How to design the Metal Template using Photoshop CS5
STEP1 Create the document
Open your Photoshop software, then go to the menu File>New and enter the name, the width and the height of your document ((1000X1200px).
Go now to this page and download the Metal UI kit. As soon as the archive is open, open the .psd file, slide and drop the menu group. Use the free transform to increase the menu width.
STEP 2 Create the carousel
Create first a new group you name the Carousel (to create a new group, go to menu Layer>New>Group). Use now the Rectangle Tool (U) to create a rectangle with a size of 1000x300px and the colour #f1f1f1 (use the Information window to get help).
Select now the layer of the rectangle and add three layer styles; to add a layer style, go to the menu Layer>Layer Style>Inner Shadow.
To crreate the Phones on the right side, it's really easy. Go to this page and use one of the available .psd files to download.
Use now the Text Tool (T) to add the illustrative contents.
Go back to the .psd file Metal UI kit and slide and drop the group regarding the grey button. To change the button from grey to white colour, easy follow the layer styles below.
See the result.
To finish the Carousel, you need now to create the page numbering. To do it, create first a new group and name it the page numbering. Create after, a new layer, and using the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create a rectangle defined with a size of 1000x30px and add the layer styles bellow.
Use now the Ellipse Tool (U) to create a round.
Add two layer styles on the round : a drop shadow and an inner shadow.
Duplicate the round few times to create the page numbering. Regarding the active round, change the styles by the following styles:
To finish, select the group and go to the menu Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal all. Select the Gradient Tool (G) and the Foreground gradient->Transparent (black) and create a gradient from the right to the left side.
STEP 3 Create the text block
You need now to fill the background of your document. To do it, select the Background layer and use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) with this colour #586273.
Create a new layer and create a grey rectangle (colour #4d5563). Add an inner shadow (menu Layer>Layer style>Inner shadow).
Go back to the Metal UI Kit and slide and drop the group Title&text. To create a new block of texts, only duplicate one of the groups and change the icon and the text.
STEP 4 Create the Gallery
Regarding the Gallery, it is easy too, because it is already ready to use from the Metal UI Kit. All what you will need to do, it is to change the sizes, descriptions of titles and buttons.
Create a new layer and use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to create a grey line (colour #586273).
STEP 5 Add a button " Download "
Go back to the kit and import the Specialbutton group. Update the colour of the green button to this blue #229bd4.
Move the texts to the right. Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to create an input to ask the email of the user. After add the layer styles available on the Metal UI Kit (in the form).
STEP 6 Create the footer
To finish, you are going to create the footer. Create first a new group and name it the Footer. Create now a new layer. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to create a grey rectangle (colour #1a202d). Use now the Text Tool (T) to add the Copyright and the Footer menu.
Import the icons group on the right. On each icon, change the layer styles of the round as weel as of the icon.
Round Layer Styles :
Icon Layer Styles :
See now the final result of the Template:
This Photoshop Tutorial is now finished, I hope you like it and at first position you like the one you created by yourself. For people willing to download the .psd file of this tutorial, easy click on the blue button below.
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