Case Study: December 2011 Wallpaper
Case Study: December 2011 Wallpaper

Although I’ve had quite a lot of requests, I’ve never really given a fair shot at writing up a tutorial/case study before. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t see myself as the teacher type or that I hate trying to write about what I’ve made. When creating my December calendar wallpaper, I thought it would be a great candidate to at least give it a shot once. So, let me try and break down how it came to be. Oh, you can click each to see a larger sample:
01. I started with a stock photo of a winter house on a blank canvas. I deleted a lightpost, some trees and extended some of the snow. 
02. Started to remove all the signs from the house and barn
03. Added in extra windows, candles in windows, wreath on the barn and misc clean up.
04. Color correction and scratch/grunge elements. Cleaned up the road. Also extended some elements of the house to give it a more hand drawn look.
05. Added in trees to the background so it wasn’t against a stark white background. Also added in some misc paint splatters and texture.
06. More color adjustments, grunge elements and splatters.
Final image: The final wallpaper with the calendar element. You can download this (without the calendar element) from my site.
Case Study: December 2011 Wallpaper
2
117
0
Published:

Case Study: December 2011 Wallpaper

A behind-the-scenes look at how I created my December 2011 wallpaper.
2
117
0
Published:

Tools

Creative Fields