15 of the Most Beautiful Photoshop Templates With a Flat UI
by Richard Wilson · September 18, 2013
Flat design is an increasingly popular web design trend that is being adopted by more websites around the world every single day. Many webmasters and Photoshop designers are trading in their old skeuomorphic designs for more aesthetically pleasing designs created with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind.
It’s not only small-time web designers that are adopting the flat UI/UX trend either. It’s a trend that’s currently being adopted my many of the largest technology companies around the world including both Microsoft and Apple.
If you look at the Windows 8 and Windows Phone operating systems, you’ll see a design based almost entirely upon a flat UI/UX design style. Similarly, the latest iOS7 release from Apple is noticeably “flatter” than its predecessor which makes for a cleaner, less cluttered design.
For those Photoshop designers out there looking to follow this emerging web design trend, there are plenty of beautiful Photoshop templates out there to provide inspiration. What’s more, they don’t cost the earth either. Below, I’ve rounded up a list of what I consider to be some of the most beautiful Photoshop website templates on the web for your inspiration.
1 – Landlr
Landlr is by far one of the most beautiful examples of a flat design style applied to a landing page out there. It has a flat, modern design and there are 4 PSD’s included in the download too. What’s more, the design is based on the Bootstrap grid system and if you’re looking for a HTML version of the template, it’s available for a small added cost.
2 – Minus
Minus is another fantastic flat PSD template that can be coded into either a one-page site or multiple page site. Again, it uses block colours which are reminiscent of the Windows 8 and Windows Phone operating systems.
3 – Felius
Felius is a stunning Photoshop template that contains a number of stunning ready-made website elements that will make the design process very straightforward. It makes use of clean uppercase sans-serif fonts throughout along with bold colour choices.
4 – Illustrate
Illustrate is an absolutely beautiful flat Photoshop template that is available to download completely free of charge. It’s perfect for graphic/web design portfolios as it has a classy, minimalistic design. There is also a WordPress version available for a small fee.
5 – Endeavour
Endeavour is a multi-page Photoshop template that is absolutely perfect for app-related websites. It’s clean and modern and also adheres to many flat design principles. It has a number of colour options and is based on a 1140px grid system.
6 – FlatCV
FlatCV provides the perfect template for those job hunters and freelancers that require an online portfolio/CV showcasing their skills and work examples. It’s a very simple and colourful theme that puts your content at the forefront. There are no unnecessary distractions thanks to the flat design principles used throughout.
7 – Easy Portfolio
Easy Portfolio is another completely free flat Photoshop template that has been created with designers and freelancers in mind (along with creative agencies). The download contains the PSD file along with the HTML/CSS version of the template too.
8 – Riley
Riley is a beautifully designed flat Photoshop template based on a 1020px grid system. It’s modern and clean but also utilises a minimalistic professional colour scheme, making it perfect for corporate organisations.
9 – Geek
Geek is a wonderfully flat Photoshop template that is perfectly suitable for a freelancer, design agency or just about any other business. The design itself is very colourful and vibrant but at the same time, very minimalistic. It includes a number of PSD files in the download.
10 – Heaven
Heaven is a flat Photoshop template that has a more serious and professional look when compared to a lot of the templates out there. It makes use of stunning imagery along with a lot of white space, yet still trades in drop shadows for a cleaner, flatter approach.
11 – INVIA
INVIA is yet another Photoshop template that adheres to minimalistic flat design principles, yet still manages to main it’s premium and high quality look thanks to the use of white space and beautiful imagery. INVIA is also available as a WordPress theme.
12 – Mackbeth
Mackbeth is a beautifully flat multipurpose Photoshop template that would be ideally suited to a freelancer or design/graphic agency. It’s based on the 1170px x 12 grid system and comes with 11 easily editable PSD files.
13 – Rocket
Rocket is a stunning Photoshop template that is based on the 960px grid system. It makes great use of beautiful images and would be a perfect candidate for Bootstrap coding. There are two types of colours included in the purchase but the PSD can easily be edited to incorporate just about any colour.
14 – Cloudserver
Cloudserver is a fantastic looking Photoshop template that has been designed as a one-page solution for web hosting companies and a variety of other businesses. The PSD contains a tonne of elements include a slider, pricing table and login panel.
15 – Tuner
Tuner is a wonderful flat theme that definitely takes a lot of inspiration from the “tile” based design that Windows Phone and Windows 8 incorporates. It’s colourful, easy to customise and suitable for a variety of different business types.