Abstract Windows 7 wallpaper

Add the Stroke

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Gradient Editor:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Next we need to insert in a new layer the Windows Flag icon. I used this icon from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this icon. The sizes may be changed, applying Free Transform option:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Go to Layer Style and add Drop Shadow for the layer containing the Windows icon:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Outer Glow

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add the Inner Glow

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Bevel and Emboss

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add the Gradient Overlay

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Gradient Editor:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and use here the Line Tool (U) (weight 1 px) to represent several lines around the figure 7 and around Windows icon:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Put together the lines’ layers. Hold CTRL button, select the layers and press finally CTRL+E to Merge Down. Go to Layer Style and add the Drop Shadow

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask option and choose a brush of black color (Opacity 20%) to erase the lines’ edges:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer, applying here a brush of white color to represent the lines on the top part and on the bottom part of the Windows icon.

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask option and choose a brush of black color (Opacity 20%) to erase the lines’ edges:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and use on it the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) to represent a round marking zone the same way demonstrated below:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the right mouse button inside the marked zone and select Stroke.

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 65%. Go to Layer Style and add Drop Shadow

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make two copies of the last made layer and apply Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes, placing them the same way demonstrated below:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on each layer containing the circles on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask option and select a brush of black color (Opacity 20%) to clean out the circles the same way demonstrated below:

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create abstract Windows 7 wallpaper using Adobe Photoshop CS4
The final result!

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