Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
This tutorial will teach you some basic and advanced techniques that will help you create an attractive Windows Vista wallpaper.

Open a new file with 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Then paint it with the shown color’s code 171D37.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Select the next instrument

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

to draw an ellipse (the shadow).

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new drawn ellipse and place them the way it is demonstrated below:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Selecting the previous instrument, create now the basis for a voluminous sphere.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new represented layer, but change the parameters for each of them. Applying the Free Transform selection, make the copies smaller.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the red one)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the green one)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the yellow one)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Select now the next instrument

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

to represent the element giving the sense of volume on the picture.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers:
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of this new made layer and make use again of the Free Transform selection to make the copies smaller, keeping the given proportions and parameters.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the red sphere)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the green sphere)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the yellow sphere)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Using the same instrument, it’s possible to make the lowest half of the sphere looking a little lighter than the other one.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new created layer and apply Free Transform option again to make the copies smaller.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Choose now the next instrument

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

that we’ll use in two stages.
Create first a special sector (the element of volume). The first stage includes creating the first circle.
The second stage supposes to click on Alt button and applying the previous instrument to erase the unnecessary elements.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new layer and change the parameters for all of them. Select Free Transform option to make the copies smaller, like it is demonstrated in this picture:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the red sphere)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the green one)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay (for the yellow one)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

The same instrument may be helpful in representing the lowest gleam.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies again of this new made layer and apply Free Transform option to make the copies smaller again.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Select the following tool

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

to draw that element necessary for giving the volume to the sphere.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new layer and make use of the Free Transform selection to make the copies smaller and place them the way it is indicated here:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Select the previous instrument to represent one more layer, being semitransparent.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of this new made layer and make them smaller, using the same option we applied earlier.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Select the same tool to create one more layer, reserved for the volume.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Copy again the previous layer three times and use the Free Transform option to make the copies smaller, like it is shown in the picture below:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Take the next instrument

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

and represent the second element of the volume, situated on the upper part of the sphere.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new layer and make the copies smaller again, applying the Free Transform option.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Use the last instrument for creating one more layer.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new made layer and make use of the Free Transform option to make the copies smaller, like they are shown in the picture from below:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Using the last instrument, it’s possible to draw the lateral flare.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

We should copy again the new made layer three times and use Free Transform option to minimize the copies.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Copy the earlier create layer of the lateral flare and make use of the Free Transform option to increase it a little this time.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Copy the modified layer three times also and making the copies smaller, place them the way it is indicated below.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Using the next instrument in two stages

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

, create now a semi ring (the element of volume).
1) create the first circle;
2) press Alt button and use the previous instrument to move off the unnecessary elements.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new made layer and apply Free Transform option to make the copies smaller on those places it is necessary.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

The same instrument will help us to represent on the red sphere a central gleam.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the yellow sphere’s surface and apply Free Transform option to make the copy smaller.

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

Introduce now the title, keeping the demands from the next tables:

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

(Microsoft ©)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

(Windows)

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

(Vista)

Blending Options-Drop Shadow

Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper
Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

The final result!

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