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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Multicolored Wallpapers with Three-Dimensional Rainbow Effect

Multicolored Wallpapers with Three-Dimensional Rainbow Effect
In this little Photoshop tutorial we’ll be designing multicolored wallpapers with three-dimensional rainbow effect.

Start by making a new document in Photoshop – around 1900×1200 pixels in size, or, you know, whatever you prefer! Best use the default resolution, though 72. Ok, after that apply the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create selection about 1/7 thick canvas and fill selected area with color of #490d69.
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After that create another one the same size selection and fill it with color of #2e3894.
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Add five more different colors lines in the same way. Use following colors for every line: #0b7eb5, #9aa70e, #cfc211, #c3880a and #ae0617. Now we get nice rainbow canvas.
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Deselect chosen area with Ctrl+D. After that get out the Horizontal Type Tool and write out the first word. It will be purple color name with white color. For this tutorial I used Myraid Pro font.
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Use Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 CCW to rotate our text line vertical. Change layer mode to Overlay for current layer.
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Add more text lines to each line in the same way.
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Ok, merge all layers in one. Then use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to make selection as on my picture below and press Ctrl+J to duplicate selected part of image to the new layer.
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Then apply Edit > Transform > Warp with following presets as on my picture below:
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After that use Dodge Tool (Brush: 300 px, Mode: Midtones, Exposure: 30%) to bring three-dimensional view to this layer.
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Now, select another one Burn Tool (Brush: 200 px, Mode: Midtones, Exposure: 20%) to bring some shadow in the bottom.
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After that create new layer under the current and fill it with black to transparent gradient to get the shadow from the upper layer.
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Looks pretty good, don’t you think? Now go back to the background layer and create one more selection with Rectangular Marquee Tool. Press Ctrl+J to duplicate selected part of image to the new layer.
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Apply Edit > Transform > Warp one more time, but use another presets for this layer.
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Use the Dodge Tool (Brush: 300 px, Mode: Midtones, Exposure: 30%) and the Burn Tool (Brush: 200 px, Mode: Midtones, Exposure: 20%) to add the same effect as for the layer on the top of our wallpapers.
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Move to the next step. Go to background layer again and apply Edit > Transform > Warp again. Use the same presets as you can see on my screenshot below:
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After that apply the Dodge Tool (Brush: 900 px, Mode: Midtones, Exposure: 30%) one more time.
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Move to the last step. Then select the Burn Tool (Brush: 500 px, Mode: Midtones, Exposure: 20%) to make a little burn-work again.
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Great! Our work is done! Enjoy your own rainbow colored style wallpaper!
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