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Harley Davidson Wallpaper

Learn how to combine shapes and Layer Styles in Photoshop CS3 to create a Harley Davidson poster in this step-by-step guide. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS3 with the size 1600px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #707070 color the new background layer.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

We’ll apply for this layer the next filter – Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

…and also Filter>Render>Lighting Effects

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Press CTRL+SHIFT+U to Desaturate this layer.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown to represent the left half of the logotype’s element we want to have in the end. The color in this case should be selected the black one.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the recent made layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn around the copy, placing it the same way indicated below.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Put together both halves into a single rasterized layer. Hold Ctrl button to select the necessary layers in Layers panel and finally press Ctrl+E to Merge Down. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Add Bevel and Emboss:

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply Gradient Overlay:

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Select the earlier applied tools (the Pen Tool (P)) to represent several more elements of the same logotype.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Put together the new made elements into a single layer the same way described above with the previous elements, click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Add Bevel and Emboss

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply Gradient Overlay

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the rasterized layer, containing the elements from the bottom part and choose the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn over the copy, placing it the way shown below:

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll download from dafont.com the font Transport. Install this font on your system and insert the logotype of Harley Davidon company.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Rasterize this layer too. In this case we have to create a new layer, hold Ctrl button and select both layers and then press Ctrl+E. Create a new layer under the new layer that we’ve got and choose the Hard Round brush from Brush Tool (B).

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
Use this brush to paint with two colors the logo’s edge as shown.
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Bevel and Emboss.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Put together now both layers, the brush’s layer and the layer containing the Harley Davidson logo. Hold Ctrl button, select both layers and then press Ctrl+E.
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Add Bevel and Emboss
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply Stroke

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Using the Pen Tool (P) continue representing the logotype. Next we’ll draw another element of the logo from its left side.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Set Opacity to 92% and Fill to 0% for this layer. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Add Inner Glow:

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply Gradient Overlay:

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose again the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn around the copy, placing it the same way you may see below:

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Now we shall draw an hole reserved for the rivet, choosing in this case the Ellipse Tool (U):

Creating a Harley Davidson Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

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