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03 April 2006 @ 10:39 pm
 
I am going to be recreating this wallpaper today as requested by wickedgirl23

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For Photoshop CS2
I don't know how well this translates to other programs, as I've never touched anything but PS CS and CS2 (PSP scared me).

DO NOT COPY TUTORIAL EXACTLY
Get your own style, don't rip off mine. I quite like it.

I took this picture and cropped it down with the rectangle tool (Select what you want, then go Image>Crop). Then I changed the image size down the 1024px width, and then went to Canvas size, and make it 1024x768 px (my preferred wallpaper size).

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Then I do what I always do, Auto Levels, Contrast, Colour (Image>Adjustments). They're very useful for correcting things. As you can see, it completely takes out the blue.

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So I sharpened the picture, and applied this texture by zinzibar after desaturating it and set it to Colour Burn 100%.

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Now, I only wanted that one box bit in the left corner, so I applied a layer mask and went over everything except the box and the area below it since I wanted to keep that too.

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(what just the texture layer looks like now)

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Then I added another texture, this time by grrliz_icons, desaturated it, and set it to Multiply 100%

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Didn't like the way it was, so I flipped it90 degrees counter-clockwise, then I moved it a little bit to the left. Then a layer mask since I didn't like it over Harry. I erased over him til I got this:

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(texture layer by itself)

Next, my fave stock photo set to Soft Light 100%. (I can only guess, but I think on the original, I might of lowered the saturation on it)

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Then I took another picture of Harry, applied a black and white gradient map and then changed the contrast settings (contrast at -50) to make it look something like this:

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Then I c&p'ed it (after merging all layers) onto the wallpaper and moved it to the right and set it to Soft Light 100%

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For the little lines on the side, I picked out the three colours from the background and Harry's cape/cloak/superhero thing (red=#9a0e1c, yellow=#c69d35, blue=#698199). Then I set the layer to Hard Light 100%

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I wanted it to be a bit "smoother" looking, so I applied a layer mask and used a black and white gradient over it so that it looked like this:

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For the text, I used Portishead Dummy in black, with "The Difference between who you are" in 30px, and "and Who you Need to be" in 50px.

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m0836296m0836296 on April 4th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you
I loved the way this wallpaper turned out and wondered how you got the colors to look like that....

thank you...
sari1490 on April 4th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
great tutorial and stunning wallpaper :)
 joyfulgirl1013/static_pixie icons: dancingrave_icons on April 4th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
ooo, thanks. Not just for the tutorial, but also for showing me where I can get wallpaper-sized textures. ^^
Kaciejupiterlullaby on April 4th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Pretty! Love it. I'm memorying this tutorial so I can play around with it when I get home +♥.
Katie: omg! chloe/marthawickedgirl23 on April 4th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
very beautiful! Thanks for making this tutorial. Memming :)
amortentia_gal: rhr canonamortentia_gal on April 6th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
lovely!!
Kalxkalhonaaho on May 6th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
That wallpaper is love (and so it the tut).

I am really enjoying just staring at my computer screen. Much more appealing to look at than the stretched image of the poster :)