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Missing Piece - making of

This tutorial is about Missing Piece wallpaper. The most important thing you need for good wallpaper is the idea ;-) So  I came up with pencil sketch, which I then scanned and opened in Photoshop.


Create new document, fill it with background color of your desire (I chose greyish blue), and apply the following filters:
- Noise (Filters menu - Noise - Add noise)
- Sponge (Filters menu - Artistic - Sponge)
- Textutizer (Filters - Texture - Texturizer)

Important! After applying each effect, immediately hit Ctrl-Shift-F (Fade) and fade each filter down to 10-20%.


I overlayed my scanned image for reference...


Set foreground color to orange, switch to Pen tool (P) and create a shape of puzzle piece, using pencil sketch as reference.


Here is the completed shape - I decided it does not need to  be very symmetric!


Open Layer menu - Layer Style - Blending Options (or simply double-click on layer) and apply the following layer effects:

- Outer glow: black, size 3px, mode=overlay
- Bevel and emboss: size 2px, highlight mode=overlay, shadow mode=overlay
- Pattern overlay: choose any pattern that fits :-) blend mode=overlay, opacity=10-15%


Duplicate this layer, change orange color to much darker (brown), then move this new layer down (so that it  is behind original orange layer) and then move shape a little up and right. This will give additional depth to the puzzle piece.


Well, one piece is ready! Repeat these steps and create another one...


Then again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again and again :-)


Use hard black brush (B) to draw hands, legs and eyes.


In new layer (behind brush layer), draw white eyes content with white brush. Apply some Drop shadow to  it (blend mode=soft light).


Repeat for all pieces!


Shadows are very important in this wallpapers - they give convincing 3D look, without need of any 3D software. Switch to black soft brush, set brush opacity to 30-40%, and sketch the shadow.


Set shadow layer blend mode to soft light (so that the shadow is not so strong).


Create new layer, switch to very large (100-150px) black brush, and add some more strokes to the shadow.


Again, set this layer blend mode to Soft light.


And finally, in another new layer, use small soft brush for some more small shadow - right below the legs. Again, set layer blend mode to Soft light.


Repeat and create shadows for all pieces.


The final touch is  to apply some blur to upper part of wallpaper - it will create illusion of macro photo shoot. First, we need gradient selection" - that is


Turn off Quick Mask (hit Q again). This is approximately what selection should look like.


Apply Blur (Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur, or Filter - Blur - Lens Blur) to selected image (you will need to merge your layers, so that entire wallpaper is  in one layer). Experiment with blur size - 20-30px should be OK. That's all!


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Comentários {81}

Nikola há muito tempo
wow...amazing....thank U so much 4 this one....

derya há muito tempo
ı come up with many ideas but can not apply them to computer:(

Ehsan há muito tempo
Thanks for your tutorials

blacops há muito tempo
absuf..nglutely great work

Stephane HANQUET há muito tempo
Great work !

Oaki há muito tempo

Lenn há muito tempo
never comes 2 ma mind

AeroEmperor há muito tempo
X-Treme Creativity with awesome simple sketch ideas.

ekrai munsyi há muito tempo
nuhun pisan vladstudio!

Lucie há muito tempo

ulwan há muito tempo
ur are the king!

pieces há muito tempo
this is just straight out impressive.

Jase há muito tempo
Thank you!

Kareem Khazem há muito tempo
Must have taken ages... I like the idea of blurring the background to make it look like a macro photo, I'd never thought of doing that!

Alok Punjani há muito tempo
interesting. I like the free flowing thought process that gets you to do the designs... carry on.. cheers

Ratsnrop há muito tempo
Speechless.. Thanks the Lord for a beautiful person that you are..

gigie há muito tempo
waw! y'our Great!

Vineet K. Narotra há muito tempo
Too, Too, Too Good...Thanks Buddy...

Paramour há muito tempo
Vlad you are really creative man

prakash há muito tempo
Great work!!!!

Steve há muito tempo
Hi, i just discovered you background images and they all look amazing to me. Thank you for your work!

Fatherly 21 Janeiro 2008
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very thanks

Midori 1 Fevereiro 2008
you are my hero!

charisse* 23 Fevereiro 2008
amazing creation! keep it up!

Creative Media 1 Março 2008

fred 28 Março 2008
someone liked this over at threadless:

Meg 16 Setembro 2008
Vlad, I love your work and imagination. I honestly do. Hope you create more like this. :)

Moscow 25 Dezembro 2008
Влад! Молочина!

xea 22 Março 2009
cool! Thanks very much!

Nina 9 Junho 2009
Very nice, if only I was good enough to make anything anywere near that good :)

aarthi 17 Julho 2009

Oussama 30 Julho 2009
I really appreciate that Wondeful n Great idea ir worx & Rox man

PS-Newbie 13 Setembro 2009
it would took some years for me to do it!

manuel 14 Janeiro 2010

pooja 2 Fevereiro 2010
greatly done...

JieXian 11 Maio 2010
"this guy is very cute and interesting" in the words of a girl (not me)

soroor 29 Março 2011
vaaawww!!!! God! this is very wonderfull!!!

Tharanga 2 Maio 2011
Amazed at how simple the steps you follow, yet end up with masterpieces ! keep up the good work Vladimir !!

DEngoi: 11 Fevereiro 2012
Thanks. very helpful.

beginner há muito tempo
Hey I saw this tutorial at - you wouldn't happen to have two tutorial sites do you?

Steve há muito tempo
I must say that you are truly inspiring!!

majorwimp há muito tempo
very cool.......

mesa há muito tempo
nice job...

dannyg77 há muito tempo
Wow, dude. You're amazing. I love your vision.

Sarai há muito tempo
thanks ur genius

Berry há muito tempo

miss ksa há muito tempo

Werner Edlauer há muito tempo
i like it :o)

XaVier há muito tempo
wow... awesome job... I am just started to learn more about the photoshop... :P haha... this tutorial might help me a lot i believe... thanks anyway...

carlo há muito tempo

Serkan G. há muito tempo
Vlad you're a genius

Himmat Singh há muito tempo
I must admire, the vision and creative mind, gifted by God to you. You present all the things so beautifully, that only a classic vision-holder can get into it. Just another masterpiece... keep it up

Hasib há muito tempo
u'r the boss

Mahrad há muito tempo
Awesome! Vlad you're a genius

kho há muito tempo
ur the best!

velkajesterk há muito tempo
cool! thanx so much for new ideas, I have to try right now :)

lawrence há muito tempo
summa super maa!

GATTU há muito tempo
No words to describe ur work awesome nice 3D illusion

Nissi há muito tempo
You Rock!

Lachlan 9 Janeiro 2008
WOW those are awesome!

catermad 13 Janeiro 2008
one word : amazing!

abohelal 25 Janeiro 2008
فكرة حلوة

Szijártó Péter 9 Fevereiro 2008
another genial idea... and another masterwork.

wingdezigns 26 Fevereiro 2008
5nice tutorial... :)

Guy 9 Março 2008
How long do you do this?????

Meta 4 Junho 2008
I love ur workz

Caterina 10 Agosto 2008

bizkit 18 Setembro 2008
may ur ram size never be below 1gb. I frE@kin luv u, ur works & ur generous attitude. I stick em up ;D

atakan 3 Janeiro 2009
wow! wow! wow! absolutely u are a ps devil :)

shyam 13 Abril 2009
absolutely marvelous..

Pete 14 Junho 2009
Wow amazing stuff! I look forward to trying my own variation of this! Thanks!

Robin 30 Julho 2009
Very funny pic.) thnx

Dan 9 Agosto 2009
Vlad, you are just amazing at these things, nice guide! :-)

deyan 23 Novembro 2009
very creative 18 Janeiro 2010
good job.nicely done.keep it up :-)

fantasydn 10 Abril 2010
Thank master

Kat 19 Maio 2010
So cool!

10 Março 2011
exccelent one!!!! the creation from the beginning was interesting to watch!!!

Avril 17 Outubro 2011

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