the logotype with size 40 is so big in my Photoshop that I discard the Idea of keeping same size and I used the font size according to my assumption.

I used 14 pt to maintain the size of the logo type to fit on the top . I reduced the size of the “Home” to “Contact”, means navigation bar to only 4 pt to look good.

Now would you please help me in explaining how did it happen and what is wrong with this size ?

I will be really thankful to your for your co-operation

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

Go to Image > Image Size and make sure that your document is 72dpi. Here’s an explanation: https://www.photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/font-big-small-photoshop/

DELA NOVITASARI

Good evening, finally I got a tutorial about photo manipulation in photshop, this tutorial is very good for me and people who visit this website, thank you for the tutorial, stay safe and keep it healthy.

Andika Aprianus

Thank you for the article. You explained it well, very detailed at each stage of the stages, I might be a little layman with Photoshop. but this article made me looks more skilled. the best is the results have been provided.
I hope you make a new tutorial with themes that may be more different and different concepts. thank you

Veeru

Nice tutorial Thank you

faris

Hi, im a beginner at photoshop. And i’m stuck at making highlight line at step 3. I can’t change the line color to gradient. It keep the color i choose before i draw the line

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

Sorry I don’t quite understand which part you’re stuck on. Can you elaborate on what you’re doing?

youssef

Hello, you can fix that by ading a mask to the layer itself.

Make sure that you click on the gradient tool(G) then go to the layers panel and choose the line layer and add a mask to it. then click on mask and apply the gradient with same colors in the tutorial above.

It will very helpfull for you to understand how mask works, so i reccomand you learn a bit about it,

Goodluck.

bIMLESH

good job

Cristos

The tutorial is very great
Thanks
But how can we add the HTML an links

Anonymous

thank you!!

Albert Sandoval

This tutorial is great for using photoshop.

ClipartFreak

Thanks! A tutorial how to get html css code for this template would be great!

AAG

There are so many free theses out there for web layouts, I am not even sure I would spend the time it takes to create my own :)

Галина

Thank you! Great lesson! Very informative!

Ajish Cheriyan

Wow, its really amazing what you did. Great tutorial, I like to us the information for my future website designs.

newspeed

its awesome, thank you!

Sadia

Hi,

I understand this is a design tutorial…but is there a tutorial for turning the design into an actual website with the coding and stuff?

$hiv

No step for how to add guidelines,for selection !!!

Mari

This tutorial is really nice…Can anyone tell me how to convert these psd files to codings….and run it on my browser……………….?

Katherine

I’m really lost with this step “Blend the pattern smoothly into the header. Add a Layer Mask to the pattern layer. Pick a soft brush and paint with a large soft brush. Pick #ffffff for brush color. Reduce the brush Opacity to about 60% and paint. If you find it too strong then adjust the layer opacity individually.” … is there another tutorial I should look at to understand layer masks? Thanks!

Saif

Some technical change or creative steps can improve the design than what are shown here as tutorial. I believe tutorial are just an example or way, if someone can walk well maintaining that way and look around the road, the learner can make something more appealing design. BTW…this was help thought. Thanks :)

Shohel Rana

This is a great tutorial indeed on creating professional and eye catching website layout. Thank you for sharing.

seth

thanks for this tutorial

Graphic Experts

I’m so late to your post but the post is really immortal. I enjoy your post. Thanks

Anonymous

great tutorial

margaret karanja

I was unable to use the colors but i have achieve the procedure with
differents colors

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