Professional Design Studio Web Layout


This tutorial will show you how to create a modern web portfolio layout.

Create a new file (File>New) having 800×600 px and 72 dpi. Choose after that the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the primary background’s layer.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Select then the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw a flare on the background reserved for representing the site.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to enlarge the copy and place it the way it is shown below.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Applying the same instrument, we need to represent a kind of illumination effect on the background’s top.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Create now the primary layer of the site’s sections, choosing the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and adding several tops also with the Add Anchor Point Tool. The shape should be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

We need to represent on the picture’s right side a layer reserved for the buttons of the mobile menu. The layer should have the white color. The operation may be done with the Rectangle Tool (U).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 65% on the layers.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Press on the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the layers and the recently made will lay over the previous one.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Make a copy of the earlier made layer designed for the site’s sections, placing it on the top of the layers’ palette. Select the Free Transform option to move the copy downside. Using the Rectangle Tool (U) and holding simultaneously the Alt button we need to cut out partially the copy.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Next we need to create a window designed for additional information. So we’ll need to take the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) for the operation in case. The corrections on the window’s shape, it’s possible to do with the Convert Point Tool.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Stroke

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U), try to represent the layer reserved for the section colored in black.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform option to place the copy like it is shown on the next picture and narrow it out horizontally.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Create a new layer. Now we need to draw a vertical line between the sections. Choose two colors for it and the Pencil Tool (B).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The Eraser Tool (E) will be helpful in erasing the elements we don’t need on the picture.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose again the Free Transform option to move the copy to the right side to the layer’s edge, under the button reserved for the mobile palette.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Now we need to draw the button reserved for the mobile palette, selecting the Rectangle Tool (U).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Stroke

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Take the Custom Shape Tool (U) and represent a pointer on the created button that would have the color # 205884. The pointer should be turned over with usual option - Free Transform.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Next we’ll represent the palette reserved for the navigating buttons. For the beginning we’ll take the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to represent one part of the palette to be and then hold on the Shift button, choosing simultaneously the Ellipse Tool (U) to finish the buttons. The color should be this one - #0E7AD9

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Next step includes drawing a scrolling bar, colored in #01477B. The instrument we need to pick up for this operation is Rounded Rectangle Tool (U).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Next try to represent the button inside the scrolling bar, selecting the last instrument too.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Now we shall represent the navigating button, applying the Ellipse Tool (U).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Blending Options>Stroke

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Applying the last instrument, it’s possible to draw a flare on the previous button.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

For the convenience, we need to combine in a group all the layers composing the recently made button. Press on the Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button to take the layers downside on Create a new group option. Make six copies of the made group and apply the Free Transform option to make the copies smaller if necessary and place the copies exactly the way it is demonstrated below.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

We need to draw a pointer of white color on our button, choosing the Custom Shape Tool (U) and turn it over with the Free Transform option.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Make six copies of the new made layer and choose again the Free Transform option to turn the copies over if that is necessary or make them smaller. Place them the same way it is shown on the picture below. We need also to move off the effect from the copies on the upper buttons.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Add by one white small stripe near the pointers on the lowest buttons, taking the Rectangle Tool (U).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters are the same.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Next we’ll represent the site’s logotype, choosing again the Custom Shape Tool (U) and picking up the next pattern shown with red color.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Opacity 5%

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform option to place the copy like it is shown below.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Insert the section’s titles, following the demands from the table below.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Fill the site’s section with the necessary text:

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

(the orange text)

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

(the basic section’s text).

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Finally we’ll introduce the works’ screenshots, applying equal parameters for all of them.
Blending Options>Stroke

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

In the end we’ll introduce the site’s name, keeping the demands from below.

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

(design)

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

(studio)

Professional Design Studio Web Layout

(portfolio)

The site’s text inscription has the same parameters too.
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Professional Design Studio Web Layout
Professional Design Studio Web Layout

Finished!