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Published on Sat, Jun-06-2009 by Dainis

Create Header for Designer Website


In this photoshop tutorial we will show you how to create nice colorful header for your website. We will create header with 5 categories, search box and links to your feed and Twitter accounts. In this tutorials we will use some objects that we created earlier.

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create website header in photoshop

Step 1

Let’s start out by creating a new file. I used a1000×300 pixels canvas set at 72dpi, and I filled my background with #FFF2B4 color shade. Now create a new layer then draw a large rectangle with #2E2E2E color shade and 900 x 150 px dimensions.

create website header in photoshop

Step 2

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Pattern Overlay blending option to the large gray rectangle layer.

create website header in photoshop

Result:

create website header in photoshop

Step 3

In a new layer draw a large light brown rectangle with #FFEDC1 color shade and 900 x 150 px dimensions.

create website header in photoshop

Step 4

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Glow and Pattern Overlay blending options to the light brown rectangle layer.

create website header in photoshop

create website header in photoshop

Result:

create website header in photoshop

Step 5

Grab the Eraser Tool with a large soft brush and erase the bottom half of the light brown rectangle design layer.

create website header in photoshop

Step 6

In a new layer draw a long white rectangle with 900 x 31 px dimensions between the large gray and light brown rectangle designs. Then under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Drop Shadow and Inner Shadow blending options.

create website header in photoshop

create website header in photoshop

Result:

create website header in photoshop

Step 7

Select the Horizontal Type Tool then set the font family to Arial, regular, 14 pt, none and #007B17 color shade. In a new text layer type out your navigation links with spaces, use #F7CFA3 color shade for the bar spacer between each link.

create website header in photoshop

Step 8

On the right end of the dark gray rectangle leave a space for a search box, grab the file here. Few weeks earlier we published tutorial how to create this meter. Tutorial you can find here: Meter design in Photoshop.

create website header in photoshop

Step 9

Now add a simple mouse door on the white rectangle, do this by creating a black ellipse in a new layer then cut out the bottom half of the ellipse.

create website header in photoshop

Step 10

On the left side of the header add your logo or use the painting plate design on this tutorial, grab the here. Tutorial how to create painting plate you can find here: Create Painting plate in Photoshop

create website header in photoshop

Step 11

Select the Horizontal Type Tool then set the font family to Arial, bold italic, 24 pt, and smooth. In a new text layer type your website name next to the logo, use different color for each word on your name.

create website header in photoshop

Step 12

Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add a Stroke blending option to your website name text layer.

create website header in photoshop

Result:

create website header in photoshop

Result: Header for designer website

create website header in photoshop

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