Photographer portfolio layout

Photographer portfolio layout

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

Start working by creating a new file (File>New) of 1200×768px/72 dpi. Select after that the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and give the new backgroung layer black color.

Photographer portfolio layout

Then we’ll insert the web site name:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Select these parameters for the layer containing the site’s name by making a click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Photographer portfolio layout

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Next we’ll represent the panel reserved for the menu’s buttons situated on the site header. In this case we’ll apply the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px.

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout

Blending Options>Stroke

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

We’ll create a new layer under the layer containing the menu’s buttons and select here the Brush Tool (B) to represent a spot colored with #666666

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Then we’ll apply the Free Transform option and compress the spot on its vertical position and then stretch it out by horizontal line. Place it the same way demonstrated below:

Photographer portfolio layout

Continue representing the menu’s panel, applying the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px and white color. The layer’s parameters: Fill 10%

Photographer portfolio layout

Using the Line Tool (U) (weight 1 px), try drawing a line of white color on the bottom part of the panel:

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Choose the same Line Tool (U) (weight 1 px) to draw a line on the top part of the menu’s panel:

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Let’s divide the buttons, using a vertical line made with the Line Tool (U) (weight of 1 px)

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Make a copy of the layer containing the vertical line and choose Free Transform option to place the copy on the left side of the previous line. The copy layer’s parameters should be changed with those from below: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Combine in a group the layers composing both vertical lines (press Ctrl button and mark out the corresponding layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button to take the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Make two copies of the group that we’ve got and choose then Free Transform option to situate the copies the same way demonstrated below:

Photographer portfolio layout

Insert now the titles for the menu’s buttons, each word being represented on a separate layer:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Make a copy of the layer’s effects by clicking on the layer containing the site’s name (Copy Layer Style) and then have a right click button on each layer containing the button’s title (Paste Layer Style).

Photographer portfolio layout

Next we’ll situate the picture under the menu:

Photographer portfolio layout

Using the Rectangle Tool (U) we can hide the bottom part of the picture under a stripe of black color.

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Fill 60%

Photographer portfolio layout

Press Alt button while clicking between the black stripe’s layer and the picture’s layer on the layers’ panel:

Photographer portfolio layout

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), we can represent a button on the lowest part of the picture:

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout

Blending Options>Stroke

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Select next the Pen Tool (P) and represent a small pointer on the button that must be of white color.

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Next we’ll combine in a group all the layers composing the button on the lowest part of the picture (press Ctrl button when marking the necessary layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button while moving the marked layers on Create a new group option). Make a copy of the new group and change the parameters for the first button’s layer: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

The gradient’s parameters are the same with the original one.
Blending Options>Stroke

Photographer portfolio layout

The gradient’s parameters are the same with the original one.
Choose now Free Transform option and turn around the group’s copy, situating it the same way from below:

Photographer portfolio layout

Insert the section’s name on the menu’s zone:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Make a copy of the layer’s effects by right clicking on the layer containing the site’s name (Copy Layer Style) and then have a right click on the name of the section (Paste Layer Style).

Photographer portfolio layout

Now we’ll represent a vertical dividing line on the picture’s right side, applying the Line Tool (U) (weight 1 px).

Photographer portfolio layout

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Photographer portfolio layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Insert the section’s name on the picture’s right side, keeping the same demands from the next shown table:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

Make a copy of the layer’s effects by right clicking on the layer containing the site’s name under the picture (Copy Layer Style) and then click on the right mouse’s button on the recently written section (Paste Layer Style).

Photographer portfolio layout

… and finally the last stage includes introducing the basic text reserved for the appropriate section:

Photographer portfolio layout
Photographer portfolio layout

The final result!

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