Creativity on your desktop: How to create a cool wallpaper from your Photoshop interface
Today we will create a cool wallpaper using a single stock image and your “Printscreen” button. It’s amazing how many “stocks” pass by us every day and we don’t even notice. But that’s why we’re here, to explore this untapped “oil well”, so let’s make something fun with it!
NOTE: Tools that have the same shortcut keys are overlapped and you can cycle between them using SHIFT+<key> or right-click over it. Example: Dodge Tool, Burn Tool and Sponge Tool – hit SHIFT+O to select each.
Completion time: 40 min – 1 hour
Tools: Photoshop CS3
Following this tutorial, you will learn how to:
- make advanced selections via Channels
- use the Path Tool effectively
- retouch photos
- create high quality shadows
- make simple cutouts
- make color palettes
Final Image Preview