Photoshop Tut. - making background

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by shak, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. shak

    shak Harrr!

    Well, this goes out for .:spy_game:., Lavina and any other fellow igtian who has an idle photoshop on his/her pc .. this would be my first tutorial and if i get a good response i might do others ..

    this time we'll do a basic (but pretty) lined background that is useful for funky retro wallpapers, adverts, banners, or you can use it on its own as a wallpaper .. as we go along this tutorial i will give out some tips and show you some whacky tricks :)

    right .. let's get started ..

    1. boot up the photoshop (i am using version 7) and File>New> file with white background and any size .. i am using 640x480 for the tut, but if you are making a wallpaper, go for higher resolution.

    2. make sure the Layers palette is visible, now hit the 'Create new layer..' button (thats the fifth one from the left at the bottom of layer palette) .. to make layer palette visible Window>Layers (click)

    3. you can use different colours .. even in contrast but i am using 348ABB and 96CBED.

    4. select the new layer in the Layers palette and with the gradient tool and fill the entire white space .. keep the dark and light colour ratio 50-50 .. keeping the dark colour at the bottom and lighter on top (image 1)

    Tip: hold shift while draggin the gradient tool this will ensure you get a straight gradient action line :)
    Tip: if it goes wrong do CTRL+Z to undo .. if you want to undo more than one steps .. do CTRL+ALT+Z (as many times as required)

    5. now go to Filter>Distort>Wave ..

    6. fill in the parameter as follows .. (image 2)

    Type: 'square' (important)
    number of generators =10
    wavelength min=1 maximum=113
    amplitude min=1 max=35
    scale horz=100% vert=100%
    repeat at edge pixels
    Note: you can play around with the number of gen. figure and wavelength to get diff. effects ..

    7. Hit OK .. and you have a very pretty background :) (image 3)

    8. at the momnent its a little hazy at top and bottom .. if this suites you then fine .. but if you want distinct lines running from top to bottom .. make a selection a few pixels high right in the middle of the image, copy, new file, paste and then scale it to fill the entire blank file :) (image 4)

    say thanks ... :beer: and let me know if there is anything in particular that you guys want to learn .. i am free these days and would gladly help
  2. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    hope the mods move that to the compt forum :) (hurrah for our post count lol)

    thnx shak will check that tmrw its 2 am here so going to sleep....
  3. shak

    shak Harrr!

    o yeah ... wrong forum .. :S
  4. #iR@


    ONE QUESTIOn: where do i get fotoshop from? i mean can i download it from any site? i am used to JUST using softwares and NOT getting them! :eek::
  5. ^ Get it with torrents..

    @shak: great :) how about we move it to the computer forum? thanks alot for the tut. :beer:
  6. shak

    shak Harrr!

    @hira: spread the word aorund your college. . i am 100% sure one of your friends would have a cd with photoshop on it .. or you can just buy one (liberty market?(clothes?? shoes? say this reminds me .. is there a shoe shop behind liberty market? some one needs to know *wink*) neela gumbud?(this one is for cycle parts i guess) lol jitnee lahore ke shops ka pata tha likh diya).. OR .. PM me . .and i'll let you know how to get one online (it would be a good 350mb download .. so you better be on broadband .. else asking friends is the best way to get photoshop)
  7. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    Download it directly from Adobe FTP.......

    Click Here to download Adobe Photoshop CS2 Tryout
    It's 30 day full working trial version...If u want to make it full, you can PM me (before installing it)...
  8. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    when i click on wave it says Could not complete the wave command because the selected area is empty. ???
  9. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    Coz u didn't either fill the new layer with the gradient or u haven't selected that layer....

    Nice tutorial man! I lyk it ;)
  10. CrYpTiC_angel

    CrYpTiC_angel Rebelle!


    i'm gonna check it out thoroughly soon, in a bit of a rush right now :)
  11. shak

    shak Harrr!

    @spy: yes sugata is correct .. you need to first select the gradient layer from the layers palette :)
  12. #iR@


    @ sugata... thx man... will download it soon! :)

    @ sharukh... yaar i have been YELLING around for a photoshop cd... but KOI ASR nahi hota kisi ko! but i GUESS i'll GET IT SOOOOOOON! :) thx man! hmmmm... SOMEONE NEEDS TO KNOW?! ;) well yea there r LOADS of shoe shops liberty ki back pay yaar! hehe
  13. shak

    shak Harrr!

    ^ yell some more .. but if nothin comes up ... go and spend 25rupees kanjoos :p ... itnee eidi ka aur kia kerna hay?!! :p
    kiddin .. let me know if you dont get it .. i;ve got a few mates in lahore will arrange something .. (dont say yes please dont say yes haha)
  14. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

  15. Garima

    Garima Born to rule <img src="images/smilies/rule.gif" bo

    Damn...i dont hv net at home & no photoshop in office...:cry2:
  16. Garima

    Garima Born to rule <img src="images/smilies/rule.gif" bo

    :Lighten: :banana: got an ideeeaaaaaa......

    @Shak...m sure its gonna b helpful...i hv tkn a print out of this tut...will try at home...& will post mah questions on Monday...
  17. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    upload it on some dedicated server lyk (open an account there)etc and post the link in [​IMG]
  18. #iR@


    hahahhaa... thx man... u rock seriously! i'll go get it don;t worry! :) thx though!
  19. Ibanezed

    Ibanezed New Member

    i remember long back ..lavina had done some awsome photoshoped igt logos! \,,/
  20. shak

    shak Harrr!

    WOa ... thats what i call a good response!! i am actually making people to 'try' photoshop .. cool cool ..

    and yes questions/queries/help me!! are all welcomed ..

    @garry: :) yay!!! .. do tell me how did it go!!!
    @hira: .. hehe .. okee .. i am sure you'll get it
    @spy: brilliant!! .. just upload it on rapidshare and i'll put some mirrors for the peeps who cant use rapidshare

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