Complete Guide to Creating a Blog Website Layout

Complete Guide to Creating a Blog Website Layout
For next stripes I will just write down the color, blending mode and opacity. Here it is Gray color (like #7f7f7f), Luminosity, 12%. As you can see this stripe partially covers the one created before.
Color #191813, Multiply, 16%.
Color white, Overlay, 100%.
The whole layout looks like this for now, now we will continue with stripes aimed in the reverse direction.
Color white, Overlay, 5%.
Color #7f7f7f, Luminosity, 4%.
Color #191813, Multiply, 7%.
Color white, Overlay, 22%.
The perceptive one can see that I just flip horizontally previously made stripes and lower down their opacity, but actually to get better effect it is good to create every stripe separately. Alright then, let's head to the circles. Pick the Ellipse tool and with SHIFT (so we will get perfect circle) make a shape like this. You can additionally hold ALT so instead of the corner, your shape will be sized from the center. Use white color and lower down the opacity to 15% with blending mode set to Overlay.
Duplicate this layer few times and scale some up, some down. Set opacity to 8% with Normal blending mode. Also set fill to 0%. Then right click on the layer and go to Blending options where you will add 1px inside stroke with color #ffc4ea. Here how it should looks like.

Step 10 - Color corrections

Now we will make some hardcore corrections. We will add a more vivid to the header. Everything is in clipping mask, so it doesn't affect the whole document- just header. Click the semi-black icon in bottom part of layer's window (so you will create adjustment layer) and choose color balance.
Then choose the settings as below:
Create a new adjustment layer, but this time instead of color balance choose Exposure and just change the Gamma to 0,81. Add another Exposure layer, but this time change Exposure to +0,44 and Gamma to 0,94.
In the end add another adjustment layer of Brightness/Contrast and apply these settings:
I'm giving you hard-typed values for color corrections. You can of course (and it is even better) play with your own settings. Thanks to this you will learn how they work. Here is the end of layers that are clipped to the header.

Step 11 - Final header touch

Find our base shape layer (that really, really big white rectangle) and duplicate it, then move this layer above all the layer in header (don't clip it as a clipping mask).
Right click on this layer and choose Blending options, then apply these settings:
With Rectangle tool make a black shape on the header from upper guide to the top and change its opacity to 60% and blending mode to soft light.
Grab the Type tool and with Paranoid font (see resources) type your title. Instead of it you can place your logo here. I've added few effects to my title, but actually everything bases on two layers (first: white text, opacity 13%, normal; second: white text, opacity 100%, overlay). See the PSD file for reference. Pick the color #170b15 and create a rectangle shape between selected guides. Height doesn't matter for we can easily modify it with Edit > Transform > Scale. Then lower down opacity to 40%.
Now with advent pro add some text describing you and plot into it navigational links. Normal text is Light1 with color #a95570, while links are Bold1 with #e4b127. The whole text has a little shadow that will be reproduced with CSS text-shadow declaration (1px distance from top and 1px size which will be alternated with text-shadow: #000000 1px 0 1px; but it is content for coding part).

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2 comments on “Complete Guide to Creating a Blog Website Layout”

  1. Dzięki za tutka. Muszę przyznać że fajnie wygląda ale przy 8 latach doświadczenia wszystko można zrobić :)


    Czemu mnie nie dziwi że w komentarzach pojawia się flame ? ;d

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