Today I am going to share with you an awesome Windows 7 wallpaper tutorial. This tutorial is very effective. You can make many wallpapers to follow these instructions. Its so simple and easy. No worry about the time because this tutorial just take your 30 minutes to complete a design of awesome wallpaper. Learn the techniques taught in the following 10 terrific texture tutorials to brush up on your graphic design skills. So just enjoy and share your comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

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Create a Windows 7 Wallpaper in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Brush Tool
  • Text Tool
  • Ellipse Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Gradient Overlay

Lets start to create our window 7 wallpaper in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) 1024×768 of size applying black color #000000.

Create New Document

Step 2

Create new layer select Brush Tool from tool panel set (813px) of size and paint it with white color right side as like in preview.

Paint With Brush

Step 3

Select Text Tool and type a text, we are creating window 7 wallpaper so we type here (7) with white color #ffffff.

Type a Text

Step 4

Select Ellipse Tool and create a circle with black color #000000 back side of the text layer name it layer Top 1st Circle.

Create a Circle

Down the Opacity (5%) of this top 1st circle layer.

After Down the Opacity

Duplicate this circle, transform it (Ctrl+T) and down the size of duplicate circle layer and name it layer Top 2nd Circle.

Duplicate Circle

After down the size of top 2nd circle layer set it little bit upper side of the top 1st circle layer.

Set Upper Side

Step 5

Select text layer rasterize it select Eraser Tool and erase the top and bottom area of this text layer as like in preview.

Erase The Top Bottom area

Step 6

Select Ellipse Tool again and create a circle bottom area of text with white color #ffffff as like in picture below name it layer Bottom 1st Layer.

Create a Circle

Down the Opacity (10%) of this bottom 1st circle layer.

Down Opacity 10%

Duplicate Bottom 1st circle layer and transform it (Ctrl+T) name this duplicate layer Bottom 2nd Circle.

Transform This Layer

Set little bit upper side of this bottom 2nd circle layer.

Set Upper Side

Step 7

Select Pen Tool and create a shape with this color #cbfdfe name it layer 1st Shape.

Create a Shape

Go to Layer > Layer Style and applying some Blending Options to this 1st shape layer.

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

After applying these layer styles we get awesome result.

Get Result

Duplicate this 1st shape layer and set down side as like in preview and name it layer 2nd shape.

Duplicate Layer