This is a wallpaper tutorial for this wallpaper
, featuring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, from Twilight. Lyric is All That I Have by Snow Patrol. No one had actually requested the tutorial, but it was someone who thought I should make one. But this is my first tutorial, don't expect miracles.
I mostly (or actually always) work with wallpapares in the size 1024x768, but rarely with a white background even if I start that way (although in this wall I actually never removed it ^^). I open the pics and drag them onto the canvas. And since they tend to be in the wrong size, I resize them. I also mask by opening a new vector-mask and with a 300px rund, soft brush erase a bit from the pic of Stewart. Now I begin like this
Then I start with the picture of Pattinson. I love the effect reduce noise, and it's really good to enhance picture quality. Nowadays I always use it. You go filter>noise>reduce noise, and on this pic I use the settings below:
The picture of him is a bit darker than the other. I therefore duplicate (ctrl+J) the layer twice, and put one on screen and the other one, above, on soft light. Both with the opacity 50%. Afterwards I stamp visible (ctrl+shift+alt+E), and desaturate it (ctrl+shift+U) and put opacity on 75%, and I'm done with him. Watch how he looks here
Now the Stewart pic. It has a bit better quality and then as I reduce noise, I have different settings, the way I most often have them:
The picture also has less contrast than the other and I go image>adjustements>levels, to do something about that. Settings as below:
I also put the original picture underneath the black/white of Pattinson. On a new vector mask of the one above, I erase a bit more. I duplicate that layer too, desaturate it and put it on opacity 75%.
After that I creates a new layer, and paints over parts of the white background with a bit soft brush. Then the basic is done, and this
is what it looks like.
Now it's time for textures. This time I decided to use some of my own, which doesn't happen often. Firstly I open this
one and drag onto the canvas this. On a new vector mask I remove most of it like this
Then I set opacity on 15% and duplicate the layer, take back a bit of the masking like this
and put it on 50%. This
texure is next, and I put it on screen opacity 25%. This
texture, also mine I put on lighten opacity 25% too.
Now onto a couple of textures that aren't mine. First I take this
texture (one of my favourites) from Black Lagoon and with a vector mask removes over the faces and a bit more like this
. Then I put it on soft light opacity 50%.
Then I take this
texture from More Adventurous, desaturate it and put it on soft light. After that I take this
texure from Salt'n Burn and put it on soft light opacity 75%. After Signe teached me once upon a time, I've become a texture whore, but this isn't too lot to handle ^^. After the textures the wall looks like this
Stamp visible. Then I duplicates the layer and do reduce noise once more, with the same settings as the ones on Stewart. However I think their faces are a bit too sharp, and soften up by masking away the sharpest parts. Now it looks like this
Time for borders. I'm a sucker for borders, and create a tiny border at the top, in black, putting it on soft light opacity 50%. Then I create a thick border-bottom, and put it on soft light too, but with opacity 75%. Look at borders here
, and the result here
However I think parts of the wall are too bright and decide to blacken out parts. With a big soft brush I paint first like this
on a new layer, on soft light 100%, and then like this
, also on a new layer, soft light, opacity 25%. With this
as a result.
Then when we're starting with the text, you do as you want to. Experiment with soft light or overlay, together with a normal layer underneath, very low opacities. I use Arial and Edwardian script. With arial I usually use uppercase together with large letterspaces, and lowercase with minus and very short letterspacing. Mostly I use white and black with soft light or overlay, but I also use colours I take from the canvas. It's a lot better-looking to do that when you have the layers on normal. With texts it looks like this
Then it's gradient maps time! Wohoo, I'm addicted to gradients. Usually I use a lot with low opicites (25-50%) but on this I actually use quite a few. I'm also in love with Black Lagoon's gradients. I use them all the time. First I use this gradient from the 17:th set from Black Lagoon.
Soft light and opacity 50% on all the gradients. Then I use this and this from the 16:th set.
Then this and this and this from the 15:th set ^^.
And the wallpaper is done! Click here
to watch final result again.