Create A Gorgeous Simple Night Style Website Layout

September 24th, 2007 in Designing, Tutorials, Web Layout by

Recently I am busy with my company product video (yes, again…) So, I take some free time to create my first ever web layout Photoshop Tutorial. Since this is my first time, I bet that it must be some error or unclear section. Please comment as I can make it better for my next one. Thanks.

Step 1

Ok, lets start then. Create a new document with 800 x 800 px, 72 resolution, RGB. Background color set to #434343.

Step 2

Grab the text tool, type your site name and I use “YourSite” here. I use moonstar with 48px, white. Place it nicely on the top left of the page. Press F5 to bring out the brushes setting. Check the Shape Dynamics and use a 3 px hard brush. Create a new layer above of the text layer and name as line_layer. Grab the pen tools and select path. Draw the wave as shown below. This is very depend on you and how the shape you like. After draw a line, right click and select stroke path, check the simulate pressure and stroke with brushes.

Step 3

After complete the desired shape or wave, double click text layer or right click and select blending option. Check Outer Glow,color #009cff,Opacity 80%, Size 6px, Blend Mode Screen. Right click the text layer and copy the layer style. Paste into the line_layer. CTRL+J to duplicate the line_layer to make the glow lighter. Create a new group and name it as Logo and copy all layers except the background layer, into the group.

Step 4

For the top navigation bar, I use the simple but nice custom symbol as shown. To match with the theme, here are what I use. For the activated icon, simply paste the layer style that we had copy just now. I use 11pt Tahoma. Grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool, with 4px radius, draw a small shape (#2f2f2f)that can cover the icon and text as shown. Bring out the blending option. Use Stroke, 1px inside white stroke with 45% opacity. Inner Glow, normal blend mode, 45% opacity, 4px size, black. Put all these layer into a new group named as Nav.

Step 5

Grab the Rounded Rectanlge Tool, draw as shown below, about 2/3 of the page. Apply the blending option shown.

Step 6

Draw the shape shown below with the rectangle tool using color #2581de. Create a new layer below the blue layer and use the Polygonal Lasso Tool draw out the shape to make the drop shadow. With the new empty layer selected, fill it with black, Goto Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur > 4px. Type the date with Tahoma, Bold, 30pt. and the month and years with Arial 9pt.

Step 7

Grab the Line Tool and draw a line. CTRL+J to duplicate the line. Press the up button the bring it 1px up. Use the color shown.

Step 8

You will get something like this. Put all layers into a new group named Body.

Step 9

For the sidebar, It is simple and the technique is excatly same with what we do for the logo. Here is this. For the gallery boxes. Appy this blending option. 1 inside white stroke 30% opacity. After all done, put all layers into a new group and name it as SideBar.

Step 10

Goto the Nav group and create a new layer, put it at the bottom in the group. Grab the Rectangle Tool and draw the shape. Apply the blending option shown below.

Step 11

Create a new group and name it as Footer. Draw the rectangle with the blending option applied.

12. Hurray! DONE!!!

Hope you enjoy this. Any comment will be welcome!

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