Thursday, February 7, 2008

web 2.0 black menu

Let's create WEB 2.0 menu that will look like this:



1)
Create new document 615px X 105px:


2)
Create rounded rectangle similar to this one:


3)
Apply this settings to the shape (double click on layer):






It should now look like this:


4) Now select font you like the most and create menu items that you need, use some light color, like white, this is how I did it:

5) Now select line tool set weight: 1px, color same as font (white?) and separate menu items as I did:


6) Select rectangle tool and draw sub menu for one (or more) of menu item, color of rectangle: #d6eed8, color of font on sub menu: black (#000000):


*You can add border to sub menu or/and create some custom shape to add accent to new menu on menu, this is how I did it:


It's always good idea to try something new, try other colors add something new, this is just a simple example!

I would like to see what you have done, please pass your work in comment,
thanks!

7 comments:

designwallah said...

Image 4 does not show the settings for the Gradient Overlay - the Gradient Editor obscures the settings beneath it.

Darksidehearts said...

I rather like the way it came out, it took me a while seeing as the other comment was right about not being able to see what settings you had for gradient. Needless to say I toyed around until I got it to look like yours. Well anyway I have one question, now that I have made the header the way I would like how do I go about making the text into links on Photoshop?

Darksidehearts said...

Here's my current site DHSV7.2 AKA darksidehearts.com http://www.darksidehearts.com/DSHV7.html

As you can see I was kinda limited in terms of design when it came to it, so when I read your tutorial it got me to start to remake it. My friend who's a flash programmer, he told me that you can make incredible websites in Photoshop. So I find this to be an impressive set up the way you have it.

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