Create dark wordpress theme

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In this tutorial I will show you how to create interesting blog layout, you can use this layout like wordpress theme.

Start working by creating a new file (File>New) of 1280×1400 px and 72 dpi. Choose then the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the new created file with the color #252525

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll use the Line Tool (U) to mark out the borders of the blog’s sections to be. This time we’ll use the white color.

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Now download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named Scratchygrunge_drowningheart_stock.
Create a new layer and apply on it the mentioned brush. The lines representing the blog’s markings should be erased. The brush’s color is #252525

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll represent the search panel on the right part of the blog’s header. In this case we’ll use the Line Tool (U) and the color #A8A8A8

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Insert the blog’s title and the header’s menu, keeping the next shown demands (I used this font from dafont.com):

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

MYBLOG

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

the titles for the menu’s buttons:

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll create a new layer on which we shall apply the already known brush – Scratchygrunge_____drowningheart_stock to process the site’s logo. The brush’s color is the same – #252525.
Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Let’s entitle the blog’s section:

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

25

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

sep

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

My New Post

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Combine in a group all the layers composing the titles of the sections (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button to take down the marked layers on Create a new group option). We’ll make three copies of the got group and then apply the Free Transform option to place the copies the same way demonstrated below:

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Fill the posts entry with the appropriate text:

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Insert a link on the bottom part of the post:

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

We’ll represent an icon on the left part of the link, choosing the Ellipse Tool (U).

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

On the made icon we must introduce a arrow chosen out of the next table - Custom Shape.

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create interesting WordPress theme in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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