Design skills

Welcome to the tutorial where I shall practice my design skills along with making wallpaper using the design language. So

basically I will use only PS, but it is very good to use Illustrator or Corel Draw for the text part.



web design skills

So let’s go then.


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This is my brush here (download brush)- it

is basically a right angled shape defined as a brush.


Design skills




Design skills




Design skills

Here I will show you the effect of this brush.


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So I’ve just painted some strokes with green and yellow color and applied Motion blur filter to it. I do that most of the

time in my works when I want to define the initial color gamma of my design.


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Then I added other colors with the help of flat brush. Create a new layer before that. Moreover change the brush blending

mode to overlay and the flow jitter is set to about 20% (on Wacom G4 with 512 pressure levels) giving that high contrasted

tone.


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Design skills




Design skills

Now I really don’t like my Motion (blur) to go horizontally so I’ve decided to rotate my pattern a little bit. Create a copy

to be more confident.


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Design skills


A little bit more of motion blur – try to match the direction of the lines.


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Now let’s add even more color to it. So I did chosen 2 basic colors for my design – it’s orange and green. What I’m doing

right now is finding the balance of colors.


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Warp just a little bit to.


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I also want to apply outer glow – the effect could hardly be seen but it did changed the tones a little.


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Design skills


Now comes the brush action:
As you can see I’ve also dropped a shadow.


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Layout the elements:


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I also want to paste a new color. It was done on a new layer: a cubic selection was made and filled with blue to transparency

gradient.


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Apply a s layer style to this very cubic layer.


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Yet another one.


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Design skills


Now we shall deal with text because I think that this is a really powerful element of design.


Design skills




Design skills




Design skills




Design skills




Design skills



web design skills

Enjoy!

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