In this tutorial you will learn how to create a sleek and stylish portfolio layout in Photoshop.

portfolio layout design in Photoshop

Tutorial Details

Program: Photoshop CS5

Estimated Completion Time: 60 Minutes

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.

Now that we have everything we need, so let’s start!

Step 1:- Create a new file with 1200px width and 1400px height.

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Step 2:- Now select the “Paint bucket Tool” ad fill the background with color # ffffff.

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Step 3:- Select the “Rectangle Tool” ad create a big rectangle. Fill it with color # 000000.

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Step 4:- Select the pen tool and create a swirl path on top of our black rectangle.

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Step 5:- Right click on the path and select “Make selection”. Then press “Delete”. Or you can go to Edit> Clear.

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Step 6:- Now create the same path again and when you click “Make selection” fill it with # 5e2b4f. Then repeat the same process and use # adadad.

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Step 7:- Now open the fractal and paste it on our file. Place it on the upper left corner.

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Step 8:- Copy the fractal and paste it again 2 or 3 times on random places. Then press CMD/CTRL + U and change the color of each fractal.

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Step 9:- Now create a new layer, then select the “soft round brush” with # ffffff color and create some dots randomly on the fractals.

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Step 10:- Create another layer and select soft round brush again with 350px size and # feadda color. Use it on the on the top right and down left corners.

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Now if you want you can also add a pattern to our background. I’m going to hide the pattern so you can see the details more clearly, then we can unhide it in the end.

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Step 11:- Now select the “Rounded Rectangle Tool” and create a small rectangle in the middle.

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Step 12:- Now click on Layer> Layer style> Gradient Overlay. And add some gradient.

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Step 13:- Create another rectangle and fill it with # 000000. Then click on Layer> Layer style> Gradient Overlay.

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Step 14:- Then select Layer> Layer style> Drop shadow.

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Step 15:- Now click on Layer> Layer style> Stoke.

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Step 16:- Now click on “Custom shapes” and select an arrow. Then click on Layer> Layer style > Gradient overlay and add some gradient to the arrow.

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Step 17:- Create another arrow and fill it with # ffffff. Repeat the same process and create the arrows on the other side.

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Step 18:- Now add the feature image, then we’ll add some stroke to it.

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Step 19:- Create a small rectangle on the feature image and fill it with # 694e63. Then reduce the opacity to 80%. And add some text over it with color # 585757.

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Step 20:- Now select the text tool and add some navigation text. If you want you can add a bit of pattern on it.

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Step 21:- Create a new layer, then select the “hard round brush with 1px size and # adadad color. Now create some small lines between the navigation text.

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Step 22:- Now create another rectangle and fill it with # 202020.

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Step 23:- Now select the “Text Tool” and add some text.

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Step 24:- Create small lines between the text with 1px hard round brush with # 7c7c7c.

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Step 25:- Create a new layer, then select the Rectangular Marquee Tool” and create a rectangle in the middle. Now select the soft round brush and use it three times with colors f68e56, # ed1c24, and # 856018.

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Step 26:- Now click on Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur.

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Step 27:- Once again select the Text Tool and add some more text.

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Step 28:- Paste some pictures on the right side. Add a bit of Stoke if you want.

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Step 29:- Now create a small rectangle and fill it with # 202020.

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Step 30:- Add the copyright text, and logo. Then unhide the pattern overlay from our background layer and we are done.

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Our sleek and colorful portfolio layout is ready. We hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and learned something fun. We’ll be back with some more interesting and exciting tutorials till then take care!

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