I’m far too lazy to ever write my own tutorials, unless someone specifically requests something, so instead I thought it would be helpful for me to share a collection of links to other tutorials that I’ve referenced for my wallpapers. Enjoy!
Intricate Patterns in Illustrator by Barton Damer and Fun with Illustrator’s Blend Tool by Jay Hilgert
As it turns out, making patterns for my Mawaru Penguindrum wall is even easier in Illustrator than in Photoshop!
Make Repeating Seamless Tile Backgrounds with Photoshop by Pixblix
Being a sucker for the (occasional) seamless patterned wallpaper, I finally decided to try to make my own and couldn’t have done it without this helpful tutorial. First time playing with the offset filter for the Sootballs Patterned Wall will hopefully not be my last!
Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop Tutorial by David Leggett
Inspired by an “old school” competition theme, I really wanted to experiment with an abstract background for my Athrun and Kira wall, but wasn’t sure where to start. This helpful tutorial by David Leggett helped me on my way. In a nutshell, it’s all about the gaussian blur.
Making a “Crayon Drawing” in Photoshop by Janee
I wanted to experiment with crayon sketch-effects for my Kazehaya wall, so I googled up this helpful crayon drawing tutorial by Janee. Manipulating default Photoshop brushes has never been this much fun!
Coloring Tagalong3 Tutorial by dcjosh
A five part tutorial that teaches you how to digitally color your line art to get that professional comic book look. Step 3 of this tutorial in particular inspired me to some serious digital painting in The Sky’s Perspective.
This walkthrough highlights some of the more important/interesting steps I took in Photoshop CS2 to create this Loveless wall. I used Illustrator & Photoshop CS2 so if you’re using a different version of these programs, I can’t guarantee that you’ll see the same tools and options that I do. I’m also going to assume that you’re fairly comfortable with both programs. Anyways, hope you’ll find this helpful in creating your own walls