The Lake House wallpaper

The Lake House wallpaper
The Lake House wallpaper
In this tutorial you will learn how to make your personal wallpaper.

So, firstly we have to create a new file (File>New) that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Choosing the Rectangle Tool (U), stretch on the object the whole page and set the here demonstrated Blending Options>Gradient Overlay for it.

The Lake House wallpaper

 

The Lake House wallpaper

You may see the result we’ve got at this moment:

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Create a new layer and select the next function: Filter>Render>Clouds.

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Next we’ll change the parameter on the Layers palette.

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You must have the same picture presented below:

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Make a right moue’s click n the picture and choose the Free Transform selection.

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…and stretch out horizontally the layer: After that we have to select Filter>Blur>Box Blur

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Applying the Eraser Tool (E), we must erase the clouds on the top part of the picture, as it is shown on the image:

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Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) on a new layer and represent an uneven element on the land’s surface. The new element should be painted with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) as in the next image:

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Select now the Brush Tool (B)

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Set Foreground and Background Color to black.

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Try to draw now the grass on the same layer:

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Create a kind of marking with the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and press on the Delete button to move off everything that is situated in the marked zone.

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Make a copy of this layer and turn it vertically, using the Free Transform selection as it is demonstrated on the next picture.

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Next step includes representing an ellipse under this layer, selecting before the Ellipse Tool (U). The color in this case should be #B4B4B4.

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We need to represent the same way one circle more, placing it under the previous one. The color’s code is #868686.

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One more ellipse should be created, using the earlier described method. It should have this color - #DFDFDF.

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Select for all these layers the parameters from the Layers palette, as the next image shows it.

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It’s the result we need to have at this stage:

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The next new layer will have the stars on it, drawn with the usual Brush Tool (B).

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Using the Pen Tool (P), it’s possible to draw a half of a house.

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Make a copy of the last element and select the Free Transform option to turn it around to have an entire house.

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Next we’ll draw the flue on the house, choosing the Rectangle Tool (U) for this operation. Create a stretched flue.

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Next we’ll draw one more rectangle.

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The last shape should be chosen from the Custom Shape Tool (U)

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Place the shape the way it is shown below.

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The smoke should be drawn in this way: select for the beginning the Brush Tool (B) on a new layer, having the Opacity of 30% and then draw a small stripe above the flue.

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Select now the Smudge Tool (R) and stretch on the stripe, distorting it a little.

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Continue by drawing the rush on the lake’s shore. In this case we’ll choose the Line Tool (L) and will represent a kind of line like the next one:

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Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and a Radius of 10px, try to represent a figure like it is shown below:

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Selecting the Ellipse Tool (U), try to represent next a stretched oval.

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The rest of the rush elements may be created in a n arbitrary way.

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The Lake House wallpaper

Represented the wallpapers came to end!

View full size here.