In this tutorial, we’ll work on a bright and colorful grunge style layout for a portfolio site. Any questions – write in the comments.
Here’s what we get:
Materials for the lesson:
The first thing we need to do is create a new document with the following parameters:
For the background, I used the first texture.
The first step is to create a logo. I used the font MyriadPro. Put words like this:
For the text in the logo we apply the following styles:
Blending options (Overlay options), Drop shadow (Shadow), Inner shadow (Inner shadow):
For text links in the navigation, we will use the font Helvetica. Colour # 36393B. Icons can be taken in the archive.
Arrange icons and text like mine:
Time to work on the slider. Add a rectangle with rounded corners with a radius of ten pixels.
Change the blending mode to Multiply (Blackout) and apply the following styles to the layer:
Outer glow (External glow), Inner glow (Internal glow), Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay):
In order to make the block background more dynamic, we will use brushes.
Choosing a color #Ffffff, leave the brush imprint as shown below and lower the opacity value to about 20%. We have to remove the rays that go beyond the slider — by holding Ctrl, Click on the layer with the block in the list of layers so that a selection appears. Next, click on the layer with the brush and click AddLayerMask (Add layer mask).
Add a screenshot of your favorite work to the left side of the block:
Inner shadow (Inner shadow), Stroke (Stroke):
Add two more rectangles with rounded corners and set the opacity value 70%. Further text: add a header to the upper rectangle, and a link to the lower one. Also add an icon from the collection that we have already used, and discolor it.
Now we need to make arrows for the slider on the right side of the block. Create a round selection like mine and fill it with white:
Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay) Stroke (Stroke):
Work on the arrows themselves. Create a rectangle with rounded corners with a radius of three pixels, tilt it as we need – this will be the left side of our arrow. Duplicate the layer, reflect it horizontally and arrange it as we need. Merge the layers into one and place the newly-made arrow exactly in the center.
Duplicate the arrow and the button below it, reflect it vertically and place it below:
Almost done! Create a rectangular selection like mine and fill it with black:
Set the opacity to 40%. Duplicate the layer, on the duplicate we increase the opacity value to 100% and change the blending mode to SoftLight (Soft light). Add text:
Time to work on the content. Create a selection rectangle and fill it with white. We use lasso, select the top and bottom triangles of the edge and delete the selected. Add a title and use the icon from the assembly that we already used.
Lower the block opacity to 69% and add text. For headings I used #B1493E.
All that is left to do is to make one more block, repeating the previous steps, and also add social networking icons.
For the footer, use the technique that we have already used for the block with the motto.
And … Done!