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Hey guys, Here's a new Photoshop Tutorial on Rnel.net on how to create a nice line art wallpaper, you'll use a lot of the Pen Tool and some font.

By Supercolor, on December 16, 2010, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

Hey guys, Here's a new Photoshop Tutorial on Rnel.net on how to create a nice line art wallpaper, you'll use a lot of the Pen Tool and some font.

  • Resources needed:
  • 10 Old Paper Texture by Bleeding-Dragon LINK
  • Liquid by ~SaligiaStock LINK
  • Fighting Spirit font from dafont.com LINK

 

Final Result Preview

 
 
 

Step 1: THE New Document and Background Texture

 

Let's Start by opening photoshop and create a new document, I choose the 1680x1050px with a white background.

 

Next we'll use a paper texture I found on deviantART in a texture pack called 10 Old Paper Texture by Bleeding-Dragon, I used number 3. You can find the download link in the Resources Needed section, when you've downloaded the texture, open it in photoshop and drag it into the wallpaper document, use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) to resize or rotate it.

 
 

Step 2: Image Source

 

In order to create the line art we'll use a girl portrait stock image. I used a stock image called Liquid by SaligiaStock; you'll find the link to download it in the Resources Needed section. Drag the stock into the wallpaper document and place it where you want the lines to be, rename the layer Img Source and change the Opacity to 50%. You can delete or hide this layer at the end of the tutorial.

 
 
 

Step 3: Face Lines

 

Now we'll get in the tricky part of the tutorial, you'll need to use a lot of the Pen Tool (P) and the Brush Tool (B), in this step we'll create the face lines. Start by selecting the Pen Tool (P); make sure you have those options selected in the option bar:

 

Create a new layer and start creating lines to create the face using the Pen Tool (P) make sure those lines are all on the same path. You should have something like this:

 

When you've done the face lines, select the Brush Tool (B) with a soft rounded brush of around 4-5px then reselect the Pen Tool (P), right click on the path and select Stroke Path then click OK. You should have something like this:

 
 
 

To finish we'll add a Color Overlay layer style on the line layer, double click on the line layer or go to Layer - Layer Style - Color Overlay, I used a blue colour.

 
 
 

Step 4: Hair Lines and Eye

 

Let's create the rest of the lines, to recreate the hair, we'll use the same process like in Step 3, I created two layers one for the small hair and one for the shape of the hair.

 
 
 
 
 

Add a circle using the Ellipse Tool (U) in the middle of the eye in the same blue we used before.