Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

A guide on how to design the grunge Mercedes Benz wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial will show you everything from start to finish on how to make this wallpaper. Have a look!
Create a new file (File>New) of 1280×960px/72dpi. Next we need a picture with a Mercedes-Benz car on it and insert it on our file.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Create a new layer and apply here a standard brush (Opacity - 20%) to dark out the picture’s edges with black color.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), make a ribbon element reserved for the text. The layer’s color is #C1B994

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Set the next parameters for the made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Next we’ll draw the next element of the ribbon, situated under the previous made layer. Select the Pen Tool (P) for this operation and the color #C6BF9D

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose Free Transform option to turn over the copy, placing it as below. The layer containing the copy should be placed in such a way as to be situated under the top ribbon’s element.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Now we’ll represent one more element of the ribbon, choosing in this case the same Pen Tool (P) and the color for the layer #CDC7AA. This layer needs to be placed under the rest of the ribbon’s elements (on the layers’ panel).

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and select Free Transform option to turn over the copy, placing it the same way as below. The layer containing the copy should be placed in a way to be situated under the previous made elements of the ribbon:

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Now we need to combine in a group all the ribbon’s elements (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and click on the left mouse’s button to take down the marked layers on Create a new group selection) Make a copy of the new group we’ve got and put together the copy to get a single layer (CTRL+E).
Select then a standard brush indicated earlier to paint the new layer. Choose for the operation regime Lock Transparent Pixel and the color #534D2E.
Using Free Transform option, place the layer with the copy lower and this layer will be situated also lower than all the ribbon’s element.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Fill 75%, Blending Options>Stroke

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Using the Pen Tool (P), try to represent a shadow of the ribbon’s bend. The color will be black in this case.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

This way we need to represent three more shadows.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Now we’ll download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named blood_brush__by_anaRasha and Blood_Brush_by_kabocha
Create a new layer to use here the above mentioned brushes on your choice. The brushes must have black color. This layer needs to be situated lower than the layers containing the elements of the ribbon:

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

On the ribbon we’ll insert the text we need now (I used this font from dafont.com):

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Create a new layer which must be filled with the color #909090, applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Select for this layer Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

On the new layer (Create new layer) select the Pencil Tool (B) (brush 1 px) to represent a lot of scratches of white color.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Create a new layer above the last made layer and mark out both of them by pressing Ctrl button. Press CTRL+E.
Next step includes clicking on the new layer we’ve got on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask option and choose a standard brush of black color (Opacity - 10%) to clean out the scratches, giving them a natural aspect.

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper
Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Put together the layer with the noises on the gray background and the layer containing the scratches (press Ctrl button to mark out the layers and press CTRL+E finally). Set the next option for the layer: Blending mode-Overlay

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new layer we’ve got and choose Free Transform option to turn over the copy by vertical position, applying on the layer the next solution: Blending mode-Soft Light

Grunge Mercedes Wallpaper

Finished!

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