Desktop Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create great wallpapers for your desktop using Adobe Photoshop CS6. This lesson is universal and useful for creating other wallpapers. The lesson is attached PSD file, divided into layers. Let’s start!

Final image:

Before you start working in Adobe Photoshop CS6, you need to create a new document (Ctrl + N) with a size of 1920px by 1200px, RGB color mode (Color mode> RGB Color), resolution of 72 pixels / inch (Resolution> 72px / inch) and a transparent background. Click on the Add a layer style icon at the bottom Layer Panels (Layers panel) and select Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Click on the color bar to open it. Gradient Editor (Gradient Editor) and adjust color marks (color stops) as shown in the figure. Click OK to close the dialog box. Gradient Editor (Gradient Editor).

We get the following result:

After that draw a small ellipse using the button Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) or U on the keyboard.

The result is:

Click the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) on the Layers panel and select Stroke.

Add a Inner Glow (Inner Glow):

Apply Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay):

Click on the color bar to open it. Gradient Editor (Gradient Editor) and adjust color marks (color stops) as shown in the figure. Click OK to close the dialog box. Gradient Editor (Gradient Editor).

The result will be:

Then create another layer and use Soft Round. brush (Soft Round brush) to draw a layer behind the ellipse. The layer you created should be under the ellipse layer. Brush color – # B31B0B.

It turns out this result:

Change Blend mode (Blending mode) of this layer to Overlay.

Then we have to draw another circle behind the dark circle using the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool (U) and color # C71906. The layer with the new ellipse should be under the layer with a dark circle.

Set the Fill of this layer to 50%.

Make many copies of the layer containing the smaller ellipse and use the command Free Transform (Free Transform (Ctrl + T) to resize them, positioning as shown in the figure:

Using the same methods, you need to draw a few more ellipses with a large diameter, using the same color and Fill (20%). A layer with large circles should itself be under a layer with a dark circle.

Using the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), you need to draw a new ellipse, the layer of which will be located on top of all the others.

In Adobe Photoshop CS6 there is a very convenient function – Stroke. She appears in Toolbars (Options Bar) when any shape is active. Use the drop-down menus to adjust the ellipse options – Fill – None (Fill – (None), stroke color (Stroke color) – # B0999F, Stroke type – Points (Stroke type – Dotted):

We get the following result:

Create a new layer and select Soft Round. brush (Soft Round brush) white, Opacity (Opacity) – 20%. Then draw over the ellipse.

Result:

Change Blend mode (Blending mode) of this layer on Overlap (Overlay).

Draw another small ellipse filled with # CDBFC2 and move it to one of the points using the tool Free Transform (Free Transform (Ctrl + T). Then select the Partial Allotment (Direct Selection Tool) or press button A and change the shape of the ellipse as shown in the figure.

Result:

Now draw a smaller ellipse with # 511D30 fill.

Copy the ellipse you created before. Use the tool Free Transform (Free Transform (Ctrl + T) and place a copy as shown in the image below.

Click the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) on the Layers panel and select Stroke (Stroke).

Result:

Make ten copies of the last layer presented, then use the tool Free Transform (Free Transform (Ctrl + T)) move the copies as shown in the following figure.

Result:

It’s time to paste the text into our wallpaper using the tool. Horizontal Text (Horizontal Type tool (T). Select the font, size and color in the Character panel. I used this font from the FontSquirrel site.

Click on the picture you created and write “Ubuntu OS”.

Our Ubuntu style wallpapers are ready!

Download the free PSD source, which is divided into layers.

Translator: Shapoval Alexey

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