Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper

Learn how to create a sleek and grunge car wallpaper using some cool blending techniques and a little photo manipulation.

Start working by using a texture representing the stone (I use this texture from cgtextures.com), having the size of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi.

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Follow the next layer’s parameters by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ palette. Blending Options>Inner Glow

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Click on Add a Mask selection on the same layer on the lowest part of the layers’ palette and then select the Brush Tool (B) to dark out the picture’s edges.

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll use the flag of France as a model for the picture to be:

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Create a new layer and use on it the standard brush (firstly with accurate edges and then the one indicated below for outlining the edges between the colors). We need to paint out on an inclined direction the flag’s layer.

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Overlay

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Find a picture having represented on it the old CITROEN car (I use this image from sxc.hu).

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Cut out roughly the car and insert it on our picture:

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Select the next parameters for the car’s layer: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll download from dafont.com the font named Base 02 which must be used when inserting the car’s name:

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge Citroen Wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Finished!

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