Patek Philippe Watch
See wallpaper1, wallpaper2.
Start with plan background, filled with color of your choice…
In new layer, use very large soft black brush to add shadow.
Let’s create watch body. Using Shape Circle tool (U), add a circle.
Add metallic look to it. You can do it well enough using only layer effects:
- outer glow: black, mode=overlay;
- inner glow: white, mode=overlay;
- gradient: switch to Metal family of gradient, then choose the gradient shown on screenshot, style=angle, mode=overlay, opacity=50%
- pattern: choose a pattern from nature patterns (or create your own pattern!), mode-overlay, opacity=10%.
Add another, smaller circle, with brighter color, and repeat layer effects. (You can copy them from first circle and paste into second).
Add more dark (almost black) smaller circles. Then apply the same layer effects.
Now we need to add some symmetric decoravite elements. In new layer, use Pen tool (P) to create a shape similar to this.
When your shape is ready, duplicate it (copy-paste), then move down and rotate 180 degrees.
Select both shapes, copy, paste, rotate 6 degrees (to do so, hit Ctrl-T, then enter 6 in textbox on top bar with preferences). Repeat 60 times, until circle is completed.
Carefully align this decorative shape with clock shapes (so that they all are centered), then set layer blend mode to screen, and apply some layer effects: drop shadow, pattern overlay, bevel and emboss. Do not overload image with effects, though!
Using the same technique, create another decorative shape, duplicate it 60 times, align with center of clock shapes, and apply some other layer effects: inner shadow.
Then use the same technique for another decorative shapes, and again and again until you’re really tired
Now it is time to create gear wheels! Here is how to create a wheel. In new layer, using Rounded rectangle tool, create a rectangle similar to this.
Duplicate path – select with Path selection tool (A), copy, paste – and move the shape down.
Instead of plain rectangles, you can use Pen tool to create nice curved shapes and use them in your wheel designs.
Next thing we need is some small jewels. Create new circle shape, apple the following layer effects to it: Bevel and Emboss (mode=down, highlight and shadow=overlay), Inner Glow (black, mode=overlay). I had a photo of glass sphere in stock, so I pasted it into this file, scaled down, de-saturated (Ctrl-Shift-U) and adjusted levels (Ctrl-L) to add contrast.
Center-align these 2 layers, and group glass layer with previous (Layer menu – Create Clipping Mask). Then set second layer mode to Overlay.
Almost done! Now we just need to add some mysterious look to entire wallpaper.
Make a copy of PSD file, then merge all layers (Ctrl-Shift-E), so that al layers are united into one layer. Then duplicate this layer and apply Gaussian Blur (Effects menu – Blur), with raduis = 5-10px.
The very last touch is to add some lights reflecting from the clocks. To make it, change foreground color to white, then switch to Polygon tool (U), set Sides = 4, then open dropdown window with Polygon Options, check Star checkbox, set Indent to 92%.
These settings will allow you to create this shape.
Then simply set layer blend mode to Overlay, and add some very subtle Outer Glow.