Creating a Corporate website Template in Photoshop

Creating a Corporate website Template in Photoshop

Step 1

Create a new Document in the Dimensions of 1024 X 768 Pixels.

 

Step 2

Now create Guides to manage our Workspace.

Create Guides at 140 Px. and 1140 Px. the our work area is visible by 1000 pixels.

Step 3

Change Foreground Colour to Grey(#333333)

Now select the Rectangle Tool (U) from the tool box and create a rectangle box with a width of 1200 Pixel and Height is 100 pixel.

Create a new Layer By clicking Shift+Ctrl+N after fill the Layer with Front ground colour(#333333) and name the layer to header Back ground.

Right now it looks like some light black colour is filled on the top of template. lets make some lively feeling for this.

For this just give some Noise to the layer.

choose Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

When the pop up shown, click OK button. And fill Amount with 0.8

Ok now its look some better.

Step 4

Now we will create the Navigation menu.

Select Horizontals type tool (T)from the tool box and create a text layer at little below Right side of header.

don’t forget to make the text as right align.

The parameters of text tool are

Font             : Helvetica
Font Type  : Bold
Font Size    :12 pt
Font Color  :E6E6E6

 

Step 5

Now we will create Logo.

Select Horizontals type tool (T) from the tool box and create a text layer at little below Left side of header.

The parameters of text tool are

Font : Mistral
Font Type : Bold
Font Size   : 48 pt
Font Color : E6E6E6

Step 6

Now get image from resource images with an dimensions of 800 px and 500 px .(Most of the times from the client or else from the stock photo).

Make the image to horizontally Center of the page and just below our header.

Now let’s make shadow below the image. Select Rectangle Tool (U)then set the size into 530px by 70px. Change the color with black and name it dark.

Step 7

Now Transform (Ctrl+T). Edit> Transform Path > Perspective.

 

Step 8

we need to make the box blur. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. enter the radius is some 23 Pixels as shown in below Image.

Ok guys now the shadow looks great.

Step 9

now we will make Slogan for the website, Select the Text tool (T), and type “Creative designs for your website” just below the Shadow. it didn’t look great so create some button  at the end of the slogan text.

Select Rounded Rectangle Tool (T), and make the Radius 10px and the size 200px by 50px. Name the layer as Button.

and just give a stroke of 1 Px in Grey colour (#CCCCCC)

Step 10

Now create a text layer with White Text color Whit for text on button

you can make more attractive the button by adding some more shapes on the button.

Step 11

Now create one background for the total web site with a color of light Grey (#EEEEEE) and put it bottom of all layers.
Let’s create one line that try to divide image content of the website, select Line Tool (U)then make it 960px with color #ffffff and name it with Line 1 then duplicate , move down keyboard 1 time, and change the color into #999999.

This two layers make light grey with shadow effect.

Step 12

now lets come to create some content in the page. Select the Rectangle Tool (T) and create one box with sizes of 215 X 170 Pixels and fill the box with Grey color (#CCCCCC).

Now Duplicate the box for 3 time. totally we get 4 boxes and distribute them into horizontally center.

we will put image on the box, but before that, we need to make sure that the image are located in the middle of the box with right angles. Select layer(Ctrl+Left click) into active and choose Select > Modify> Contractthe fill it with 7px.

Now fill the Selection with White Color (#FFFFFF).

Do the same for all the other 3 boxes.

Step 14

Now get some images to fill these 4 boxes. and allign in side the white color.

Step 15

Now we will add Text and descriptions below the image. Select Text Tool (T)and fill the same as shown below.

Create one more box on footer with an width of 100Px height with a color of light grey(#31334)

Step 16

Now its time to create footer

Take text tool and type as recent posts with an font color of (#E2E2E2)as shown like in below image.

Lets add some text on on below it

Step 17

As shown above its not looking good there lets make some additions there. Make a new document of 6px by 6px. Zoom until a column is seen as 1px. Select Pencil Tool (B)and do the following.

now we will define this image as a pattern. after that we can use it in our template. Edit > Define pattern change the name to psd2web pattern.

Step 18

now get back to our template file and select rectanguler marquee Tool (M) and make th size by 210 X 7 Px.

Select the area below the RECENT POSTS and create a new layer and apply layer blending options > pattern overlay. as the paatern we created recently

Step 19

Now create one more line to separate the posts.

Step 20

We are almost finished now you have to add just copyright information in the footer.

Select the Text Tool(T) and write the copyright information on bottom box.

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Photoshop buttons

Photoshop buttons

here I am attaching the few free buy now and purchase buttons.

 

 

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Good PHOTOSHOP color Swatches collection

Good PHOTOSHOP color Swatches collection

 

 

Hi guys here I am attaching my collection of PHOTOSHOP brushes

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8 and 16 bit per channel in photoshop

8 and 16 bit per channel in photoshop

Photoshop knows two data modes:
• 8 bits per channel
• 16 bits per channel

WHY USE 16 BITS PER CHANNEL?

Many digital SLRs allow 12 bits per channel capture and this is later represented as 16 bits per channel in Photoshop (mostly 16 bit TIFF). If the images coming from your camera were perfect, these 4 bits would not make much of a difference as most printers only use a maximum of 8 bits. However, an image that does not require some minor correction is very rare. Once the saturation or contrast of a color image is corrected, the actual color information is soon reduced (due to rounding errors) by one or more bits. If you started with eight bits, you might end up having only six bits of real color information per channel left. The not so smooth color gradients indicate this loss. Starting with 12 bits ensures there is still a sufficient amount of color information available after even major corrections.Note: Stay as much as possible in 16 bits as you can afford (memory, disk space and performance). The test.Here is a test you can perform to experience the 16 bit vs. 8 bit difference. Open a photo in Photoshop, which is in 16 bits. Now perform some curves or levels. When finished changing the levels have a look at the histogram in the “Levels” dialog box. Open a photo in Photoshop but convert it to 8 bit just after you open the file and then do the same curves and levels operations. In the above figure you see is a histogram with many gaps. This indicates lost data and shows up in an inferior gradient smoothness, or posterization. Note: On the other side these gaps should not make you nervous. If the photo and print look fine, that’s all that counts. Conclusion: Remain as long as possible in the 16 bit mode.
Why would you ever use 8 bits per channel if 16 bits is so much better? Using 16 bits:
• Takes longer
• Needs more memory
• Creates larger files
• If you work with versions of Photoshop prior to CS many
operations (e.g. layers) are not available for 16 bits/channel. Before Photoshop CS was released, all our work was done in 8 bit layers and we also got good results. But if you have enough disk space, memory and fast processors, 16 bit is the best way to go.

Creating on off switches for your site

Creating on off switches for your site

Hi All

 

Here i am giving the Model On Off switch.

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Creating animated Melted text in Photoshop

Creating animated Melted text in Photoshop

Step 1

Create a new document in Adobe Photoshop with an dimensions of 500 X 500 Pixels.

Step 2

Fill the background colour with Black (#000000).

Image with Black background

Image with Black background

Step 3

Create a text by using Text Tool for melting effect here i am taking the text as Melting text, with an text color of White (#FFFFFF).

Image with Black background and white text

Image with Black background and white text

Step 4

Now go to blending options shown at bottom of layers panel and select Bevel & Emboss options.

Bevel And emboss Options

Bevel And emboss Options

 

Step 5

Now Rasterize   Right click on the text layer and select Rasterize select ok.

Step 6

Duplicate the text layer by pressing Ctrl+J Now Apply the filter Filter > Liquify (Shift + Ctrl +X) now drag on text it will be blurred.

Image with Black background and white text

Image with Black background and white text

Step 7

Repeat the step 6 until the text totally blurred.

Image with Black background and white text

Image with Black background and white text

Now open Animation Window > Animation now duplicate animation Frames duplicate layers that as many layers you have created in step 6.

Step 8

Duplicate the Animation layers as many as duplicated layers created in step 6.

Step 9

Now select frame1 & then Hide the all Layers beside Original Layer with the help of remove the Eye symbol.

Step 10

Now select the Frame 2 and select the second layer in layers list and hide visibility of remaining layers.

Step 11

Do the same for all layers Like step 10.

Step 12

now select the looping options shown bottom of animation window and select forever and change the frame delay time to 0.5 Sec.

looping options

looping options

Step 13

Now we have to save the image for web and Devises (Alt + Ctrl + Shift +S).

Select Gif 128 No dither from popup window and press Save.

That’s it Here is our final image.

Final image

Final image

 

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