Creating a Casino Website Using Photoshop: Putting it Together

Once you know roughly what you’re aiming for in your casino website design, you can start putting it all together.

Creating a Document

The first thing you’ll do is create a document in Photoshop. When creating websites, one of the main things you’ll have to deal with is page width and how the website looks on different devices. If the site isn’t scaled somehow and made “responsive”, it is unlikely to appear as you’d like on tablets and smartphones.

For now, assuming you’re creating a web page for a PC monitor, you’ll want to choose a width for the document that fits onto most full-size screens. A 1200-pixel width is a safe choice, given that most recent monitors are likely to be at least 1280 x 720 pixels.

The vertical dimension of the page is less critical, as visitors expect to scroll, so you can safely create a document that is 1600 x 1200 pixels in size. The background should be white at this point and the resolution is immaterial, so you can leave that at 72ppi.

Filling the Page

Web pages are mostly built around a series of geometric shapes, be they rectangles, squares, or circles. Referring back to your original plans, you can now use Photoshop tools to create the shapes that will divide up your page. There may be a large rectangle at the top and perhaps several small, clickable rectangles below that will house images and text.

Let’s say you were building a best NJ online casinos website, which aims to highlight the best casinos in New Jersey. You might choose a generic casino photo to fill the top of the page. Then, maybe you’ll go for a series of rectangles below filled with appealing photos of New Jersey casinos. You can drag photos onto the shapes you’ve created and use a “clipping mask” to make each photo fit perfectly into that shape.

Before filling your page with shapes and photos, you can go to “Adobe Color CC” online to help you pick a colour scheme.