Professional Modern Web Layout

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

Create a new file (File>New) having 800×700 px and 72 dpi. Apply now the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the background with color #131313

Professional Modern Web Layout

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), try to represent an element reserved for the site’s header to be that would have the white color.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Applying the previous instrument, try to make the next layer belonging to the site’s header, which corrections can be made with Convert Point Tool.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradients parameters:

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of the new made layer and select the Free Transform option to narrow a little the copy and stretch it out a little the way it is shown below (change the layer’s parameters).

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Create a new layer having 20×20 px and 72 dpi and then apply the Rectangle Tool (U) about three times and turn over the copy with Free Transform option to create a kind of pattern of white color.

Professional Modern Web Layout

Professional Modern Web Layout

Save the Pattern!

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Create a new layer and use on it the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a wide stripe looking like a part of the site’s background.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Pattern Overlay

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of the recently created layer and select again the Free Transform option to move the copy to the right side and lift it up a little the way it is demonstrated on the picture.

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U), represent the lowest layer reserved for the buttons’ panel on the site’s header’s menu, colored in #010101

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of the new made layer and select the Free Transform option to make it smaller a little and apply for this copy different parameters:

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), try to draw a flare on the right side of the buttons’ panel situated on the site’s header.

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

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Press the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the flare’s layer and the buttons’ panel for the flare to be applied in the limits of the buttons’ panel.

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of the new made layer and move the copy with Free Transform option on the left side of the buttons’ menu.

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Select now the Rectangle Tool (U) to paint the lowest part of the site’s background in here shown color - #1A1A1A

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Choose the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the lowest layer reserved for the site’s sections.

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of the last made layer and apply again the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller the way it is demonstrated below and change the copy’s parameters too.

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

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Next we have to select two instruments and represent one more element belonging to the site’s header. Use firstly the Rectangle Tool (U) to create the primary layer and then click on the Alt button, selecting simultaneously the Ellipse Tool (U) for two times to cut out the unnecessary elements.

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

We have to represent now another element belonging to the site’s header that must be placed upper than the previously made one. The operation in case needs the same Rectangle Tool (U).

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Using the Line Tool (U) on the right and left sides, try to make two vertical lines along the edges of the recently created stripe, colored in #8D8D8D

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Choose the Pencil Tool (B) to draw a double vertical line on the buttons’ panel, upper than the left flare.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending mode-Soft Light

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Make a copy of the new made layer and select the Free Transform option to place the flare upper than the flare situated on the right side.

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Using the Ellipse Tool (U), draw now the primary layer, reserved for the site’s logotype.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Using the previous instrument, represent the next layer reserved for the logotype.

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

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Selecting the Ellipse Tool (U), try to make one more layer reserved for the site’s logotype, colored in #0A0F12.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Select the last applied instrument to draw now a flare on the logotype’s made element.

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

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Gradient’s parameters:

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Press the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the layers for the flare to be applied in the limits of the primary layer.

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the next logotype’s layer.

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

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Next step includes creating a special section situated on the left side of the panel on the site’s sections. We’ll select the Rectangle Tool (U) for this operation.

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

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Make a copy of the new made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn over the copy and place it the way it is shown next picture.

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Using three lines made of small points, try to mark the sections’ panel, keeping the demands from the tables below.

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(the lowest line)

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(the top lines, on the left and right sides).
The layer’s parameters are the same for the lines situated on the top and on the bottom
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Professional Modern Web Layout

Introduce after that the titles for the buttons situated on the site’s menu.

Professional Modern Web Layout
Professional Modern Web Layout

Write also the title of the site’s logotype, keeping the demands from the next presented table.

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Professional Modern Web Layout

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Entitle the site’s sections, applying the demands from the next tables:

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(about me)

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(portfolio)

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Insert the text in the section entitled “about me”, taking care of the demands from the next tables:

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(the orange text)

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(the rest of the text)

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Insert the screenshots of our projects in the next section “portfolio”
The layer’s parameters are the same for all six screenshots.
Blending Options>Stroke

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Professional Modern Web Layout

The last stage includes adding the site’s copyright:

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Professional Modern Web Layout

Finished!