Web interface for the automotive site

Preparatory work:
We will need some nice images of a sports car. In this lesson, the Toyota FT-HS Hybrid was used. You can find pictures just by typing the words “sports cars” on search sites.
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Step 1– Setting the background
Create a new document size 900 by 550 pixels. Set the foreground color to # 6D6C67, and back on #FFFFFF. Fill the background layer Linear gradient (Linear Gradient) top down.

Step 2a – Formation caps
Open the front view of the car and identify in the picture those parts that can be used to form the cap. In this lesson used part of the bumper, because he has beautiful bends. Using the tool Pen (Pen Tool), circle the desired part.

Step 2b – Formation caps
Right-click on the contour and select Make a selection.
Choose a tool Move (Move Tool) and drag the selected fragment to the document above the background layer. Go to Editing> Transform> Flip Vertical (Edit> Transform> Flip Vertical) and place the fragment near the top right corner.

Step 2c – Formation caps
Now you need to increase the length of the upper band. Using the selection tool Rectangular area (Rectangular marquee Tool) select a small piece of the upper band. Click Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to insert. Perhaps this operation will have to be repeated, even several times. Combine all inserted strips with the tool Move (Move Tool), as shown in the image below.

Step 2d – Formation caps
We have a finished part of the cap. Now let’s do the bottom. On one of the images there are also beautiful curves. Using the tool Pen (Pen Tool), Repeat steps 2a and 2b, except transform.

Step 2e – Formation caps
Place the cut out portion below the top image so that it looks like a frame. If necessary, use the tool Eraser (Eraser Tool) with low stiffness to connect 2 images. It is usually enough to remove the edges a little.

Step 2f – Formation caps
Just as in step 2c, we need to stretch the bottom of the cap. Use the selection tool Rectangular area (Rectangular marquee Tool), select the bottom slice by 1 pixel. Go to Editing> Free Transform(Edit> Free Transform) and then stretch the strip to the left.

Step 2g – Formation caps
We now turn to the last part of the cap. Using tool Pen (Pen Tool) cut one of the wheels. Do not forget to include some parts of the machine as well, because they will be useful for further work.

Step 2h – Formation caps
Drag the wheel fragment to the document and place it as shown below. Using tool Eraser (Eraser Tool) with low stiffness, connect all 3 images so that they look like one.

Step 3a – Formation of the side
On the source images it was not possible to find suitable forms for the side part. Therefore, simply create a new layer below the header (name it “white lines”), and draw 3 vertical stripes. The following colors were used (from left to right): # BDC0C5, #FFFFFF and # DAD7E0.

Step 3b – Formation of the side
Create a new layer below the “white lines” layer. Call it “black lines.” In this case, the line was drawn in color. # 222222. This is to create a contrast in the place where the white outer lines are in contact with the black inner parts.

Step 3c – Formation of the side
Find another part that can be used as a fragment of the side section. Cut your favorite part with the tool Pen (Pen Tool) and drag it to the document.

Step 3d – Formation of the side
Go to Editing > Transform > Flip Horizontal (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal). Use Free transform (Free transform) to rotate the fragment so that it goes to the already existing fragment.

Step 4a – Formation of the navigation bar
At this stage, we need to create a platform for the navigation buttons. Cut out part of the picture with the tool Pen (Pen Tool) as shown below.

Step 4b – Formation of the navigation bar
Place the snippet as shown below. Use the selection tool Rectangular area (Rectangular marquee Tool), select the bottom slice by 1 pixel. Go to Editing> Free Transform(Edit> Free Transform) and then stretch the strip to the left.

Step 4c – Formation of the navigation bar
Merge all created layers except the background. Duplicate this merged layer and go to Editing > Transform > Flip Horizontal (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal). Align the 2 parts according to the width of your future interface. Create a new layer below the interface, name it “base”. Fill the empty space with different colors. In this case, colors were used. # 000000, # 8E352C and # 131315.

Step 4d – Formation of the navigation bar
Create a new layer above the “base” layer and name this layer “lines”. Draw double lines to separate the buttons. Use colors # BA594A and # 5C0000.

Step 4e – Formation of the navigation bar
Create a new layer above the “line” layer and name this layer “shadow”. Using the tool Soft Brush (Soft brush Tool) with color # 000000, Draw several shadows around the navigation buttons as shown below.

Additionally:
Now you can add pictures and labels to complete the interface. For example, in this lesson the logo and screenshots from Midnight Club 3. This lesson shows only the basic methods for creating an interface using machine images. You can even use motorcycles and trucks.

Enjoy the lesson!

Author: Johnson Koh

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