Today I will be teaching you how to make an ad banner in Photoshop. This lesson can be done in Photoshop 6.0 and above. To begin create a new document in Photoshop. After you have done this click image mode and then click on RGB. This will switch you to RGB mode and allow you to see color on your project. The next step is to select the shape tool and choose the rectangle shape. Make the banner color black. You can also use an image as the background of your ad banner. One thing that is very important is that you make your ad banner attractive. You really want to grab the attention of anyone who sees it. For this banner, I think a black background with white letters will look. Also, you should make sure your banner is easy to read. Now create a new layer to type your text on. Once you have made your banner and made it black we can add some text. The example I am doing here will be an ad banner for Mylot. Once you know what you want to make your ad about click on the type tool or click T on your keyboard. Then click on a window and then character on your menu bar. Now the character palette appears. From the character palette, you can change the font, size, and color of your text. You should choose a font that is very easy to read. Because if you use a font that is too fancy, people might not be able to read it.
Once you have the basic shape of your banner you can start to add some effects to the text. An Outer glow would look well on the text that is on a black background. To add an outer glow click on Layer then Layer Style on your top menu. From this point in the project choose Outer Glow. After that, you can mess around with the sliders until you get the glow to look how you want. Also, you can change the outer glow to any color you wish. I will make the outer glow on my letters red. So now we have out a basic banner with text on it. You can also add an image or company logo to the banner to make it look more attractive. Another thing you can do to your ad banner is animate it with image ready. In an upcoming lesson, I will teach you how to make an animated ad banner. You can also look at the example image in this article to see what your banner image will look like. I hope you enjoyed this lesson and have a great day.