In this tutorial, I’m going to show you several ways to create interesting patterns for the desktop.
Ok, let’s start by creating a new document, 300? 300 pixels. Fill it with any color, such as black.
After that we will start creating our picture. Via Custom shape tool (arbitrary shape) select one of the standard shapes in the Photoshop gallery.
Use white color to create a shape.
Rasterize this shape. Layer> Rasterize> Shape (layers> rasterize> shape). After that, take the tool Rectangular marquee tool (rectangular area) to create a selection like the image below. You have to choose the fourth part of the figure, it is important for our future picture.
Then invert the selection Select> Inverse (selection> inversion) and press Delete, to clear the selected area.
Okay, now remove the selection: allotment>deselect (CTRL + D). Select Custom shape tool (arbitrary shape), add another custom shape that you see below:
Add a shape to our document.
Click Ctrl + T and rotate this shape about 45 degrees and move it slightly lower. Hold the button Shift when turning the shape to get the exact angle of rotation of the object.
Merge the layers with the figures into one with the slits. Ctrl + E and duplicate the resulting layer with Ctrl + J. Using Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal (edit> transform> flip horizontally), flip new layer horizontally and move it to the right.
Well, merge the current layer with the previous one and duplicate the new layer. Using Edit> Transform> Flip Vertical (edit> transform> flip vertically), flip the duplicated layer vertically and move it below. Merge this layer with the previous one.
Click Ctrl + T and reduce the size by half.
Well, now we have a fragment of the picture. Now I will show you two ways to create a picture using this fragment.
Click Ctrl +A, to highlight our document and click Ctrl + C, to copy the selected area. Ok now using Ctrl + N, create a new document but before clicking Enter, You must add two pixels in width and height.
Fill the created document with color # 003e16 and then click Ctrl + V, to paste the copied snippet into this document.
Change the opacity of this layer to 40% and change the layer mode to Overlay (overlap). Then apply a layer style. Outer glow (layer> layer style> outer glow) to this layer.
You can see the result below:
Apply Edit> Define Pattern (edit> define pattern) to save this image as a pattern and close the current document without saving. After that you can create a document of any size and fill it with our pattern using Paint bucket tool (fill).
Go back to the main document and copy the current shape three times. Arrange the shapes as shown below:
Merge all layers with shapes into one layer. Then using Rectangular marquee tool (rectangular area), create a selection like in the image below. Note that the boundaries of your selection should be located directly in the center of the shapes.
Click Ctrl + C, to copy the selected area. Then create a new document and fill it with this color # 003e16. Click Ctrl + V, to paste copied fragment.
Set transparency to 40% and change layer mode to Overlay (overlap). After that apply layer style Outer glow (external glow) for this layer.
The result you see below:
Good.Apply Edit> Define Pattern (edit> define pattern) to save this image as a pattern and close the current document without saving. After that you can create a document of any size and fill it with our pattern using Paint bucket tool(fill). The result should look like this:
Great, we’ve mastered this lesson. Now we have an interesting picture. Feel free to experiment and you will have more creative patterns for your desktop! Good luck with your experiments!
Translator: Pikhtelkova Anna