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By Jeka !
Published on 05/27/2009
 
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Welcome to the tutorial where I shall practice my design skills along with making wallpaper using the design language. So basically I will use only PS, but it is very good to use Illustrator or Corel Draw for the text part.

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Welcome to the tutorial where I shall practice my design skills along with making wallpaper using the design language. So basically I will use only PS, but it is very good to use Illustrator or Corel Draw for the text part.

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So let's go then.

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This is my brush here (download brush)- it is basically a right angled shape defined as a brush.

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Here I will show you the effect of this brush.

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So I've just painted some strokes with green and yellow color and applied Motion blur filter to it. I do that most of the time in my works when I want to define the initial color gamma of my design.

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Then I added other colors with the help of flat brush. Create a new layer before that. Moreover change the brush blending mode to overlay and the flow jitter is set to about 20% (on Wacom G4 with 512 pressure levels) giving that high contrasted tone.

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Now I really don't like my Motion (blur) to go horizontally so I've decided to rotate my pattern a little bit. Create a copy to be more confident.

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A little bit more of motion blur - try to match the direction of the lines.

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Now let's add even more color to it. So I did chosen 2 basic colors for my design - it's orange and green. What I'm doing right now is finding the balance of colors.

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Warp just a little bit to.

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I also want to apply outer glow - the effect could hardly be seen but it did changed the tones a little.

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Now comes the brush action: As you can see I've also dropped a shadow.

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Layout the elements:

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I also want to paste a new color. It was done on a new layer: a cubic selection was made and filled with blue to transparency gradient.

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Apply a s layer style to this very cubic layer.

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Yet another one.

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Now we shall deal with text because I think that this is a really powerful element of design.

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Enjoy!