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Aqua Bubble Wallpaper in Photoshop

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Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a new file (File>New) of 1920x1200px/72 dpi.

In this case we’ll select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and fill our primary layer with blue color. The color’s code is #17CBFF

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Select now the Brush Tool (B) with the next demonstrated parameters. Opacity 30% and the color’s code is #0499E6

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Paint the blue background on its lateral sides.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
… and on the bottom part.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Take the Horizontal Type Tool (T) and type the word ‘aqua’ by separate letters. All the letters have the same next demonstrated parameters, except Q.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
The parameters for the Q letter.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Place the word the same way demonstrated below:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Mark out the letters on the layers’ panel and press Shift button while left clicking on the appropriate layer. Then pressCtrl+J and the marked layers will be copied. Move them lower, using the Move Tool (V) and change their colors – #084DA2

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Select now Blending Options – Outer Glow for each letter. Make a double click on the necessary layer on the layers’ panel.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
It’s the result you should get:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Now choose the next Blending Options – Inner Shadow for all the letters, except the last one.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3

Blending Options – Outer Glow

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3

Blending Options – Inner Glow

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3

Blending Options – Gradient Overlay

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient Editor

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
The letters start to get a kind of marine nuance:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3

The last letter has all the parameters with the rest of the others, plus the next from below Blending Options – Satin:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
You may see on the picture that the last letter is a little darker than the others.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
On a new layer we’ll create the shadow coming from the letters. The brush’s parameters are the same with those from the beginning of the lesson.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Take the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent an ellipse like the next from below:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Set the Fill parameter as it is shown below:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
…. and the parameter Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Check it out with the picture from below:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Continue working with the same layer. Mark out the first letter by pressing Ctrl+Left mouse click on the letter’s layer. When the letter’s marking is ready, press the button for representing the mask layer.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Finally we’ll get the highlight only on the necessary zone.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Do the same operation with each letter.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
On the final stage we’ll represent air bubbles. In this case we’ll select the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent a circle.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Fill 0% on the layer. Then set the next Blending Options.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
We’ll get a transparent sphere:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Insert another circle. Fill 0% on this layer too.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Select the next Blending Options.

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
We’ll get an air bubble:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
Then make a copy of the new bubble we’ve got and change its size (Ctrl+T) to represent air jets, as it is demonstrated below:

Create the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Adobe Photoshop CS3
The final result!

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