Retro Lotus Speaker

Today we are going to create a Lotus Wallpaper for your desktop. I am a fan of Music and Nature So I wanted to combine the two.

So let’s get started. Make a new document with a transparent background the size of your desktop. Mine is 1400×1024 so you can use that size if you like. Next fill the layer with “2AC3AF” and rename the layer base.

Now add an Inner Glow. Set the blending mode to Normal and the Opacity to 20%.

Next add a Gradient Overlay. Set the Gradient to Black to Tranparent, reverse the selection. Finally chnage the Angle to -166 and Scale to 150.

You should have something like this now:

Make a new Layer and call it “Rays 1”. Now make a few horizontal Rectangles with two close together then a large space and two more close together. Fill them with “C3742A”. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 5.0px and Hit OK.

You should have something like this now:

Now go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates and set to Rectangular to Polar and hit OK. Then change the layer fill o 50% and the Blending mode to Color Dodge.

You should have something like this now:

Next make a new Layer and call it “Rays 2”. Now make a few horizontal Rectangles with a large space between each rectangle. Fill them with “2AC3AF”. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 5.0px and Hit OK.

You should have something like this now:

Now go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates and set to Rectangular to Polar and hit OK. Then change the layer Opacity to 70%.

You should have something like this now:

Now make a new layer and call it “Flowing 1”. Then grab your “Flowing Star” brush and set the pixel to 10 – 15px and add a sprinkeling around. Like below:

Now make a new layer and call it “Flowing 1”. Then grab your “Flowing Star” brush and set the pixel to 20 – 30px and add a sprinkeling around. Like below:

Next download the Lotus I am using here

Now add the lotus to the bottom left corner like so:

Next add a Gradient Overlay to the Lotus layer. Set the Blend to Saturation with a 50% opacity and a scales of 80% then Hit OK.

Duplicate the layer and call it HiPass. Then go to Filter > Other > High Pass. Set the Radius to 5.0 px then Hit OK.

Finally change the blending option to Linear Light and a fill of 20%. You should have something like this now:

Now grab any kind of speaker you like and Cut the woofer out and place it over the center of the Lotus like so:

Finally CTRL+click the speaker layer and then go back to the lotus layer and copy the selecetion to a new layer. Then move that layer just above the speaker.Change the layer blend to Linear Burn and the fill to 30% and you are done!

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