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17 February 2008 @ 07:52 pm
Supernatural wallpaper tutorial  
All right, I have been asked about this for about a thousand years, so I might as well post one of these for those who are curious.

Here is the tutorial to create the following wallpaper:

Here are the basics you will need for this:
Photoshop (I made this in PS7, but it seems pretty translatable)
Texture 1 - from Misplaced
Texture 2 - from French Hobbit
Stock 1 - from Caustic Stock
Stock 2 - from Caustic Stock
Stock 3 - from DreamStock
Gradients - from Misplaced
Ruby Image - from my own collection

Images and such
-Okay, to begin, open up a 1024x768 project in Photoshop and fill it with black.
-Copy and paste this texture into it.
-Copy and paste this stock image and set Opacity to Soft Light - 62%
-Copy and paste this stock image and set Opacity to Overlay - 100%
-Copy and paste this stock image and set Opacity to Normal - 37%
-Copy and paste this image of Ruby
-Mask around Ruby so that she is all that remains in the wallpaper - I like to use the masking tool, but you can also use the Eraser, Pen Tool, and others
-Copy and paste this texture and set Opacity to Screen - 61%
-Mask around Ruby

Gradients and coloring
-Apply a Hue/Saturation layer - set the Saturation to -10
-Mask so that Ruby is left colored different than the rest
-Apply this gradient and set the Opacity to Overlay - 100%
-Apply this gradient and set the Opacity to Soft Light - 100%
-Apply this gradient and set the Opacity to Hard Light - 70%, set the Fill to 64%
-Mask out Ruby so she is not affected by the coloring of the gradient
-Apply this gradient and set the Opacity to Normal - 55%

Flatten the layers

These are awesome effects I learned from mysteryof  , they rock and help me out a LOT.
-Duplicate the layer.
-Chose the duplicated layer. Go Filter , Other , High Pass, Radius 7px. Set this layer on Hard light.
-Go Filter, Noise, Median, Radius 70px. Press Ctrl + Shift + F and chose 50% opacity.
-Go Filter , Blur, Smart Blur, Radius 3.0px, Threshold 7px. Merge layers.
-Go Filter, Blur, Smart Blur, Radius 3.0px, Threshold 3px.
-Go Filter, Artistic, Paint Daubs, Brush size 2, Sharpness 2, Brush style – simple. Press Ctrl + Shift + F and choose 30% opacity.
-Go Filter, Noise, Add noise, Amount 1, Gaussian

Flatten the layers again

Some text advice - if you are doing several lyrics, I suggest using more than one whole line as the lyrics because the PS defaults tend to all look the same. You can make your art look more unique if you don't use defaults.

-Ruby - Rage Italic, size 100, color #D2BF9D, Drop Shadow
-fight the good fight - Garamond, size 30, color #FFFFFF
-all your life you've been waiting for your chance - Garamond, size 30, color #FFFFFF
-where you'll fit into the plan - Garamond, size 30, color #FFFFFF

-Here is the .psd file for those of us that like those. Also included is this, the one that includes text. Thanks!

Enjoy!  Also, if anyone knows of any places I can post this, let me know, as I only have one place and I know people like tutorials!

I feel: contemplativecontemplative
I'm listening to: The Bitter End by Placebo
Heatheramericangrl69 on February 18th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Adding this to memories for future use. As for places you can crosspost this I'd suggest, photoshop_lover. I think some icon tutorial communities allow you to post tuts for bigger graphics but I'd have to check the ones I'm in first.
Alanamyrasis on February 18th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Cross-post to big_tutorials! It's just for any tutorials above icon size :D

Adding to memories ^^
Nathaliesnnat17 on February 18th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I really like this! yay! thanks for making and sharing
and I agree cross-post this to big_tutorials and also I suggest header_tutorial
Jo: Rubyapieceofcake on February 18th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
I have Paintshop Pro 8, but I'm gonna give it ago because i love your wallpapers.
Having a quick look at the instructions, I don't have the same effects, but we shall see.

Joapieceofcake on February 18th, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
The Misplaced link is just a small square with a cross. So I searched and got misplaced/saltnburn but the gradient sets are photoshop files as well, so i can't use them.
Lady Mansonladymanson on February 18th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Her site may be down for the moment. I'll check around and see if I can get into just the gradient area of it.
Lady Manson: ruby stops trafficladymanson on February 18th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Without the effects part, you should get really close to the same thing. I'm sure they're are some blurring effects and such and you can use on PS Pro.
Jo: Katieapieceofcake on February 18th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
I had ago but couldn't do it..LOL!

So I left off the gradients and effects parts. Changed a few things and came up with this..

It gave me a few ideas and such though, so thank you!
Vince: Billie Joe Armstrong I Walk Aloner_sambora_luvr on February 18th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
That is really awesome i love the colors
Jo: Bela & Rubyapieceofcake on February 18th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Aww..thank you!
Marymary5958 on February 18th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
And it's gorgeous! Love the colors and the light.
Joapieceofcake on February 18th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! :-)
Vince: Daughtry RAWRr_sambora_luvr on February 18th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
This is a great tutorial thank you for sharing i am going to attempt to make a header using it...
Lorelore_85 on February 18th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
very cool. and awsome wallpaper... THANKS
sunrise_setssunrise_sets on February 18th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome tutorial! *mems* I'm going to have to try this out!
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Marymary5958 on February 18th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, Dev, you beat me! I was just going to ask her to do that!! LOL. And I still will.

Adding my request to Dev's. ladymanson, please? :-)

Lady Mansonladymanson on February 19th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh, of course! I have posted some stuff over there before (manips) but didn't think to post this.
pebls on February 19th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
awesome, thank you soo much!
Orellahisescape on March 30th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
wow....added to my memories =]
100% Running With Scissorsviridian on July 11th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
This is amazing: I used it to make these two headers. Love that last effect with the filters, especially.
NathyGan: pic#75109260angenath on September 3rd, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
Awesome, thank you soo much for making and sharing this tutorial with us, ladymanson. I'm going to have to try this out !

It's really gorgeous ! Love the colors and the light.

BTW : How I may obtain the gradients because the link doesn't work....:(
Lady Manson: spn - drunk jessladymanson on September 3rd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
No problem. Which link doesn't work for you? They are all working on my end, so maybe I'm missing something...
NathyGanangenath on September 4th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
I want to speak about the link for the gradients. How to find good gradients among those of the site of Misplaced ?
Nuri-Wan Kenobi: Merlin meets Twilightnuriwan on February 11th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing the tut! The results are amazing! :)
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