CREATE A WAVY BLACKBERRY STYLE
Compiled by <<coldbing>>
In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop
only. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects, like the Blackberry
9000 wallpaper. This is a tutorial you can sit down and complete in less than an hour. Let's get
Create a new document, using a black color for the background.
With the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create a rectangular selection. Then select the
Gradient Tool (G), and use red for the color of the gradient for both the start and the end, but
use 100% and 0% for the Opacity so the gradient will go from red to transparent. Then create a
new layer and fill it with the gradient, as in the image below.
Go to Edit>Transform>Distort and distort the rectangle, as in the image below.
Go to Edit>Transform>Warp. Then select Flag and use 20% for the Bend.
Create another Rectangle and fill it with the same red to transparent gradient. Set the height
smaller than the first one. Then repeat the Warp command; however, this time make it to the
opposite way, as in the image below.
Let’s add a Layer Style to the shape. Go to Layer>Layer Style>Inner Shadow, use a light pink
color (#ffb3b3). Set the Angle at -90 degrees, Distance 45px, Choke 0%, and the Size 70%.
Now go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur, use 2px for the Radius.
Repeat Step 6 for the other shape.
With the Pen Tool (P), create some paths, as in the image below. We will use them to create
some light effects.
First create a new folder, and rename it "Lines". Then change the Blend Mode to Screen.
Thereafter select the Brush Tool. Grab a basic brush with 0% Hardness and 13px size. Then with
the Direct Select Tool (A), select a path. With the right button of the mouse choose Stro