In light of the of the release of G.I. Joe – Rise of Cobra, I figured we would do a tutorial about how to create a G.I. Joe wallpaper. Alright, American Hero let’s get to it.
Step 1 – Open a document with the resolution that your screen uses. For this monitor I’m going to use 1024×768. Fill the background with black.
Step 2 – To start out, we’re going to create an abstract image of the American flag for the background. So grab yourself a paint brush and select white. Here’s what I decided to go with.
and then select a different brush, and eyedrop red to use. Here’s where we’re at so far.
and then finally we’re going to do the top left with the blue and white stars. Again, here’s what I was left with.
Step 3 – Now we’re going to add the logo to the wallpaper. So find a good logo image.
Apply the Dark Strokes filter to the logo.
and then you should be left with this…
Step 4 – Finally, we’re going to add some characters from the G.I. Joe story. I picked Cobra Commander and Snake Eyes. So just crop them out of the photo you’re using and place them around the flag, wherever you want. I added a drop shadow effect that really made them feel like they were coming out of the background flag.
voila, we’re finished.