Desktop Wallpaper

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a high quality wallpaper.

Create a new file having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Select after that the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint the file in black color.

Desktop Wallpaper

Next we’ll select the Ellipse Tool (U) to create the primary layer of the picture’s background to be.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new made layer and choose Free Transform option to make the copy smaller, changing its parameters too.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make another copy of the new created layer, choosing again the Free Transform option to change the copy’s shape, selecting different parameters too.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Stroke

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Now we’ll represent several circles. That is why we need to select the Ellipse Tool (U) and for the beginning we’ll represent the outside edges of the circle. Then press the Alt button to cut out the inside figure’s part.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The next circle should be drawn, following the earlier described method, selecting the same tool also.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new made circle and select the Free Transform option to enlarge a little the copy. We need to select different parameters for the copy too.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make one more copy of the last made layer, choosing again the Free Transform option to change the copy’s shape and apply different parameters also.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Continue by making one more copy of the last made circle and select after that the Free Transform option to enlarge the copy a little. Change its parameters with different ones, those indicated below:

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Take the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the next background’s layer for the picture to be. Firstly we need to draw the outside edges and then press on the Alt button to delete figure’s inside part.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn the copy over and change its shape too.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Next we’ll select the same Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the ray. Represent for the beginning the outside ray’s edges and then press on the Alt button to delete the unnecessary elements of the ray.

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make two copies of the last made layer and use again the usual Free Transform option to change the shape, the placement and the copies’ size. We need to change the parameters too with those shown below.
The first copy:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The second copy:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Apply the upper described method to draw the next ray:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Outer Glow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make two copies of the recently made layer and select again the Free Transform option to change the copies’ size and their placement.
The first copy:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The second copy:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Create a new layer and select the Brush Tool (B) of black color to dark out the picture’s top part.

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), continue by representing the primary layer of the Windows logotype.

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Using the Pen Tool (P), try to draw one of those four elements, belonging to the logotype.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Make three copies of the last made layer and choose Free Transform option to turn the copies over if necessary and place the copies the way it is demonstrated below.

Desktop Wallpaper

The parameters for the orange element:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

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Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper

The parameters for the red element:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

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Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

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The parameters for the blue element:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

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Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Select one more time the Ellipse Tool (U) to picture a flare on the logotype’s surface.

Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Desktop Wallpaper
Desktop Wallpaper

Finished!
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