Natures sunshine

Natures sunshine

Learn how to create the sunburst shape and simply apply effects on the pictures.
For the beginning create a new file with 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to make a rectangle comprising the while canvas. 

Select now Blending Options>Gradient Overlay (making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ palette) and set the next shown parameters:

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Gradient Editor:

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We should get the next image:

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Next we have to select the Pen Tool (P) to represent the primary plan of the hills.

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Create next the second plan, placing it under the first layer. The color applied in this case is #FFFFFF

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Select the next indicated parameters Blending Options - OuterGlow:

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Blending Options - Inner Glow:

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We should get the next result. This way we represent the falling light on the hills.

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Next we’ll represent the next plan:

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Select this option for the last layer: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options - Inner Glow:

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We’ll get this time the next picture:

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The same parameters will be applied for the neighboring layer

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Next we’ll choose the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent a circle which must be placed under the layer containing the hills. The circle represents the sun.

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Set Blending Options>Outer Glow as below:

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Next we’ll draw the rays of the sun, applying for this operation the Pen Tool (P), placing the rays under the layer containing the sun itself.

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Fill-0% for each ray

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay.
The Angle may be turned around, depending on the ray’s direction, from the central part to the top.

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On this stage we’ll get the next picture:

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The same operation should be done with the rest of the rays.

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Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and download out of Internet the brush, named: The_Grasslands_by_midnightstouch.

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Select the brush of black color to represent the field’s flowers and the grass by combining and alternating the process of drawing the plants.

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Download out of Internet the brushes, named: Trees. Select out of the next table the tree marked with a red frame:

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Represent it on a new layer with black color.

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Create a new layer again and find in Internet the brushes containing the birds: Falln_BrushesBirdsSet1

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Represent the birds the same way demonstrated below:

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Next we should find in Internet a picture with the giraffes.

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Cut them out with the Eraser Tool (E).

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Place the animals on our picture, applying for the layer Blending Options>Color Overlay

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After making the corresponding adjustments we should get the animals’ silhouettes.

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Hide out for a while the layers containing the silhouettes as it is indicated below. Press the combination Ctrl+E for these layers to be as one.

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Choose now Filter>Render>Lens Flare out of the top menu and insert a small cross on the central part of the sun, setting for the element the next parameters:

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Now make visible again all the hidden layers.

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The wallpaper is finished!

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