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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.

UPDATE: TAKE A LOOK HOW TO CREATE THE SMOKE FROM SCRATCH IN PHOTOHOP

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.