Sound System Studio Web Layout

Sound System Studio Web Layout
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a nice looking layout.

Firstly we need to open a new file (File>New) of 800×800. The first layer will represent the site’s background. After that we need to select the Rectangle Tool (U) and use it on the entire page. Set the here shown parameters of Blending Options> Gradient Overlay>Gradient Editor

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We must get the same result as it is demonstrated next picture:

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Take now the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and represent an element like that one from below, placed in the middle of the picture.

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Fill 0% on the right side on the layers’ palette, for our picture to get a transparent gradient.

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Set next parameters in the Blending Options> Gradient Overlay

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Select Blending Options> Gradient Overlay>Gradient Editor and choose here Presets transparent gradient’s type. Set the same parameters, like those from next table.

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We should get that:

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Continue by working with the next element. Select for the beginning the Custom Shape Tool (U) where we have to choose the Thin Frame.

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Create a circle, colored in #0066СC. After that we’ll apply the Free Transform option to change the circle’s shape as we want it to.

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The new elements should be placed under the gradient’s layer, but it’s even better when combine them in a group.

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Representing them in an arbitrary way, we’ll get the next picture:

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More important element’s parts are those coming out from the gradient’s layer. Select now the Brush Tool (B) and the color #3399СС.

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Picture it out on a new layer, situated between the gradient’s layer and the figures’ group.

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We have to represent one more figure above all the layers, choosing preliminary the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U). The edges’ radius remains the same.

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Set Blending Options>Outer Glow, as you may see in the next table. The color’s code is #006699

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay parameters:

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And Blending Options> Gradient Overlay>Gradient Editor

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That is what we should get:

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This layer should be situated in the group for making easier working with it.

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Next we must represent several figures on the left side of the screen. For this operation we’ll select the Custom Shape Tool (U) -Circle Frame and the color’s code #003333.

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The circles must be processed arbitrary also:

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The new layers should be transformed in a mask for our figures not to get outside the gradient figure’s edges, situated lower. Press on Alt button and make a left mouse’s click between the layers. The upper layer will get a pointer directed on the bottom.

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Continue by working with the right side of the picture. Draw firstly two circles, chosen from Custom Shape Tool (U) - Thin Frame and the Ellipse Tool (U) from the circles’ inside. Make some transformations as it is shown below: The color’s code is #003333, available for all circles. They should be transformed as it is indicated next picture.

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All three figures have Fill of 70%.

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Select from the Custom Shape Tool (U) - 5 point star frame, which color should be #3399CC

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Place them in an arbitrary way and set Fill on 20%. We should apply the Mask also as for the rest objects from the group.

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Continue by drawing the site’s logotype.

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Choose from Custom Shape Tool (U) - 5 point star frame.

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Apply Blending Options> Gradient Overlay>Gradient Editor

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Write the logotype’s text with the following adjustments:

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We have to write on the right side of the screen the site’s navigation:

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The text’s parameters:

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Write also the main menu:

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Use the next parameters from the tables below for the text:

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Select the Pencil Tool (B) and try to represent two dividing stripes. Create a new layer for this operation. The light – blue stripe has this color #267EAE and the dark – blue one has the next color - #004F80

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It’s what we should get:

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Continue by representing the informational blocks of our site:

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Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U), represent a window with the same edges’ radius as it is written next:

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Apply the next parameters for Blending Options as in the next example.

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Fill the block with the convenient text, having the parameters form the next table:

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Applying the same radius for the corners, try to create a banner, selecting the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U):

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Choose next a photo for the banner and place it above the banner. As we did earlier, we have now to hide the photo in a mask. It’s necessary to press the Alt button and direct the mouse’s indicator between the layers on the layers’ palette. We’ll get a new indicator where we’ll make a left mouse’s click. The upper photo’s layer will be changed, having the pointer directed on the bottom. The photo gets the banner’s shape.

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It should be looking, like on the next example:

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Represent one more so – called rectangle, applying the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and move off the points from its right side. We’ll use also the Add Anchor Point Tool for having sharp corners.

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Apply Blending Options’ parameters as it is indicated next:

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We must get the next picture:

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Create one more plate under this layer:

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Apply Blending Options’ parameters:

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You should get the next result:

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Now we’ll choose the Brush Tool (B) and the color # 0099CC

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…and make a feature on the new layer. Apply the mask for the layer in case. Next we’ll just draw a flare, like next one:

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The text should be placed, like it is shown next picture. The photo must be situated in the text.

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The text’s size is the same as it was in the first block. Insert a star’s element, near the date. It’s necessary for this operation to apply the Custom Shape Tool (U) - 5 point star frame. The color’s code is #0099CC

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The block’s title has the parameters shown in the tables from below:

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Next step includes creating and copying one more block.

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Continue by representing several more informational blocks, situated on the right side. Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to represent two more plates.

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For the beginning we’ll draw the vertical plates:

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Set the here shown Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:

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The second plate:

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay’ parameters:

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Place the photo and the text:

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Make a copy of all that we have got and change the photo with a new one:

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Selecting the Rectangle Tool (U), try to represent several small stripes:

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Start by drawing the dark one:

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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The light one:

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Next we’ll just make several copies of these stripes by turn and insert the text:

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We have to represent the bottom of the site only. It’s necessary to take the Rectangle Tool (U) and apply it, like it is demonstrate next picture:

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Apply Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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It’s what we have got:

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Create a new layer and then select the Brush Tool (B) with the next color #0099CC to draw a feature which should be hidden in a mask after that:

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The last stage. Now we’ll choose the Custom Shape Tool (U) - Thin Frame circles and use the instrument as we did at the beginning. The color’s code is #0066СС. Place them under the gradient’s as it is demonstrated next picture:

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It’s the site that we have got:

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Finished!

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