|In this tutorial, I am going to show you way to design professional and clean website layout. are you ready? Let’s start.|
| Start Adobe Photoshop.
Create a new document (778px x 600px), fill it with light grey ( #F1F1F1)
|Create a new layer.
Apply Rectangular marquee tool to new layer.
Select size of selection on new layer is 728px X 600px.
Tips for fixed selection for marquee selection tool.
|Fill it with a white(#FFFFFF). Make sure that your new layer is horizontally center on canvas. Now should it looks like this.|
|Apply Blending Option – Outer Glow to white layer (right click on white layer to apply blending option).|
|Blend Mode – Outer Glow Specifications, apply this to your layer.|
|Background of website layout is compeleted.|
|Let’s start with header part, It is one of most important part of website layout, because its remain same through out website. Add new layer (ctrl + N – name it whatever you want) to your canvas. Make selection of 728 X 20 by using rectangular marquee selection tool at the top of the canvas.
Add dark green color ( # 494F1C ) to selection area.
Add new layer (ctrl + N – name it whatever you want) to your canvas. Add images with size of 728 X 125 to your canvas. Now should it look like this.
Step 6 is same like Step 4. Add new layer to canvas. Make selection of 728 X 25. Fill up with color # B1C144
Add logo to header part of the website. Add new layer.
Make Rect. Selection of 285 X 85.
Add white color to your selection on new layer.
Decrease opacity of layer to 50%.
Apply outer glow to this layer ( same as like step 2 ).
Add your logo on the white layer.
Now it should look like this.
Ok, let’s create submenu.
Add new layer again.
Make rectangular selection of 175 X 370 and add light grey color ( # F1F1F1 ).
Do not deselect your selection and apply stroke to selection.
Edit > Stroke
Apply Outside stroke to selection with the color of # D1D1D1.
Repeat step 8 by replacing size 530 X 370.
Adjust your new layer as per your requirement.
Now, your canvas looks like below image. is it?
Now Footer of website layout, Apply new layer to canvas.
Make rectangular selection of 728 X 25 and add light grey Color ( # F1F1F1 ).
Apply text to your website layout with any font you like, I used century gothic as a menu font, for text I used Arial.
You are done!
The final website layout is ready here
Change color, images and sizes as per your requirement and design new website layouts. It’s really easy.
Archive for November 17th, 2005
|Make a new document, 1000×1000 pixels, white background.|
|Now open the map you did in the previous tutorial and import it in this document.|
|With magic wand remove all the white in the map layer. Now, if you turn off the background layer, your image should look like this:|
|From the ruler, drag some guides where you want the map to be folded, like this example:|
|With the rectangle marquee tool, drag around the first portion of the map, then right click on it and choose “Layer via Copy”. You’ll notice a new layer appeared in the layers palette.|
|Do the same with the other portions of the map. Now turn off the map layer. If you did everything right, your layers palette should look like mine:|
|Hit CTRL+H (Command+H on Macintosh) to hide the guides. Now keeping the CTRL key pressed, click on the thumbnail of the first slice of the map. Your selection should appear. Hit CTRL+T (Cmd +T on Mac) to enter the free transform mode. Now right click on the selection and choose “Skew” and skew it like in my example:|
|Do the same with the second cut of the map, but skew the opposite side of the selection. Take care to combine the edges perfectly. My example:|
|Do the same with the remaining parts of ther map. Now, with the CTRL key pressed, go to the layer palette and choose all parts of the map and merge their layers. Yous should have something like this:|
|Not bad, huh? Let’s proceed with further enhancements. CTRL+Click on the folded map layer (resulted from the merging of the layers) to bring the selection. Now press CTRL+T (Command+T on Mac) to enter again in the free transform mode. Right click and choose Distort.|
|Now play around to get the right perspective. Here is mine:|
|Make a new layer under de map layer and paint the shadow of the map with a black brush.|
|Building a treasure map|
|Start with a new document, 1000×1000 pixels white background.|
|On a new layer, using the rectangle marquee tool, draw a rectangle as big as you want the map to be. I used around 750×750 pixels. Fill it with #F4E7C4 color|
|Go to Filter>Texture> Texturizer and apply these settings. Texure: Canvas, Scaling: 101, Relief: 5 and Light Direction: Top right.|
|Your image should look like this:|
|Now go to mage> Adjustments>Curves, or hit Ctrl+M (Command +M on macintosh) to bring the Curves dialogue box up. Make a curve like in my example:|
|If you followed the steps correctly, your image looks like this:|
|Take our ur Lasso tool and on your paper layer draw our some jagged sections on the corners and edges and using your delete key or by pressing backspace delete your selections. Do this a few times around your paper until you get a good looking piece of paper. I went ahead and
added some drop shadow to my paper to give it some dept.
|Now, duplicate the map layer and select the burn tool and a brush jagged. From the burn tool options select Range Highlights and Exposure 100%. Now go painting the cuts of the paper, passing 3-4 times in the same place with the brush.|
|Now go to Filter> Brush Strokes>Accented Edges and apply Edge Width: 2, Edge Brightness: 22 and Smoothness: 11. That’s it.|
|I’ve added a BW map found on google on a multiply layer to increase the realism. Here is a treasure map.|
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