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We've all seen them at one point or another, and probably been wondering how they do so well at making them...now here's your chance to learn how to make your very own. We'll be starting off with the basics of making a wallpaper then move on to more complex ones. Please no commenting unless you have a tutorial or link to one for this subject. All other non-essential comments will be deleted/moved to the corresponding thread.
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Photoshop Window XP Wallpaper Tutorial

http://www.tutorialized.com/view/tutorial/Photoshop-Window-XP-Wallpaper/37962

Here I will tell you about How to Create Photoshop Window XP Wallpaper

[1]-First of all Open New Document of Custom size,Height & Width 760×1024 pixels,Resolution 72 & Mode RGB color


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[2]-Now Open New Layer & then fill with any color & then go to Blending Options,select Gradient Overlay & use the following
settings
Photoshop Technique-How to use the Gradient Overlay feature



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[3]-Now set the 5 pxl Brush & then Open New Layer & create the following shape with the help of Pen Tool,right click select
Stroke Path


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[4]-Now use the following settings in Stroke Path


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[5]-Now your image should look like as shown below & then create the following shape with the help of Pen Tool,right click
select Stroke Path


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[6]-Now use the following settings in Stroke Path


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[7]-Now your image should look like as shown below


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[8]-Now go to Blending Options,select Gradient Overlay & use the following settings
Photoshop Technique-How to use the Gradient Overlay feature



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[9]-Now your image should look like as shown below


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[10]-Now like this create the others with the help of Brush Tool & your image should look like as shown below


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[11]-Now select Brush Tool & use the following Brush


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[12]-Now create the following shape with the help of Pen Tool,right click select Stroke Path


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[13]-Now use the following settings in Stroke Path


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[16]-Now your image should look like as shown below


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[17]-Now like this create the others with the help of Pen Tool & your image should look like as shown below


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[18]-Now select Brush Tool & use the following Brush


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[19]-Now Open New Layer & then create the following shapes with the help of ‘Brush Tool’


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[20]-Now change the Brush & use the following Brush


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[21]-Now create the following shape with the help of Brush Tool


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[22]-Now set the ‘fca0d6′ Color in Forground & then use the following Brush


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[23]-Now Open New Layer & then create the following Flowers with the help of Brush Tool


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[24]-Now go to Blending Options,select Gradient Overlay & use the following settings
Photoshop Technique-How to use the Gradient Overlay feature


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[25]-Now your image should look like as shown below



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[26]-Now Open New Layer & then fill with ‘000000′color & select Brush Tool & use the following Brush


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[27]-Now select ‘c69c6d’ color in Forground & create the following patchs with the help of Brush Tool with Diffent sizes of
Brush


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[28]-Now create the following selection with the help of Elliptical Marquee Tool & then press DELETE


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[29]-Now Blending Mode of this Layer should “Color Burn”


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[30]-Now create the any Text with the help of Text Tool


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[31]-Thanks for read this Photoshop Tutorial.I hope U have enjoyed & the Final Output of this Tutorial is shown below


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Japan style wallpaper for photoshop users
taken from www.eyesontutorials.com

This is another part of wallpaper mania. This time we will create some king of Japan style wallpaper. No tablet for this one; all will be done with a mere mouse, so let’s go.

Create 16:9 (proportions) document.



Select pen tool and make several curves.



Here is the brush sample which I’m going to use.



Here are the brush settings.







Stroke the path (note: the past must be selected).



You can see that the re is reaction to the pressure.

Make a copy of this wave.



So we now have 2 layers. Rotate one of them.



Something like this.



Now, use gradient overlay on the one that is on the left (layer styles). The gradient blending mode is: linear burn.



When you think you are done merge these 2 layers together.



Use wave filter on the layer. Watch the settings carefully. Switch to the SIN wave type.



Now I would like to drop some effects on my pattern. But I really don’t want to cover all this with effects, so this is why we will use quick mask (Q) and black to white gradient to set the area the effects to be on.



So as you see the effects will be only on the area that is white now.

Tap Q to ext quick mask and to see the selection you’ve made.



I will use blur on the area.



Now we are done with our foreground and now let’s make some interesting backgrounds.

Firs create a layer between the background and our foreground layer.



I will use gradients to create a background, and here are my gradient settings.



I’ve just player with the gradient and we get this beautiful effect TNX to the PIN LIGHT blending mode.



Just a little change there and switch on our foreground and there we have it – beautiful.



Now this picture needs some text I think.



….And another copy with the mask.



As you can see here the small logo just blurs on the sides. You can make it manually using the blur brush or just use Gaussian blur on he bottom copy and hide the sides (using mask) of the sharp top copy.



White text for the contrast and we are basically done.





Hope you found something useful in making wallpapers.
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Photoshop Tutorial - Beautiful Underwater Scene
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In this tutorial I will show you how to create magical underwater scene. I have used the source image of Victoria Tulips contest to create this effect and the rest is done using filters, blending options, masking and some basic photoshop tools.

author: cute.ninza




Step 1
First of all open the image in photoshop and apply layer mask to it to hide the background.


Step 2
Make a new layer. Set the foreground colour to #002156 and background colour to black. Now choose gradient tool and apply the first gradient vertically on the new layer.


Step 3
Go to the channels palette and create a new channel by clicking on the icon circled in red at the bottom of the layers palette. Press D to reset the foreground and background colours. Now go to Filters > Render > Difference Clouds. Now press Ctrl F to reaaply the previous filter. Now press Ctrl T and drag the lower edge upwards almost upto the middle and then press Enter. Now take a large soft brush and paint the lower edge to remove the hard edges.


Step 4
Now create a new channel in the same way and then go to Filters > Sketch > Chrome. Kepp the details to 0 and the smoothness 10. You can alter the values if you wish. Now press Ctrl T and drag the lower edge upwards almost upto the middle and then press Enter. Now take a large soft brush and paint the lower edge to remove the hard edges.


Step 5
Now go back to layers palette, make a new layer and rename it as water. Now again go back to the channels palette and Ctrl Click on alpha 1 channel (on which we applied Difference clouds). If you want you can adjust the brightness by Pressing Ctrl L and applying levels on this channel. Now go back to the layers Palette and click on the water layer and fill white colour in the selection. Now change the blending mode of this layer to overlay.


Step 6
Make a new layer. Now go back to the channels palette and Ctrl Click on alpha 2 channel (on which we applied Chrome). Now go back to the layers Palette and click on the new layer and fill white colour in the selection. Now change the blending mode of this layer to overlay. If this layer is not visible properly the duplicate this laye till you can see it properly and the merge them together.


Step 7

Rename the new layer to water 2. Now make a new layer and rename it as light. Now take a large brush with soft edges and paint white colour in the middle on the top edge as shown in the image.


Step 8
Now load the selection of alpha 1 channel as in step 5 and make a new layer in the layers palette, rename this layer as rays and fill white colour. Now go to Filter > Blur > Rdial Blur, and apply the following settings
Amount = 100%
Blur Method = Zoom
Quality = Best
And lift the center to the point where you have the source of light in the image. Now Press Ctrl T and use perspective to concentrate the rays at the top. and use the eraser tool (soft large brush) to remove any hard edges and unwanted rays. If you want intense rays thn duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl J and then merge all the rays layers.


Step 9
Now move both the light and rays layer below the water layers as shown in the image.


Step 10
Minimise this document and open a new document of 8 by 8 inches with black background and make a new layer and fill with black colour. Now go to Filters > Render > Lense Flare and apply the following settings as shown in the image.


Step 11
Now press Ctrl T and sqeeze the image so that the lense flare becomes elliptical. Now duplicate the layer change its blending option to lighten and rotate it to 45 degrees. Repeat this step till you get the shape shown in the image.


Step 12
Merge all the layers by pressing Ctrl+Shif+E.


Step 13

Now press Ctrl T and drag any corner control point while pressing down the Shift key to enlarge the image uniformally in the same proportion so that the lense flare covers almost the whole canvas.
Now go to Filter > Distort > Wave and apply the following settings as shown in the image or You can play around with the values to create any other pattern.


Step 14
Duplicate this layer and go to Filter > Distort > Twirl and keep the angle at 346 degrees.


Step 15
In the same way duplicate the background layer again and apply twirl and this time keep the value to -346 degrees. Change the blending option of both the top layers to lighten.


Step 16
Merge all the layers by pressing Ctrl+Shif+E. Now desaturate the image by pressing Ctrl+Shif+U.


Step 17
Now Apply Levels to improve the brightness and contrast of the image.


Step 18
Now come back to the original tulips document. Bring the tulips layer on the top. Now apply an

adjustment layer of Hue/Saturation and apply the following settings:
Hue = 211
Saturation = 100
Lightness = -2

Now fill the masking layer of this adjustment layer by 50% grey (#959595).


Step 19
Now drag the layer we created in the new document to this document and adjust it by using transform tool (Ctrl T) and rotating and resizing. Hide the unwanted parts by applying layer mask.Keep this layer below the tulips layer.


Step 20
Now duplicate this layer and bring it on top of the tulips layer and again paint the unwanted areas of this layer with black in the layer mask.


Step 21
Now apply another adjustments layer of Hue/Saturation and apply the following settings:

Hue = 205
Saturation = 20
Lightness = 0


Step 22
Duplicate the tulips layer. Ctrl+click on the layer mask thumbnail and then click on the tulip layer then press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert the selection and fill white. Now double click on the tulip layer thumbnail to bring up the layer style. Now apply outer glow.


Step 23
Now apply the following settings for outer glow:


Step 24
Now apply the following settings for inner glow:


Step 25
And here is the final result…..
Hope you all like this tutorial….

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Chroma Wallpapers
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By Rick, Color Charge

This tutorial explains how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper, like the ones available at Color Charge. These lines, which we’ll call Chroma were highly inspired by the iPod Nano Ad from 2006 and some Quantum Chromodynamics nerdery stuff. You will learn how to bend blurry shapes with Warp tool to draw the lines, beams, and steams. Then you’ll know how to add some glowing and vibrating color effects, and finally polish your drawing. Aside reading this tutorial, you’ll need Photoshop CS2 or CS3, and preferably a computer with a lot of memory and a larger screen to achieve that effect.

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Initial setup

Start with a very, very large screen: 3000 px x 2000 px wide. Draw a rectangle as background for the whole area and fill it with a dark linear gradient layer style. Align that gradient with 45 degrees vertically (sometimes you may change that angle to 90 or 60 degrees). Since the beginning, pay special attention to colors: black and dark violet as base color. The waves colors will match a triad complementary balance with the base color, in our case, the violet-cyan-orange axis.


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Warp Tool

Draw lines! Many parallel lines (horizontal or vertical, or both!). Group them, duplicate, rasterize, group, duplicate, rasterize… and finally add some blur. In this example I used white as base-color for the line themselves (white is the easiest color to balance and add glowing and other layer styles):



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After you reach a wide and tall group of lines, is time for some magic: randomly distort the shape with Warp Transform Tool ( Photoshop > Edit > Transform > Warp ):


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One thing you’ll probably notice is the amount of confusing structural lines crossing over the shape; your first attempts are going to be almost trial-and-error, later you’ll get used to this really amazing tool and will master the shapes of Chroma. Don’t worry trying to find the perfect shape so early, things will fit better together when you have more than 5 separate shapes matching a pattern or a familiar shape.

When complete, remember to press the Enter key, or click on the Apply Warp button, on the top. If your computer survives the intense rendering and image post-processing… your artwork should be something like this:



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Remember to use the Erase Tool to remove sharpen edges and give the wave a surreal looking. Explore other combinations of shapes, lines, and textures - they’ll enhance your drawings.

If you did a small shape I don’t recommend you size it up or even warping again. The Warp tool isn’t that smart because you’ll be playing with rasterized shapes - not smart objects or vector shapes. If you insist warping the same shape again, your shape is going to get some unwanted sharpen or sometimes blurry edges (depending on your case). To avoid that, I recommend you the opposite way: start with a very large area and a large shape, then size it down. Better results, easier to distort.
Glow, screen, multiply, and other layer styles

When you have the perfect shape, you will need to add its soul, I mean, the layer styles :). Again, open the layer styles panel, and mix Gradient Overlay with Outer Glow styles, and combine them with Screen, or Overlay as layer Blending Mode. A secret hint: when glowing, try using brightly and vivid colors, such as yellow, lime, pink, or cyan, picking the color that is in complementary contrast with the dark gradient we did on the beginning.

To achieve the Chroma effect, I used a gradient fill (yellow to gold), plus the following Outer Glow styles with the following configuration:


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Brush polishing

Bring your drawing to life with motion. Add some scattered round dots to simulate speed and movement. Within the Brushes panel ( Photoshop > Window > Brushes, or F5 ), explore the sizing, scattering (with fade), spacing, and pressure:


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The big cells are just the way the smaller ones, except the size and spacing. A bit of randomness is really welcome and exciting:


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The "range" option in this step is very important - it will give a cellular-looking to the glowing particles - like if they were intensely vibrating:


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Poor kid…got any blurry edge? Don’t worry. Use the blur tool and correct that.


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Finalizing the drawing

Be creative and fearless to do a complete mess with the shape - in my experience, the messier the better. Size down the area and crop. Draw as many layers as your computer’s memory can handle. Sometimes you won’t be able to merge layers because the effects and styles that were applied. Also use layer’s blending and opacity to give your shapes a translucent appearance.

Our final result, after cropping:


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Conclusion

Now is really easy to get waves, brightly flowing across the infinity of color…okay, I went a bit far ;). I hope this tutorial helped you. If so, please let us know more about your artworks and drawings based on this tutorial on the comments. Thank you!
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