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Free Professional PSD Template: BlueMasters


In this post we release a yet another freebie: BlueMasters, a free PSD template, designed by Wendell Fernandes1 and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is free to use in private and commerical projects.

BlueMasters is a dark, sexy, custom theme that has a solid, professional look and a very simple structure. You can access all files and layers used in a well organized structure and naming convention, making it easier for slicing the template or modifying it. BlueMasters can be customized to fit your business brand as well as your clients’ websites.


Download the theme for free! Link

The theme is released for free. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.


Template / Pages Link

The templates set consists of 5 pages that provide multiple page template design options:

  • Home
  • About Us
  • Portfolio
  • Blog Posts
  • Blog Post Selection
  • Contact

“Home” page template

“About Us” page template

“Home” page template

“Portfolio” page template

“Blog” page template

“Contact Us” page template

Behind the design Link

As always, here are some insights from the designers:

BlueMasters was created to help designers get started with a nice, solid and clean design. Looking at the many templates out there, we thought that it would be a great idea to incorporate some of the common elements used in other templates, and include them all in one single template, giving you a complete package of goodies. We hope this template can be of a great service to you, your business or your clients!

Thank you, Wendell. We appreciate your work and your good intentions.

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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    You guys are just Awesome!!!

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    Great template. Thank You :-)

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    Design look great!

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    Manmohanjit Singh

    June 22, 2010 3:14 am

    Not bad :D

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    Yeah! I’d say it’s very very good … no Web 2.0 element whatsoever used; not seeing such stuff these days, and I’m glad somebody makes a point that design is not only about screaming badges, reflections and rounded corners

    thanks for sharing !

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    thanks, looks good

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    wow this looks reeeeally great… you’re awesome!!!

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    Wow might be the best free template out there

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    Thanks you, I just wonder that can I convert this psd template to wordpress/drupal theme and share it?

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      Smashing Editorial

      June 22, 2010 5:28 am

      Yes, of course.

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      Neo, please, let me know when template to wordpress/drupal theme is done!!

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      Neo, please…do convert to drupal :)

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      Neo, please let us know if you share the template for wordpress! Thank you!

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      if you do this, neo, please post it! this would be a fabulous wordpress theme!

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      Paul Hastings

      June 22, 2010 9:08 pm

      Ditto for a WordPress conversion.

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      Tyler Collins

      June 23, 2010 1:29 am

      I would love a copy of this as well. I have so much freelance work on at the moment, that I don’t have time to design and code my personal portfolio :( This will do until I get some free time to give my personal portfolio a complete overhaul.

      Thanks Wendell Fernandes for the excellent template :)

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      Chris Moritz

      June 23, 2010 6:27 am

      Would also appreciate a copy of said WordPress theme. ;)

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      Yes, please keep us updated… especially if Drupal!

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      Can I sign up for that theme too please!

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      Yeah please !!
      Neo .. make us a wordpress theme from this template, please ..
      smashing, let us know when he’s done of it ..

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    Lenker Columbia Web Design

    June 22, 2010 5:10 am

    Good, clean design. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful design. Thank you!

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    Wendell Fernandes

    June 22, 2010 5:35 am

    Thank you for the kind comments! It’s a pleasure to help this community! I’m giving away free stuff too, just to celebrate and help out even more. Here it is:

    Once again, thank you!

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    The zip file is broken, two downloads and both had problems

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      Smashing Editorial

      June 22, 2010 1:00 pm

      We checked the file multiple times. It is perfectly fine. Please try downloading the .zip-package again.

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        Yeah!! It is perfect. Zip file is not broken. I like this template. Neat, clean and perfect. Do posting templates like this. You guys are really awesome!!!
        Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    Great inspiration – thank you! One question though: which version of PS was this created in? The PSDs don’t seem to be opening in CS2…

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    Jamie Brewer

    June 22, 2010 6:03 am

    Great psd. Thanks

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    Css Collector

    June 22, 2010 6:16 am

    Great Design!
    You can also see the beautiful designs here.

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    Not impressed, it’s too similar to what i take was the inspiration

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    Great PSD. Lots of great reusable elements. Thank you very much!

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    It would appear that templates now have templates. I’ve seen that exact design a countless number of times over the past year or so. You can go just about anywhere and get that layout in PSD, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Drupal, etc. They’re just different colors.

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    Christian Broadbent

    June 22, 2010 11:45 am

    probably won’t use the template but can definitely use some of the elements for other projects. Thanks SM!

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    sexy template! thank you for sharing

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    Would be awesome to have this converted to Drupal & WordPress, hit me up if you’re going to do it!


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    i will post a link the wordpress theme when im done with it. Thanks for the amazing PSD

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    I guess I’m missing something – but how would you use a PNG or PSD file to create a website? Shouldn’t it be HTML files?

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      john, i will be converting it to a html/css template and i will sent it to you if you want

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        Hey Nico,

        Can you send the HTML/CSS template to me as well? Many thanks in advance.


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        Can you send it to me too ? Thanks ^^

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          Agreed! I would love to get this in HTML/CSS as well! Not sure what do about a couple spots.

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        Would like to see the markup too… :), pls send to me, much thanks
        Great job.

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        Great, thanks Nico – It seems many here want it, could you upload it to somewhere like dropbox or skydrive?

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        Hey nico if i also get the html css version , will be glad. Thanks in advance.

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        So good. I will be very happy to have these PSD files converted in a WordPress theme… Really Beautiful Design!!! One of the best for photography lovers!!!

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        I’d love a copy too if it’s going!

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        Hi Nico,
        have you converted this File to Html/Css. I got a few problems and it might would help to compare my code with yours. I would be so greatful.
        Best wishes from Finland

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    Really nice master template.
    Great work. mate!!! :D

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    Zip file is broken.

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    Great article and thanks for the hard work on the template to Wendell and the Smashing Magazine team. Nice design and very helpful to the design community. I would rate the article as awesome and hope to read more of these!

    Just a side note, I noticed other designers are using a 96dpi instead of the standard 72dpi for web designs. I asked them and they reasoned out that today’s monitors being larger; are manufactured for 96dpi. I am not sure if this is confirmed or acceptable yet.

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    Coool one, i will try to convert it to a BlogEngine theme. :)

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    There must be something with the file as I too have experienced issues.

    Mac based (os10.6.4 w/-Safari 5) – Tried three downloads, two successfully download. Both can’t unzip. Tried using Stuffit latest version as well as Archive Utility.

    Windows (xp w/- Chrome) – Tried two downloads, both successful. Neither will open, “Archive verification error”.

    But some people here are having success. What platforms or utilities are being used?

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    I love it when people share wonderful things. Nice design, clean and simple. Good whitespaces.

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    Lloyd Erasmus

    June 22, 2010 11:53 pm

    Awesome, thanx for sharing!

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    Very nice of you to do this…most grateful…

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    How do you convert this PSD into a wordpress theme?

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    Federico Capoano

    June 23, 2010 3:48 am

    This is good stuff, not like the post about military!!!

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    Awesome work! Thanks for sharing!

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    I like the design. I was wondering could you tell me how the background was made (the little dots)? Thanks

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      The background was a gradient mix, then three layers on top of that, one of which being the dots.

      The dots can be made in a number of ways though. Love the template. Thanks Guys

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    I find designs that follow this current trend of design really boring. It’s too bad soooo many people are designing theme like this, and so many people think this is good design.

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    thans portfolyo themes, you stars …


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