Auto Tech Wallpaper

Using some techniques from older tutorials I am going to create a whole new auto inspired Techy Wallpaper

First Open a Document 1600×1200 and fill it with black. Then Go to your blending Options and choose Gradient Overlay. Make your start color #646464 and your end color #e9e7e8. Hit OK.

Now we are going to create a new pattern. Open a new document that is 100×100 with a transparent background. Then Take your Eliptical Marquee Tool and make a circle selection in the center of the document that is 20×20. Hold Shift while you drag to make a near perfect circle. Once you have the selection fill it with #333333. Finally add an inner shadow Set the distance to 2, the choke to 0, and size to 1. Hit enter.

Once you have the first you need to duplicate the layer CTRL+J. Once you have the layer duplcated move the new circle to the left so there is a 4 pixel space between each. Then do the same this time on the right. Now take the middle and Left circle and duplicate those layers. This time move them above the original row with a 2 pixel space and center them them. Do the same to make the lower row. You should have something like below:

Using the Move Tool Drag out some guide to the center points of the circle in the top and bottom rows. Once you have those guides take your Rectangular Marquee Tool and Make a selection of the inner rectangle. Finally Go to Edit > Define Pattern and name it Mesh and hit OK. You can close that document now.

Now back to our main document make a new layer and fill it with black. Set the layer fill to 0%. Then go to the Blending Options and Select Pattern Overlay and choose the pattern we just made. Then Set the scale to 50% and hit OK.

Next Download the Spinner.png here. Go to Edit > Define As Brush and name it whatever you like. Grab Your Brush tool and select the Brush we just created. Make a new layer and click to add the Spinner to the design. Drag out some guides (600 horzontal and 800 vertical). Then move your Spinner to the center to make sure it is correct. Finally CTRL+Click to make a selection. Highlight your meshlayer and hit Del. Then grab your eraser and remove the rest of the mesh inside the circle.

Again CTRL+Click the Spinner layer to make a selection. Then go to Selection > Inverse. Highlight the base layer and remove the fan blades from the base layer. Then Double click the base layer to add a Drop Shadow. Set the Distance to 15, Spread to 20, and the Size to 35 and Hit OK.

Next Download this Circuitry here. Then add it to the document. Move the layer to the bottom and place it under the fan opening.

Now Highlight your Spinner layer and set the fill to 0%. Then go to you blending options and select Bevel and Emboss. Set the Technique to Hard Chiseled, Direction Down, and Size to 5 and Hit OK.

Make a New layer. Again CTRL+Click the Spinner layer to make a selection. Then activate your quick mask tool and fill in the center pentagon. Then de-activate the quick mask and Fill the selection with Black. CTRL+Click the new layer. Then go to Select > Modify > Contract 3 px and Hit OK. Make a new layer and move it below the black layer and fill it with Red.

Go back to the black layer and we are going to ad a few Blending options. Starting with Drop Shadow (Set the Blend Mode to Multiply in color #606864, Set the opacity to 34%, Distance to 5, Spread to 3, and Size to 5), Then Inner Shadow (Set the Blend Mode to Multiply in color #828385, Set the opacity to 85%, Distance to 11, Spread to 25, and Size to 22), Inner Glow (Set the Blend Mode to Multiply in color #3a3a3a, Set the opacity to 50%, and Size to 8), Bevel and Emboss (Style to Inner Bevel, Technique to Smooth, Direction Up, Size 11, Soften 3, Shadow Mode to 0%), And Contour as Below:

Next add a Color Overlay (Color #b6babd, Blend Normal, and Opacity 110%), and Finally a Stroke (Size 1px, Inside, Blend Normal, and Opacity 10%).

Make a New layer. Again CTRL+Click the Spinner layer to make a selection. Then activate your quick mask tool and fill in the Outer Circle. Then de-activate the quick mask and Fill the selection with Black. CTRL+Click the new layer. Then go to Select > Modify > Contract 3 px and Hit OK. Make a new layer and move it below the black layer and fill it with Black.

Copy the Layer Style from the Outter layer to the Inner Black layer.

Make a new layer under the layer you just blended. Fill it with black. Then go to Filter > Render > Lensflare. Place the flare directly in the center on the image, set the type to 105mm Prime and hit OK. Set the layer style to Hard Light and the Fill to 50%

Make a new top layer and select the fan blades the the Magic wand tool. Fill the selection with black and set the Layer Fill to 0%. Now add a Blend and Emboss (Style Inner Bevel, Technique Hard Chisel, Down, Size 3px).

Make a New layer. Again fill it with Black set the fill to 0%. Add a Gradient Overlay. Select the Foreground to Transparent Gradient and Reverse it, Set the Style to Radial and the scale to 125%. Hit OK. And This it! Show me what you came up with.

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