When it comes to website banner design, Adobe Photoshop is the go-to software for many designers. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a creative website banner in Photoshop.
We will be using a few simple techniques to create our banner. First, we will create a basic shape for our banner. Then, we will add some text and effects to give it a creative look. Finally, we will export our banner for use on a website.
Let’s get started!
1. Create a New Document
Open Adobe Photoshop and create a new document. We will be working in pixels, so set the width and height to 1200 x 300.
2. Create a Basic Shape for the Banner
Select the Rectangle Tool from the toolbar and draw a rectangle in the center of the document.
3. Add Some Text
Select the Type Tool from the toolbar and add some text to the banner. We will be using a simple font for this tutorial.
4. Add Some Effects
Next, we will add some effects to the text. Select the text layer in the Layers Panel and go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options.
In the Blending Options window, add a Drop Shadow and a Bevel and Emboss. For the Drop Shadow, set the Angle to 120 degrees, the Distance to 5 pixels, the Size to 10 pixels, and the Opacity to 50%. For the Bevel and Emboss, set the Style to Inset, the Depth to 100%, the Size to 5 pixels, and the Soften to 0%.
5. Export the Banner
Finally, we will export the banner for use on a website. Select the banner shape and text layers and go to File > Export > Web.
In the Export Web dialog box, set the Format to PNG and the Quality to 100%. Click Export and save the file to your computer.
And that’s it! You have now created a creative website banner in Adobe Photoshop.