Modern Web Layout


In this tutorial I will show how to design modern layout.

Open a new file with 820×790px and 72 dpi. Applying the Rectangle Tool (U), it’s possible to represent the background of the next site to be.

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The layer’s parameters (click on the right mouse’s button on the layers’ panel)
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select now the usual Pen Tool (P) to draw several rays that would have the same parameters:

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Color Overlay

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Merge down in a group all the layers composing the rays (make a click on Ctrl and mark out the necessary layers. Keeping pressed the left mouse’s button try to stretch them down to Create a new group option). Apply the next parameters for the represented group and change the Pass Taught mode on Pin Light, setting the Opacity on 64%.

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Choose now the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the primary layer of the panel and the site’s sections, having the next color – E3E3E3.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

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Create a new layer and select the standard Brush Tool (B) to paint in white the way indicated below:

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Make a mouse click between the brush’s layer and site’s panel, pressing simultaneously the Alt button.

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Choose the previous instrument to create a site’s section colored in white.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

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Create a new layer and select the Brush Tool (B), clicking on the picture’s layer also.

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We have to use now the Eyedropper Tool (I) and the brush to make a click on those places the site’s panel would look broken, near the site’s background.

Modern Web Layout

Using the Line Tool (U), it’s possible to create a kind of calendar table of white color (holding up the Shift button).

Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

Represent now the indicator of the current day applying the Rectangle Tool (U) and the next color – F2F2F2.

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Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U), try to create the primary layer designed for the site’s menu’s buttons.

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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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Make a copy of the new made layer and Hide the next effects: Drop Shadow, Gradient (with the right mouse’s button directed to the effect on the layers’ panel)

Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

The Drop Shadow layer may be corrected with the Eraser Tool (E)
Apply the following filter to copies layer.
Blending Options>Stroke

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Make visible again the original layer we made a copy of it:

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We have to represent now a part of the button, using the Ellipse Tool (U)

Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make four copies of the new made layer and place the copies the same way the next picture indicates it:

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Represent now a kind of division made of small points between the buttons:

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Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

Insert now the titles for the menu’s buttons:

Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

Write now the site’s name, keeping the following demands:

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

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Modern Web Layout

Fill our calendar:

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(the figures)

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(the week days)

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Fill the calendar’ section with a title:

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Modern Web Layout

Represent several special buttons on the upper part of the site:

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Modern Web Layout

Select the Line Tool (U) and represent two dividing vertical stripes colored with DA6900.

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Fill the rest of the sections with the appropriate text:

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(Lorem ipsum dolor)

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(the basic text)

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(the accentuated text)

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Create a new layer and mark out a certain zone with Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), using also the shown brush before of white color just to accentuate the right edge:

Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of this layer, reflecting it as in the mirror with Free Transform option. Apply now the Burn Tool (O) to dark out the border of the original layer.

Modern Web Layout
Modern Web Layout

Apply the same kind of processing on the horizontal position.

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Using the Burn Tool (O), dark out the mirror – copy:

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Choose the Brush Tool on a new layer that would have the white color to add several strokes like in the next picture (placing this layer under the site’s name layer).

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Modern Web Layout

Finished!