Spring Wallpaper

Spring Wallpaper

Spring Wallpaper
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Step 12

Select SPRING layer and from Layer\Layer style pick Drop Shadow.

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In Drop shadow options, adjust the Blend Mode (Multiply), Angle (120), Distance (20), Size (8). Click OK.

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Step 13

Create new layer above SPRING. Select it and pick the Paint Bucket tool. Choose colour : RGB (33/83/8) and fill the layer with the colour. Now right-click on the layer and choose Create clipping mask again. Now, still on the same layer, change it's blending mode to Soft Light, and opacity for 77%. It looks much better now. You may close the group SPRING for now.

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Step 14

Ok. We've already got the title. Now it's time to add some extra effects to it. Create a new Group below SPRING, and name it “SPLATTERS”. Extract all splatter images, and open 11.jpg in Photoshop. When you've got it, we must now extract it from non-transparent background. In order to do that, go to Select\Color range, then pick the black background colour from the document using eye-dropper tool and set the Fuzziness to 24.

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Click OK then choose Select\Inverse (shift+ctrl/cmd+i).

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However it looks like there are some places, where the selection needs to be improved, as it looks awful. Some black areas were included in selection.

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To fix that, go to Quick Mask Mode (Q), and start painting with black colour to cover bad areas.

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In this mode the imperfections are very well visible, so it won't be a difficult task. Selected area is red. Sometimes you may need to paint some areas with white colour, to deselect – see example below.

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When you finish, exit the Quick Mask Mode (press Q again) and go to Select\Refine Edges.

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Use the following settings: Radius: 1 Smooth: 2. Other parameters should remain with value 0.

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Then press ctr/cmd +a, ctrl/cmd + c and switch back to our document. Select the SPLATTER group and press ctrl/cmd + v to paste the first splatter. One thing more to do with this one is to change a bit it's colours – go to Image\Adjustments\Hue & Saturation, check Colorize and enter values: Hue:337 Saturation:100 Lightness:+18.

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It looks much more vivid now. You may now transform and move it to place it in the desired position in our composition.

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9 comments on “Spring Wallpaper”

  1. While I appreciate this tutorial, I would have appreciated a heads-up about the amount of time it takes to mask out the tossed paint remnants. I'm in the third hour of doing that and I don't see it finishing up very quickly. Well, I guess you get what you pay for!

    1. Fixed! Thanks for letting us know about the broken images :)

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