Love Wallpaper for the desktop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a high quality love desktop wallpaper.

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Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

For the beginning we have to create a new file (File>New), having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Choose after that the Gradient Tool (G) to paint the file, applying the color’s parameters shown below:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

the color’s codes are #А8B7BC and #4F5C64.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Select now Filter>Noise> Add noise

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll select Filter>Blur>Motion blur

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of this layer and choose the filter’s parameters, situated in Filter>Render>Lighting Effects

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Apply also for this layer the next option – Hue/Saturation, an option that may be chosen by pressing simultaneously Ctrl+U. This way we’ll change the layer’s color.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

You may see the result that we have got at this moment:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Next step includes applying the mask for the upper layer. The mask may be selected from the layers’ palette.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3Click on the mask and select Filter>Render>Clouds, but don’t forget to apply the same parameters demonstrated below:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

This is the new result:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll select the Custom Shape Tool (U) with the shape Heart Card.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Place the heart exactly the same way it is demonstrated next image:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Apply the Blending Options>Drop Shadow, inserted in the table below:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss>Contour

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3 Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Pattern Overlay. The texture set Artist surfaces. The texture’s name is Dark coarse weave.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

You must get the same result as the next one:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Create a new layer under the heart’s one and represent on it black drops and sparks, using the usual Brush Tool (B). The brushes may be found in the Internet and they have the next titles: Evil_Blood_Splat and Blood_Splatter_Brushes_By_Vexing_Art.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

Create immediately one more new layer and use a brush from those earlier applied that has the name Blood_Splatter2, and represent a blot of black color on the heart.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

It should become of blood’s color, which is why we’ll set the parameters on the layers’ palette as it is shown in the next table:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

We should represent on this heart several more patches, using the brush finger prints brushes by hawksmont that may be downloaded in Internet too.

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3Set the parameters for the layers’ palette as it is indicated below:

Create Love Wallpaper for the desktop in Photoshop CS3

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