In this tutorial you will learn how to create pseudo-vector wallpapers for your desktop. This tutorial will be very useful for beginners and it will be divided in two parts. In this Part 2 (of two) we will create the kitten and everything else that is still missing.
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Open PSD file that was created on Part 1 of this tutorial. Now we are going do add grass somewhere on our meadow. Select the Pen Tool and create shape similar to the picture which you can see below:
Create selection of this shape (Load Path as a Selection – Ctrl+click on shape thumbnail on Paths also works). Fill selected area with green (#89f00b) to transparent linear gradient on the new layer by using Gradient Tool.
Remove selection with Select > Deselect and duplicate this layer a few times with Ctrl+J and spread everywhere on the meadow area.
And the kitten is the last thing we need to create. Create new layer, select the Elliptical Marque Tool to create selection similar to the selection on my picture below and fill it with color #ffc000 (Orange).
Create new layer and again with the Elliptical Marque Tool create kitten eye but now fill it with color #ffffff (White).
Apply Stroke layer style to current layer.
Create a new one round selection and fill it with black color.
Duplicate this layer with Ctrl+J, then move it a little bit left and turn to left by going to Edit > Transform > Rotate. We have created the eyes.
Now we need to add ears. Select the Pen Tool, then go to the layer with orange ellipse and create shape like on image below. Create selection of this shape (Load Path as a Selection – Ctrl+click on shape thumbnail on Paths also works). Create new layer and fill selection with color #ffc000.
Duplicate it with Ctrl+J, then apply Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal to flip copied layer and move it left.
Now let´s focus on creating kitten nose. Create a new layer. On this layer create ellipse selection by using Elliptical Marquee Tool and fill it with black color.
Create a new one ellipse selection on the same layer and fill it with white to transparent gradient. In this way we create small glare on kitten nose.
Remove selection with Ctrl+D. Then correct noise shape by using Pen Tool. Create the same shape you can see below.
Right click on shape and select Make Selection. After that press Delete to clear selection. Apply Select > Deselect to remove selection.
Use Pen Tool to create kitten mouth. Right click on shape and select Make Selection. Fill selection with color #000000 (black).
To finish off with the kitten face apply Brush Tool, hard round brush with small size to add a few dots with black color.
We keep working with the Pen Tool. Create a new layer to create auricle with black color like my image below. Start by creating shape, convert to selection by right clicking on shape and selecting Make Seletion. Finally fill it with black color (#000000).
Duplicate this layer, then flip horizontal (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) and move a little bit left to create second one auricle.
Create a new layer and use the Brush Tool (hard round brush, 10px) to make eyebrow holding Shift button make straight line with black color.
With eyebrow layer selected apply Edit > Transform > Warp to bend the line like on image below.
Duplicate layer and move new eyebrow above the other eye.
Now I would like to create kitten body. Create new layer. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create rectangular selection and fill it with color orange (#ffc000).
Now go to Edit > Transform > Distort and do like on image below.
After that go to Edit > Transform > Warp and transform it again.
Create new layer. To create arms and hands we use again the Rectangular Marquee Tool. Create rectangular selection to create first arm and fill it with color orange (#ffc000). After that go to Edit > Transform > Warp and transform it.
Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to create hand on a new layer. First create one finger only. Fill it with color orange.
Then duplicate selection and rotate copies to get additional fingers.
Merge fingers and arm layers. Duplicate layer and go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. Move second arm to right position.
Use again Elliptical Marquee Tool to create first hind leg on a new layer and fill it with same orange color.
Duplicate layer and go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. Move second hind leg to right position.
Between hind legs, use Rectangular Marquee Tool and fill selection with black color (#000000).
Create tail on new layer by using Elliptical Marquee Tool and transforming it with Edit > Transform > Warp. After finishing creating tail, just merge all the layers with kitten body parts together except kitten eyes. Finally create new layer and add some black stripes on it again with Elliptical Marquee Tool.
Keep adding black stripes till you have all of them. When you have created all stripes, select layer content that has kitten body (Ctrl+click on the layer thumbnail on layers palette), invert selection with Shift+Ctrl+I (or go to Select > Inverse) and clear selected area (Del).
Remove selection with Ctrl+D and merge kitten layer and stripes layer (remember that you must keep kitten eyes layer separated). Select content layer again, create new layer and go to Select > Modify > Expand. We are going to Expand selection by 3 px and finally fill selection with black color (#000000) on new layer.
To finish off the tutorial, create a new layer under kitten layer for the shadow and create round selection by using Elliptical Marquee Tool.
Fill selected area with color #33b301. Remove selection with Ctrl+D and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:
That is it! We created pseudo-vector wallpapers for desktop. Hope this tutorial was useful for you.
Part 1 of this tutorial has been published.