Creating Your Own Custom Easter Wallpaper

Well it is that time of the year again. Time to hide colorful eggs around the yard and eat amazing food your family makes. So in honor of the season let’s make a new wallpaper.

To begin open a document the resolution of your monitor. fill the base layer with color #92BDE9.

Now we are going to build our white border. Open a new document. Select your Retangle Tool, we are going to make four rectangles in our wallpaper. The first will be the full height and width of the wallpaper. The second will be 10 pixels from every edge inside the wallpaper. The third will be 30 pixels from every edge, and the last will be 70 pixels from the edges. Then go into your path palette and CTRL+Click the work path to make a selection. Fill that selection with white.

Next select you Custom shape tool and select the shape “Registration Target 2”. Now drag out a horizontal guide 180px from the bottom and a vertical guide 170px from the right edge. From the insection of those guides drag out the shape so the spokes go off the wallpaper. Make a selection like you did before. Fill the selection with #6082a4 and set the layer style to vivid light. Lastly remove the excess between the two white bars.

Now we will begin to build our border eggs. Start by making foru new guides. The first horizontal guide should be 10px below the thick white border, the second 85px below the first. Then two vertical guides one 60px away from the inside of the thick white border, the other 60px away from the previous. Then take your Eliptical Marquee Tool and make a selection in those guides. Make a newlayer and fill the selection with white. Then we add three blending option. First add a drop shadow, set the opacity to 30%, the distance to 2, and the size to 5. Next a gradient overlay Starting in color #F1F2F3 and ending in #B1B2B3. Lastly an Inner Stroke of 1 pixel with 0% opacity.

CTRL+Click the egg layer to make a selection. Make a new layer and move the selection the the right and up 3 – 5 pixels. Fill the selection with White. Then make a selection of the first egg layer. Cut the excess to a new layer and delete it. Thne go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set the radius to 10 and hit OK. Finally make a selection of the base ege and cut the excess away again.

Make a selection of the base egg layer. Make a new layer and fill it with with. Set the layer fill to 0%. Then add a gradient Overlay starting with color #DC92E9 and ending in #dc82d5.

Using your Eliptical Marquee tool make some small ovals all over the egg, like below. Make a new layer and fill them with white. Set the layer fill to 0% and add a Color overlay. Set the color to #9860a4 and make the blend to Darker Color. Finally Make a selection of the base egg and delete the excess from the ovals you just created. Select all the layers that make your egg and hit CTRL+G to make a group. Call the group Egg 1.

Duplicate the Egg 1 and change the color to a redish tone and rename the group to Egg 2. Add 105 pixels between each egg.

Follow the same steps and make this egg yellow.

Follow the same steps and make this egg yellowish green.

Follow the same steps and make this egg grass green.

Follow the same steps and make this egg teal.

Follow the same steps and make this egg dark blue.

Follow the same steps and make this egg violet.

Follow the same steps and make this egg purple.

Follow the same steps and make this egg redish purple.

Follow the same steps and make this egg pink. Group these groups together and call it Egg Set 1.

Duplicate the group and add it to the bottom portion like below.

Now download this awesome brush tool here. Then select Grass Clump 3 and set the size to 400. Set the color to #5A8746. Then add these brush dynamics. Set the Size jitter to 100%, the angle jitter to 10%, and set the scattering to 40%. Then make a hill shape.

Now add two blending options. First add a drop shadow, set the opacity to 15%, the distance to 5, and the size to 5. Secondly add a inner shadow, set the opacity to 30%, the distance to 0, and the size to 5.

Using the same brush set the size to 300 and change the color to #74A460. Add the same bending options from the first hill layer.

Using the same brush set the size to 200 and change the color to #b3A39f. Add the same bending options from the first hill layer.

Then we are going to us the girl I created from a previous tutorial. I am not going to walk you through creating the girl. But if you like you can recreate her or you can down the pink version here. Then add her to our wallpaper so she is sitting on the hill.

Then download this 3D illustrator egg here. Add it to our wallpaper and scale it down to look porportionate to the girl. Move the egg on the hill next to the girl. Make two more copies of you scaled egg. Flip the first egg horizontally and rotate -45°. Then hit CTRL+U to change the hue to your liking.

Angle the second egg 30°. Change the hue to your liking.

Then adjust the three eggs how ever you like.

Make a new layer and now we are going to finish the hill. Using the same grass brush set the size to 100 and change the color to #C6F1B3. Add the same bending options from the first hill layer.

Now we are going to add our last detail. The text. So download the Kinkie font here. Install the font to your machine. Then select your text tool and select the Kinkie font, set the font size to 180px and set the color to white. Type out “Happy Easter”.

Make a new layer below the text layer you just created. Then make selections of the heart in the text. Now go to Select > Modify > Expand set the expand to 3px and hit OK. Then fill the selection with color #E79F9F.

Then Duplicate the text layer and move it down and to the right 3 – 5 pixels. Change the color to #70AAE9.

And you are done. How did yours turn out? send me a link to your version and I will post it here so everyone can see it. ^.^

Click here for the 1920×1080 version and here for the 1680×1050 version.

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