Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to create a clean looking menu header box using Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Start off with a new document 225×60 pixels with a white background
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Create a new layer. Using the rectangle marquee tool, draw a rectangle similar to the one below. Fill it with a gray #EFEFEF
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Right Click on the layer in the layers palette and select blending options.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Now apply the following bending options.

Stroke 1px #a8a8a8:
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Gradient Overlay:
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Here are the gradient settings (double click on the gradient to open this window).
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Drop Shadow:
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Apply the changes and your image should look like this.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Now create a new layer. Using the line tool with #b6b6b6 as your foreground color, draw a line like the one below.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Now select the Eraser tool. Use a 9px brush with hardness of 54 and flow of 50%.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Use the tool to fade the top and bottom of the line (you may want to zoom in to do this).
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Your image should look like this at actual size.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Create a new layer. Use the custom shape tool and select arrow 6 (a preinstalled shape in Adobe Photoshop CS2). If you are using another version of Photoshop, you may have to choose another arrow.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Draw an arrow on the new layer using the same color as the line (#b6b6b6)
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

Now to finish off the heard, we will ad some text. Use the Text tool with Arial Bold 14pt Crisp. Add your text. This is what the header should look like when you are done.
Silver Menu Header Box Photoshop Tutorial

If you enjoyed this tutorial then check out our other Photoshop Tutorials.

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