45 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Wallpaper

One of the best ways to experiment and try new things with Photoshop is to create wallpaper. The huge canvas size will give you plenty of room to try anything you want, and there really is no limit to what you can create. Here are 45 tutorials that can help you to learn new tricks while designing wallpaper.

You may also be interested in the following collections of Photoshop tutorials:

Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper

Blackberry

Using Some Free Stuff to Create a Wallpaper

Free Stuff

2008 Wallpaper

2008 Wallpaper

Butterfly Wallpaper

Butterfly Wallpaper

The Dark Knight Grunge Wallpaper

Dark Knight

Diving Wallpaper

Diving Wallpaper

Design a Cool Music Wallpaper

Music Wallpaper

The Joomp Wallpaper

Joomp

Fantastic Wallpapers

Fantastic Wallpaper

Feed Your iPhone Tutorial

Feed Your iPhone

Favorite Bands Tutorial

Favorite Bands

Summer Camp Wallpaper

Summer Camp

Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

Animated Rainbow

Fantastic Sunset Wallpaper Effects

Sunset Wallpaper

Abstract Art Wallpaper

Abstract Art

Anime Girl Wallpaper

Anime Girl Wallpaper

Autumn Wallpaper

Autumn Wallpaper

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Vists Styled Wallpaper

Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper in Photoshop

Extreme Grunge Wallpaper

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Grass Text Effect

Christmas Ornaments Wallpaper

Christmas Ornaments

Celeb Wallpaper (update: this tutorial is no longer online)

Celeb Wallpaper

Marine Wallpaper

Marine

Aquawave Wallpaper Effects

Aquawave Wallpaper

Summer Party Wallpaper

Summer Party

Vista Wallpaper

Vista Wallpaper

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper 2

Abstract Christmas Wallpaper 2

Abstract Wallpaper

Abstract Wallpaper

Love Wallpaper

Love Wallpaper

Summer Night Wallpaper

Summer Night Wallpaper

Star Wars Wallpaper

Star Wars Wallpaper

On Seacoast Wallpaper

On Seacoast

Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop

Mac-type Wallpaper

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper in Photoshop

Splashy Leaf

Kung Fu Panda Wallpaper

Kung Fu Panda Wallpaper

Splash My Heart Wallpaper

Splash My Heart

Wallpaper with Glass Dragon

Dragon

Design a Cool Football Wallpaper

Football

Create an Abstract Retro-Pop Wallpaper

Retro-Pop

Summer Breeze Wallpaper

Summer Breeze

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Wallpaper

Harley Davidson

Wallpaper from Photos

Wallpaper from Photos

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  • David Leggett, August 13, 2008

    Anything from Vlad is well worth a look in my books :) Nice list here mate.

    And thank you for including our Retro-Pop Wallpaper Tutorial!

  • Tom Ross, August 13, 2008

    Awesome list here, and actually many I hadn’t seen before. Thanks for featuring two of mine :)

  • joyoge, August 13, 2008

    Photoshop’ta wallpaper tasarımı yapmakla ilgili 45 özel ders
    http://www.joyoge.com/oku/579/Photoshop-ta-wallpaper-tasarimi-yapmakla-ilgili-45-ozel-ders.html

    great tutorials..thanks…

  • David, August 13, 2008

    Good list… can’t visit “Windows Wallpaper” above “Christmas Ornaments Wallpaper” though. The link is wrong. Keep it up!

  • Rose, August 13, 2008

    Thank a lot! But the Splashy Leaf link is also incorrect.

  • Vandelay Design, August 13, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up on those links. The splashy leaf link has been corrected. I couldn’t find the right link for the windows tutorial so I had to remove that one. Sorry.

  • Vandelay Design, August 14, 2008

    I think some wallpapers have specific resolutions for iPhone’s, such as the ones from Abduzeedo.

  • amit, October 7, 2008

    amazing……….creations…..

  • Newbie, December 11, 2008

    Awesome..!! i hope i can learn all of them…

    do you have all of the tutorials in .pdf format??
    thanks

  • Bob, January 5, 2009

    Some of these are really nice.
    A friend of mine and I have a site where we make wallpaper patterns. Most of them are based off of things we’ve been research in art, design and nature.
    Here’s the link to site: http://www.farmidable.com/
    Here’s a link to our gallery: http://www.farmidable.com/desktop-wallpapers

  • natraj, February 23, 2009

    first thanks to you.this is good tutorials. in feature i want more tutorials from u

  • Monique, July 18, 2009

    The Most beautiful wallpapers I’ve ever seen…….. Im gonna try to do some of these…………… I really love them >>>>>

  • Patrick, July 19, 2009

    Hi, The feed your iphone tutorial link don’t work. plz can somewone put an other link :(

  • Jason, September 25, 2009

    cool tutorials!

  • fabio, October 16, 2009

    leaky wall cracks are so sexy!!!!!@!!!

  • ca0ru, November 15, 2009

    hi! the “favorite bands tutorial” don’t work!!
    can you put another link plz!!
    y want to learn how to do that…
    by the way, awesome list

  • stream naruto, December 2, 2009

    i like the anime girl the most

  • Sameera, December 5, 2009

    I add this site to my favorites list.This is the thing what i looking for and i want.I want to learn all of tutorials.So i start with “Christmas Ornaments Wallpaper” it seems to be relativly easy one and it suitable for coming x-mas session.Thanks for share all of this with world.

  • Free nintendo dsi, December 18, 2009

    Really nice designs man, I love this post, will forward this to some friends because they love this kinder of art.

  • wiyono, December 29, 2009

    really nice tutorial…
    unbelieveable..

  • akyazı, January 1, 2010

    Summer Night Wallpaper is very pro.

  • ilgili şiirler, January 3, 2010

    thanks nice wallpappers

  • bimo, January 13, 2010

    wow…great tutorial. I think I’ll create my own wallpaper and maybe will make money from it

  • Ryan Paul, February 24, 2010

    Brilliant work…. Helped me a lot… Thanks a million for the tutorials… Got a lot of ideas…

  • Ryan Paul, February 24, 2010

    Can u check this out – Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper…. It doesn’t open for me…. I don’t know if there is something wrong with my connection or if there is something wrong with the Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper….

  • Vandelay Website Design, February 24, 2010

    Ryan,
    The link is working for me, please try it again.

  • Alex, March 17, 2010

    Great tutorials! But.. The “Favorite Bands” tutorial, the link is broken? Is their any alternative to this tutorial? ‘Cause I really wan’t a wallpaper like that..

  • Raf, May 18, 2010

    Great stuff. Canvas prints are going to get even better again

  • Resimleri, June 19, 2010

    hi! the “favorite bands tutorial” don’t work!!
    can you put another link plz!!
    y want to learn how to do that…
    by the way, awesome list

  • Oster, June 22, 2010

    I don’t like vista wallpaper, it looks so dull.

  • Jayseo, June 24, 2010

    Thanks for another great list. I liked it all.

  • DEEPAK SAINI, July 16, 2010

    hi i want to make my name images “Deepak saini” in a perfect look can you help me in this

  • Alessio Troyli, July 20, 2010

    Coolest collection! I’ll use it for my works!
    Thanks for sharing it ;)

  • Rain, July 21, 2010

    I love the work you have done and the tutorials you are offering. I am working on photoshop self taught, but there are so many things i have not been able to figure out on my own.
    Thanks

  • Spruce, July 26, 2010

    Thanks so much for posting this great collection of tutorials. I’m just starting to learn more about photoshop and this information is very helpful.

    Thanks!!

  • kral oyun, September 25, 2010

    I love the work you have done and the tutorials you are offering. I am working on photoshop self taught, but there are so many things i have not been able to figure out on my own.
    Thanks

  • Summer Night Wallpaper is very pro.

  • Toby, October 28, 2010

    All amazing wallpapers, i cant believe that they have been all made in photoshop also, its pretty impressive – Toby

  • Alex, January 1, 2011

    The “Favorite Bands” wallpaper url is broken, and I’d love to know where I could find soemthing similar to that tutorial, or the same tutorial on another website.

    Other than that, some of these are really great!

  • zahnarzt münchen, January 25, 2011

    hm.. not exactly what i was looking for. i want to create some wallpapers and I have the background images, i know what text to put, but the problem is i don’t know what filters to apply to the background image, or effects or stuff like that

  • Ankiita, March 12, 2011

    awesome tutorials …. it helps me a lot

  • Rozina, June 17, 2011

    Fantastic tutorials! Can’t wait to start creating my own!

  • Ramel de la Cruz, July 22, 2011

    Awesome collections! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jenn K, July 24, 2011

    Love the summer breeze wallpaper, next good one is celeb. Thanks for the great list!

  • Robert, September 1, 2011

    Great compilation, thanks! The Kung Fu Panda tutorial helped me with my current project.

  • Plato, September 11, 2011

    Awesome wallpaper collection! loved it!

  • Sarah, November 24, 2011

    I like the butterfly wallpaper. It’s amazing!

  • Terry, February 12, 2012

    these wallpapers are stunning. I love the fact taht you can create your own wallpaper. Im gonna do a design, of apple eating a window. wish me luck.

  • Mark Rogers, August 20, 2012

    i want to create some wallpapers and I have the background images, i know what text to put, but the problem is i don’t know what filters to apply to the background image, or effects or stuff like that

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