Poker Gaming Club

Poker Gaming Club

See how you can create your very own card-based poker wallpaper or logo from scratch.

Create a new file (File>New), having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), make the background of the picture we want to have.

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Use the next demonstrated parameters on the made layer by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ palette. Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create a new file (File>New) of 2×1 px and select the Pencil Tool (B) (brush 1 px) of black color to make a kind of pattern, like the next one:

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Edit>Define Pattern
Use again the Rectangle Tool (U) and continue representing the background of the picture.

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

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Using the same Rectangle Tool (U), it’s time to illuminate the central part of the picture.

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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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Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn over the copy, changing its parameters too: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Write the next demonstrated word, keeping the demands from the next table:

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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>Stroke

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Create a new layer again and use on it the earlier applied instrument, Pencil Tool (B) (brush 1 px).

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Make several copies of the last created layer, placing them the same way indicated next image:

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The majority of the copies have the same parameters of the layers, demonstrated below: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Color Overlay

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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The rest of the layers have the next indicated parameters: Blending Options>Color Overlay

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Create a new layer and use on it this time the Brush Tool (B) (Opacity of 30%) of the color #FFF799 to introduce the illuminating effect on the text’s letters.

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The layer’s parameters: Opacity 87%
Blending mode-Linear Dodge

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Combine in a group all the layers composing the POKER word (hold on Ctrl button for marking out the necessary layers and make a click on the left mouse’s button while taking the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Merge Down the copy’s layers (CTRL+E) and use then the Free Transform selection to turn over the last made layer. Make a mouse click on the bottom part of the layer’s panel on Add a Mask option and choose the Gradient Tool (G) to draw a half – transparent reflection.

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Make the inscription now of the Club word:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Next we shall use the Custom Shape Tool (U) to draw the symbols of the playing cards, choosing them from the table below:

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
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>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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The layer’s parameters except this one, Blending Options>Stroke, are the same with the previous layer.

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Select the earlier mentioned tool, Custom Shape Tool (U), to draw the next symbol:

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The layer’s parameters are the same with the previous one, except Blending Options>Stroke

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Poker Gaming Club

The last applied tool should be used for representing the last symbol of the cards.

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The parameters are the same the previous layer has, except Blending Options>Stroke

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Make copies of the layers containing the cards’ symbols. Use after that the Free Transform option to place the copies as on the picture below, changing the parameter Blending Options>Stroke, and replacing with other layer’s parameters:

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Choose next the Line Tool (U) to draw a horizontal line, colored with #A6432D

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Make seven copies of the last represented layer and select again the Free Transform option to place the copies the same way shown below:

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Combine in a group all the layers containing the lines (hold on Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and make a mouse click on the left mouse’s button when moving down the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Make a copy of the lines’ group, but select also the Free Transform option to place the copy as below:

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Finished!

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