Sunday, January 18, 2009

Photoshop: Blue Navigation Bar

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a simple blue navigation bar.
This is the result:

  1. Open a new document 700x150 pixels and fill the background with #1a1a1a.
  2. Create a new layer and select the Rectangular Marquee Tool and use these settings:
  3. Make a selection like this:
  4. Select #2575c4 as your foreground color and #1f5f9f as your background color, then grab the Gradient Tool. Fill the selection with a gradient from top to bottom.
  5. Create a new layer and then select the Rectangular Marquee Tool. Use the same settings as before but change the height to 25px. Now make a selection of the top half of the navigation bar.
  6. Fill the selection with white and then change the opacity of the layer to 5%.
  7. Create a new layer and select the Pencil Tool with a diameter of 1 px. Select #133c64 as your foreground color and then draw a line like the image show:
  8. Now draw a line next to it with the color #2d8be8.
  9. Duplicate and move the layer several times so you get this:
  10. Now you are almost done. Just add some text to the buttons, I used the font Verdana. Result:

4 comments:

  1. Wow I wasnt veru proficient in GIMP but from these easy tutorials I now know many tools to make awesome stuff easily

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  2. This is a simple yet classy navigation bar that my bro can use for his website design project. I'll share this with him. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great tutorial. I've been searching the web for one of these and this's one of the best.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.

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