The next lesson we'll see how is
it possible to make the wallpapers by combining several of them. We'll
see also how to work with the light, increase the picture's quality and
create the effect of a pressed text.
Open firstly a new file: File - New
On a new window must be opened the texture of leather: File - Open
Mark it out with the known tool already, Rectangular Marquee Tool
, make a copy of it: Edit - Copy
(ctrl+c) and get back to the Wallpaper file to insert the copy on a new layer: Edit - Paste
(ctrl+v). Correct the texture's size by using the next option: Edit - Free Transform
(ctrl+t). Copy this layer: Layer - Duplicate Layer
(ctrl+j) and blur out the copy with the next selection: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
Change the layer's blending mode on Multiply
Combine both layers: Layer - Merge Down
(ctrl+e) and correct a little the color. First apply the next command: Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation
Then use the color filter: Image - Adjustments - Photo Filter
Make the picture look sharper now: Filter - Sharpen - Sharpen
. Then on two new layers you'll have to introduce the next texture:
One of these layers must be turned around, firstly vertically: Edit - Transform - Flip Vertical
, then horizontally: Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal
. Make use after that of the Polygonal Lasso Tool
to delete those places on both layers where we have fewer fissures.
Applying the same instrument, we should mark out the texture's part which will be erased carefully along the fissures line.
Erase the marked place and combine the layers containing the fissures (ctrl+e).
Correct after that this layer, the copy must be blurred out (Gaussian Blur
) and change the layer's type on Linear Burn
. Group both layers: Layer - Create Clipping Mask
(ctrl+g) and merge them down (ctrl+e).
Correct now the brightness and the contrast of the layer using Image - Adjustments - Curves
(ctrl+m). Then you'll have to correct also the color's nuance and its intensiveness: Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation
Add the shadow: Layer - Layer Style - Blending Options
On a new layer open the picture of a leaf (ctrl+o).
Copy this layer to be easier to work with it (ctrl+j). Mark out the background the leaf is placed on, using Select - Color Range