STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

This tutorial learn you how to make a Stalker wallpaper.
Create a new file (File>New) of 1680×1050px and 300dpi. Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G), give the new file black color.

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop: D_Grungeset1. We shall apply all the brushes, except the one marked with red cross for representing the background of the picture we want to have in the end. The brush’s color is #532100. Opacity 20%

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Use now the brush indicated below to represent the background’s nuance on the bottom part of the picture. This brush we’ll apply for other elements too. Its color is #04020F. Opacity: 20%.

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Create a new layer where we shall apply the earlier mentioned brush but with a larger diameter.

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

On the next layer (Create new layer) we’ll use the same brush, but of white color to represent the effect of the smoke on the bottom part of the picture. The Opacity is of 10%

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Set the next shown parameters for the layer by making a mouse click on the layer on the layers’ panel.
Fill 36%
Blending mode-Pin Light

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Use the above mentioned brush (Opacity 10%) to draw the black clouds on the top part of the picture:

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Find a picture containing Sci-Fi soldier (I use this picture).

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Cut them out and insert the characters on our basic picture:

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Select the next demonstrated parameters for the layer containing the characters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Make a mouse click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Create new fill or adjustment layer>Hue/Saturation

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Press Alt button to make a mouse click between the layers of the characters’ photo and the layer with the effect Hue/Saturation (on the layers’ panel).

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Represent a kind of darkening, applying in this case the Rectangle Tool (U).

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

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

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Gradient’s parameters:

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Keep pressed Alt button while making a mouse click between the layer with the darkening and the previous layer (on the layers’ panel).

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Find in Internet the “STALKER” logo, cut it out and insert it on the left top corner of our picture.

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Set the next demonstrated parameters for the layer containing the logotype. Blending Options>Drop Shadow

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

On the last stage we’ll change the general color’s nuance of the picture. In this case we have to make a mouse click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Create new fill or adjustment layer>Photo Filter

STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl

Finished!

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