Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Photoshop CS4 Tutorial: How to make your own Wallpaper

Creating your own art or design is easy when you are dedicated in doing it. Most of the time people do not succeed because they give up easily in learning. Here is a simple Photoshop CS4 tutorial that will help you learn on how to make your own free wallpaper. This is just as simple as photo editing and retouching photo or it is even easier. You will have to remember a few tricks and steps to follow.

The first thing you need to do is to create a background. You can do this by clicking on the Gradient Tool (right click). If you want a plain colored background choose the Paint Bucket Tool. But if want to have a fading color or combination of two colors, pick Gradient Tool. Next thing to do is the design. If you want to create a simple design do not make a new layer. But if you want the design to have extra features or additional art create a new layer.

In this Photoshop CS4 tutorial, all the navigations or instructions will not be given out on detail since it is hard to explain how to do certain details. So you will have to figure out on your own the other details that you need to know. Going back on the design, when you will make a new layer that is the time you can make a design with the use of different types of brushes. Or you can also download free wallpaper and imitate the design or photo editing style. Remember that you should keep it simple so that you will learn the things to do step by step.

Now that you have your background design, create a new layer. In this layer you can do several things. You can put a text, image or anything you want. But if you want to learn faster you should put a text rather than an image. Why? Because if you will put an image, you will have to edit the background of the image that you will put this takes a lot of time to do. And editing a background of another image would be found in another Photoshop CS4 tutorial. If you know how to use CS2 or CS3 it would be easier for you to follow these steps.

But if you want to explore on your own photo editing tricks, you can do that. You can download images or free wallpaper where you can practice to edit them. If you are done with all the designs, just right click on one of the layers and click on Flatten Image. After that you can save the file as .JPG, .JPEG or .PNG and you are done.

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