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Can please somebody tell me how to draw a background like this? The gradient in the background is not a big deal, but the lines...

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I guess it can be done in Photoshop or some other tool. Maybe there is a good "How to/Tutorial" somewhere?

Thanks in advance.

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If you Google "Photoshop Aqua Background tutorial" You'll find dozens of tutorials. –  Scott May 22 '12 at 18:25
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They're translucent ovals with linear gradients. –  DA01 May 22 '12 at 22:13

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Source: Create a aqua style wallpaper in Photoshop

Open new document in Photoshop with the size of 1600px X 1200px and background color is #4990c1. first choose foreground color white then Select the pen tool and draw like this:

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Decrease fill to 30%

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Now right click on layer then go to blending options:

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Create a new layer and then select both layer and right click merge layers:

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Now add layer mask:

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Now choose foreground color is white and background color is black. Then select gradient tool and choose radial gradient:

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Draw like this:

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Now select pen tool then draw like this:

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make all setting like first one. Then it’s look like this:

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Make copy same layers and scale the size and position of the layer. Try like this:

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Now make new layer and select gradient tool and draw center to right. then change layer option to overlay and change layer opacity to 30%. It’s look like this. It’s final result:

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In addition to this, some of the objects appear to have their gradient "folded over." This is achieved by the extra step of using the warp tool. –  horatio May 23 '12 at 14:29
    
Excellent. Thank you very much. –  silvano May 24 '12 at 9:03

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