In this Photoshop tutorial we will draw the Olympic emblem.
First, create a new Photoshop document of size 1600 × 1200 pixels. Fill it with a white to blue linear gradient (# d2efff).
Now draw a circle for the emblem of the Olympic Games. Use the tool for this. Elliptical Marquee (Elliptical selection) and fill the resulting circle with color #0184c9
Without removing the selection, go to the menu Select – Modify – Contract (Selection – Modification – Compress), enter 15 pix. Now your selection looks like this:
Now click Del, to remove the inside. (Ctrl + D – deselect) Then press four times Ctrl + J to duplicate layers with rings. Shift them as shown in the picture:
Paint the rings according to the colors of the continents: dark brown (# 515151), red (# d04b09), yellow (# dab900) and green (# 019627a) flowers.
Now we will create a relief effect using the layer style settings. To do this, right-click on the layer and select the item Layer Options (Layer properties). Set the parameters as shown below:
Layer Style – Drop Shadow (Layer Style – Shadow)
Layer Style – Outer Glow (Layer Style – Outer Glow)
Layer Style – Bevel /Emboss (Layer Style – Bevel and Relief)
Layer Style – Gradient Overlay (Layer Style – Gradient Overlay)
Repeat these steps for each layer with a ring:
Next, we need to twist the rings together. Let’s start with the blue ring. Using Ctrl + click on a miniature with a blue ring, make a selection. Next, go to the menuSelection – Modify – Expand (Selection – Modification – Expand), set 5 pixels. Now you have a selection like in the picture. Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser), make the yellow ring active and erase its right upper part.
Click Ctrl +D, to reset the selection. Do the same with the other rings, focusing on the picture.
We could stop at this, but we will go further. Let’s add highlights to all the rings so that our emblem looks more interesting. And we start again with the blue ring. Using Ctrl + click on a miniature with a blue ring, make a selection. Next, go to the menuSelection – Modify – Contract (Selection – Modification – Compress), set 4 pixels. Next, create a new layer, choose the tool Gradient (Gradient), in the settings we set – linear, color: from white to transparent. Now draw a gradient line on the new layer through the selection obliquely.
Clear selection Ctrl +D. Do the same with the other rings.
Now we need to remove on the rings of the part of the glare that go beyond the boundaries of the rings. For yellow: Ctrl + click on the miniature of the yellow ring, make the layer of flare active (on top of the yellow ring). Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser) and erase the unnecessary element of the flare. Same for the rest of the rings.
Almost done. Now add some color lines to the background of our image. To do this, you need a tool Pen Try to create an interesting line shape, like the one below.
Then add two more lines. The opacity level for each is 35%. Next we use the layer style settings.
For the first line: Layer Style – Gradient Overlay (Layer Style – Gradient Overlay)
For the second line: Layer Style – Gradient Overlay (Layer Style – Gradient Overlay)
For the third line: Layer Style – Gradient Overlay (Layer Style – Gradient Overlay)
Now wallpapers with OLYMPIADS are ready.