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Diablo III styled wallpaper

In this detailed tutorial we will learn how to make a Diablo III styled wallpaper.

For the beginning create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Paint the first layer with black color, applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Now, let’s start making a very gloomy texture. Download out of Internet a set of ready to use brushes D_Grungeset1.
In this case we’ll use all the brushes, except the marked one in the table below. The color’s code is #532100. Brush’s Opacity needs to be on 20%.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

We must get almost the same thing as on the picture below:

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Choose now a brush as in the next table. We’ll use it during the entire lesson.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

On a new layer we’ll try to represent the blue color – #04020F. Opacity:20%.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Enlarge the brush’s size by pressing Ctrl +] and try to represent one more layer of the same color.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

On the next layer the brush needs to be enlarged even more, changing the Opacity on 40% and trying to get the same result as below:

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Select the white color, Opacity of 10% and represent an element remembering the clouds.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Set the next parameters on the layers’ palette.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Select the black color and the same opacity’s value to create a dark haziness on the top part of the picture.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Create a new file of 500x500px and 72 dpi, painting it in black color.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Select the Gradient Tool (G) on a new layer for giving it the white gradient. Select on the top gradient’s menu the option Foreground to transparent, having a picture, like the next one.

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

Next select the main menu Filter>Distort>Wave…, setting the options from below

Make a Diablo III styled wallpaper in Phootshop CS3

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