Gamer Navigation

As a follow up to the epic button we are going to create a cool gamer inspired nvaigation.

First start by makeing a new document 900×45. Then fill your base layer with black.

Next make selection 900×30. Make a new layer. Fill the selection with black. Now we are going to add some blending options. Add a Gradient Overlay starting with #000000 and ending with #3a3a3a. Finally add a 1 pixel inner stroke in #6d6b6b.

Next make selection 900×25. Make a new layer. Fill the selection with black. Set the layer fill to 0%. Now we are going to add some blending options. Add a Gradient Overlay that goes from White to transparent. Set the Overlay opacity to 20%

Make a new layer. Now using the Single Column Marquee Tool make a selection. Fill that selection with black. Move the selection over one pixel and fill that selection with #6d6b6b. Then use the Single Row Marquee Tool to erase one pixel from the top and bottom on the navi area. Finally delete all the excess.

Now we need to create the content of the nvigation area. Grab your text tool and select the font “04b_19” and set the size 20 pixels. Type out the word “HOME”. And add these blending options. Add an Inner Shadow (0 size and 3 Distance), Bevel and Emboss (Outer Bevel, Chisel Soft, Direction Down, Size and Soften to 0), and finally a Gradient Overly (Set the start color to #b5fe01 and the end color to #699001).

Highlight all the layers of the navigation and right click in the layer pallette to duplicate the layers then CTRL+E to merge them. Now go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical. Now move the reflected navigation to the bottom of the main. Make a new layer. Make a selection 900×10 at the bottom. Fill it with black set the layer fill to 0%. Then add a Transparent to Black gradient and hit OK.

Finally make a rectangle selection 30px tall over the home button. Make a new layer and fill the selection with white. Add a Gaussian Blur of 1.5 and set the fill to 20%. Then go to Edit > Transform > Perspective and give it a 45° angle. Lastly CTRL+Click the Home Text and hit delete to remove the glare ove the word. And you are done.

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