Create a new layer and place it below the highlight layer. Select the area we want to apply the pattern. Press Shift+F5 to load the Fill dialogue box. Choose the pattern that is just created. And OK.
The selection is filled with the pattern. Take a closer look.
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.
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.
Add the Type. The font face I used is "Bebas". Download it for free.
Apply subtle effects to the logo.
Step 6 : Navigation
Add the navigation links.
Create the navigation button. Use Rectangular Marquee Tool. Fill any color. Then Lower the Fill Opacity to zero.
Double click on the layer thumbnail, select Gradient Overlay. Use these settings.
Step 7 : Content Slider
Make selection that is 580 x 295 pixels.
Fill the selection with a grey tone.
Bring in the image you want to use. Clip it to the base layer we created above.
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.
Set the brush color to #000000 and add spot.
Apply some Gaussian Blur to soften the edges.
Select the bottom half of the shadow and delete it.
Reposition the shadow just above the slider.
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.
Duplicate the shadow and rotate it vertically. Place it on the bottom edge of the slider.
Create slider control buttons using Rectangular Marqee Tool. Fill #000000.
Lower the buttons Opacity to 50%
Open the auto shapes from the Options Panel and select this arrow. Add it to the buttons.
Add a strip. Fill with #000000.
Lower the Opacity to 50%.
Here we can add description about the project.
Step 8 : Add some Welcome Lines
A welcome and some description about the website goes here.
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.
Leave 1px gap between the header and the shadow.
Step 10 : Apply Gradient to the Background
Create a light grey to white gradient.
Create a new layer below the header and apply the gradient.
Step 11 : Add Slider Rotation Controls
Create rotation controls.
Apply Inner Shadow to one control to indicate the current active item in the slider.
Step 12 : Create Content Divider
Select the Pencil Tool and draw 1 pixel line. Pick light gray (#aaaaaa).
Hide the edges smoothly using gradient mask.
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.