Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

In this tutorial we will design a Feng Shui wallpaper to decorate your desktop in a Feng Shui style with this beautiful wallpaper.
Let’s create a new file (File>New), having 1600×1200px/72 dpi. Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G) fill the new background layer with black color.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Create a new layer and choose for it a standard brush to represent a spot colored with #173908

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Next press CTRL+T and then Maintain aspect ratio solution to enlarge uniformly the spot on its central part.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Now it’s time to represent the primary layer reserved for the YING YANG symbol, applying the Ellipse Tool (U) and the color #E8E8E8

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

We’ll select the next demonstrated parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Let’s create a new file (File>New) of 4×4px/72 dpi. Here there must be selected the Pencil Tool (B) (brush 2 px) to draw a kind of pattern like the one from below. The color chosen is black and the background this time is absent.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Edit>Define Pattern
Create a new layer
and select for it Edit>Fill option.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Set the next demonstrated parameters for the layer containing the made pattern: Fill 20%

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the texture’s layers and the primary layer of YING YANG symbol (on the layers’ panel).

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll apply the standard brush mentioned above that will be useful for painting the half of the YING YANG symbol.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Make a mouse click on the same layer on Add a Mask selection, situated on the bottom part of the layers’ panel and choose the standard brush of black color and Opacity of 25% to clean out those zones of white color along the symbol’s edges:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Press Alt button and make a click between the layer of white color and the previous layer on the layers’ panel:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Applying the earlier described method for painting with white color of a symbol’s half, we may paint and clean out also the right side with the color #4B3B32. Don’t forget to press Alt option and click between the necessary layers:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

On a new layer (Create new layer) try drawing several shadows on the white half, using the earlier mentioned brush and grey color (Opacity of 10%).

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Press Alt button and click between the shadows’ layers and the previous layer on the layers’ panel:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Choose the Pen Tool (P) and the Convert Point Tool to represent a kind of deepening in relief on the symbol’s surface, using the color #656565

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Make a mouse click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and take a standard brush of black color and Opacity of 10% to erase the zones containing the deepening.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke


Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Gradient’s parameters:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

On the next new layer we’ll apply the earlier mentioned standard brush to hide an edge of the deepening with the color #D2D0D0.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Make a copy of the earlier represented layer containing the deepening in relief. Select after that the Free Transform option to turn over the copy, placing it the same way as below. Change the basic color on #2D241F and try cleaning out with the usual brush those zones coming out, applying the same method described above.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Create a new layer and select the standard brush of black color and Opacity of 15% to make darker several zones of the dark symbol’s half.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Try to represent next step a small black circle on the white half of the symbol, using the Ellipse Tool (U).

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Gradient’s parameters:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Blending Options>Stroke

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Using the same tool, try to represent a small circle on the dark half of the symbol.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

The layer’s styles: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Outer Glow

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Gradient’s parameters:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Blending Options>Stroke

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Gradient’s parameters:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Next we’ll draw a black line on the symbol’s borders between its halves. Firstly we need to draw the primary direction, choosing in this case the Pen Tool (P) and Path mode.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Next we’ll create a new layer and select for it a standard brush of black color (Diameter 3, Hardness 100%). Then changing the tool on the Pen Tool (P), make a right click and select the Stroke Path.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Applying the same method, it’s possible to draw a white line this time:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Create a new layer, choosing a standard brush mentioned above to represent a spot of big diameter colored with #FFE8CA (Opacity 40%)

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Use the Free Transform solution, try to make narrower the spot by it vertical position and place it the same way demonstrated below:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Try to represent a horizontal line on the central spot’s part, colored with #322A15, applying the Line Tool (U) (weight 3 px).

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Make a mouse click on the same layer on Add a Mask selection from the bottom part of the layers’ panel and use the standard brush of black color (Opacity of 20%) to clean out the edges from the right and left sides.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Insert now the text we need on the top part of the horizontal line as well as on its downside, both texts being represented on the separate layers.

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

FENG SHUI

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

the magic of perfection

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Set the next shown styles for the text’s layers: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

Gradient’s parameters:

Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection
Feng Shui - the magic of perfection

The work is finished!

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