Recreate the Digg.com Header

Now we will add the “Popular” and “upcoming” buttons. Create a new layer and draw a Rounded Rectangle with a 4px radius like below.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

CTRL + Click on the layer in the layers pallet to select it. Using the marquee tool hold down the alt key and select half of the rectangle. Then select the move tool and press the left arrow to move the selection.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Now select the other rectangle. I use the magic wand to do this. Fill the selection with #d0e5ad.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Using the text tool with the same Arial 14pt Bold font with # 325b0a as the color type the words “Popular and “Upcoming”.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Create another new layer and draw a white rectangle for the search box.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Select the circle marquee tool. Hold down the shift button to make a perfect circle and make a selection like below. Then press the delete key to delete that part of the box.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Create a new layer and make another slightly smaller circle and fill it with # 92afcd
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Create a new layer. Draw another small circle inside that one and fill it with # e1ebf4.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

On the menu go to Edit > Stroke.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Now add a 1px stoke using the # 1b5790 color to the outside.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Once you have the stroke, use the line tool to add the handle to the magnifying glass and the finished button should look like this.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

Now add the “Search Digg…” text using Arial 14pt Regular with #676767 as your color.
Digg Header Photoshop Tutorial

It looks pretty good. All you need to do is add the RSS button and the category links and you should have something like this.
http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=2580

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  • Good tutorial with exact fonts and looks.

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  • sandeep virk

    i like the tutorial.

  • Thank you so much for this. This part, “press CTRL+Backspace to fill the background”, didn’t work for me. But I’m using PhotoShop CS4, so this may be why. I also did it a little bit differently after I learned how to do this; I made it look more like Digg’s header by adding another layer, and I have to say… it’s pretty awesome lol.

  • You’re looking at a site that’s been up & evolving for about 5 years & has a staff of about 35 people. I would say that (unless you have it done in India), you’re easily into six figures to have it done professionally.