Military Wallpaper

Military Wallpaper

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a nice looking military wallpaper.

Create a new file (File>New), having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi

Choose the Rectangle Tool (U) to draw the background of the picture we want to get on the final stage:

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Select the next parameters for the new made layer by making a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select now the Custom Shape Tool (U) for drawing several rays colored with #595D35. Choose the appropriate pattern from the table demonstrated next picture.

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Use the last applied tool to draw a small star. Select the Convert Point Tool to represent the inside tops of the element. After that we shall use the Free Transform option to narrow them uniformly.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Make a mouse click on the same layer on the layers panel, choosing Drop Shadow option and then select Create layer option. The shadow will be represented on a separate layer.

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Create a new layer that will be situated above the shadow’s layer (on the layers’ panel). After that, select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint it in white color. Press CTRL button to mark out the shadow’s layers and the white one, merging them together (CTRL+E). Apply for the merged layers a new option: Filter>Pixelate>Color Halftone

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Mark out the white background, using Magic Wand Tool (W) and press Delete button.

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Now we shall choose Lock transparent pixels option by making a mouse click on the same layer we work with on the layers’ panel.

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Select a standard brush to paint the shadow with the color #334110

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Get back to the star’s layer:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss (Contour)

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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 a copy of the star’s layer and select Free Transform option to make the copy smaller, changing also the layer’s parameters. The layer’s color in this case is #DD2A2B

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Apply again the earlier chosen instrument – Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent the rays on the star. The rays’ color is #A60A07

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the rays’ layers and the star’s upper layer for the rays to be applied in the star’s limits.

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Make a copy of the earlier made layer with the red star and place it above the other layers on the layers’ panel. Select also for the copy Delete Anchior Point Tool to erase on the bottom part several tops. The Convert Point Tool will be helpful in making right corrections on the element’s shape:

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select now the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (radius 30 px) to insert the text’s selection table. This layer should be situated under the layers belonging to the star and its shadow (on the layers’ panel). The color of the selection is white.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Now we shall make the same operations we’ve made for the star’s shadow (I mean dividing the layers, merging together the shadow’s layer with the white one, applying the filter, erasing the white background on the shadow’s layer and painting out the shadow). This shadow’s color is the same with the star’s shadow.

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Get back to the text’s inscription:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss (Contour)

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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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Insert the text next step. This layer should be placed above the table’s selection, but lower than the star’s layers and its shadow (on the layers’ panel).

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The layer’s panel: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Choose the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a highlight. This layer should be placed lower than the star’s layers and its shadow (on the layers’ panel).

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select on this stage the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw a kind of rivet, colored with #8B8B8B, placing it the same way shown below:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss (Contour)

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Make a copy of the last made layer and choose Free Transform option to place the copy, like it is indicated below:

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Next we shall use a standard brush of white color to draw a kind of frame, like the one demonstrated next picture:

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Natural Brushes

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Take the Eraser Tool (E) to clean out the picture’s edges, applying the same brush:

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The picture is finished!

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