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Creating a Mac Type Background by thegoodness Creating a Mac Type Background by thegoodness
Using Photoshop you can create some really interesting plays on light and shadow similar to the standard start up Mac background in OSX.

This tutorial is an intermediate tutorial and uses the pen tool, a bit of brushing and a gradient. Anyhow this is the first tutorial i've written for years, i went through the old deviantart tutes and found the ones i did when the site first started, they've all gone offline so I thought its time to start afresh :-)

Anyhow hope this helps someone in some way. I actually use this technique in corporate work so it does have some practical use from a design point of view. Just remember to keep it subtle! (thats like my motto)
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Yumeragi-chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks for share! :D
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fischi1401 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Please upload it again!
The file is broken =(
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Nikki-1986 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I did finally try it... only a month later but here it is [link] :) thanks
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Nikki-1986 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm might try this now...
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:iconc4cold:
C4Cold Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
nice job, there really should be more of these tutorials for us new to PS. it helps a great deal.
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:iconkruskebunken:
Kruskebunken Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Great tutorial. Thanks.
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:iconloliki999:
loliki999 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Kwel :P
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:iconmarcelyou:
Marcelyou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Student General Artist
nice tut tnx
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:icongabgongo:
gabgongo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Weel done...good job
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:iconsmudgethefirst:
SmudgeTheFirst Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Awesome! Great as a background for a variety of things.
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:iconpatods:
patoDS Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
nice really nice...
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
well... that was fun... i kinda tweaked it a bit and on the scale of 240x266 to make for a Cellphone wallpaper size, but for the most part the same idea. :)
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paintergirl92 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007   Photographer
hey i saw this on psdtuts.com is this the same??
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:iconsuzykaploozie:
suzykaploozie Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
awesome!! thanks for sharing!
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:iconplumbrains:
PLUMbrains Featured By Owner May 4, 2007   Interface Designer
This is EXACTLY what i was looking for. Amazing job! I'll be sure to post my PSings.
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joyceeee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Oh my gosh. I think I saw this tutorial a long time ago on pixel2life, and I lost the link after reading it once, and I spent HOURS trying to find it again, to no avail. I am so glad this is here.

Great job on the tutorial, it has amazing effects too, well done!
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mc-cool Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007   Digital Artist
extremly well written tutorial. For some reason i have always had trouble making those mac wallpapers, thankyou for making it easier :D
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Linwe-Limballanwe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Very nice! Probably the best tut i've ever seen for PS... simple and clear. Thank you very much.

BTW... i've made a pack using this tut:

Aquarium Wallpaper Pack:
[link]
(1280x1024 + 10 color variations)
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cardmstr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
maybe i'm just fucking retarded or something but this tutorial did absolutely nothing for me. i got up to step 3 and it made no sense. and even some of the steps i had to do backwards... what version of Photoshop were you using for it? Peace
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mustange Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
ارجو انمنتةؤتهتىءيتالياىؤى
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:icontigerwang:
tigerwang Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Very cool~
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sahtel08 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice man, i made a pack with this guide [link]
thanks ya,...
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:iconveritas-project:
veritas-project Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Thank you so much for this! Used in this deviation, which was giving me nightmares as I tried to create a decent background!

[link]
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:iconartsrajesh:
artsrajesh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
simply great dear
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:icontough14:
TOUGH14 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
wonderful
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:icondrifts:
Drifts Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh Nice!! will try!!
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:icongoshorty:
GoShorty Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
I just love orange! And I love the glossy effect overall, nice work!
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:iconaukon:
Aukon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
This might be helpful for me, thanks for making it.
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:iconwallyworld:
WallyWorld Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005   Filmographer
great :)
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:iconsakurakira:
sakurakira Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
very nice tut. thanks!
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:iconzc456:
zc456 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
This tutor is loove! 8D
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:iconadverka:
adverka Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
fantastic ;)
have you got a wallpaper 1152x864 with using this tutorial? it's really great!
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:iconalphanako:
alphanako Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Digital Artist
Very good tut man !
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:iconelefantino9:
elefantino9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
great great great!
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IntolerableOne Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial, I love this simple effective glass look.
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:iconhatch:
hatch Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
yeah you rock! hehehehehe (in joke sorry :-)
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:icondavidmo:
DavidMo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice tut!
:+fav:
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