In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to work with shapes, texture, and patterns to create this wallpaper. Part of this tutorial uses Adobe Illustrator but a download is included in case you don’t have Illustrator.
Preview of Final Result
2010 Typographic Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial
Step 1 – Create a new Document
Open Photoshop and create a new image (Ctrl+N or File > New) with the settings shown below.
- Width: 1440
- Height: 900
- Resolution: 72
- Background Contents: White
Step 2 – Creating Background
To create a striped background, press “D” to reset the color palette to black and white. Then create a new layer and fill the area in with white.
Next, filter the image (Menu > Filter > Sketch >Choose Halftone Pattern) with the settings shown below:
- Size: 1
- Contrast: 26
- Pattern Type: Line
Step 3 – Removing lines
Choose the Magic Wand Tool (W) and click on any area that is white.
Then right click and choose Similar Option. This will now select all white areas.
Next, press “delete” to remove all the white lines.
Step 4 – Expanding the Lines
Expand the lines using the Transform tool (Ctrl + T) to fit your screen.
Step 5 – Rotating Lines
Rotate the lines to -45°. Duplicate the lines and place them next to each other, filling your canvas with lines.
Step 6 – Changing Color
Select the lines and lock transparent pixels from the layers palette. Then change the foreground color to the settings below:
- R: 22
- G: 22
- B: 22