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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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Komentarai {81}

Nikola labai seniai
wow...amazing....thank U so much 4 this one....

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

Ehsan labai seniai
Thanks for your tutorials

blacops labai seniai
absuf..nglutely great work

Stephane HANQUET labai seniai
Great work !

Oaki labai seniai

Lenn labai seniai
never comes 2 ma mind

AeroEmperor labai seniai
X-Treme Creativity with awesome simple sketch ideas.

ekrai munsyi labai seniai
nuhun pisan vladstudio!

Lucie labai seniai

ulwan labai seniai
ur are the king!

pieces labai seniai
this is just straight out impressive.

Jase labai seniai
Thank you!

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

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

gigie labai seniai
waw! y'our Great!

Vineet K. Narotra labai seniai
Too, Too, Too Good...Thanks Buddy...

Paramour labai seniai
Vlad you are really creative man

prakash labai seniai
Great work!!!!

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

Fatherly 21 Sausis 2008
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very thanks

Midori 1 Vasaris 2008
you are my hero!

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

Creative Media 1 Kovas 2008

fred 28 Kovas 2008
someone liked this over at threadless:

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

Moscow 25 Gruodis 2008
Влад! Молочина!

xea 22 Kovas 2009
cool! Thanks very much!

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

aarthi 17 Liepa 2009

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

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

manuel 14 Sausis 2010

pooja 2 Vasaris 2010
greatly done...

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

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

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

DEngoi: 11 Vasaris 2012
Thanks. very helpful.

beginner labai seniai
Hey I saw this tutorial at - you wouldn't happen to have two tutorial sites do you?

Steve labai seniai
I must say that you are truly inspiring!!

majorwimp labai seniai
very cool.......

mesa labai seniai
nice job...

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

Sarai labai seniai
thanks ur genius

Berry labai seniai

miss ksa labai seniai

Werner Edlauer labai seniai
i like it :o)

XaVier labai seniai
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 labai seniai

Serkan G. labai seniai
Vlad you're a genius

Himmat Singh labai seniai
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 labai seniai
u'r the boss

Mahrad labai seniai
Awesome! Vlad you're a genius

kho labai seniai
ur the best!

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

lawrence labai seniai
summa super maa!

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

Nissi labai seniai
You Rock!

Lachlan 9 Sausis 2008
WOW those are awesome!

catermad 13 Sausis 2008
one word : amazing!

abohelal 25 Sausis 2008
فكرة حلوة

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

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

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

Meta 4 Birželis 2008
I love ur workz

Caterina 10 Rugpjūtis 2008

bizkit 18 Rugsėjis 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 Sausis 2009
wow! wow! wow! absolutely u are a ps devil :)

shyam 13 Balandis 2009
absolutely marvelous..

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

Robin 30 Liepa 2009
Very funny pic.) thnx

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

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

fantasydn 10 Balandis 2010
Thank master

Kat 19 Gegužė 2010
So cool!

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

Avril 17 Spalis 2011

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