Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Hero Images & Scene Generators
Hero images are larger banners used in web design as the central focus of your website. They draw visitors into your work and provide a great visual of what to expect next.
Learn more about hero images and how to create them in this quick video.
What Is a Hero Image?
A hero image is a term used in web design for the popular trend of placing a large banner image front and center on any website. It's the perfect way to introduce your visitors to you as well as your art and designs. And to create these stunning images, you can select from a wide variety of scene generators right on Envato Market.
Open the files for the scene generator of your choice in Adobe Photoshop. Here you'll be able to create your own scene using the assets included or choose from a selection of pre-made designs.
Switch out the background textures, tweak the lighting and overall color scheme with adjustment layers, and customize your hero images even further by dropping your own art into the customizable smart objects for a more personalized touch.
If you're a newbie to design, you can create your own hero images utilizing the vast array of scene generators from Envato Market. Mix and match details, or use pre-made scenes to create the perfect banner designs. You can try out these specific scenes for yourself using this Watercolor Mockup Scene Generator.
A Bit More Detail
Learn more about Adobe Photoshop on Envato Tuts+:
- The A to Z of Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler19 May 2014
- Back to School Special: 30 Easy Adobe Photoshop TutorialsMelody Nieves11 Sep 2014
This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!