Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Learn how to design wallpaper from scratch.

Start by creating a new layer that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. The Rectangle Tool (U) will be helpful in creating the background of the picture to be next.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Take the Ellipse Tool (U) now and begin representing the first layer for the logotype to draw next.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options>Outer Glow

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Select the Pen Tool (P) to create a certain part of the famous Windows logotype.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new made layer and choose the Free Transform option to turn the layers over if necessary and to place them the way it is indicated below, changing the parameters also.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

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

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

The parameters of the red layer:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

The parameters of the blue layer:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Next step includes merging down in a group all the layers composing the Windows logotype (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button to take the layers down on Create a new group option).
Apply the next shown parameters for the group in case.
The layers’ Opacity should be of 90%

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new made group and hide for a while the previous one. Select after that the Free Transform option to enlarge the copy. Then apply the Convert Point Tool for each part of the logotype to change their sizes the way it is indicated below.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

The group’s Opacity should be situated on 40%.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make one copy of the first logotype’s group and change the parameters of the logotype – copy’s parts on white. The Free Transform selection may help us to make the copy smaller and to change its parameters with those demonstrated below.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

This group should have an Opacity of 30%.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make visible again the primary logotype’s group.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Create a new layer and choose the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw a flare on the upper logotype’s part.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

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

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Using the previous instrument, it’s possible to draw a flare on the lowest part of the logotype too.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

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

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new made flare’s layer and select different parameters for the copy:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

Create a new layer and choose the Brush Tool (B) (two types of brushes) to create a kind of brilliance of white color.

Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper
Create Windows Vista Wallpaper

The wallpaper is finished!