|[Tutorial] - Create a Photoshop (PSD) Template for Joomla or Drupal|
Let' begin! Create a new document : width 1000px, height 1300 and as a background color use #01466d.
Once you have setup this let's create the logo. Grab Type tool (T) and write some letters (your desired text for logo) than apply the following layer styles
Bevel and Emboss:
You should have something like this
Let's move now to the navigation bar
Grab rounded rectangle tool(R) with a radios of 5px and create the navigation bar- mine has the following dimensions: Width 904px, height 37px, set the opacity to 56% (to make it transparent) and apply the following styles
You should have something like this
All you to do now is to populate this navigation bar with some text
Let's make now the search bar - located on the navigation bar
Grab rounded rectangle tool(R) with a radios of 20 px and draw a shape. Mine has width: 374px, height: 26px and apply the following layer styles:
You should obtain something like this
Now on the middle of this shape we need to create another shape using the same rounded rectangle tool(R) but this time with a radios of 7px, width: 265, height: 22 than apply the following layer styles:
Now add some text
Here's my final result for navigation + search bar
Let's move to the header now
Here is quite simple: With rounded rectangle tool (5px radios) draw a shape - with 904px, height 274 and apply the following layer styles:
With type Tool (T) write some text and add a image
For image I have used the following layer styles
Let's move now to the content area. Here, again is quite simple to create.
Grab rounded rectangle tool (radios 5px) and create shape with the following dimensions: width 904px, height 587px and apply the following layer styles:
On the top of this shape add another one using Rectangle Tool with the following dimensions: width 859px, height 534px. For this shape use only a white color (#FFFFFF)
Let's populate his area with some content on the left. As you can see on the right side I have added some boxes. I will exemplify how to create them for a single box
I will exemplify for About Us box
Grab rounded rectangle tool, with a radios of 10 px and draw a rectangle. Now select rectangle marquee tool and select 80% of it (without bottom area -make sure that the layer is selected)
Select Rectangle tool
Once you have done this, hit DELETE bottom on your keyboard. The bottom area for our rectangle is gone now. In this way we have created the area where we will write the title. In the same manner you will create the main area where we will add the text.
Let's move to the footer now. Select rounded rectangle tool with a radios of 5px and draw a shape with the following dimensions: width 904px, height 170px, than apply this layer styles
Now select Rectangle tool and draw 3 shapes - each shape with the following dimensions - width 271px, height 141 px than apply the following styles
Here's my result
Now populate this area with some text and images. To create a nice footer you can duplicate the logo and place it on the bottom along with a copyright notice.
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Here is my final result:
Hi i liked so much this template, the colors, the composition, everything!!!! but can you make another tut exporting this template to html ccs to joomla?
The title of this article is misleading -- this is not a tutorial for creating a template for Joomla or Drupal; it doesn't even contain any code -- it is a Photoshop tutorial.
Well this is a great photoshop template. I like the color combination, that nicely green. Perfect job! Keep up the good work
Great looking template. I love your work and I think I have a job for you. Please check your email. Thanks!
Awesome Work! Looks so pleasing. Glad that I found your blog. I was looking for such a blog for a long time. Thanks!
You can convert it into a drupal/joomla template using psd2cssonline. Just have to rename some of the layers in accordance with some of the rules mentioned on their website
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This article has nothing to do with creating a joomla-template. If you haven't noticed yet, a css-template is not a photoshop image, to create one is something completely different to making an image in photoshop.
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