Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

In this tutorial I will show you easy techniques how to make an artistic Texas Rangers design wallpaper in Photoshop CS4.
Start working by creating a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024px/72 dpi.
Find then a texture representing the old wood planks(a have used this texture from CGtextures) that must be inserted on the new layer.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Next we’ll represent a new layer (Create new layer) which must be filled with the color #252717 with the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Set for the layer the next demonstrated parameters:
Fill 60%
Blending mode-Hard light

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Create a new layer again and fill it out with the same tool applied before and the color #190505

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Blending mode-Soft Light

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Next we’ll take the Custom Shape Tool (U) and represent a shield of white color.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Set the next styles for the made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the layer containing the shield. It must be situated lower than the very first layer on the layers’ panel. Use after that the Convert Point Tool and let down the lowest top of the copy’s layer. Set the next color for the copy’s layer - #38383F.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Create a new layer between the copy’s layer and the top layer of the shield that must be processed with a standard brush of white color, painting the indicated part of the lowest layer on the left side. Then mark out the zone on the central part with the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and press DELETE.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 16%

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click between the layer containing the white brush and the lowest layer of the shield (on the layers’ palette)

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the top layer of the shield. Move off the layer’s effects and change the color on the #919191

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and choose the next option - Filter>Render>Clouds

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click between the layers on the layers’ panel:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Create a new layer and select again the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the layer with the white color. Then apply Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Set the next demonstrated parameters on the same layer: Filter>Blur>Motion blur

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press on the next combination of buttons: CTRL+M

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Using the Free Transform option, lift up the layer on the shield’s level:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Set the next demonstrated parameters for the made layer:
Fill 50%
Blending mode-Color Burn

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click between the layers on the layers’ panel:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Using the earlier applied instrument, Custom Shape Tool (U), try to represent the next shield’s layer:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0%
Blending mode-Pin Light
Blending Options>Inner Glow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose Free Transform option to make the copy smaller, changing the layer’s parameters, giving it the color #2A0200

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Outer Glow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Pattern Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), try to represent a metallic rivet for our shield.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make five copies of the earlier made layer and choose the Free Transform option to place the copies the same way as it is represented on the picture.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Insert the text inside the shield.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Stroke

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the last made layer and apply Free Transform option to move down the copy (placing its layer lower than the previous layer on the layers’ panel). Set the next parameters for the copy’s layer.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

On the left side of the TEXAS word, insert a small star of white color, using the Custom Shape Tool (U).

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click seven times the down direction button on the keyboard

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make one more copy of the top layer containing the star and set the next styles for the layer:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Combine in a group all the layers composing the small star on the left side of the TEXAS word (hold on Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and press the left mouse’s button when moving down the marked layers on Create a new group selection).
Make a copy of the got group and apply Free Transform option to place the copy on the right side of the TEXAS word.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Find a stock photo with a revolver represented on it, I have used a photo from Flickr. I would like to thank the author of this photo:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Cut out the revolver and insert it on our picture:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on the next selection: Create new fill or adjustment layer>Black & White

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and choose a standard brush of black color to clean out the indicated zone on the revolver’s handle:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click between the layers containing the Black & White effect and the revolver’s layer (on the layers’ panel).

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Create a new layer and apply a standard brush of white color to paint the indicated zone below of the revolver’s handle:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending mode-Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click between the layers on the layers’ panel:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Put together the revolver’s layer into a rasterized layer (press Ctrl button and mark out the layers, pressing finally CTRL+E).
Move off the revolver’s muzzle, choosing the Lasso Tool (L) for this operation and make a copy of the new layer by clicking on Layer via Copy. Place the layer with the revolver lower than the shield’s layers (on the layers’ panel).

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Using Free Transform option, place the muzzle’s layers and the revolver’s one the same way indicated below:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Select the next demonstrated styles for the layer containing the muzzle and the revolver:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the layer containing the revolver and the muzzle and select after that the Free Transform option to turn over the copy, situating it the same way from below:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

On the next stage we need the Adobe Illustrator. Using the Anderson Four Feather Falls font type next the word RANGERS in Adobe Illustrator.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the text and place the copy lower. Mark out the text’s copy with the Selection Tool (V) and finally press CTRL+SHIFT+O.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Select also the next solution for the last made layer: Effect>3D>Extrude&Bevel

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press CTRL+C (in the Adobe Illustrator) and get back to the Adobe Photoshop program to press CTRL+V.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Select the next demonstrated styles for the made layer:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Create a new layer and apply a standard brush to paint the shadows under the letters. The unnecessary parts must be cleaned out with the Eraser Tool (E), choosing the color for the brush - #380403

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Press Alt button and click between the shadows’ layers and the text’s layer on the layers’ panel:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Get back to the Adobe Illustrator, make a copy of the text’s layer without 3D effect and insert it above the previous layers (choosing the Free Transform option for this operation).

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

The layer’s styles:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the previous layer and apply for this layer the next styles:
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Make a copy of the earlier made layer containing the scratches which we’ve put over the shield. Select the Free Transform option to move the copy’s layer with the appropriate fragment on RANGERS word.

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Select the next parameters for the represented layer:
Fill 25%
Blending mode-Vivid Light

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Hold on the CTRL button and click on the top text’s layer to get the distinguishing of the letters.
Click on the layer containing the scratches’ effects on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection to cut out the unnecessary elements around the text:

Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper
Texas Rangers desktop wallpaper

Finished!
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