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A step by step guide to creating a professional web layout with a dark theme for Web Design Studios.

Create a new file (File>New), having 780×700 dpi and 72 dpi

Next we shall use the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the background of the site’s page to be next:

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Select next shown parameters for the made layer by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Now we shall draw a small stripe on the page’s top, colored with #1B1B1B. In this case we’ll use the same Rectangle Tool (U).

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Next we’ll represent the site’s header, applying the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 10 px. Firstly we need to represent the basic layer and then press Alt button to cut out with the same tool the zone reserved for the menu’s buttons.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Next we have to create a new file (File>New) of 4×4 px and 72 dpi. Using the Pencil Tool (B) on it, it’s possible to draw a kind of black texture, like the next one, presented below:

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Edit>Define Pattern
Get back to the site’s page. Use again the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a special layer reserved for the menu’s buttons. This layer needs to be situated lower than the layer containing the site’s header (on the layers’ panel).

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Pattern Overlay

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Make a copy of the earlier made layer with the site’s header, applying for the copy new parameters, presented below:

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Pattern Overlay

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Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px to insert a button in the same zone with the menu on the site’s header.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the button’s layer and choose the Free Transform selection to place the copy as in the picture from below. Change the parameters of the copies’ layers.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make two copies of the recently made button’s copy and select once again Free Transform option to place the new copies as below:

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Insert now the site’s name, keeping eth demands from the next table:

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DESIGN

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studio

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Insert the titles for the menu’s buttons situated on the site’s header:

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Insert also the titles for the site’s sections, being attentive with the next demonstrated demands:

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Now it’s time to work with the places reserved for the pictures. In this case we’ll apply the Rectangle Tool (U) of white color.

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Both layers look the same. Next you may see the layers’ parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

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On the reserved places for the pictures, we may introduce the pictures themselves (preliminary cut out).

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Insert the corresponding text in the site’s sections:

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the bold text

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the main section’s text:

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links inside the text:

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links of blue color

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Take now the Line Tool (U) and represent several dividing lines with the color #555555

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Create a new layer and try to draw near the links several pointers, applying the Pencil Tool (B) (brush 2 px) with the color #27D1F4

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We shall draw the scrolling bar on the right side, choosing the Rectangle Tool (U) and the color #3E3E3E

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Use the same instrument for representing the moving element of the scrolling:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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On the last stage we shall introduce the site’s copyright:

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Finished!

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