Create an apple background for your mac

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If you are a mac lover you will like this tutorial. We are going to recreate the apple logo using the rainbow as the background texture. This is one of the many logos from apple and its very simple to do. Once we are finished, you will be able to create your own desktop background with it.


Step 01:
Before you start the tutorial, download this shape first because you will need it later. If you are good with the pen tool, you don’t have to because you can draw your own shape. First we start by creating a document 640×400. I normally do not tell you what size a document you need but in this case I will make an exception. Now lets turn the grid on to help us in the process View-Show-Grid.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 02:
Now grab the Rectangular Marquee Tool and then select the first three rows starting from the bottom and then create a new layer Layer-New Layer. Select the color shown on the screen and then fill the selection with that color.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 03:
Select the next three rows like we did earlier and create another layer to be filled with the color shown on the screen.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 04:
Continue the same process until you have your canvas filled with all the layers shown.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 05:
Now lets get rid of the grid View-Show-Grid and merge all the layers into a single one by clicking on Layer-Merge Visible. We are going to call this layer Background.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 06:
Now we need the shape of an apple. This is where you load and select the shape you downloaded earlier and if you did not, then this is where you draw your own apple. For those who know how to use the Pen Tool is quite simple.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 07:
Now draw the apple shape and make it big to fill the canvas with it. Hold the Shift Key to make sure the shape does not get distorted. Now use the Move Tool and place your shape in the middle of the canvas like I did here and click Layer-Rasterize Layer.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 08:
Now Control-Click the layer to select the apple shape. Turn off the apple shape and click on the background layer which has all the colored lines in it. Look at the picture to get a better idea.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 09:
Now click on Edit-Copy and then edit paste. You now have a copy of your apple but it was made from our colored background. Turn off the background layer to see better.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 10:
And now you can create your very own desktop background.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

Step 11:
And here is another variation using the same apple shape.

Create a desktop background for your mac

Create a desktop background for your mac

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