In this tutorial I will show you how to manipulate some simple shapes, to obtain a wonderful layout. As you have seen I am trying to create unusual layouts. I want to show you that it is possible to create also another type of layouts (not usual ones).
Start by creating a new document (CTRL+N) with the following size: 960 x 900 pixels, and with the background color #5c7a02.
Select Rounded Rectangle Tool, and set your corner radius to 50 Pixels
With this tool I will create a shape in the middle of my layout, then I will press on CTRL+T and while I am holding the Shift key down, I will rotate the shape.Right now it doesn’t matter what color you will choose. I will use different colors for each shape I make, because I want to show you where I will place the shapes.Now I will change the color for all this shapes to #3c3427.On the top of my layout I will add another shape, but this time I will use the Rectangle Tool.I will change the color for this shape to # 3c3427, and on the bottom right of this layout I will add another shape.
With Rounded Rectangle Tool, I will create another 2 shapes
Be sure you have selected both layers in your layer palette, then press on CTRL+T, and with your mouse pointer rotate the shape to the left. I will place my shapes like in the following image. Over this green shape I will have my text button.
Now I will add some images from my last tutorials in the middle part of my layout. I will cut some round images from my previous tutorials.
On the top of the website I will add another rounded shape.
I will select Line Tool, and with a thin line (1 pixel) I will create two lines between my text buttons
I will select both line layers in my layer palette, and then I will press on CTRL+E (to merge the layers into a single one). I will select Eraser Tool, and I will use a Soft Mechanical brush with a size between 200 and 300 pixels. Then I will delete the right part of the line.
I will delete also the left part, and I will make some duplicates after this layer. With Move Tool or with your arrow key I will move the duplicated layers to the bottom.
With the same technique as above I will add some lines also on other parts of the layout. You can change the blending mode for this layer to overlay.
I will create a new layer right under my round images. I will select Brush Tool, and with a round soft brush, I will make a point over my layout in the following spot. Please set your foreground color to black.
Select Rectangular Marquee Tool, and create a selection like mine.
Your selection should be right between the horizontal lines you have placed a few steps ago. Now be sure you have the right layer selected (with the black brush drawing), and now press on CTRL+I, or go to Image > Adjustments > Invert. Your layout will look like this one.
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