How to design a CV/Resume Template in Photoshop
Hello and welcome to another tutorial here on trendyTUTS.com. For today I will show you how to design a CV/Resume template in Photoshop.
It’s a known fact that having a professional designed resume/cv it will increase your chances to get a job, that’s why this time I will show you how you can design your own CV/Resume template in some easy steps.
If you are a novice in Photoshop, you don’t need to worry. This tutorial is written for you and I recommend you to take your time and read this tutorial. I guarantee that your end result it will be like in the screenshot below or much better than that…
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Here is my final result:
Let’s start it. Open Photoshop and create a new document, 1020px by 1020px and for background choose transparent.
Select rectangle tool and create a large rectangle to cover the entire canvas. As a color I have used: #e0d9cb
Having Rectangle Tool still selected I will create a shape on the top of the canvas, as a color I will use #ff8a00
On the middle of my document I will create this sphere using Ellipse Tool and I will apply a Gaussian Blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur) of about 56px. I will change the blending mode to Overly and I will lower the opacity to 68%
I will select Rounded Rectangle Tool with a radius of 20px I will create this shape and I will apply this layer styles
On the left side I will create the navigation, that’s why I will select Rectangle Tool and I will create this white shape.
On my Layer Palette I will identify the layer for the shape created on step 6 I change the blending mode to Overlay and I will add a layer mask.
Once the layer mask is added I will select Gradient Tool, I will make sure that the default palette (black and white is selected) and I will drag a similar line over the shape created on Step 6.
Once I will have all of this created, I will select Line Tool and I will create this 2 lines:
Then select both layers (for this lines) on your layer palette and press Ctrl +E to merge theme (to create from this 2 layers a single one).
After you have merged this layers, we will use the same trick learned on Steps 7 and 8. On my layer palette I will select the corresponding layer for my lines and I will create a layer mask, than I will select Gradient Tool and I will drag a line like I have done on Step 8.
Here is my result:
In the same way I will continue and I will add few more lines, then with Type Tool I will add the links for navigation. Here is my result:
Now I will start to create the Content Area. First I will select Rectangle Tool and I will create this shape
With Pen Tool I will create this shapes and I will add them on the left and on the right side of the main shape.
With Ellipse Tool I will create this white shape
Then I will change the blending mode to Overly and I will apply a Gaussian Blur of about 15px.
Here is my result:
With Type Tool I will add the some text
With Type Tool I will add some content on the main shape
With Rectangle Tool I will create a shape on the right side. I have used this color: #fcfbf6
Next with Pen Tool I will create this shapes:
Then I will apply a Gaussian Blur of about 15px. My result:
The final Step would be to add an image and some social icons. Here is my result:
Here is my final result for this CV/Resume Template
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