In this tutorial l will show you step by step how l created this mock layout for a technology website. This layout would work great for a company that develops software, or hardware. Or offers specific internet/customer relations services. If you're ready to get started, we'll begin. Go To Page: [ 1 ·
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Create a new layer, set your foreground color to: #D9D9E1
Get out the pencil tool and set it to 2 pixels in width. and draw a 2 pixel line along the side of the green box we'd just made like so:
Next set your foreground color to #000000 (black) set the pencil tool to 1 pixel this time, and draw a 1 pixel black line in right beside the line you just created like so:
(close up - draw this line all the way down the image)
Create a new layer. With the rectangular marquee tool, make a selection like so:
And fill this selection with white (#FFFFFF)
Next we'll make a space for our company name, and logo. Create a new layer, and make the following selection with the rectangular marquee tool:
Fill this selection with white (#FFFFFF).
Double click this layer, and add a slight dropshadow to it in the blending options:
Now we'll create a section for our navigation/links. Create a new layer, get out that handy rectangular marquee tool, and make a selection like so:
Set your foreground color to #000000 (black), and your background color to white (#FFFFFF)
Get out the gradient fill tool, and set it up like so:
Now fill in this selection with the gradient tool, from black to white:
Change the 'blending option' of this layer to "Overlay", and set the opacity down to around 73 percent
Now we'll put some dividers on the navigation box. Go ahead and create a new layer, get out the pencil tool. Set it to 1 pixel, and set your foreground color to: #000000 (black). Now draw 1 pixel lines across the navigation area. Attempt to make the distances between these lines equal.
Now set your foreground color to #5B5C5B, and draw another line right bellow each of these lines. This gives us a great looking "bevel effect" on our navigation bar.