Mac OS X

Learn in this tutorial how to design an awesome wallpaper with Mac OS X logo.

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Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Begin by representing a new file (File>New) that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Select next the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint the layer in black color.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll try to picture an apple’s silhouette with the Pen Tool (P). Its contour should be of black color. Next press Alt button and select the Ellipse Tool (U) to cut out a part of the fruit, as it is demonstrated below: The shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Try to represent above the apple’s silhouette a layer reserved for the figures, marking out the zone previously as it shown next picture.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Keep pressed Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the text’s layer and the apple’s one (on the layers’ panel). The text’s layer will be applied in the apple’s limits.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Mark out the earlier made layer, containing the apple’s silhouette and make a click on Add a Mask option on the lowest part of the layers’ panel. Select after that the Brush Tool (B) to erase the apple’s right side as it is demonstrated next picture:

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create new layer and select the Pen Tool (P) to represent a silhouette of the leaf above the apple that is of black color too. The corrections on its shape may be done with the Convert Point Tool.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the earlier made text’s layer and place it above the layer with the leaf (on the layers’ panel). Apply also the same operation we did earlier with the apple’s silhouette. It means we have to press once again the Alt button and make a click between the layers.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Getting better result is possible when combining all the previous layers, except black background, in a group (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and keep pressed the left mouse’s button when taking the marked layers on Create a new group option). Apply the next shown parameters for the new group: Opacity 38%

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create a new file (File>New) with 5×5 px and 72 dpi. Select now the Pencil Tool (B) to represent the pattern, colored with #C3561E

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3Save the next option: Edit>Define Pattern
Create new layer now and continue by choosing the next option to apply the pattern: Edit>Fill

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a mouse’s click on Add a Mask option on the lowest part of the layers’ panel and select the Brush Tool (B) with blurred edges and black color. Erase everything around, except the zone containing the apple and the leaf.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply for this layer the next parameters: Fill 40%

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create a new file (File>New) again with 31×31 px and 72 dpi and choose next the Pencil Tool (B) of the same size and color, used earlier to represent another pattern.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Save again: Edit>Define Pattern
Create new layer and press on the next option: Edit>Fill for the pattern to be applied:

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a click on the same layer on Add a Mask option as we did earlier. Select after that the Brush Tool (B) with blurred edges and black color. Erase everything, except the apple’s zone and the leaf.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply the next parameters for the layer: Fill 80%

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Try to make the same operation now the way we did when representing the apple’s silhouette. Apply the same instruments and the same methods.

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply the next layer’s parameters (by making a click on the layer on the layers’ panel).
Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3 Make a copy of the last layer and select Free Transform option to make the copy smaller as we may see on the next picture:

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Stroke

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create Mac OS X Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

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