Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Windows Vista Desktop Themes
Learn how to create a Vista styled wallpaper in this tutorial.

Create a new file with 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Apply this instrument

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

to represent the primary layer of the picture to be:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Select now the next tool

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

to draw an optical effect of object’s reflection, having white color.

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Fill 0% on the layers.
Make two copies of the new layer and select Free Transform option to make the copies smaller a little:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Create a new layer and choose a brush of big size with blurred edges and white color to draw a kind of flare on the layer:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Choose the next tool

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

to create this time the sphere’s shadow, colored in 386A9C.

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Outer Glow

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Inner Glow

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Color Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Select the previous instrument

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

to represent the primary sphere’s layer:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Fill 0% on the layers:
Blending Options-Inner Glow

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Using the already known instrument

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

, represent a layer reserved for shadow’s smooth appearing, colored in 313F58, having the same sizes the shadow has.

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Fill 9% on the layers

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

The next instrument

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

will be helpful in representing the fourth part of the famous Windows logotype.

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

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

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Make three copies of the new made layer and make use of the Free Transform option to turn over the drawing if that is necessary and place it the way it is indicated on the picture.

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

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

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

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

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

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

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes
Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Select the next tool

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

to draw a flare on the sphere’s surface:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

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

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Gradient’s parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Make a copy of this new made layer and make use again of the Free Transform option to turn it over the way it is shown on the next picture, changing also the parameters:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Using the same instrument, draw one more flare of white color:

Windows Vista Desktop Themes
Windows Vista Desktop Themes

Finished!

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