Designer portfolio layout

Designer portfolio layout

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a nice looking portfolio layout.

Create a new file (File>New) of 980×700 px and 72 dpi.

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to make the background of the layout we want to have in the end.

Designer portfolio layout

Choose the next parameters for the made layer by making a mouse click on the layer on the layers’ palette. Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Designer portfolio layout
Designer portfolio layout

Using the same tool, try to represent the next layer belonging to the layout’s background:

Designer portfolio layout

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

Designer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Designer portfolio layout
Designer portfolio layout

Next represent a window reserved for the portfolio’s panel and the content’s review, applying the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with the radius of 15 px.

Designer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

Designer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Designer portfolio layout
Designer portfolio layout

Place the picture we have on the main portolio’s panel (I got the picture from Platinum Image Conception Studio). Press then Alt button and make a mouse click between the picture’s layers and the panel itself (on the layers’ palette)

Designer portfolio layout
Designer portfolio layout

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to make a layer reserved for the layout’s menu on the bottom part of the layers’ palette. The layer has black color.

Designer portfolio layout

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the menu’s layers and the previous layer.

Designer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Fill 60%

Designer portfolio layout

On the menu’s panel we’ll situate the pictures, cutting them preliminarily and adapting them by their size. Set the same parameters for the pictures’ layers: Blending Options>Stroke

Designer portfolio layout
Designer portfolio layout

Insert the designer’s name, keeping the next demands from the table:

Designer portfolio layout

Freelancer

Designer portfolio layout

designer portfolio

Designer portfolio layout

Choose the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 15 px to represent a button of black color.

Designer portfolio layout

Make three copies of the layer representing the button and then apply the Free Transform option to change the sizes of the copies, placing the copies the same way demonstrated below. We can use the line option for a correct representation.

Designer portfolio layout

Select the same parameters for the buttons’ layers. Fill 40%

Designer portfolio layout

Insert the titles for the buttons, keeping the next demands:

Designer portfolio layout

portfolio

Designer portfolio layout

biography, blog

Designer portfolio layout

designer@mail.com

Designer portfolio layout

The last stage includes inserting the telephone numbers:

Designer portfolio layout
Designer portfolio layout

That’s the final layout!

View full size here.