Create a new document in Adobe Photoshop with a white background and the size 600×200 pixels.
Draw a rounded rectangle using the Rounded Rectangle Tool. If you donâ€™t know where this tool is, check the Tools Tab:
Now we’ll add a lot of effects on our bar to make it cool :).
First we add the â€œdrop shadowâ€ effect. To do this, select Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow and set the settings for this effect like in the next picture:
And an intermediary result:
Apply the â€œinner shadowâ€ effect selecting the Layer > Layer Style > Inner Shadow, and use the next settings when applying this effect:
And another intermediary result:
Duplicate the layer (right click on the layer in the Layers Tab and choose Duplicate Layer). Set the â€œBlending mode for layerâ€ to â€œColor Burnâ€, and your result should be something like this:
Now add your menu items with a nice text and a dark blue color. This is which I used for the menu options:
Duplicate the layer which contains the menu options. Select the layer which you duplicate and move it down two pixels and set the â€œBlending mode for the layerâ€ to â€œLinear Dogeâ€. If you make this step correctly your result should be like this:
In the Tools Tab select the Line Tool and draw a small line to make the menu separators:
Duplicate the layer and set the color of the line to a very light blue. Move the new line one pixel on the right, and thatâ€™s the result:
Repeat the step 7 to complete all the menu separators. After these steps your result should be this:
Now draw a rounded rectangle above all layers. To make this select the Rounded Rectangle Tool in the Tools Tab and make a rectangle like here:
Set the opacity of the layer to 30%, in the Layers Tab, and you have a nice menu bar for navigation on your site: