Web Layout

8. Now we are going to add a fade at the reflection. Make sure that the mask you have just added is selected and select the gradient tool gradient.
Draw a black to white Gradient like the arrow in the direction that the arrow in the screenshot below shows.

gradient direction

9. Finally reduce the opacity of the Duplicate layer to 15% and you should get something like this.

main body reflection final

Now we are going to create a short of a header.

10. Select the Line tool photoshop line tool and set the weight to 3 pixels. Draw a line like in the screenshot below. For this tutorial I drew a light grey line but you can choose whatever color you want depending on the color scheme you want to give your layout.

photoshop draw line

11. Add your Logo and your Slogan or your site’s name above the Line at the right corner. I just used a Photoshop shape as a logo and some random text.

add your logo and your text

12. Now we are going to add reflection to both the Logo and the Text.
Duplicate the layers (Ctrl+J)
Go to Edit->Transform->Flip Verical
Move the duplicate Layers below the original ones
Add a mask to both Layers (see step 7)
Draw a black to white gradient on the mask (see step 8 )

About Dimitris

My name is Dimitris and I am from Greece. I created this blog as a learning tool for Photoshop both for other but for me as well. I am definitely no Photoshop Guru or a professional graphic designer, I am just an amateur trying to learn as much as I can about Photoshop.

2 Responses to Web Layout

  1. Pepper May 2, 2006 at 7:26 pm #

    hey, nice tutorial! You should come submit some of your tuts to our tutorial search engine!

  2. Sev May 26, 2006 at 11:08 pm #

    Do it, or Pepper will end up ripping them like the ripper he is…