The Joomp wallpaper
Tue, 02/06/2007 - 14:53
Here I'm again writing about some stuff that I have done or seen online.
In my last article I had shown how to create a wallpaper with some free stuff like icons and textures. Well in this article I wanna show you another wallpaper that I did using basically photoshop, for a company which I have been working for, Joomp. The idea for the wallpaper was a dark image with some light and smoke effects.
Below there are images showing step by step how I created that.
Step 1: Using the lasso tool, I set a feather of 60px and drew an abstract shape like a cloud.
Try to create a small shape, it will get bigger when you add the clouds though
Step 2: Filter > Render > Clouds
The cloud is black and white
Step 3: Image > Adjustments > Hue /Saturation, to make a bluish cloud.
Choose colorize to be able to change the colors of the cloud
Step 4: Using an image of smoke.
I found this image at Digg.com, it was one of the most dugg posts there, really amazing
Step 5: Mixing the images; set color dodge as blend mode to both layers.
I just used some parts of the image and mixed them up
Step 6: Adding the company's logo and a bit of glow.
The joomp logo is behind the cloud
Step 7: With a custom brush, I added some sparks over the double blue Os of the logo.
Just play with the options there, I changed the scattering, shape dynamics and... I think I tried all of them
Final step: The last thing was the address and slogan.
The end result
The .psd file used here can be downloaded, and if you have any doubt or want to ask or suggest something, just let me know.