Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper
This tutorial we will teach some basic and advanced techniques that will help you create an attractive Windows Vista Wallpaper.

Create a new file (File>New) having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Using the Rectangle Tool (U) paint out the background of the picture we want to represent below.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Select now the Pen Tool (P) and represent the primary layer of the glass tube shown next, which corrections may be done with Convert Point Tool.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options>Outer Glow

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a flare on the glass tube.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Press on the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the flare’s layer and the glass tube’s layer for the flare to be applied in the limits of the tube.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new made layer and choose the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller and select different parameters for the copy.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Press on the Alt button the same way we did earlier and make a mouse’s click between the layers:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the tube’s primary layer and then apply the Free Transform option to move the copy to the right side, changing its parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Choose now the Ellipse Tool (U) to create a flare on the upper part of the glass tube.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Make another copy of the tube’s primary layer and apply again Free Transform option to move the copy to right side the same way it is shown next picture.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The Ellipse Tool (U) is helpful in darkening out the lowest part of the glass tube.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to place the copy on the upper part of the glass tube, but it should be enlarged a little:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Using the same instrument, we have to create one more flare on the upper part of the glass tube.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

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

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Choosing the Pen Tool (P), try to represent one of those four parts of the famous Windows logotype.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the last made layer and choose Free Transform option to turn the copies over where it is necessary and place the copies the way it is demonstrated on the next picture, changing the parameters of the copies too:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The parameters for the orange element:
Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The parameters for the red element:
Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The parameters of the blue element:
Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The logotype’s layers should be combine in a group (press on the Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button to take the marked layers down on Create a new group option).
Now we have to draw a flare under the logotype, selecting the Ellipse Tool (U).

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers.
Opacity 50%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new flare’s layer situated under logotype and select the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller and to place the copy to the right side the same way it is demonstrated below:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Write the logotype’s name now, keeping the demands from the next shown table:

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

(Windows)

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

(Vista)

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

Choose the Brush Tool (B) to insert a kind of brilliance on the glass tube that would have white color.

Attractive Vista Wallpaper

(Assorted brushes)

Attractive Vista Wallpaper
Attractive Vista Wallpaper

The wallpaper is finished!

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