Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Learn in this tutorial how to design awesome Yin Yang wallpaper.
Create a new file (File>New) with 1280×1024px and 72dpi. The Background and Foreground colors should be adjusted the way from below:

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Next select the option Filter>Render>Clouds

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Set also for the same layer this option too: Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur


Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Press also CTRL+M (Curves dialog box)

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Create a new layer and use on it the standard Brush Tool (B) to draw a horizontal line along the central part of the screen. Its color is #034943

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Set the next demonstrated parameters by making a mouse click on the layer on the layers’ panel. Blending mode-Hard Light

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), try to represent a YIN YANG shape, of white color.

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll have to use a standard brush to dark out a little the inside part of the shape. This new layer must be situated lower than the layer containing the indicator itself. Choose for this operation the color #011509

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

Put together all the layers into a single rasterized one. Press for this operation Ctrl button to mark out the corresponding layers and then press CTRL+E.
Now we’ll try to create realistic pseudo-3D water reflection using Flood plug-in from Flaming pear. Install plug-in by putting the plug-in files into the folder Program FilesAdobePhotoshopPlug-Ins. You must restart Photoshop before it will notice the new plug-in. It will appear in the menus as Filters>Flaming Pear>Flood.
Apply it on the last obtained layer.

Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper
Designing a Yin Yang Wallpaper

This is it!

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