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Design Dribbble like Dashboard in Photoshop - Circular Bar Graphs

Muhammad Ahsan, UI UX Visual Designer 10+ Years

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13 Lessons (1h 31m)
    • 1. Designing Base of Area Graph in Photoshop

      3:32
    • 2. Setting Up Grid for Area Graph

      5:07
    • 3. Adding text to Area Graph

      8:04
    • 4. Drawing Area Graph with Pen Tool in Photoshop

      3:46
    • 5. Adding extras to your design - Adding Dots & Hover states

      5:49
    • 6. Final Adjustments to Area Graph

      10:04
    • 7. Simple trick to convert Area to Line Graph

      3:47
    • 8. Circular Bar graph base shape design

      5:31
    • 9. Adding Cool Gradients and Colors to Circular Graph

      13:24
    • 10. Text based Stats in Dashboard Design

      8:41
    • 11. Designing Bar Graph in Photoshop

      9:12
    • 12. Adding Text to Bar Graph

      5:29
    • 13. Student Request Lecture → Circular Graph Design Tricks

      8:26

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1. Designing Base of Area Graph in Photoshop: Hello everyone. In this lesson or series of lesson, we will be creating dashboard UIs. A lot of guys were waiting for it. First we are going to create this left one, this red graph. Let's get started and see what we are going to come up with. Let's open a new file. I'm going to use 1280 by 900 pixel wide. We are going to open it. Click "Okay". Now, first we are going to give some background color to it. Let's add some background color. I've already saved all the colors I'm using over here, so I will be using this pellet over here. Click over here, and let's add some background color. I have pressed Alt+Delete, which is basically the shortcut key for filling up the background with the foreground color. This is the foreground color and this is the background color. Now, we have filled this. Let's add the inner container of our widget, which is basically this white area. Let's create it. We are going to use width and heights of 900 by 700. This is just for now, if we need to change it, we can change it later on. Let's set the color to white. Now I'm going to align it in the middle. Control+A, Control Alt+H and V, Control+D to deselect. Here we have the first background container. Now, let's add another container which will be the container for the graph basically. We are going to use this again. This time we're going to use this rectangle tool, click over here, and this time we are going to use 700 by 500. Basically why I have chosen this 700 by 500 is because we are going to divide it into seven and five portions. Seven different boxes in horizontal and five steps or boxes for the vertical side. This is the way I am using it. We have another white background over here. Let's add strokes to them. We are going to add a stroke of one pixel and the color should be something like this. Yeah, this one also has a stroke, so let's add a stroke to this one too just to make sure that they look a bit separate from each other. Yeah, now the line is there. Now you can see how I am setting it up. We have both the containers, outer and inner. 2. Setting Up Grid for Area Graph: Let's start creating some grids for this graph. For that we are going to use this Griddify plugin. So click ''Control'', click on this layer, this inner container, and we are going to divide it into seven divisions horizontally, like that. Now you can see this is the easy way to create all the grids. Let's add other grids over here. Just for the case, we might need them. Like that. This is the way I use this Griddify. You can see it is very easier this way to draw these or divide into portions like that. Now we are going to divide it into portions of five different divides, but vertically. So switch this one and click on ''Divide''. Now you can see I've already created my grid. Now we are going to just grab this Line Tool and we are going to draw some lines over here like that. You can see they are going to easily snap to these lines, on our guides. We are going to color them so we can see them easily. Now, let's just duplicate it. One, 2, and 3 times, 1, 2, 3. I'm pressing ''Control J''. This is a very good technique, you can easily learn it. Wait a minute, just let me deselect it first. Now I'm going to move the last one at the bottom. So let's move it over here like that. Now, select all these, Control, click all of them, or Shift click the first one and the last one. Then we're going to press this and distribute vertical centers. Now you can see the magic. You can see I have just duplicated them and used this command to distribute them vertically in the spots where we need them. Now let me just group this one to vertical bars. We're going to also use it in our container. Naming is very necessary. Outer container. We can also easily change its color. Just give a style or blending option to this group over here, vertical bars. Click on this Color Overlay. We can easily change the color from here like that. Now you can see they are almost the same color as our background. Now we are going to again show our grids like that and we are going to use again, this line over here, Line Tool, and draw a line like that. Then we are going to duplicate it 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 times. One, 2, 3, 4, 5. Now move the fifth one, this one, at the end where we need it. Then we are going to use the other command to align them easily. Like that. Now I am going to select all of them and we are going to distribute horizontally, like that. This is a very cool trick. If you want to align something like that, you can easily align them. Just move the last duplicated layer to the last location and just click this one. It will be instantly distributed all over your canvas. Now I'm going to group them, Control G. Now, if I want the same color over here to be copied over here, I'm going to press ''Alt'' and drag this over here. Sorry, drag this over here like drag it on this one, and you can see the same style is applied over here. So press ''Alt'' and drag the effect you want on the other group or layer. Let's rename it to horizontal bars. 3. Adding text to Area Graph: Now our grid is completed. Let's add some text over here. If you want to resize this outer container, you can resize it like that. Shift and Alt. It grows proportionally on all sides and if we want to expand it more, we can expand it. Now, the inner container and the vertical bars, group them all. Basically this is our graph base area. We can say, "Base graph." Let's align it in the middle of this. Now we are going to add some texts over here. Let's make this one a bit more bigger, this outer container, sorry about that. I have selected both of them. Select this outer container and drag it like that. For this exercise I am using basically two fonts, one is Open Sans Light and the other one is Lato Bold. They really go very well with each other and mostly in dashboard design, we are looking for readability. Always use very clear and very easy to read fonts. Here we are going to use this Open Sans Light. Say monthly income stats. Now one more thing, we are going to first set the margins around this outer container. Select this outer container, make a selection around it, Control Click and then we are going to use this Griddify to have some spacing around it, I'm going to set 50 pixels like that. Let's just first clear all the previous guides, clear them all, because we don't need them. We have created our grid, so wrap it like that and then like this. We have created our outer grid, Control D to deselect. Now we are going to align all our things to these outer grids. Let's move this around over here. We are also going to align our base graph like that. Maybe a bit like this. We are going to use the color for this font which will be a bit darker. This one, for the main heading and then we can use other fonts smaller size which was, I guess, 18 pixels and this 124 pixels. Now we are going to use 18 pixel Light font and the color will be a bit grayish. Let's call it current year and duplicate it and we are going to say year 2014 like that. About the gaps, just stick it to the bottom of this y and move it 1-20 pixels away. These are very necessary in all the UI designs. Let's move this a bit down. We will adjust the spacing after we create this, so don't worry about it. One, two. Let's move it around over here. Create two eclipse like that, 20 pixel eclipse. I'm going to color this one and the other one a bit darker. Make the year 2014 a bit darker because it was in the background. Let's add some more texts over here. Here we had like 100k and something like that. For the bold text I'm using Lato Bold. Now we are going to shift our font from Open Sans Light to Lato Bold. Now I am going to select this color. Where is this layer? I cannot find it. Just delete it, press T and click over here 100k. I am going to move it over here like that, 1, 2 and 3. Then we are going to duplicate it, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 times. I'm going to move this one at the bottom. We're going to use the same technique we used in our grades like that and select all of them. You can Control Click one by one or just select the first one and the last one with the Shift key and we are going to align it like that. You can see they have perfectly aligned on the lines. Now we are going to rename them to like 75k and 50k, 25k, 10k. Now let's just add some text over around here, January, February, and the months over here. We are going to do the same trick over here. I will skip this part or I will move it fast forward. So you know that what I did, let's create this. 4. Drawing Area Graph with Pen Tool in Photoshop: Now let's create the graph part of this linear graph. So we are going to draw a graph over here and we are going to use our pen tool. Select the pen tool or press "P". Now make sure that you have selected this shape from here rather than path and select this color. This is basically dark red color and it's a flat color. The value is C0392B. Don't worry about these color values, I will be sharing this PST so you can copy the colors or I will also share my color palette with you. This is basically a flat color. Now let's start drawing our graph. Click over here in this corner, then keep on clicking with some random values like that, like this. Don't worry if you go outside this boundary, just keep on clicking like that, click over here and then close the shape like that, click over here. Now we have created our shape like that. This is our shape and this is basically our graph. It is hiding behind it. So let's move it inside this base graph folder. Now our shape is viewable. Now we are going to use very famous clipping technique we have learned in the previous lessons. So drag this towards this inner container, sorry about that, above this inner container, and we are going to press "Alt" and click like that. You can see how our graph is hiding behind these lines. So if you want to hide these lines, you can hide these lines or you can easily reduce their opacity or turn them into multiply, something like that or maybe screen or maybe reduce the opacity to 20 percent like this, also for these vertical bars, like that. Now if you really don't want the grids, you can hide them to show a very clean looking graph like that. Now let us create another one. So we are going to duplicate this shape, Ctrl J. This one is also going to be clipped inside. We are going to increase its size like that, change its color to a bit darker one, this one, and first one should be lighter one. We need to move this behind this lighter one like that. Now if you want to change this graph, the other one, press "A", this selection tool over here; path selection tool or direct selection tool. Select this one, direct selection tool, and click over here. If you want to move the paths like that, you can move them like this. So it's a bit different from the other one we drew before like this, or maybe we can move this over here like that. 5. Adding extras to your design - Adding Dots & Hover states: We have our graph. Let's add some circles over here, so we can highlight some values over here. I am going to use this eclipse tool. We are going to use small circles like that over here and color it yellow. We are going to give some stroke around them, which is basically wide gray stroke and stroke should be two or three pixel, I guess two pixels is okay. Now you can duplicate them like this. Press Alt and drag it like that. Alt and just keep on moving them like this. Let's Control click over here and select this one. If you haven't selected this Auto-Select, you need to press Control click to select any layer. This is what I'm using. I think we have a lot of mess over here, so let's start managing all these eclipses into one group. I have renamed this dots into a group and I have moved them above these two shapes. Make sure they are clipped to the senior container, otherwise they will bleed out. We are going to duplicate this dots and we're going to place the same dots over here. Just Control click on them and move them around. Control click. I'm going to quickly do that. Now, let's color the one we need for our overstate. I'm going to use this color and I am going to remove the stroke. What we're going to do is we're going to color the stroke the same color. Or maybe this one. I guess this one is better. Now we have colored the one we need over here, let's create a data point. Our data description over here, I'm going to use this shape like that, move it like this. I am going to move it round here. Then we are going to combine another shape, which will be from our custom shapes. I have selected the custom shapes over here from these shapes. Then I am going to select this one, a better rounded triangle and draw it over here like that. Let me just realign this one. Now I'm going to select both of them and Control E to merge these shapes. Now, both these shapes have been merged. Let's use our text which was white color over this text. I'm going to write 25,000. May be 45,391. I'm going to use my letter bold over here. Now if we want, we can also add some styles like drop shadow around this layer, something like this to make it more original. If you really want some gradient overlay, you can add some gradient overlay, set it to multiply. I'm using basically a transparent to black gradient. This is basically black color and this is also black color, but what we are using is transparency over here, zero percent and here I am using 60 percent opacity. This is the effect we get over here. We can also use Multiply or maybe Color Burn. If you want more dramatic effect, you can reduce the color button like that. Maybe put it to 15 percent, like this. Now, we have completed our monthly income stats graph. Now, if you want to overlay these horizontal bars, you can turn them on, make sure that these layers are at the top of all these bars, like that. Move them above. Now, let's move on to the next lecture. We will be adjusting the spacing and balance of this design. 6. Final Adjustments to Area Graph: Let's make some final adjustments to adjust this graph to look like this one. This is the final version. We are going to adjust some of the sizing and spaces and alignments to make it look like this one. This is the final version. Let's start making some adjustments. First, we are going to increase the size of these containers. First, we are going to change the size of this outer container, white one, this layer. Control, click on it. If you have selected auto select, then just click on it. We are going to press Control T. If you see these widths and heights in 100 percent, right-click and convert them to pixels like that. Now for the outer container, we are going to use the width for 1028 pixels and height is 788 pixels. You can use any other value if you want. I'm using these. Let's make it and press Enter. Now let's change some sizes of the canvas. What I pressed is Alt, Control and C to get this canvas. Now I'm going to change the canvas size to 1400 by 1200. Press Okay. So now the canvas is like this. You can see our background layer, still have the same width and height of the last canvas size. So select this background, which is this layer 1, and press Alt. We select this color, this one, and press Alt-Delete. What we are doing is, we are filling this background with this foreground color. We have used this quick command, Alt-Delete to fill this layer. We're going to select all this graph and outer container into a group. We can use it, something like that content. We are going to select everything, Control A, and we are going to align it in the middle like that. Alt-Control H and V, which for custom shortcut keys for alignment. Our alignment is done. Now let's align and change some of the inner elements of this design. So first of all, what we are going to use is we are going to align these legends to this line. Let's see where our last guidelines was. Just clear the guides. We are going to select this container and place a guide over here like that. This is already aligned, so we do not need to align it like that. We also need to align this whole graph area to this outer container. What I did is, I made a group of all these inner layers, which is basically the content of this graph. This is basically the outer container, the white one. We are going to align them like that. Now the alignment is done. Let me show you a few of the changes I made to this text from the left and this pattern. You can see the spacing is a bit change. First, I had used 30 pixels from this line. Now I am using 20 pixels from this line to select any of the text layer like 100K over here and drag a line over here like that, and make sure that it is 20 pixels away from this line. So one and two, 20 pixel. I'm pressing Shift and arrow key to move this 10 pixels. Keep in mind this is the shortcut, press Shift and arrow keys like that. Then I moved all of them to be aligned to this line. Align all these to this line and make sure your 100K and zero values are aligned with this line. If I select this over here like that, you can see how this is aligned. Top is aligned with this line. Also this zero is also aligned like this. If I select this zero, you can see how it has been aligned. It is aligned to this line. Same goes for the January and August. I'm going to align them to these lines, these borders of this graph area, also this January. It is better if you place some guides, so it can be aligned more easily. I guess is aligned perfectly. January's a bit one or two pixels off. Same distance goes for these. Select all these texts of months over here, 1, 2. I am going to use 20 pixels, one and two. One more change I did is, I made them from all the capital texts to this first letter capital. Make sure you edit this change over here. Then we need to move some of the circles perfectly over their corners. Let's make them, adjust them, this one is looking also bit off. There are few more changes, which is this lighter grids you can see. Let's change the color of these grid lines. Here are these, let me just find them. These are our horizontal bars and vertical bars. What we're going to do is, we're going to use overlay effect, which we were using is colored overlay, and it was set to something like grayish color. Now we are going to use this red color over here. You can see like that. Also for these vertical bars, we are going to use the same red color over here, which is the bit darker one. Now what we are going to use is, we are going to use multiply over here and also over here. Now you can see some of the dots are behind these bars. So make sure that these dots are above these. Select these dots groups and move them above these horizontal and vertical bars. Now if you want to change the opacity, you can change the opacity to 10 percent like this. You can see some of the lines going above these layers. This is done and a few more changes, which is, we are going to use a drop shadow for this layer, which will be producing shadow on this background dark layer so just to show some 3D or elevated effects. We are going to select this shape, front one, and we are going to use drop shadow, which was 20 percent opacity. Distance is 15 pixels and size is 20 pixels. Light should be from bottom over here like that. You can see, you can also use minus 90 if you want, and just coming from the bottom and coming from this angle from here to there. Use these settings. You can use the same color, which is this one, darker one, to get a more good set of shadow effect. You can also darken it a bit. If you want to darken it, you can change the brightness, reduce the brightness. We are in the same color, but we have changed its brightness and made it darker, like that. Now you can see this effect is looking very good. I guess that's it. I will add some text over here, like this one. Welcome to dashboard. What I'm going to do is, I'm going to use my Open Sans Light, 36 strong and this color. I'm going to say welcome. Now for the alignment of this text, I am using 20 pixels from this one and two. Keep in mind that this roundness, I'm avoiding it. What I'm going to do is, I am going to place it after this, when this roundness ends. So it looks better like that. Move it up a bit around here like this, and Control semi-colons and our [inaudible] is hidden and our design is complete. You can see how it is looking very nice and clean, just like a dribble shot. I'm not boasting around, but it is looking very nice. These final adjustments, they are very important. Keep in mind that these alignments and these minor adjustments make your design look awesome, align and balance your design like that. This concludes the end of our area graph design. Next I will be making the circular graphs and few other bar graphs. Let's move on to the next lectures. 7. Simple trick to convert Area to Line Graph: So I thought of sharing a very cool trick in changing this area graph to a line graph. So let me share it with you. What we're going to do is we're going to change these two layers, these graphs. What we are going to do is we're going to apply a stroke effect to them, like that. Maybe 15 pixel. No 15 is too high. Eight pixels, maybe less than eight, four pixels. We're going to change the color to this darker one. This is good enough. Then we are going to also change the same effect of this layer. I am going to press "Alt" and move this stroke effect to this. This is basically copying the styles to both of them. Now what we're going to do is we're going to reduce the fill to zero. Also the fill for this one to zero, like that. Then you can see our graph is linear instantly. Just move this circle around to get a better values from these, like that. This one is also looking a bit off. Just move them around, fix them wherever they look better. Because due to this outer line, our circles are a bit off. Now, if you want to get a stroke, you can also use a stroke of white color over here like that. So it looks better. This is a bit round like that. Our graph is completed. Let's get this color codes. So we are going to change the color of this stroke to something like maybe this. Sorry, I selected the wrong layer. I'm going to select this one and changing the stroke to this orange color. Like this. It's a bit yellowish color, so it makes a difference a bit. So this one is our year 2014 and we are going to change the legends too and this one is our year 2015 or '16 or whatever it is. This is the end of our lecture if you want, I can also reduce this gradient overlay and I am going to use a bit darker color for this one, just to a bit flat look. I'm also going to reduce the shadow size and distance like that. If you want to get the same shadow over here, you can use the drop shadow effect to this one too both of these. You can see the shadow is coming from here on both layers but you have to change the color to some grayish color because this red shadow is spreading out. It's looking very strange. I need to press "Alt" to copy the effect on both of these layers. This is our linear graph and this is a very neat trick to create this linear graphs. So this is another trick I wanted to share with you guys. Now in the next lectures we will be making the circular graphs and other stuff. So see you in the next lecture. 8. Circular Bar graph base shape design: Let's start the second part of our graph design or dashboard element design, which is this bar graph or circular graphs. Let's get started. What we're going to do is we are going to start off from this last lecture, and what we're going to do, we're going to delete all this. We just need the container, so let's delete all these. Let me quickly delete it. Now we have the empty canvas, we can start off our circular graphs. Select this Eclipse tool. Before creating the circular bar graphs, I haven't seen any technique or any method on Internet or even YouTube, which teaches you how to draw these circular graphs just using Photoshop. There are a lot of methods of creating these, you can even create them in Illustrator and import that shape over here, but my method is using just one shape and we will be creating this with only one shape. Let's get started. First, we are going to draw our circular shape, the base. For that we are going to use this 234 by 234 height and width, press "Okay". Now, this is our main shape. Let's call it base, and what we're going to do is we're going to apply a layer style to it. Let's go to this layer styles and we are going to apply stroke, not this one. We are going to apply a color stroke, fill type change to color, and we're going to apply this color, which is bdc3c7. Now, make sure your stroke is Inside, position is Inside, and the size is 22 pixels. You can set it to 22 or 20, but 22 is good. Don't use any opacity, it is not any transparent, it's opaque. These are our settings, 22 pixels stroke, inside this, which is going to be inside this circle. If we select it to Outside, you can see it is going to expand a lot, so we will keep this in Inside. Press "Okay", then we will change the fill of this shape to zero. This is how I made this circular bar graph base. Now our base is complete, let's create the other one, which is our top layer over here, and let's make that shape. I'm going to draw another eclipse of the same size. Now, what we're going to do is let me show you the trick, same size, and we are going to use these Live Shape Properties to get our half-filled bar graph like this one. Now, what we are going to do is we are going to use the stroke over here, maybe this color, and we're going to set the points to 20 points like that, and make sure these corners and everything is rounded. This one also rounded and this one also rounded. Change this to 20, like that, and you can even use 22, which is the same pixel width of this one, but I prefer to use this one. Now, in this, we are going to use the transparent color like this. Now, the next step, we need to have half circle or something like that. For that, we are going to use this Direct Selection Tool to select one of the anchor points from these four anchor points. Let's select this one, or maybe this one. Press "Delete", continue with the Live Shape Editing Tool, and this is how I created our circular bar graph shape. Now, if you really want to overlap it with the same size, we can also use it like 22 points over here, so it will overlap on that shape perfectly. Let's Select A, delete this one? Yes, and we are going to move it to this shape. You can see how it is overlapping it perfectly, 20 pixels stroke on the base layer and 20 pixels in the Live Shape Tool and they are aligned perfectly. This is how I created these shapes. The next step, I will show you in next video where we will be applying styles and gradients on this layer, so let's move on to the next lecture. 9. Adding Cool Gradients and Colors to Circular Graph: Let's apply some drop shadow and some gradient effects on these layers, so make them a bit more appealing. First we're going to do is, we're going to select this one, and we are going to use our stroke effect again. What we're going to use is we're going to position the stroke inside. What we're actually doing is we are using the same size which is this actual width of this stroke, and we're setting it to 22 pixels inside, and blend mode is normal, opacity 100 percent. What we are going to use is we are going to use a gradient for the fill type, before it was colored like this one. If you want just a simple bar graph like that, you can use any color like this one or something like that. You can get flat curves from online, the sources I have shared with you. So if you really need something like this one, so go to this gradient if you want very good effect. Now what I am going to use is one very dark color or dull color, and the other end I have used a very sharp color. You can see it is in this corner and saturation is 98 percent. Saturation is basically how intense the color is. If you don't know about saturation, I will be creating a new course in which I will be telling a lot of details about typography and colors schemes. So the brightness is 100 percent, saturation is 98. The trick is that you use one very sharp color at one end, and one and two dull colors over here. Now we are going to select this one, and once you have selected this you can use your mouse to adjust the angle like that. Right now we are having colors on both sides like this. I'm pressing and dragging like that to adjust the color like this. If you really want something, you can change the angle over here like this, like that. Now, you can see it is sharp color on the one end, very intense color, very bright color, and one end it is a darker color. You can adjust the gradients from over here too, like that. If I really need very less color of this bright colors, I can adjust it from here, adjust like this, and press Okay. Now you can see I applied this gradient on this layer in the inner base we created at the top of this layer. Basically, we are using the same stroke effect repeating again, and we're using gradient for the fill type. This angle will depend on the direction of your circular bar. If you have used it at the bottom, the angle might be different. So press Okay. Now we're going to apply some drop shadow over it. Now for the drop shadow settings, make sure you have applied it to multiply and use some gray color or maybe some dark gray color like that, and press Okay, and the angle depends on where you want the direction of the shadow. If you want shadow over here, you can use this one and also you can use 90 degree if you want. Distance is 14 pixels, spread is zero, and make the size a bit more than the distance. Always make sure this size is a bit more than the distance. So if you have 14 pixel, you can set it to 20 or something like this, and if you want to spread it more you can set it to 30. It will diffuse like this one, and press Okay. We have our circular graph and a lot of guys were waiting for this one. Now for the inner part, we are going to use the text tool and we have selected the letter bold and size is 42 pixels. Now the color in our previous class was also the same. It was this one, I guess 2c3e50 color, and we are going to click over here and we can write something like 60 percent, and just align it in the middle. Select this one and the base. Now it's in the middle. I have used the shortcut keys. We set in our custom shortcut keys, "Alt", "Control" and "H" and "V". "H" and "V" for horizontal and vertical alignments. Now, we are going to put some text over here, like Today's Performance or something like this. I don't remember what I used on my example over here, it was this week. Today's performance is not that bad too. Let's see the font to open sans, regular, I guess it was regular or light. Maybe light I guess. What font I have used over here, I think it was light font and size is 24 pixels. Same font I have used over here. If you want to align this one too, you can align it to the base again, but we're going to use it horizontal alignment like that, and I guess now the alignment has been, get some guides over here for the alignment, they work better. Now select this selection and we are going to select the Today's Performance, and we're going to align it horizontally because previously it misalign my circular graph according to this one. Now, what we are going to do is this one is almost complete. Let's make our distance a bit good 1, 2, 3, or 4 maybe. Yes, 40 pixels is enough, and now what we're going to do is we're going to just duplicate this one to another graph. Select all these and "Control" "G" to select this graph. This is our circular bar graph. Let's duplicate it, "Control" "J", and we are going to move it around over here, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. I guess six is good enough. Now what we are going to do is we're just going to change this stroke effect over here to some other gradient. I've already saved this gradient. This is the same trick, I am using a bit sharp color over here in the middle and using one other color which is a bit bright over here. Now you can see, let's just delete this one, so it is a bit off-color. Let's use this one, and we are going to again use two stops for the dark color, and one stop for the bright color, like that, and 90 degree is good enough. They're looking almost the same, let's move this a bit around. Yeah, I guess now they're looking the same. Let's make this color a bit more bright. Saturation should be 95, and brightness should be 80 percent. Something like this, now it is looking better. I am using the same style, which is 22 pixel inside, and I have just seen that gradient over here. Press Okay, and if you want to move the graph around, you can use it but let me show you another way. First, select this one base, and what we're going to do is we are going to use Griddify to divide it into two portions. Next, first select this one, and then we are going to divide it into two portions like this, and horizontally and vertically. What I am going to do is, I'm going to get the center of this circle, and we will move this graph rounded. We have found the circle center. Let's select this outer inner bar, and when we are going to move it, this is basically the pivot point or the point where it is moving around. So just move it over here like this. Let me just zoom a bit. So we move is actual. Now our center point is over here, so let's move it around like this. You can see now it is moving around wherever you want to move it. But it is keeping the parts around this circle. So just press "Enter" like this, and we have moved our graph like this, that and press "Control" colon to hide these. Now you can see how this effect is coming up, and if we want to change the size, you can see how I deleted this graphs portion. I selected this layer and use this Direct Selection Tool and deleted one anchor point. So we have left with one single small area. Just let's change it to 33 percent, something like this. [inaudible] the text over here, Overall Progress. Let's align it according to this. Let me just move it a bit down like here, and let's see how now they align up. Now the trick is, if the layer at the top in your layers panel is the one going to be used for the alignment. Let me explain it a bit. If my base layer was at the top and my text layer, which was Overall Progress was at the bottom in the layers panel. If I try to align them, only the bottom one will be moved. Make sure first, if I move it around like this, you can see, and move it over here and try to align them, you can see now our top layer, which is the base layer has been moved from its position, which we do not need. Let's move them back, and this is all. Now we need to align also this 33 percent in the middle. So let's align it. I guess it's almost in the middle. One more thing, if you want to use the percentage a bit smaller, you can use this regular font for the percentage like this just to create more variation. Our bar graphs have been completed and in the next lecture, I will use this stats over here, we will create the stats portion over here. See you guys in the next lecture. 10. Text based Stats in Dashboard Design: In this lesson, we are going to create this small stats area like this one, 36 percent increment in just 14 days. Let's get started. Here is the last lecture where we left. We're going to start with the Lato Bold. Let's select the Lato Bold over here. Okay. Lato Bold. I'm going to use this 42 pixels strong and we are going to use the stats over here, which was plus 36 percent. We are going to use another green arrow over here which was custom shape tool. Go to this custom shape tool. If you don't see all the shapes, click over here and select All over here. From these Photoshop custom shapes, we are going to find the one we need. We can use this one or we can also use the rounded one, which I previously had selected over here. Let me just quickly find it. Let's just use this one. I'm unable to find the rounded one. This one. Now I'm going to draw a rounded rectangle over here. Press Shift. We have some proportion with it. Control T and rotate it like this. Press Shift so it fixes on specific angles like this one. Now we are going to change its color to this green, which is 1abc9c. Let's move it a bit closer to this one 1-20 pixels apart. Now we need to write increment over here. For that, we are going to use this font. Click on this font and then click over here again. This font is selected automatically. This is a simple trick. If you want to select a font very quickly, just click on any font over here like this one. Press T before that. Let me show you that trick again. I want this font selected so I can write this font style over here. Click on T or this Text Tool, and then click once over here. This one is selected. Now click over here in the Layers panel to deselect it. Now press T and start typing over here. The size and the color and everything is selected already, so don't worry about that. Increment. Was it in all caps? No. It was increment and we are going to use the font size to 48 maybe. Forty eight is looking good. Let's move it to the left side so right side is aligned with this one. Let's first make it apart 20 pixels, one and two. That's looking good. Just click over here. Then we're going to click again over here. In the last week, like this and move it over here like that. Now I have kept the distance to 10 pixels. If you want to increase you can increase two pixels, or 3, 4, 5, 15 is good enough. Now we are going to select this dull color for the text over here, which will be our gray color. Double-click on it and select this color, which is gray. This color was, the value is bdc3c7. We have used the same color over here in these bars. You can select it from here or you can select it from here. To make this swatches, you can click on any color like this. From over here, I can select any color, which is this color dropper. I have pressed I. Click over here. Now this color has been selected, so double-click on this or click on this and click this Add to Swatches and name your color like gray, white, something like that and press Okay. This is how I build this color library to use it over here, swatches. It is easier to pick them up over here. Make sure you name them properly to our last stats area over here, we have done it. Just make sure you have spaced it accurately. Now we have all the layers over here. Select all of them, press Control G and we're going to name it stats. Now hide all the layers, sorry, guides, clear the guides. What we are going to do is we are going to use Griddify to divide this area, this inner container, this one. We are going to divide it into three oceans like that. We can also use some wrapping around it. I am setting zero over here. What it is going to do it is going to get guides over here. You can also drag like this, because we also need these two guides over here. Now let's deselect it, Control D and select this again like this. Now we are going to align our stats inside this one. Now you can see it is already aligned in the middle of this box. Just to make sure everything is lined up, now I'm going to align this circular bar, this green one, select this then center align it like that. Then we are going to align this one and select like this and align it. What is happening? I have selected this one, so I'm going to press Control, Alt Z to step back. Now I have to select the correct group over here. This sometimes happen a lot with designers, so make sure you have selected the right group or layer over here. Now let me show you everything. Let's move it a bit down. It is almost in the middle of these two, these two circular graphs. I guess that's it. I will create the new bar graph at the bottom in the next lecture so that these lectures don't get too lengthy or messy. Stay tuned. Let's move on to the next lecture. 11. Designing Bar Graph in Photoshop: Okay, this is the last lesson where we are going to design this dispersion, which is some bar graphs over here. So let's finish it off and see what we are going to come up with. Let's get started. This is the last file where we left our lecture for stats and graphs. Let's start from here, and what we're going to do is we are going to increase the size of the canvas. Our "Control C" is the shortcut key if you can press over here. Now if you click on this anchor, the canvas size will only be increased at the bottom. We really need to increase it at the bottom. I'm going to enter 1,050 over here. Now you can see the canvas size has increased over here. Now let's add some background color over here. I'm going to press "I", and select this color and press "Alt", "Delete" to quickly fill this color in this layer. So make sure this background layer is selected, this grayish layer, and press "Alt" and "Delete". For MacUsers, make sure that "ALt" is basically Option key, so "Option", "Delete" is the key for this shortcut, and then we're going to select this one, click, "Control D" to transform and increase the size over here like that, maybe more like this. Let's adjust the size again. Maybe we need a 1,150 over here, like this. I'm going to select this color, I delete. You can see how quickly it is to use Photoshop shortcut keys. Now what we're going to do is we are going to give a very dim separator line over here. Let's get a line over here, first make a new folder, which is going to be our bar graphs. Sorry. Let's move it out of this folder stats. Now we are going to call it, bar graph. I think I need to resize it again a bit like that. Now we are going to use this line tool to draw a line over here. We are going to select this bar graph folder and press "Shift" value create this line, and we are going to create a line over here like that. It's color is going to be gray. I guess it is basically set it in this properties panel. What is happening over here, I guess it is. Let's use our color overlay for the color of the shape. I am going to select this color for the shape, and still it is having some problem, not sure what it is. This is basically the stroke, we have to set it to nil. Make sure that there is no stroke over here. So we can easily draw our line over here. I was unable to remove the stroke because it was applied. Now we have a very dim line over here. If you want to increase the contrast, you can use this color or this color, I guess this one is better. I will share my colors with you guys. So don't worry, it is basically e2, e2 and e2 gray color. Now we are going to draw some rectangles over here. So what we are going to select is this. Rectangle one, make sure it is almost a 100 pixels wide, just to guess, "Control T". If it is not a 100 pixels wide, press "Control T" in the width. Go to width , right-click and convert it to pixels. Then we can have this set 200 pixels, and that is it, don't worry about the heights. Now I'm going to quickly duplicate them by pressing "Alt" and dragging like this. I will quickly pass this section of this tutorial or lecture. So don't worry about it if it keeps very fast. Now I'm going to place the last one at the last guideline which was touching this section, and we have the first one over here which is touching this section. We're going to select all of them by clicking "Shift", and we are going to align them with distributed horizontal centers, like that. Now they are placed like this, I am going to increase the size of some, sorry, this [inaudible] selected. We are going to alter their sizes, "Shift" "Control D", or Command D, I guess in Mac. I'm going to increase the size like that, and then select this one and increase the size a bit like this one. We are going to reduce its size, select this one, and we are going to again increase the size, and select this one and we are going to reduce its size to very low. Now our bars are completed, make sure we are going. Now we are going to color them. First one, I'm going to color it blue. Yes, I'm going to color it blue, and then the second one, I'm going to color all of them, this one. Now we have all colored them all. Now what we are going to do is we're going to place some gradient on the ones which are very high in the height. Also, we are going to place this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, it is the same trick we did in our last example, which was this January, February. So I will also make it quick and do it very quickly. Let me make sure I have put the text, first just style these, then we are going to put the text in the end. Now select this one. Let me show you what is the trick I used. We are going to use gradient overlay, and what we are going to do is we are going to use this black to white gradient, may be. We are going to use multiply, and we are going to set the opacity to something like 40 percent, I guess is bold enough. Also make sure you reverse this, so white it is at the bottom and dark is at the top. You can use any setting you like, like this one or this one, that is up to you. This is how I created this effect, which is a bit darker on the top and light at the bottom. Now, I have used one more color, I guess this one. This is a purplish blue color, 295d92. Let's make sure we use this color on some of them, which are a bit medium-sized, like this one and this one. Now I'm going to copy this style, copy this style and paste it on this one. So they both look the same. I have colored them separately because they are a bit higher values than the other ones. So this is how I'm going to use the color scheme over here. 12. Adding Text to Bar Graph: Now, let's put text quickly. We are going to use Open Sans over here. Open Sans Light, 24 pixels, and colors should be this one. I'm going to press over here, and Monday. This was also same font, yes. I'm going to quickly do this, repeat this, and I'm going to press "Control J", or you can press "Alt" and drag this like that. One, two. Okay Monday. We have Sunday missing, but this is just to explain the exercise, so don't worry about it. We had Sunday over here. Let me see what height, width were these. These 102 pixels, but I guess I have less width over here. So we can fix that in the end, but right now, we need to just do the exercise accurately. What I'm going to do is, I'm going to align these two horizontally. Also this Saturday and the last one horizontally Alt Control H. This is a custom shortcut key, so if you are wondering why the shortcut key is not working in your Mac or PC, do watch the lecture 8 or my lecture, which is custom shortcut keys. Control is basically command on. Okay, now I'm going to select all of this text, and I'm going to align it horizontal, centers like that. Our text is almost done. We are going to just put the values over here, which are going to be Control J, and these will be in Museo Sans. The other one was Lato Bold. I'm going to select over here like this, and I'm going to decrease the font to 20 pixels. Color should be white. Here we will put the values. This is how I created this graph. I'm going to quickly duplicate the values over here, so I will skip this part quickly. Just make sure that we have set the margin at the top at 20 pixels like this one and two. They are, just move the top one and two, 20 pixels apart from the top. We are going to quickly duplicate this. Now, let's align some of them which are not actually aligned like this. This one too make sure it is 20 pixels apart from top. One, two. This is how we are going to create our graphs. We have less space at the bottom, so let just adjust it like this. We must have the same space which we have over here at the bottom too, so make sure it is more spacious designed our Control C. We are going to increase the size of the canvas again like this. We are going to repeat the same method, our delight to color the background. Let's zoom out and see how our graph is looking. It is looking almost perfect. This concludes my lecture for this circular bar graphs and dashboard elements. I'm really planning to create the mobile UI design section. So as soon as I get the time, I will create this one so stay tuned. If you have any problems, always ask me, don't ever hesitate. Enjoy and keep me updated. 13. Student Request Lecture → Circular Graph Design Tricks: Today, I got a request from one of my students named Iskren Georgiev. I don't know how to spell his name. What he requested is that, you have taught us in circular bar graphs, that they are at 50 percent or 25 percent, or 75 percent, or 100 percent; so how we are going to create graphs, something like that. So circular bar graphs, where we have custom setup like that. It is at 90 percent or 95 percent. He showed me one of the examples. This is what he wanted and I created quickly something like this. In this lesson, we're going to create one of this. Let's get started. Open up a new file. We are going to open up 850 by 500 and rest is like that, open. We are going to first create two circles basically. One will be in the middle, which will be 242 pixels by 242 pixels. Like that. It will be in the middle. If you drag it like that, you can see these are smart guides, so they are going to guide you that now it is in the center of this document. Then we are going to duplicate it, Control J. For the bottom one, because it will be bigger than this one, we are going to change its size, Control T. We are going to use pixels, and we are going to increase its size to 274. Basically, what we have is, we are leaving some of the space over here, so like that. Now, we have one circle behind this one, and the other one is at the top in the middle. Basically, this circle will act as our circular progress bar. This will be as a progress bar and the inside one will be our main shape. Now, we are going to select some colors, maybe this one, sorry, we need to change the color of this one like that. Now, for this one, we are going to use some of the layer styles like this one layer style, do Gradient Overlay. I am using this Gradient Overlay, which is from orange to yellow color. It has three stops, three color stops. One is dark orange, the other is a bit pale orange, and the third one is very pale, whitish orange over here. I will share the main PSD files of this exercise, so don't forget to download them and see what I have done. Now, one thing you need to keep in mind that the angle of this gradient, which is over here, 20 degree, you need to keep in mind that if you are going to cut it from here, over here, then you need to use the angle which suits this direction. Let me show you the example. Now, what we're going to do is we have this setup. Now, we are going to cut this layer. This is our outer layer, which is basically, let's color it yellow so we don't misinterpret them. This is our orange layer at the back, and this is our brown layer in the middle. Now, what we're going to do is we are going to cut this one. We are going to basically use masking technique to cut this one. We are going to mask this layer like that. Here, our mask is over here. Now, we are going to grab our Polygonal Lasso tool, and we are going to cut it from hair like that. Maybe you can press Shift, no, we don't need Shift because we are going to get a bit diagonal cut over here like this, and over here like that, and we are going to close this shape. Simply, what we're going to do is we're going to select Paint Bucket tool, and we are going to paint it with black, like that. Control D or Command D, and this is basically that technique to get something like this. Now we are going to set the angle of this gradient like this. You can have something like that and you can reverse it. Maybe something like that. Now, this is our main graph and main graph technique. Now we are going to add some of the layer styles to it. What we're going to do is we're going to select this inner one and we're going to use some Inner Shadow. We are going to use the same color, this one. We are going to use Multiply, distance will be seven, and this will also be seven, and we are going to use 20 percent over here, or maybe 15. We need a very light inner shadow over here. This is how we are going to do it. Now one step is done, now the second one. You can also add some outer glow to this inner circle. What it is going to do, is it is going to put some very thin white line than you can see over here. It was 20. So just go to this outer glow. If I increase the size, you can see over here, here we have a very thin white line inside this circle over this orange bar. It depends on you, if you want to use it, then you can use it. Otherwise, I don't recommend that you should use it, it looks simple better. Now, the drop shadow. So we are going to select this bottom one, and we are going to use some drop shadow over here, very light diffuse shadow like this one over here. We are going to use Multiply maybe 40 percent, and we're going to use some grayish color. Maybe we can reduce the distance like that and increase the spread. Distance will be 20 and spread will be 30; so something like this. If you want more distance, you can increase it over here like this. So multiply 40 percent, 20 for distance, 30 size, very large diffuse shadow. Now we need to put some text over here, so we are going to select a font which is asap. I'm going to use 76 pixels or 76 points over here, regular. I'm going to press Shift, hold and press Shift, and click over here. I'm going to use 90 percent. It should be 76 pixels or points. I need to move it above all layers, and it will be a white layer, so let's move it in the middle of this one. Now our main circular bar graph with custom cut is prepared. If you have any problems or if you have any questions, you can ask me. Why I didn't give you in this exercise the same over here, the problem is the rounded corners. If we cut something like this, we can't have rounded corners in this graph. If I wanted rounded corners, so that technique I told you in circular bar graphs, previous lessons, it is the one with the rounded bar graphs; so rounded progress bar inside. If you want something like this, you can easily do it with masking. The masking is basically the key technique over here, one drop shadow, one gradient, one inner shadow, and masking, and this graph is done. That was a student request lecture. If you have any questions, ask me, let's move on to the next lesson.