This will be your final result

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1. The first thing we need to do is create a new document with the dimensions of 1024×140.

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2. Go ahead and fill your background layer with #000000 to start things off.

3. Next, we want to use our rectangle marquee tool, or our rectangle marquee tool to make a selection similar to the following and fill it with #FFFFFF

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4. Now right click your rectangles layer and choose blending options from the drop down menu and insert the following

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5. After you have used these, you should have something that looks like this

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6. Now using your rectangle marquee tool make a selection similar to the following and fill it with #000000.

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7. Lower the opacity on that layer to 26% and you should have something that looks like this

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8. Next we want to go ahead and create a dividers between where our links will be. To do so create a selection 2px wide like the following and fill it with #FFFFFF



9. Now insert the following blending options onto its layer

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10. Now lower the opacity to 56% and you should have something that looks like this



11. This next step is optional, but using your rectangle marquee tool with a feather set to about 10px, make a selection similar to the following



12. Now go to EDIT>CLEAR and repeat as many times as you wish. This is what I came up with



13. Now copy your div layer, and insert some text. for my non-active links I choose to use #828282 and for my active link I choose to use the color #0987b7. You should have something that looks like this

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14. Now under all your text and div layers, we want to add a bit of a shine. Create a selection with your rectangle marquee tool similar to the following and fill it with #FFFFFF

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15. Now lower the opacity to 56% and change the blending options to Overlay and you should have something like this

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16. The last thing we need to do is display our active link. Create a selection similar to the following



17. Lower the opacity to 84% and change the blending options to overlay



18. Now insert the following blending options onto that layer

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18. You should now have something that looks like this

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19. The last step is making a ‘glow’ at the bottom of our link. Use your elliptical marquee tool with a feather set to 10px and fill it with #FFFFFF



20. Change the blending option to Overlay and copy the layer if desired to give it a brighter glow. Your final results should look something like the following

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