Preview of Final Results
Clean White Navigation Bar Photoshop Tutorial
To start off with, create a new document, for the purpose of this tutorial I have chosen 500 by 200 pixels. Fill the background with a radial gradient from a medium-dark grey to a darker grey. You can do this by selecting the gradient tool from the tool box and setting it to radial. Set your foreground colour to #45443f and your background colour to #31302c. Left click in the middle of the document, drag to the right and release.
Create a new layer (Layer > New > Layer) and select the rectangular marquee tool. Make a fixed size selection of 440 by 50 pixels in the middle of your document.
Fill the selection with a linear gradient from #f4f4f4 at the top to #d9d9d9 at the bottom.
We are now going to be applying a couple of layer styles to this layer.
Layer > Layer Styles > Drop Shadow
Layer > Layer Styles > Outer Glow