Friday, 13 August 2010

Before and After Photoshop

Start with a basic photo

Add a selective colour layer to bring out the enhanced shine look and contrast the colours. I also made the cross processed look by making the photo have a blue tone.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

How to find out your laptop screen size for making wallpapers

This is really, really simple. Use this website:

Saves you accessing your properties etc!

Laptop Custom Design Wallpapers : Taking requests!!

If you would like a photo or photos, edited and made into a wallpaper for your laptop, please subscribe to the blog using Google log in. It is the same log in you can use to access and save your favourite videos on Photobucket

  1. Then leave a request in the comments on this post.
  2. Make sure you upload the full size photos to a host like Photobucket
  3. Let me know the size of your desktop or laptop screen Check your Screen Resolution
  4. Then tell me a colour scheme and any other details like the text you want or other images etc.
  5. I will then produce a draft copy and post it here for you to see and if you are on Facebook I can upload a link to your Home.
  6. If you follow me on Twitter, I can do the same and send you a link as a message.
  7. If you like the examples above or any others posted to the blog, do not hesitate to ask for a similar design.
  8. Also, if you want to learn how to make the wallpaper, I can also make you a tutorial as well. Just request and I will post the tutorial along with the final image.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

How to erase a background

The easiest way is to follow these steps:

  1. Open your picture
  2. Duplicate the layer (either right click on the background layer and choose duplicate or drag and drop the layer you wish to duplicate onto the new layer button on the bottom of the layer pallete)
  3. Then create a raster layer (in PSP) or just a new layer with flood fill colour (in Photoshop) above the original background picture, between the two layers as shown above
  4. Then choose your erasing method (freehand eraser, background eraser tool, lasso tool)

The raster layer or flood filled layer should be between the original background and duplicate layer so that as you erase the background on the top layer, you can see the flood filled colour underneath. If you did not create this one colour layer between the two images you would not see the areas you had erased as you would see the original picture underneath!

Do not forget what layer you are working on. You need to be clicked on the top layer on the layer palette when erasing so you erase the background of the top layer!

Good luck!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Michael Kitchen Easter Wallpaper

Another wallpaper created with Mum to teach her how to use 'stroke' command, and different colours in addition to using borders found on the internet.

Sarah's update

Have done (a) with no writing or stars across the top (b) no stars top or bottom and (c) stars top and bottom.

I like (a) best i am not sure about the stars on the top and I think it is better without the writing! Well done Jimmy!

Sarah's Family Picture

This is what I have designed for Sarah so far. Click on it to see it larger!

The text font and what it says can be changed, as can if you hate the stars etc!

If you want more adding to it or anything you can think of, just let me know. Add a comment below this post and I will change it and load another preview.


Saturday, 20 March 2010

Photoshop > Paintshop Pro Instructions

FOund this amazing site that will help anyone who is looking at my Photoshop tutorials but using Paintshop Pro. If I say how to do something andf the menus are not there, check out the instruction on the list on the link below and it will tell you.

Do not ask me why Blogger will not let me set this as a clickable link, just copy and paste this in the webpage bar.

Good luck!

Friday, 12 March 2010

More wallpapers

Again, feel free to ask for hints, tips or tutorials