by Ben Watson aka B3Nkobe
| 22 November 2005
previous page, we
created a basic shell of our footer. In this page, I'll take
you a bit closer to creating a cool footer.
You might think it’s looking a bit dull still, so we will
jazz it up with a nice gloss. Create a new layer under the 2
stroke layers but above the green background layer, so in
Select the “Rectangular Marquee Tool” from the Tool Bar
(Keyboard Shortcut: M)Use the Marquee tool & select the top
half of our footer as done in the image below:
Now continue on to fill this selection with a white fill
#FFFFFF & then change the opacity to ‘15%’, this will give
it the nice glossy feel/look, example below:
We will now add the 3 different colored bars that are
aligned to the left of the footer. These not only help the
footer stand out more but give it a much better appeal than
just having a plain green background.
Like in step 5 we will use the “Rectangular Marquee Tool”
from the Tool Bar (Keyboard Shortcut: M). Use the Marquee
tool & select a diagonal line such as the one in the example
Fill the marquee with a nice orange color, # F7AB19, this
will mix well with the green. We now want another 2 of these
bars, so duplicate the layer twice (Refer to Step 3 for
duplicating layers). Once you have duplicated them align
them all up next to each other, side by side, examples
We now want to change the colors of the 2 duplicated bar
layers. For the first duplicated layer, right click the
layer, select ‘Blending Options’ then select ‘Color
Overlay’. Change the first bar to #FF0000 & the second bar
to #009CFF. Once that is done align them to left & finally
step 6 is complete!
You are almost done! On the next page, I will show how you
can add some finishing touches to make a better footer!
Onwards to the next page!