Magic Flying of the Butterfly

Magic Flying of the Butterfly

This lesson will show to you as by means of simple actions to create a beautiful and interesting wallpaper.
Create firstly a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. This layer needs to be fill with the color #280025, for this operation we’ll choose the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

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Next step select the Line Tool (U) and represent seventeen lines with 1 px distance between them as in the example below.

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Mark out all these layers on the layers’ palette by pressing Shift button and then pressing Ctrl+E (Merge Down). This way we put together all the layers that we did.
Next select Blending Options>Gradient Overlay by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ palette. Set the next demonstrated gradient’s colors as in the example below.

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We’ll get the result from below. Then we have to create a new layer which needs to be processed the same way described above in putting together the lines’ layers.

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Using the option Free Transform (right click on the picture) we’ll twist on the lines, choosing the Skew selection.

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Next select the option from here: Filter>Distort>Wave… out of the top panel and set everything the same way demonstrated next table.

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We’ll get a wavy line like the next one:

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Combining and transforming these lines, we may get an ornament like the one shown next image:

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Using the Eraser Tool (E), it’s possible to erase the unnecessary elements on the lines’ edges.

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We’ll get the next result:

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Select now the Brush Tool (B) and its adjustments indicated below:

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Let’s draw on a new layer a kind of haze as in the picture below, having the color #8C1C6E

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Now it’s time to start representing several so-called chromatic spheres. Firstly try to make a circle, applying the Ellipse Tool (U).

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Set the appropriate Blending Options - Inner Shadow.

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Blending Options - Inner Glow

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Blending Options - Gradient Overlay

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Gradient Editor

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Blending Options - Stroke

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Start drawing the reflexes on the made sphere by choosing the Pen Tool (P) and create kind of figure as the next picture shows it.

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…and another one…

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Set the fill’s value for the top figure.

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We’ll get the next result on this stage.

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We need to set the next Blending Options - Gradient Overlay values for the lowest figure.

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Gradient Editor

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Set the Opacity also, choosing the same value shown below:

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The next picture shows the result we need to get:

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Create a new layer again, picturing on it white highlights with the Brush Tool, getting the same picture from below.

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Change for the layer the Blending mode - Soft Light.

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This is the sphere that we must get:

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Now it’s time to position correctly the spheres on our picture. Making the spheres smaller, we may get the effect of the space’s deepness.

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Create another new layer and situate it under the layers containing the spheres. Using the Brush Tool (B), try to make the contour around the spheres, choosing the color #954782

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Find in Internet a pink butterfly and cut it out of the original picture, applying the Eraser Tool (E).

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Place it on our picture the way demonstrated next image:

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Make a copy of this layer and select the next filter for the copied layer: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur.

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Now we have to write a text:

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…applying the demands from here for the text we want to insert:

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Set the next Blending Options - Outer Glow:

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Finished!

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