This tutorial will show you how to create a website header that is similar to the new header at technorati.com. For this tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Use the text tool to add the link text. I used Arial 14pt for the font. The word “Home” is in black #000000. Everything else is the shade of green #46a407. You should space the words out so that they look like the image below.
We will now add the divider for the links. Create a new layer and use the line tool to draw two lines side by side. The first line should be #ababab and the second one should be #ffffff. I zoomed in to do this.
Now select the arrow tool and then click the duplicate layer. Position the lines in between the links using the arrow keys on the keyboard. Repeat the last two steps for each divider. Once all dividers are placed your image should look like this.
Select the clover layer and press ctrl+e to merge the layer down with the rounded rectangle layer. Apply a stroke of 2px to the rounded rectangle layer with #fffff as your color. Then I will add the words “TeamTutorials” using the font 42pt Sego. The color is white #ffffff. Technorati uses a slightly different font (neo sans), however, it is not freely available. Your image should turn out like the one below.
Now you can create a new layer and add your search box. Use the rectangle marquee tool and create a selection like below. Apply a 1px black stroke the rectangle.. Fill it with #ffffff. Add the advanced search text using Arial 14pt white.