Typographic wallpaper

In this tutorial, we will create multicolored typographic wallpaper in pastel colors, using the technique of a mask-layer and gradient overlay.

Addition: in his lesson the author used a new layer for almost every element. In addition, the author, for his own convenience, puts the layers in groups.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Createnewdocument.
Open Photoshop and create a new document, the size of which corresponds to the resolution of your screen (for example, 800×600, 1000×800, 1680×1020, 1900×1200 pixels) and a white background.

Step 2Select the texture.
The author chose two textures to make the background paper effect. Take these textures can be in the archive.

Open the first texture in Photoshop and place it in the main document. Rotate the texture 90 degrees to either side. EditTransformRotate(Editing – Transforming Rotate). Then using Freetransform (Ctrl + T (Free Transform)), change the scale of the texture so that its size coincides with the size of the document.
Lower level Opacity (Opacity) to 70%.

Open the second texture, also place it in the main document and rotate it 90 degrees with EditTransformRotate(Editing – Transforming Rotate). Scale the same as the first texture.
Change Blendingmode(overlay mode) on multiply (multiplication).

Rename the texture layers to Texture one and Texture 2.
Create a new group, LayerNewGroup(Layer – New – Group). Give the group a name. Textures and put layers of textures into it. Now you can start creating text.

Step 3 Text
Choosing a tool Text (T) Write a word or phrase. The author chose COLORFULL. The font that the author used is called Bifurk. You can find it here.

Increase the size of the letters for the inscription at its discretion, the author chose the size 250pix color for the label does not matter.

Step 4. Create circles of pastel colors.
At this stage you will need to create several circles of different color and size using the tool Ellipse(Ellipse). To get the circle, do not forget to hold down the key Shift.

When creating circles, place them so that they completely hide your inscription. Combine layers of the same color. After receiving several layers with circles that differ in color, put them in one group, which give the name PastelDots.
(For each figure, the author used a separate layer. You, in turn, can initially draw circles of the same color on one layer)

This step, the author proposes the choice to perform others, using PNG a file with ready-made circles, which is here.

Using the selection tool Magiwith Wand (Magic Wand), select a circle, then click on the selection with the right mouse button and select in the drop-down menu Similar(Similar shades). Click again Right KM and select LayerviaCut (Cut to a new layer). You just need to separate the circles and place them on different layers.
Don’t forget to place the layers in groups as in the previous example.

Step 5.Placement and shadow.
In Group PastelDotsCreate a new layer and place it at the very top of the group. On this layer, using the tool Ellipse (Ellipse) draw several circles of different colors and sizes. Now, to this layer, we will apply the layer style DropShadow. This will give the inscription volume.
Layer – Layer style – Drop Shadow (Layer – Layer Style – Shadow):

Step 6. Masklayer
In this step, using text selection, cut off the unnecessary part of the circles.

For this Ctrl+cry on a thumbnail layer with text. Then make an active group on the layers palette and add a layer mask by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the palette or LayerLayerMaskRevealSelection(Layer – Layer Mask – show selected area).

Step 7Shadow and glow
Merging layers in a group PastelDots(Ctrl + E), make a duplicate of the resulting layer and call it DotsOverlay. The blend mode for this layer is changed to Overlay (Overlap) and lower the opacity to 80%.

Apply to the resulting layerFilterBlurGaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with a blur radius of about 4-5 pixels.

Let’s create a group, let’s call it (the author clearly has no fantasy) PastelDots. Place layers in the group PastelDots and DotsOverlay. Make the layer active PastelDotsand make a duplicate, which we call Blur. Move it to the bottom of the group. Apply FilterBlurGaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with a blur radius of 25-30 pixels.

Step eight.Softshine.
Having finished the text processing, let’s return to the background. He needs to add color.

Create a new layer and name it. Softlight. Choose a soft red color on the color palette. Arm with a soft round brush diameter 500 pix. Draw a large line on the right side of the background with a brush. Change the opacity for it to 20-30%. Blend Mode –Multiply(multiplication).

Repeat this process for each side of the background on a new layer. Create a new group, let’s call it SoftLightand put layers of soft red in it.

Step 9. Geometricfigures.
In this step, the author has created several geometric shapes, each on a new layer. Drawing circles using the tool Ellipse, do not forget to hold the key Shift.

Apply a layer style: LayerLayerStyleGradientOverlay (Layer – Layer Style – Overlay Gradient).

Now Ctrl+cry on the thumbnail layer. Without removing the selection, add
layer mask, clicking on the icon on the layers palette. Choose a tool Brush(Brush), round with soft edges and by clicking in the center of the shape, we will achieve soft transparency.
In conclusion, it remains to add that your color scheme may well differ from what is offered in the lesson.

The lesson is painted by the author somewhat laborious. You can achieve a similar result by reducing, if desired, some steps.

Do not be afraid to experiment and everything will be received by YOU.

Posted by: cloud-design
Translation: Evgenia Goncharova
Link to the source of the lesson

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