Iron Man Wallpaper

Iron Man Wallpaper

Learn how to create a wicked dark-themed wallpaper just in time for the release of the new IronMan movie!

Create a new file (File>New), having 1280×1024 px and 300 dpi. Applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G), it’s possible to paint the new file with black color.

Iron Man Wallpaper

Create a new layer and then apply on it the Paint Bucket Tool (G) with the color #7D5A3A

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Select for this layer the next option Filter> Noise>Add Noise

Iron Man Wallpaper

 

Iron Man Wallpaper

Make a copy of this layer, choosing for the copy the selection from here: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur.

Iron Man Wallpaper

 

Iron Man Wallpaper

Place this layer under the previous one (on the layers’ palette), setting for the original layer, containing the filter Add Noise, the parameters from below. Fill 20%
Blending mode-Overlay

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Merge Down layers (the copy and the original one) into a single layer (press Ctrl to mark out both layers and press Ctrl+E). Select the next option for the last layer Filter>Render>Lighting Effects.

Iron Man Wallpaper

 

Iron Man Wallpaper

Select the next parameters for the layer: Fill 30%

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Hide this layer temporary and write the word IRON MAN, keeping the next demonstrated demands:

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Because of the fact that the text has black color, we need to hide the black background.

Iron Man Wallpaper

Select the next parameters for the layer by making a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ palette. Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Satin

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make visible again the layer with the black background. The text’s layer needs to be placed upper than the background’s layer, but lower than the earlier made layer.

Iron Man Wallpaper

Press Alt button, while making a mouse click between the text’s layers and the earlier made layer (on the layers’ palette).

Iron Man Wallpaper

 

Iron Man Wallpaper

Next we need to combine all the layers composing the text and the two special layers into a group (press Ctrl button to mark out the corresponding layers and hold on the left mouse’s button when moving down the accentuated layers on Create a new group option).
Make a copy of the recently got group and the group’s copy need to be rasterized (mark out the group, press Ctrl+E). Place the rasterized group’s layer under original layers (on the layers’ palette). Select Free Transform option to turn over the copy.

Iron Man Wallpaper

Make a mouse click on the bottom part of the layers’ palette on Add a Mask selection. Choose the Gradient Tool (G) of black color to represent the reflection’s darkening.

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Iron Man Wallpaper

Finished!

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