Abstract Wallpaper

Abstract Wallpaper
Learn how to create simple abstract desktop wallpaper.

 
Open a new file having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi.

Select a photo now, having pictured on it the sky. It must have the same sizes, mentioned above.

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Click on the next combination Ctrl+U and set the parameters from the next table:

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Add on our picture the changed sky’s picture lifted up.

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Choose the instrument from here

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and draw the clouds’ silhouette.

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Abstract Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Selecting the previous instrument, it’s possible to represent the next clouds’ layer.

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Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Choose the same instrument

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and represent the third layer of the clouds.

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Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Choose the earlier used instrument

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and try to represent several radial lines, like it is indicated on the next picture.

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All the lines should have the same color. Fill 20% on the layers.
Applying the next instrument

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, represent on the lowest part of the picture a stripe, having the color 647AA5.

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Blending Options-Stroke

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We have to mark out all the layers, composing the picture, except the lowest stripe and click with the right mouse’s button on the Merge Layers option.
Make a copy of the new made layer and apply the Free Transform selection to turn the picture around, like in the next picture.

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Press on the Alt button and click between the layers, while the Alt button is pressed. This way the mirror-copy will be transformed in a mask of the basic layer.

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Set the Soft Light on the layers.

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Select the next tool

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and represent on a new layer (4×4 px) a texture’s cliché, colored in BFCBD9.

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Save it!

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Create a new layer and apply on it the earlier saved cliché.

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Select the earlier saved cliché.

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The picture is finished!

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