Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a high quality futuristic desktop wallpaper.

Start by creating a new file (File>New), having 1024×768 and 72 dpi. Select after that the Rectangle Tool (U) to create the background of the picture we want to represent next.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss>Texture

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Pick up the texture we need from the Rock Patterns/Dirt.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Try to draw now on the central picture’s part a circle, colored in #FCFDFD. It should be considered the primary layer reserved for the buttons. The operation may be done with the Ellipse Tool (U). Represent firstly the outside edges and then press Alt button to cut out the ring’s middle part, applying the same Ellipse Tool.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Now we have to represent a very thin circle around the already made one, using the same Ellipse Tool (U).

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

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

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Using the Line Tool (U), represent now two stripes: vertical and horizontal ones, crossing the central ring’s part. The stripes should have black color.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Applying the Custom Shape Tool (U), we may represent now a black triangle.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn the copy over, the way it is demonstrated below.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), try to make the next layer reserved for the buttons, colored in #5AD5DC

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Make one more layer on the surface of the recently made one, selecting the Ellipse Tool (U) of white color.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Stroke

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Now we have to represent a rounded shadow on the next layer, choosing the previous instrument too.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Click on the Alt button and make simultaneously a mouse’s click between the shadow’s layer and the previous one for he shadow’s layer to be applied in the limits of the previous layer.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Take the Rectangle Tool (U) and set one black triangle’s side on the inside part of the blue ring (a part of the inside ornament).
Turn it over and place one side on the inside circumference of the blue ring. The operation can be made with Free Transform option.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Make three copies of the last made layer and select Free Transform option to enlarge the copies and place them the way it is demonstrated below.
Two copies:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The third copy:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Place the next layer, reserved for the inside buttons’ ornaments on the surface of the recently made rectangles, applying the Ellipse Tool (U).

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and select Free Transform option to minimize the copy a little. Change the parameters and place the copy the same way you may see below.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The next layer supposes making one more circle. Firstly we need to apply the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the outside edges and then press Alt button to cut out the inside part, applying the last instrument too.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), represent four black rectangles the way described earlier on the inside circumference of the grey circle.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the next layer containing a voluminous circle on the central buttons’ part.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Select the same tool to draw a kind of darkening on the picture’s surface that would have black color.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 20% on the layers.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Draw a highlight now, choosing the same Ellipse Tool (U).

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 5% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Select the same instrument to create a rounded shadow on the central part of the buttons.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

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

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Draw one more highlight on the central part of the buttons, selecting the Ellipse Tool (U). The highlight’s shapes may be corrected with Convert Point Tool.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

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

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Using the Pen Tool (P), picture out on the buttons’ surface a pointer colored with #D3D3D3

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

Make three copies of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform option to turn the copies over and place them in the same way it is demonstrated on the next picture.

Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper
Futuristc Desktop Wallpaper

The final result!

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