Wallpaper with glass dragon

 
Next lesson we'll learn to create the wallpapers, having on them a figure of glass dragon and we'll learn one of the methods of creating the rays.

Open a new file, having a standard wallpapers size: File - New (ctrl+n).

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Paint this background layer with the appropriate color, using the Paint Bucket Tool.

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Create a new layer: Layer - New - Layer and start drawing on it the figure of a dragon to be. Use for this operation the Brush Tool of a small size and the Eraser Tool to erase the unnecessary lines later. It would be better if you use the red color for outlining the figure and to represent correctly the contours later:

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I've drawn a dragon of bigger size as to represent later the contours very correctly. Create now a new layer and place it above the contours' layer. Take now the Pen Tool with Fill Path command and start painting the dragon.

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Erase the layer containing the outlining: Layer - Delete - Layer. Draw the dragon's eyes now, selecting the same Pen Tool, but this time use the command Make Selection and minimize the dragon's size, applying the combination Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t).

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Pass to another window: Layer - Layer Style - Blending Options and set here the adjustments from below:

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Start representing the rays now. It's necessary firstly to create a new layer, placed above the background's layer and paint it with the Gradient Tool, containing the next adjustments, shown below:

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Paint the layer by stretching out that place that will contain the center of the rays to be.

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After that we should create a mask out of the layer: Layer - Add Layer Mask - Reveal All. Then apply the Gradient Tool again with different adjustments and black color to hide the visibility of the rays along the picture's edges:

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Apply now the next command: Layer - Remove Layer Mask - Apply and change the layer's Blending Mode on Hard Light. Create now a new layer and group it out with the layer the rays are situated on, using the command: Layer - Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Paint it also with the Gradient Tool the same way we did earlier, but this time change the gradient's color:

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Combine now the grouped layers: Layer - Merge Down (ctrl+e) and apply the next filter shown here to the new layer: Filter - Render - Lens Flare, setting the flare on the rays' central part.

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I've decided to change the background's color and the color of the dragon itself. It's possible to do that with the combination Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

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Take now the Pen Tool and insert on a new layer, above the dragon's one a white flare (grouping them preliminary):

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Blur it out a little, selecting the next combination: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur.

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Change the dragon's layer Blending Mode on Lighten:

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Select now the Gradient Tool of a darker color than the background is and paint the picture's edges on the layer, above the rays:

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Change now the layer's Blending Mode on Soft Light and minimize the rays' layer Opacity till 90%. In the Blending Options on the dragon's layer we'll add the adjustments Outer Glow, just to place the dragon on the first plan:

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The wallpapers are finished!

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15 Responses to "Wallpaper with glass dragon"

 
Shankar Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 16 Jun 2008 5:08:02 AM MDT
Its very good dragon plece improve your talent

 
neha Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 17 Jun 2008 1:11:47 PM MDT
really a wonderful and easy to understand tutorial thnx

 
abhishek Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 19 Jun 2008 9:13:18 PM MDT
excellent

 
Nadeem Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 12 Jul 2008 8:06:45 AM MDT
Wonderful

 
manofart Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 14 Jul 2008 1:55:41 AM MDT
very good job..!

 
Dragon_Slayer87 Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 20 Aug 2008 12:09:25 PM MDT
Simply awesome! This is something I am going to try right now. I will suprise my friends with it! ;) Thx!

 
Parvaneh Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 14 Sep 2008 4:56:06 AM MDT
It is so nice. Thanks a lot.

 
william Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 17 Sep 2008 11:16:30 AM MDT
thx dudei tried to drawn this but my dragon doesnt look as good ^.-

 
12222 Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 14 Jun 2009 5:21:32 AM MDT
Very nice tutorial, you're good at drawing with the computer :o kind of hard to draw the dragon.

 
Sanddlife Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 05 Oct 2010 3:09:34 PM MDT
Dude! If I could only draw...the PS part is easy. ;)

 
Jaka Zulham Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 05 Oct 2010 6:15:34 PM MDT
veri nice tut's.. cool icon :D

 
Chris Rating: ratingfullratingemptyratingemptyratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 06 Oct 2010 10:40:56 AM MDT
The steps aren't explained very well. You generalize the steps too, making it difficult to follow at some points

 
gary Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 07 Oct 2010 9:02:40 AM MDT
Excellent tut ! Lots of variations you can do if you cant draw the dragon..

 
tutorial blog Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 07 Oct 2010 9:16:08 PM MDT
thank for tuorial

 
Sander Koor Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 22 Oct 2010 6:17:26 AM MDT
Awesome man ! but drawing the dragon took me 2 days and dont look as good as this one :D




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