Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
In this tutorial we will learn some basic and advanced techniques that will help to create an attractive Windows Vista Wallpaper.

Create a new file that would have 1280×1024 px and 100 dpi. It must be painted in black color.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Then select this instrument

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

to represent a circle in the middle of the picture to be.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Stroke

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The previous applied instrument will be helpful in drawing a smaller circle situated inside of the first one.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Choose the same instrument and try to represent a kind of varnish surface of black color on the disk’s surface. First we have to process the outside edges and then press Alt button to cut out an orifice on the disk.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Start representing the logotype, using this tool

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

. Click on this option

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

on the layers and the unnecessary elements must be erased with the appropriate instrument.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new made layer and make use of the Free Transform option to turn the drawing around the way it is shown on the picture (change the parameters of the gradient according to color). Apply again the eraser if that is necessary.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The red element:
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The green element:
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The blue one:
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Select the next tool

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

and try to draw the next logotype’s layer:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Outer Glow

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Make a copy of the new made layer and make use again of the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller a little and place it the way it is indicated on the picture. Change its parameters also.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Continue by representing the logotype. Use the next tool

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

and create the fourth part of the famous logotype Windows Vista.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Make three copies of the new made layer and make use of Free Transform option again to turn the drawing over when that is necessary. Place the elements the way it is shown next picture (change the parameters according to element’s color).

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The parameters for the orange element:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The parameters of the red element:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The parameters of the blue - dark element:
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Write now the disk’s title, being attentive with the inscription’s demands shown in the tables below:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

(Microsoft)

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

(Windows Vista)

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

(Ultimate)

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Now we have to represent a flare on the upper part of the logotype, using the usual instrument

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

for this operation.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Using the last instrument, try to draw a stripe above the logotype, that must look like a flare (represent firstly the gradient and then click on the

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

option on the layers and erase with the appropriate instrument).

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Fill 0% on the layers and set the Opacity on 40%.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Make two copies of the new made layer and make use of the Free Transform option to minimize a little each copy and turn them over the way it is indicated on the picture. Change the parameters also. But we shouldn’t apply on the second copy’s layers the next options:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

and

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

.
The first copy:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

The second copy:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Select the following tool

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

to represent the inside circle on the disk (represent firstly the outside borders and then click on the Alt button to cut out an orifice on the central part).

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper
Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Drop Shadow

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Blending Options-Stroke

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Gradient’s parameters:

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Now we have to merge down in a group all the layers, composing the compact disk. Make a copy of this group and apply the Free Transform option to turn it over as a reflection in the mirror.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Select the next option on the layers

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

and the instrument from here

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

of black color to dark out the reflection.

Ultimate Free Microsoft Vista Wallpaper

Finished!

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