April 2009 calendar wallpaper

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll draw a ring under the multicolored circles, applying the Ellipse Tool (U).

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Stroke

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Make many copies of the layer with the ring and choose the Free Transform option for changing the copies’ sizes and their placement on the picture:

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Combine in a group all the layers composing the rings (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button while moving the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Select the next parameters for the new group: Blending mode-Hard mix

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

The final picture!

View full size here. To turn our wallpaper into April calendar take the Ellipse Tool (U) set the tool in Paths mode and represent a ellipse

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

select Horizontal Type Tool (T) and make a right click on ellipse path to add with desired font ( I used this font from dafont.com ) the week days …

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s styles: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Blending Options>Stroke
 
Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

add with the same font and layers styles the month (April 2009)
 
Making a cool and colorful April 2009 calendar wallpaper in Photoshop CS4

View full size here

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