Diablo III styled wallpaper

Diablo III styled wallpaper

In this detailed tutorial we will learn how to make a Diablo III styled wallpaper.

For the beginning create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Paint the first layer with black color, applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Now, let’s start making a very gloomy texture. Download out of Internet a set of ready to use brushes D_Grungeset1.
In this case we’ll use all the brushes, except the marked one in the table below. The color’s code is #532100. Brush’s Opacity needs to be on 20%.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

We must get almost the same thing as on the picture below:

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Choose now a brush as in the next table. We’ll use it during the entire lesson.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

On a new layer we’ll try to represent the blue color - #04020F. Opacity:20%.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Enlarge the brush’s size by pressing Ctrl +] and try to represent one more layer of the same color.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

On the next layer the brush needs to be enlarged even more, changing the Opacity on 40% and trying to get the same result as below:

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Select the white color, Opacity of 10% and represent an element remembering the clouds.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Set the next parameters on the layers’ palette.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Select the black color and the same opacity’s value to create a dark haziness on the top part of the picture.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Create a new file of 500×500px and 72 dpi, painting it in black color.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Select the Gradient Tool (G) on a new layer for giving it the white gradient. Select on the top gradient’s menu the option Foreground to transparent, having a picture, like the next one.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Next select the main menu Filter>Distort>Wave…, setting the options from below

Diablo III styled wallpaper

…and then Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates

Diablo III styled wallpaper

We’ll get a fascicle of light like the next one. Select after that the Smudge Tool (R) to spread out the rays from their middle part to outside.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Then place the result that we’ve got on our main picture.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Set the parameters:

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Make a copy of this layer Ctrl+J and enlarge the copy up to one third parts, applying Free Transform option (Ctrl+T). Set the layer’s parameters demonstrated below:

Diablo III styled wallpaper

We need to get the result from below:

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Create a new layer, giving it the Blending Mode from below:

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Select the brush with the color’s code #F8F70C and the Opacity of 100% and make several touches on the light’s central part.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Use the brush of black color on the bottom part of a new layer that needs to be made up first of all. The Opacity is of 10%.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Create again a new layer and select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to represent the element from below, painting it with red color (Opacity 30%). The bottom corners should be erased with the Eraser Tool (E).

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Paint out now a black stripe, applying the Opacity of 30%.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Create a new layer with the parameters demonstrated below and insert several touches of red color, having the Opacity of 100%.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

On a new layer we’ll draw three dots with the usual brush.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Stretch out the made dots with the Free Transform option and erase the extreme lines on both sides, the same way the next picture indicates it. Set for this layer Blending mode-Soft Light.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Make a copy of this layer and grow narrow a little each stripe, marking them with the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M). Set for the new layer the Blending Mode – Overlay till getting the next result.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Next we’ll write the next word on the central part of the picture.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Select the next parameters for the text’s layer.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Select also for the new layer Blending Options>Drop Shadow, following all the selections from below.

Diablo III styled wallpaper

 

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Diablo III styled wallpaper

 

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss>Contour

Diablo III styled wallpaper

 

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss>Texture

Diablo III styled wallpaper

 

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Gradient Editor

Diablo III styled wallpaper

 

Blending Options>Stroke

Diablo III styled wallpaper

 

Diablo III styled wallpaper

Finished!

Diablo III styled wallpaper