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[Tutorial]Create a colorful wallpaper

Discussion in 'Graphics and Design' started by jani, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. jani

    jani Designer

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    I recently found this beautiful wallpaper and I tried to understand how it was made.

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    I found this tutorial but the special effects values and color codes mentioned are not same and also it is lengthy tutorial so I played with the settings and colors codes and finally got something that is closer to the original wallpaper.

    Note: I will guide you only about the background colors. The text on the wallpaper is not covered in this tutorial.

    1. Create a new document (1024x768) and fill the background layer with Black Color (#000000)

    2. Create a new layer, Press G to apply Gradient and fill the new layer with White(#FFFFFF) to Transparent (Top to Bottom). Be sure the Transparent Gradient option is selected as shown in the image below;

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    Now you should have something like this

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    3. Now go to Filter > Distort > Wave and use this setting

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    After applying this effect you should have something like this

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    Now move the gradient layer up a little to hide the white shining space, as shown in the image below;

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    4. Go to Layers > Layer Style > Gradient Overlay and apply gradient with these colors values

    #010101 #1a321d #556e2b #92942a #c5ac40 #dab154 #e48a36
    #a03b1e #e25133 #e13e2b #e87372 #7d101f #e53d64 #d2186b #ca6cad #6b1770 #2b215c #0f3058 #0e1d25

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    After applying gradient you should have result like this

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    Now the colors we have got so far will be looking a little dull from the original so to give them a shine you can do this.

    a) create a new layer
    b) apply gradient from white to transparent
    c) set the layer blend mode as "Overlay"
    d) lower the opacity up to 50% to 60%

    And you will see a shine on the colors now.

    5. After that you can erase the center area a little with Erase Tool and put text in there.

    And you are done ;;)

    You can see my wallpaper here.

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    Please try this tutorial and let me know if you are having any problem. I will try to help you :)
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  2. Tox

    Tox New Member

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    Nice looking wallpaper, I will give it a try once I install Adobe Photoshop.
  3. Sherry

    Sherry New Member

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    Fantastic information very well written and it contains many useful facts. I appreciated your professional manner of writing this thread.

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