45 Photoshop Tutorials for Better Navigation

Navigation is obviously one of the most crucial aspects of web design in terms of usability, but often it is also a focal point of the design’s appearance. Navigational buttons, bars and menus provide the designer with an excellent opportunity to be creative and add some style to the design. What better tool to use for this purpose than Photoshop?

Here is a collection of 45 tutorials that will help you with creating the perfect navigation. Some of them produce an end result that is fairly similar to another tutorial on the list, but you can learn something from each one as they take a slightly different approach.

You may also be interested in the following collections of Photoshop tutorials:

Stunning Vista inspired menu from PSDTuts

stunning vista inspired menu

Slick blue navigation menu from SigTutorials

Slick blue navigation menu

Glossy navigation bar from Core GFX

Glossy navigation

Basic sleek button from psFreak.com

Basic sleek button

Vista styled button from psFreak

Vista styled button

Shiny green button from psFreak

Shiny green button

Sleek glossy blue button from AnotherTutorialSite

Sleek glossy blue button

Stylish blue button from Photoshop-Tutorials.us

Stylish blue button

Stylish black nav bar from Dicat.us

Stylish black nav bar

Vista buttons using styles only from The Not Simple Solution

Vista buttons using styles only

Black Vista style button from Great Design

Black vista style button

XP style navigation from Tutorial Guide

XP style navigation

Glossy navigation menu from Gamexe.net

glossy navigation menu

Glossy style carbon fibre navigation from Photshop Star

glossy style carbon fibre navigation

Professional glossy buttons from Photoshop Star

professional glossy buttons

Simple glossy navigation buttons from Photoshop Star

simple glossy buttons

Image sprite navigation using CSS from Style Meltdown

Image sprites navigation

Orb button effect from Boonage

Orb button

Clean and dark navigation bar from Aviva Directory

Clean and dark navigation

Nice, clean vertical menu from bwebi.com

Vertical menu

Flexible buttons using Photoshop shapes and styles from Veerle

Flexible buttons

Vista style nav bar from Aviva Directory

Vista style nav bar

Web 2.0 buttons from BlogWatts

Web 2.0 buttons

Simple and clean menu bar from Photoshop Pack

Simple and clean menu

Plastic navigation bar from Tutorial Park

Plastic navigation bar

Blue button from Toxic Lab

Blue button

Glossy web 2.0 buttons from Aviva Directory

Glossy button

Pixel style navigation box from Aviva Directory

Pixel style navigation

Red “order now” button from Caged Flame

order now

Aqua button from Pragt.net

Aqua button

Mac button from Pragt.net

Mac button

Duotone vertical menu from Pegaweb

Duotone vertical

Glass button from Depiction.net

Glass button

Simple web button

Professional dark button from Aviva Directory

Professional dark button

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