In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create great desktop wallpapers.
Since this will be our wallpaper, let’s create a large document. Now, we need a base for the grass. Set the foreground color (foreground) – dark green, background (background) – the black.
Choose a tool Gradient, make sure the gradient is green to black, select in the settings Radial Gradient (Radial gradient) and draw a gradient line from the center to the edge diagonally.
A macro photograph of the grass will serve as an excellent background. Insert a photo into your document.
Stretch the photo for the whole document (Ctrl +T) discolor (Ctrl–Shit–U) and apply Filter – Blur – GaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur). In the blur settings, set 50 – 100 pixels.
Change BlendingMode (Blend Mode) on Overlay(Overlap), you can still play with transparency.
Now let’s do some grass. Using the tool Pen (settings: contour + fill, i.e. layer layer ), draw a simple outline of the sheet. Before this, do not forget to set the color Foreground – the black.
Draw some similar leaves, or duplicate the layers and apply a different transformation to each.
Now let’s do the “fabulous” leaves that will decorate your wallpaper. Create a new color layer. Foreground – green, and instrument draw a more complex sheet shape, try to achieve twisting, because this will be the highlight of your picture.
It looks like a finished sheet form.
AT LayerStyle (layer style settings) set:
InnerGlow(internal glow): color – white, BlendingMode on Overlay, opacity level 50%
DropShadow(Shadow): color – black, BlendingMode on Overlay opacity level 20 – 30%
Step 5. Duplicate the layer; on the layers palette, move it under the original; change the color of the shape fill to dark green (almost black). Using the tool Move (move), slide the layer down a bit.
Make the top layer active, create a new layer, and snap Ctrl + Shift + G. Now, take a soft brush and without removing the selection, on the new layer, draw light (white color) and shadow (black color).
Set the layer opacity to 30 – 40%
Create a new layer, fill it with gray. Use Filter – Noise – AddNoise(Filter – Noise – Add noise).
Snap to this layer. Ctrl+Shift+G. Now you need a tool Smudge (Finger).
In the brush settings, select ResetBrush (Restore Brushes by default) and in the set that appears, select the 3rd from the end, Strengh (intensity) 50%
And in short strokes, smear the noise on the sheet, as shown below.
Do not interrupt work until you spread the entire surface of the sheet.
Change BlendingMode on Overlay, opacity 40 – 50%
Create a new layer, change the color. Foreground on gray. Feather draw a shape like below. Please note that one of the boundaries of the figure is smooth and passes, clearly in the middle of the green sheet.
Snap to this layer. Ctrl + Shift + G. BlendingMode on Overlay
AT LayerStyle (layer style settings) set:
InnerGlow (internal luminescence): color – black, BlendingMode on SoftLight (Soft light) size40 – 60 pixels.
Using this technique, draw more leaves.
Now we will make cobwebs on which spiders will descend. On a new layer with a hard brush size 1-2 pixels. Draw a few threads of white color.
Change Blending mode on Overlay. In the layer style settings set:
Patternoverlay (Pattern Overlay): BlendingMode on Overlay, opacity level 50%, select a pattern so that noise is present. Scale approximately70%.
Let’s do the spiders. It is very simple. Take the tool Ellipse(Ellipse) holding Shift, draw a small circle of green.
AT LayerStyle install:
Drop shadow (Shadow): Colour – the black, Blending mode on Overlay, size 1-2 pixels.
Inner glow (Internal glow): Colour – white, Blending mode on Overlay, 1-2 pixels
GradientOverlay (Gradient overlay): white to black, BlendingMode on Overlay, opacity 30 – 40%.
It will be our head. In the same way draw a little spider body.
Add two small white circles (eyes). In the layer settings for the eyes set
GradientOverlay: from white to black, BlendingMode on Normal, opacity 20 – 30%.
And two more small black circles – pupils
On a new layer using the Line tool draw the legs of the spider.
To make the spider look complete, we will add a small mug to each foot.
Voila! Our spider is ready!
Well, add more spiders?
Let’s make our picture even more interesting. Draw a drop of dew.
On the new layer, first setting the foreground color to gray, draw an instrument a circle. Now let’s edit the form with the tool. Selection (A or Shift-A), move the nodes to achieve the desired shape.
AT LayerStyle (layer style settings) set
Drop shadow (Shadow): color – black, Blending mode on Multiply (Multiplication) opacity 40 – 50%,1-2 pixels.
Bevelandemboss (Stamping): areas of light and shadow – white, BlendingMode on Overlay, opacity for highlightand shadow (areas of light and shadow) – 60 – 70%, size – 0 pix.
Press Ctrl + click on the thumbnail with a drop and create a selection. Make this layer invisible.
Create a new layer, move it down one layer on the layers palette and create a merged copy of the selection (Ctrl + Shift + C, behind that Ctrl + V). Apply Filter – Blur – GaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) approximately 2-3 pixels.
Create a new layer, place it under the merged copy, select the Brush tool. : medium soft, color – black, about 1.5 times smaller than a drop in size and draw a point. Using FreeTransform (Ctrl + T) , reduce the layer vertically and stretch horizontally.
It will be the shadow of the dew.
Make the topmost layer with a drop of dew visible and active. Now create a new layer and tool Ellipse draw a light gray circle that is larger than the size of the drop but aligned horizontally with it.
BlendingMode for layer change to Overlay. Go to LayerStyle
And in the settings for the layer style set:
GradientOverlay (Gradient overlay): BlendingMode on Overlay, Radial (radial), Reverse, opacity level 70%.
Enter the gradient settings, select the type from black to white and configure it as shown below. (Move the left lower marker to the right, click in the empty space (where the marker was originally) – a new one will appear, change its color to gray)
BlendingMode for layer change to Overlay. Apply snapping to this layer. Ctrl + Shift + G. Only the part we need remains.
Let’s add highlights to our drop. Using a medium-sized soft white brush on a new layer, draw a point.
Transform her Ctrl + T, move to the right lower side with respect to the drop (so that only the edge of the flare will drop on the drop).
Apply an anchor to the layer. BlendingMode for layer change to Overlay, opacity 30-40%
Let’s add another highlight, now to the left upper side relative to the drop.
BlendingMode for layer change to Overlay
Add a couple of nice elements to make our drop look complete.
Create a new document size 200×200 pixels. with a transparent background. Choose a tool Shape (Figure) –Polygon (Polygon).
Install 4 sides. Go to PolygonOptions (geometric settings of the polygon), check the box Star(Star), Indentsizes (depth of the rays) approximately 85%. Using these settings, draw a star in the upper left corner of the document.
Rasterize the layer Layer Menu – Rasterize – Shape (Layer palette menu – Shred – Figure). Further Filter – Distort –Spherize (Filter – Distortion – Spherization), about 50-60%, Repeat the effect with the filter if you see fit.
Paste the star layer into the main document. If necessary, apply the transformation (Edit – Transformation – scale / tilt) Edit – Transform – Rotate /Scale. Then change BlandingMode for layer change to Overlay
Let us return to the initial layer with the dew drop figure on the layers palette. Duplicate it (Ctrl + J) and drag to the very top (make sure that the order of the layers with the binding was not disturbed). Change the fill color of the shape to white, zoom out (Ctrl + T).
Choosing a tool Path Selection (Sub-contour selection), select the contour, duplicate (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V), move the new contour up and to the right (left), zoom in and click on Substract (subtract from the area of the figure – the 2nd button from 4 in the parameters panel)
And again we change the blending mode for the layer: BlendingMode on Overlay. Opacity level 50-60%. Everything, a drop of dew is ready.
Add as many drops as your heart desires. Use the technique described above, or simply merge the layers with a drop into a group, duplicate the group, apply a transformation to it.
I propose to add an interesting nuance to the plot of our “fairy tale”. Let the curious spider be reflected in a large droplet. Leave only the spider layer visible. Select it in half, copy the selection. Ctrl + Shift + C.
Create a new document of small size, paste into it. Ctrl + V the spider Flip Vertically Edit – Transform – FliptoVertical.
Further apply Filter – Distort – Spherize (Filter – Distortion – Spherization). Use the filter at your discretion. In my opinion, 60-70% will be sufficient.
Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser), in the settings, set a small soft brush and erase part of the layer.
Now click Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C. Return to the main wallpaper paper, click Ctrl + V. Align the reflection with a droplet, change the blending mode for the layer: BlendingMode on Overlay.
EVERYTHING!!! Wallpapers are ready.
I hope you enjoyed this fairy tale.