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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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Komentáře {81}

Nikola dávno
wow...amazing....thank U so much 4 this one....

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

Ehsan dávno
Thanks for your tutorials

blacops dávno
absuf..nglutely great work

Stephane HANQUET dávno
Great work !

Oaki dávno

Lenn dávno
never comes 2 ma mind

AeroEmperor dávno
X-Treme Creativity with awesome simple sketch ideas.

ekrai munsyi dávno
nuhun pisan vladstudio!

Lucie dávno

ulwan dávno
ur are the king!

pieces dávno
this is just straight out impressive.

Jase dávno
Thank you!

Kareem Khazem dávno
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 dávno
interesting. I like the free flowing thought process that gets you to do the designs... carry on.. cheers

Ratsnrop dávno
Speechless.. Thanks the Lord for a beautiful person that you are..

gigie dávno
waw! y'our Great!

Vineet K. Narotra dávno
Too, Too, Too Good...Thanks Buddy...

Paramour dávno
Vlad you are really creative man

prakash dávno
Great work!!!!

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

Fatherly 21 Leden 2008
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very thanks

Midori 1 Únor 2008
you are my hero!

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

Creative Media 1 Březen 2008

fred 28 Březen 2008
someone liked this over at threadless: http://www.threadless.com/submission/156030/where_is_my_love

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

Moscow 25 Prosinec 2008
Влад! Молочина!

xea 22 Březen 2009
cool! Thanks very much!

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

aarthi 17 Červenec 2009

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

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

manuel 14 Leden 2010

pooja 2 Únor 2010
greatly done...

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

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

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

DEngoi: 11 Únor 2012
Thanks. very helpful.

beginner dávno
Hey I saw this tutorial at tutorialkit.com - you wouldn't happen to have two tutorial sites do you?

Steve dávno
I must say that you are truly inspiring!!

majorwimp dávno
very cool.......

mesa dávno
nice job...

dannyg77 dávno
Wow, dude. You're amazing. I love your vision.

Sarai dávno
thanks ur genius

Berry dávno

miss ksa dávno

Werner Edlauer dávno
i like it :o)

XaVier dávno
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 dávno

Serkan G. dávno
Vlad you're a genius

Himmat Singh dávno
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 dávno
u'r the boss

Mahrad dávno
Awesome! Vlad you're a genius

kho dávno
ur the best!

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

lawrence dávno
summa super maa!

GATTU dávno
No words to describe ur work awesome nice 3D illusion

Nissi dávno
You Rock!

Lachlan 9 Leden 2008
WOW those are awesome!

catermad 13 Leden 2008
one word : amazing!

abohelal 25 Leden 2008
فكرة حلوة

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

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

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

Meta 4 Červen 2008
I love ur workz

Caterina 10 Srpen 2008

bizkit 18 Září 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 Leden 2009
wow! wow! wow! absolutely u are a ps devil :)

shyam 13 Duben 2009
absolutely marvelous..

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

Robin 30 Červenec 2009
Very funny pic.) thnx

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

deyan 23 Listopad 2009
very creative

clippingimages.com 18 Leden 2010
good job.nicely done.keep it up :-)

fantasydn 10 Duben 2010
Thank you....my master

Kat 19 Květen 2010
So cool!

10 Březen 2011
exccelent one!!!! the creation from the beginning was interesting to watch!!! http://www.clippingimages.com

Avril 17 Říjen 2011

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