How to create a modern portfolio layout using Photoshop
Hello and welcome to another tutorial here on trendyTUTS.com. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a modern portfolio layout (psd template) using Photoshop.
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Like I do on every tutorial, I remember you that in this tutorial you will learn how to create this psd template in Photoshop, but I will not cover the PSD to CSS/HTML conversion.
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To create this web layout I have used:
- From Premium Files available to our Premium Members, I have used People chatting/Speech bubbles and Universal Vector Icons 1
Let’s start the tutorial.
Open Photoshop and create a new document 1020 by 1350px and as a background color choose: #0193a9
Now I will select Ellipse Tool and I will create this white shape on the top of my document:
Next I will apply a gaussian blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur) of about 43px
From my layer palette I will change the blending mode to Soft Light.
Using the same steps I will create a similar effect on footer also
Step 1 – Creating the logo
To create the logo is really easy. I will select Type Tool and I will write “My Folio”, and underneath it I will write “a design by trendyTUTS”
To see what type of fonts I have used, please see the screenshot bellow:
Then I will apply this layer styles, to create the letterpress effect only for “Folio” text:
On the right side with I will create the navigation. I will select Rectangle Too I will create a shape and I will apply this layer styles:
Next I will select Line Tool and I will create this 2 lines.
On my layer palette I will select those 2 lines (to select multiple layers hold down Ctrl and with mouse select the layers which you’d like ). Once I will have the layers selected I will press Ctrl+E to merge this 2 layers into a single one.
I will select Eraser Tool with a smooth brush I will lower the flow to 1%, than I will start erasing a little bit from the left then from the right side.
Here is my result:
Step 2 – Creating the Featured Area
To create Featured Area, I will select Rounded Rectangle Tool with a radius of 10px and I will create this shape. As a color I have used #efe202
Having Rounded Rectangle Tool selected, but this time with a radius of 30px I will create another shape, on the top of the previous one.
With Pen Tool I will create some small shapes to cover the open space on the right and on the left side.
This selected area it was created with Pen Tool. Here’s my final result for this area:
Next I will add some screenshots of my layouts. For each image added I have applied this layer styles:
Then I will apply this layer styles:
Step 3 – Creating the content area
First with Rectangle I will create this shape
Then with pen Tool I will create this triangle on the right side
I will apply a Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 8px.
Here is my result:
In the same way I will proceed for the right side, than I will add an image.
Using the same method I will create 5 more thumbnails
Next I will create a separator using line tool. I will use the same method used to create the separator between the logo and featured area.
Here’s my result
With Rounded Rectangle Tool (with a radius of 5px) I will create a contact form
Next I would like to create a speech bubble in Photoshop to include it on testimonials area. To do that, first I will create a new layer on my layer palette (Ctrl + Shift +Alt +N) I select Ellipse Tool then from the top I will select Paths….and I will create this path
With Pen Tool I will create the second path.
Now I will select Path Selection Tool and holding Shift I will select both paths. I will right click on them and I will choose Fill Path.
A new window will pop up
Hit OK, than hit Delete Button to delete the paths
and I will apply this layer styles:
And here is my result for the entire layout:
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