Photographer portfolio layout

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a nice looking Photographer portfolio layout.

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Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Start working by creating a new file (File>New) of 1200x768px/72 dpi. Select after that the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and give the new backgroung layer black color.

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Then we’ll insert the web site name:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Select these parameters for the layer containing the site’s name by making a click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll represent the panel reserved for the menu’s buttons situated on the site header. In this case we’ll apply the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px.

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Stroke

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

We’ll create a new layer under the layer containing the menu’s buttons and select here the Brush Tool (B) to represent a spot colored with #666666

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3Then we’ll apply the Free Transform option and compress the spot on its vertical position and then stretch it out by horizontal line. Place it the same way demonstrated below:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Continue representing the menu’s panel, applying the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 5 px and white color. The layer’s parameters: Fill 10%

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Using the Line Tool (U) (weight 1 px), try drawing a line of white color on the bottom part of the panel:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Choose the same Line Tool (U) (weight 1 px) to draw a line on the top part of the menu’s panel:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

The layer’s panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Let’s divide the buttons, using a vertical line made with the Line Tool (U) (weight of 1 px)

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the layer containing the vertical line and choose Free Transform option to place the copy on the left side of the previous line. The copy layer’s parameters should be changed with those from below: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a nice looking photographer portfolio layout in Adobe Photoshop CS3

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