Today I will be showing you how to create an underwater Wallpaper for your iPhone.
Start by opening a New Document at 240×480. Double click the background layer to make it layer 0. Then right click the layer to open the blending Options. Next Select Gradient Overlay and set the start color to #00003a nad the end color to #00000d.
Now drag out some guides 5px from the edge on the Right, Left, Top, and Bottom. Now using you Rectangle Marquee Tool and Make a Selection in those Guides. Fill the selection with black. Then Select Gradient Overlay and set the start color to #26a3ff nad the end color to #12438f.
Next we are gonig to add a whale shark sihloette to our wallpaper. I found a good one and you can download it here. Once you have is open it in Photoshop and drag it into our wallpaper. Now scale the image to 50%. Next grab your pen tool and make a selection of the shark. Make a new layer and fill the selection with #1d4480. Next go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set the radius to 5.0 and hit OK.
Next open a new document at 45×45 with a transparent layer. Then make a circular selection leaving a few pixels from the edge on all sides. Fill the selection black. Set the fill opacity to 50%. Then right click the layer to open the blending options and select Stroke. Set the Stoke to inner and the color to Black. Finally go to Edit > Define Brush. Name the new brush bubble and close that document you will not need it again.
Now go back to the wallpaper we are working on and select the brush we just created. Now we are going to set some new Presets open the Brush Presets Palette. Select Shape Dynamics and set the Size Jitter to 100%. Then select Scattering and set the Scatter to 1000%. Finally select Other Dynamics and set Opacity Jitter to 50%. Change the forgoround color to White. Now that we have our dynamics set take the the brush from the top center to the bottom center Holding Shift Will make it a nice straight stroke. Next go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set the radius to 5.0 and hit OK. Set the layer to Overlay.
Now using the jelly fish file here emulate it and make a brush the same way you did the bubble. Once you have it select the brush and add one to our wallpaper in a new layer. Set the fill to 70%, Then go to Blending Options and select Gradient Overlay. Set the start color to #319ac6 nad the end color to #4a04de.
Duplicate the jelly fish layer and go to Edit > Transform > Scale and change the scale to 50%. Then move it to the left slightly and down. Next go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set the radius to 1.0 and hit OK.
Follow the same step as the Bubble step only this time go from bottom to top and do not add a Gaussian Blur.
Once again select your pentool and make three 45° angled rectangle selections of varied width. Make a new layer and fill the selection with white. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 40 and hit OK. Set the layer Fill to 25%
Next Duplicate the second layer we created and drag it to the top of the layer pallete. Deselect the gradient overley and add an inner shadow. Set the distance to 0 and the size to 12.
And you are finished I hope you enjoyed This tutorial and have a great weekend.