Futuristic Wallpaper


Learn how to create a futuristic wallpaper in this tutorial.

Firstly we need to create a new file with 1024×768 px and 72 dpi and then select the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the background for the picture to be:

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Fill 0% in layer’s panel and make a right mouse’s click on the marked layer to set the next parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select now the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) to draw a kind of metallic plate with rounded edges:

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Set the parameters in the layers’ panel:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Pattern Overlay and select the Color paper in the Blue Textured

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Using the Ellipse Tool (U) on the plate’s surface, draw the cover of net shape:

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Set the next parameters on the layers’ panel:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Pattern Overlay, taking as we did earlier from the texture’s library Patterns, the texture Woven Flat.

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Try to represent now on the inside net’s surface a kind of ring, applying the same Ellipse Tool (U).

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Set the layer’s parameters:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the new made layer and select the Free Transform option to enlarge the copy and change the layer’s parameters:

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Futuristic Wallpaper

The parameters of the copied layer:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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The next stage includes creating a flare of white color on the picture, setting previously the layer’s parameters by changing Blending Mode - Normal on Soft Light.
Fill 50% on the layers.

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Now we have to put in an insertion of red color on the net’s central part, using the last instrument.

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Apply the next parameters on the layers’ panel
Fill 0% on the layers
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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And now try to picture out a flare on the red insertion’s surface, introduced earlier:

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Fill 20% on the layers:

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Continue by representing a cavity under the screw, choosing the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U)

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Make a mouse’s click on Add a Mask option on the layers’ panel (on this layer) and select the Eraser Tool (E) to make the corrections on the right edge. Apply the next parameters for the layer:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the new made layer and turn it around, applying the Free Transform selection.

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Try to make now the screw’s cover, situated close to the central part inside the made cavity under the screw. In this case we’ll use the Ellipse Tool (U) also:

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Select the next parameters on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Using the previous instrument, we have to create a new layer of red color above the old one:

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the color is D92020.
Change the Blending Mode - Normal on Darken on the same layers’ panel:

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Take now the Line Tool (U) to draw a small opening on the screw’s cover, colored in 3A3A3A.

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Futuristic Wallpaper

We have to Merge Down in a Group all the layers containing the red screw (press the Ctrl button to mark out the layers and then keeping pressed the left mouse’s button move them on the Create a New Group option (on the layers’ panel at the bottom)).
Make five copies of the new group, keeping one group without changes. Those four groups should be changes by moving off the red color out of them and apply the Free Transform option to turn some of these copies over the way it is shown below:

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The final result!