Create Fantasy Wallpaper in Photoshop

September 27th, 2009 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing, Photo Editing

   

This tutorial will give you an idea to create magical fantasy wallpaper.

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Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a new layer (File>New), having 1920x1200px/72dpi. Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G), fill the new background layer with black color.

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next we’ll use a standard brush (Brush Tool (B)) on a new layer to insert this color #FF9100 on the background (Opacity 20%).

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and apply here the standard brush of black color (Opacity 15%) to clean out the picture’s edges:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next step we’ll download a set of brushes for in Adobe Photoshop, named: grunge procedural

Create a new layer and use the brush out of the grunge procedural set. The brush’s color in this case is #442001

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
The layer’s parameters:
Fill 60%
Blending mode-Color Dodge

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll use again the brush out of the same set, the brush having the color #371D01

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Find a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this photo from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Cut out the photo and insert it on the new layer:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on the next option: Create new fill or adjustment layer>Curves

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Press Alt button and click between the Curves effect’s layers and the girl’s layer (on the layers’ panel)

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and apply the standard brush of black color (Opacity of 40%) to dark out the background behind the girl. This layer needs to be placed lower than the girl’s layer:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer again and choose a standard brush of black color (Opacity 30%) to dark out the zone on the girl’s legs level. Clean out the shadow, applying the Eraser Tool (E) on those places mentioned with the pointer. This layer will be situated also lower than the girl’s layer.

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Choose after that the Pen Tool (P) and the Convert Point Tool to represent several lines for the ornament behind the girl. Try to represent the lines as to keep the roundness’ contour. This layer will be placed lower than the girl’s layer:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the next parameters for the made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel
Fill 52%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Gradient’s parameters:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
The layer’s parameters:
Fill 52%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Gradient’s parameters:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
The layer’s parameters:
Fill 52%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Gradient’s parameters:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the last made layer containing the line and choose Free Transform option to enlarge the copy, placing the copy as below:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
The layer’s parameters:
Fill 52%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Gradient’s parameters:

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create magical fantasy wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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  • Devi

    28/09/2009

    Great… U know, it’s a very nice presentation of study…

    kip moving.. u rock…

  • Amro

    28/09/2009

    Awesome tutorial.Good job and thanks a lot for sharing

  • ruby

    30/09/2009

    Good……… but very difficult with pan tool….

  • Elza

    08/10/2009

    A pattern brush (100 px, hardness 0%) in color # FF9100 and Opacity 20% in Ex PS CS4 is not even similar to what is displayed in the tutorial.
    Use Windows Ultimate, PS with 3D features enabled (updated driver) and 4 GB of Ram.
    Missing detail to achieve the same effect.

  • Mim

    08/10/2009

    OMG, I suck. I havn’t used photoshop in 4 years and now find myself scratching my head trying to find the Paint Bucket tool! omfg, where is it??

  • Adri_rory

    19/10/2009

    Very nice design ! I never used Pen Tool so much in one design, until now :)

    But I think is good for practice.

    Thank you for sharing !

  • drk

    28/10/2009

    this is making me realize how noob I am with the pen tool. it takes me so long just to get the shapes you’re making! lol.

  • stan

    05/11/2009

    Nice tut! Easy to follow and understand. I’ll do it with pleasure

  • hshwewa

    10/11/2009

    i like very much. Amazing. Unbelievable design.

  • ffelix

    30/11/2009

    i really love this thank guy for showing me the magic that i need.
    thanks, please i need more of this please send to me when u have a new design tutotial.
    thanks felix

  • ranveer

    03/01/2010

    Hey i like this website bt i like this tutorial on my mails can i subscibe this tutorials in my mail…. ??????

    my email id is itgujarat288@aol.com

  • bilawal

    22/02/2010

    ohhh i just hate pen tool…..!!
    it makes me crazy :/

  • Madhavi

    23/02/2010

    I didnt knew that photoshop could b soooo much fun…!!!! Its totally awesome software and thanx 2 u guys…..for creating such unique and amazing textures and all that stuff….!!! hats off..!! :)

  • Leo

    25/03/2010

    technicolor Fart!

  • yohanes

    25/03/2010

    pemikiran yang luar biasa. Amazing! i like it

  • silveria

    31/03/2010

    photoshp for what number is thisit’s done with CS2?

  • novartdesign

    08/04/2010

    nice tutorial, thanks a lot brader

  • Mino elgendy

    14/08/2010

    thank yo for such a gd tutorial :))

  • creative2gether

    28/08/2010

    A color is beautiful, and an effect of light seems to be good. :)

  • Mikaela

    26/03/2011

    Hey thats pretty cool! where yoou do it?

  • Shane Shaw

    24/07/2011

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

  • lavanya.B.S

    06/10/2011

    wow … really i learned so much 4m tis tutorial…:)

  • zoug

    24/01/2012

    Perfect choice of stock used (e.g., the lady) which blends well with curly/floral work done with the tedious yet effective pen tool. The background is good too.

    Those who are lazy with the pen tool work, floral vectors can be an alternative. You can work with the BG using noise and cloud filters, then gaussian blur.

  • Teddy Hang Vu

    01/02/2012

    This is so nice :) thanks!

  • malluu

    24/06/2013

    wow……
    its agreat