Learn how to create a Stylish Blog Design in Photoshop

Hi guys, Today I have an interesting tutorial to share with you. In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a sleek and stylish blog layout design. We all know a good blog design will always attract more readers to any blog.

So here we will be using some straightforward and effective techniques to create an amazing design. We will create shadows and use textures to make it more appealing. Hope you guys enjoy this quick tutorial. Thanks

Resources:

Textures by brushsoulz:  

Natural Grunge
Mauve Texture

Icons by brushsoulz:   

Silver Icons 

Image Resources:

Microbot
Sugarrhyme

Preview:

Before we start with the tutorial let’s have a look at our final result.

website layout tutorial

 

 Step 1: Create a new File

Create a new file with 1300px width and 1950px height.

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Step 2: Navigation area

First we will start with the top navigation menu.  So select the marquee tool and select the top area. And fill it with # 0f0f0f.

website layout tutorial

Step 3: Add the pattern

For adding a bit of pattern to this, click on Layer> Layer style> Pattern Overlay.

website layout tutorial

Step 4: Separator Line

Now we will add some small lines to separate our pages. So select 1px hard round brush with foreground color # 000000. Draw a small vertical line and then remove the edges using soft round brush.

website layout tutorial

Step 5: Drop Shadow

We need to add drop shadow to the line so click on Layer> Layer style>Drop Shadow.

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Step 6: Create more Lines

Repeat the same process and create some more lines or you copy the layer with Ctrl/CMD + C. Now add text using our text tool.

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Step 7: Add logo

Now add the logo on the left next to the pages.

website layout tutorial

Step 8: Create a shadow

We’ll add a light shadow under the navigation area. So select soft round brush with 65% opacity and color #000000.

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Step 9: Feature Area

Now let’s start with feature area. Select Marquee tool and create a rectangle. Click on the Paint bucket tool and fill the rectangle with # 852121.

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Step 10: Grunge Pattern

To add the pattern to this rectangle click on Layer> Layer style> Pattern Overlay and select a pattern from the Natural Grunge pattern set mentioned above.

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Step 11: Small circles

Create a small circle under the image using Ellipse tool and fill it with # 1d1f23. Then click on Layer>Layer style> Bevel and Emboss. You can also add 1px stroke with color # 5f0605.

website layout tutorial

Repeat the same process and create some more circles. And then select a hard round brush and use it on one of the circles with color # 6d7974.

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Step 12: Feature Text Area

Now select the Text tool and add text on the right, after that create a read more button using “Rectangle tool and use the same style which we have used in the circles.

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Step 13: Main Content

Now let’s move on to our main content area.  Select the marquee tool and create a rectangle. Fill it with # 191919. Then click on Layer> Layer style> stroke and add 1px stroke with color # 7a7a7a.

website layout tutorial

Step 14: Add Shadow

Select the Soft Round brush and use it under the rectangle to create the shadow. Repeat the same process and create some more rectangles.

website layout tutorial

Step 15: Search bar

Now add the search icon from the sliver icon set I’ve mentioned above on the small rectangle. And add “Search” Text.

website layout tutorial

Step 16: Sidebar

Add some random widget, icons and calendar to our sidebar. You can add whatever you like.

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Step 17: Image Frame

Create another rectangle for the image frame and fill it with color # efefef. Then click on Layer> Layer style> Stroke.

website layout tutorial

Step 18: Post details

Now add post image to the rectangle and add dummy text using text tool.

website layout tutorial

Repeat the same process and create another post.

website layout tutorial

 

Step 19: News Area

Now add the some images and text under the “Latest news” section in the same way as we did the posts. But this time images will be a bit more rectangle in shape.

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Step 20: Footer area

Now let’s start with our footer. First select the marquee tool and create a rectangle. Fill it with color # 0f0f0f.

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Step 21: Footer background

Select a strip of the footer area we created above and fill it with color # 852121. Now add the same pattern as we did to our feature area.

website layout tutorial

Step 22: Footer Content

Now select the text tool and add some widgets and copyright text to our footer and we are done.  You can also decorate these by adding some points and lines using color # 86201e.

website layout tutorial

That’s it for today. Hope you guys enjoyed the quick tutorial. Do share your Feedback and let us know what kind of tutorial you want in the future. Thanks

 

8 comments

  1. Enilda /

    thanks! great web site. thank you for the tutorial this site is amazing. very well developed with great information.

  2. Amina /

    simply amazing..

  3. Clair /

    thanks for sharing such wonderful tutorial, keep it coming.

  4. Kevin /

    your work’s fantastic man!

  5. this is very nice.

  6. Cassandra /

    your post is really informative for me. i liked it very much. keep sharing more tutorials.

  7. Eliane /

    this is really cool tutorial.

  8. Tyron /

    Wow, Nice. I am thankful that I got here.

    BTW, do you have any tuts how to slice this in PS too?

    Thanks!

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