Fantastic Wallpapers

 
This new task I'll show you how to create some fantastic wallpapers on the desktop by imitating the vectorial style.

Create first a new file: File - New (ctrl+n).

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Paint its background with the appropriate color, using the Paint Bucket Tool.

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Select now the Polygonal Lasso Tool to outline several rays and paint them in a lighter color:

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Erase the markings: Select - Deselect (ctrl+d) and choose next the Elliptical Marquee Tool to represent a half round marking which must be painted in a darker color, the same way you may see below:

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Take now the Brush Tool to represent the grass. First take a smaller size brush, then a bigger one to accentuate the edge of the half circle. Choose also for the background and for the foreground the same color we used when painting the half circle itself.

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Select now a prepared brush from the menu on the upper panel and insert the tree on our picture (the brush may be downloaded here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33101073/
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)

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Select now the Pen Tool to introduce in our picture a rainbow. First try to outline on a new layer (Layer - New - Layer) the rainbow to be, colored in red and using the Fill Path for this operation. Then represent one more new layer and group it with the previous one: Layer - Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g), just not to get outside the already drawn lines and insert the other colors of the rainbow. If you'll get an unnecessary part of the basic layer, select the Make Selection command and mark out this part to erase it later, applying the Delete button on the keyboard.

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Combine now the layers containing the rainbow: Layer - Merge Down (ctrl+e) and minimize the Opacity of the new layer till 60%.

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Take now a prepared brush again and introduce in out picture several standard vectorial ornaments (download the brushes on this address: http://www.akpro.net/downloads2/AK-VectorBrushPack01.zip)

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Choose now the Line Tool of 2px and draw the thread falling from the sky. Take after that the Custom Shape Tool and insert several types of ornaments on these threads.

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Selecting the next prepared brush, it's possible to insert the stars on the sky (download the brushes on the next address: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/30000107/
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)

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Open in a new window the picture representing the sky: File - Open (ctrl+o).

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Mark it out with Rectangular Marquee Tool and make a copy of it: Edit - Copy (ctrl+c). Get back to the first file and insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste (ctrl+v). We need to make several corrections on the sky's size, applying the next options: Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t). Decolorize the layer: Image - Adjustments - Desaturate (shift+ctrl+u).

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Change the layer's type on Overlay:

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The wall papers are finished!

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Tutorial Series

This tutorial is part 1 of a 2 part series. Other tutorials in this series are shown below:
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  2. Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers Effects

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18 Responses to "Fantastic Wallpapers"

 
Tim Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 17 Feb 2008 4:27:29 AM MDT
Excellent work, I'm really, really enthusiastic! I modified your work a bit, have a look at: > http://www.flickr.com/photos/macintime/2270483199/ I would love to get a response and I'll grab this into my favorite tutorials collection :) -Tim

 
Sairah Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 24 Feb 2008 4:33:09 PM MDT
I agree with Tim, totally awesome- and I love the green color you used for the background and how you merged the realistic clouds in with the vector-feel of the rest of the image- really awesome. The sweep of stars and sparkles really looks cute ^^

 
nice Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 26 Mar 2008 7:30:32 PM MDT
very nice work! i love it :D

 
karoce Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 27 Mar 2008 7:01:38 AM MDT
what can i say.....realy nice tut :) i like it

 
blackeagle Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 25 Jun 2008 2:57:52 PM MDT
i luv it!!! http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii317/Blackeagle14/whiiinaturexD.png this is my outcome ;)

 
Arun Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 26 Jun 2008 12:25:44 AM MDT
Superb man really superb

 
shilpa Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 02 Jul 2008 1:59:51 AM MDT
it depicts life...

 
Gekuba Belladonna Snat Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 26 Jul 2008 3:03:20 AM MDT
Good... I bad speak english, but is very, very nice work!

 
Rita Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 01 Aug 2008 11:39:57 PM MDT
Great tutorial! My results: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=607607&l=ba8f9&id=621438497

 
untouchabke Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 04 Aug 2008 3:22:07 AM MDT
WoW, Really Nice Keep Up The Good Work..

 
mahdi Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 17 Aug 2008 2:51:35 PM MDT
very ,very good

 
Arjen Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 05 Sep 2008 11:50:13 AM MDT
Cool tutorial! Very good!

 
chiko Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 11 Oct 2008 5:20:54 AM MDT
Good

 
someperson Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 29 Dec 2008 4:19:08 PM MDT
very cool! here's my try :)

 
eViL_B Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 21 Jan 2009 6:52:05 PM MDT
Can someone help me please this is driving me insane, I dont get the rainbow part. I'm ok with drawing the first step but how do you repeat for each colour. Thanks

 
subbu740 Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 26 Apr 2009 9:38:54 AM MDT
nice

 
bunny came Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 03 Nov 2010 11:42:22 PM MDT
please tell me how to draw rainbows with pentool?and last step change the layers type on overlay please

 
nandhini Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 22 Feb 2012 10:17:44 PM MDT
nice wallpapers....:)




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