Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers Effects

 
This task we'll see how is it possible to represent the vector wallpapers, create your own brushes and use different layers.

First we need to open a new file of usual wallpapers sizes: File - New (ctrl+n).

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Select the Gradient Tool to stretch out the color from the top to the bottom, selecting preliminary the necessary colors.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Create a kind of marking on a new layer (Layer - New - Layer), which will represent the land on our picture. Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool for this operation. Then select the Paint Bucket Tool to paint out the picture.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Move off the marked elements: Select - Deselect (ctrl+d) and choose the Brush Tool of grass shape and continue picturing the grass on the represented land already, changing a little the brush's size. Move off preliminary from the Brushes window the ticks near the next options: Color Dynamics and Other Dynamics.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers 

Using the set of prepared brushes already, insert a tree and the people on our picture, but when picturing these elements, apply the same color of the grass. The brushes of tree's shape may be downloaded here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29661536/? qo=6&q=boost%3Apopular+in%3Aresources%2Fapplications%2Fpsbrushes+tree. The brushes of people shape may be downloaded on this address: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33101073/? qo=13&q=by%3Aanarasha-stock&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Create a new layer above the background's layer and insert the sky's picture on it, but firstly we need to open on a new layer the necessary sky's picture: File - Open (ctrl+o).

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Mark it out with Rectangular Lasso Tool and make a copy of it: Edit - Copy (ctrl+c). Get back to the window with the wallpapers and insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste (ctrl+v). Decolorize next the sky's layer: mage - Adjustments - Desaturate (shift+ctrl+u) and turn it around vertically: Edit - Transform - Flip Vertical. Using next option Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t), it's possible to make the corrections on the size.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

The next command Image - Adjustments - Curves (ctrl+m) will be helpful in correcting the brightness and the contrast of the layer.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Change the layer's Blending Mode on Soft Light.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers 

Open a new layer above the sky's layer. Then select the Elliptical Marquee Tool and press the shift button to create a round marking. Paint it out with the necessary color.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Insert the same way several more circles:

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Then we have to outline the elements, choosing previously the next option: Layer - Layer Style - Stroke.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Create a new layer above the circles' layer and group out both layers: Layer - Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). The Gradient Tool will be helpful in decolorizing several of the circles.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Merge down the layers: Layer - Merge Down (ctrl+e). On a new layer we have to represent one more set of the circles, changing a little the colors and moving the center. Place this layer lower than the big circle's layer:

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers 

Then paint out this layer: Layer - Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j) and select Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t) option to turn it around and change the size of this set of circles:

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Combine the background's and the sky's layers (ctrl+e) and apply to the new layer a special filter: Filter - Render - Lens Flare, setting the flare in a way to be situated under the circles.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Next we'll create a brush of our own, having the star's shape. For the beginning we have to open a new file (400x400 px). Draw a star on it, selecting the Custom Shape Tool of black color:

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Apply the next command: Edit ? Define Brush Preset and change the adjustments of the brush in the Brushes window.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

Then create a new layer, under the land's layer. Change its Blending Mode on Overlay and insert the stars on it.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

On the layer above, we have to create several rays painted in white color (Paint Bucket Tool).

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers 

Change the layer's type on Overlay and minimize the Opacity till 35%.

Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers

The picture is finished!

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Tutorial Series

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

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8 Responses to "Fantastic Sunset Wallpapers Effects"

 
Sairah Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 24 Feb 2008 4:25:34 PM MDT
This is a really cute wallpaper tutorial! I'd rather make my own brushes, but I did learn a few things from this one and I can use that to make my own style of wallies. =) You always go beyond where I think you're done and make it even better ^^

 
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said this on 30 Apr 2008 7:24:56 AM MDT
excellent tutorial, thanks for share and help me

 
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said this on 07 Jun 2008 9:26:24 AM MDT
wow, thx perfect!

 
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said this on 07 Jun 2008 9:27:30 AM MDT
Wow, perfect!

 
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said this on 11 Jun 2008 10:50:45 AM MDT
you are fantastic thank you

 
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said this on 25 Jul 2008 8:15:47 AM MDT
super cool!!

 
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said this on 16 Sep 2008 11:44:38 AM MDT
Brilliant tutorial, it was easy to follow and looks fantastic! If only life could be like that!

 
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said this on 01 Mar 2011 11:30:55 PM MDT
I am using this tutorial for my website http://www.gambling-gazette.com/




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