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Mar 15, 2016

How to Create Desktop Wallpapers in Photoshop

How to Create Desktop Wallpapers in Photoshop

Learn how to create custom desktop wallpapers in Photoshop by following a couple simple steps. Start by creating a new document in the size of the target desktop wallpaper – for instance if you are creating wallpaper for a 15″ Macbook, use 1440 x 900 pixels. Next, open all the images that will become desktop wallpapers and drag them into the original sized document. Resize the images if necessary.

After the images are properly sized, go to File – Export – Layers to Files. This will make each layer its own file, allowing many images to be saved at once.

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    Justin F

    Will you be doing a PRO tutorial on the wallpaper images in the video?

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    ?ukasz

    I love this photo! It was a great idea with thumbnails and the end result is also great! I admire !

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    Subhodeep Roy

    So cool, always loved Aaron. I knew about the Save for web (legacy), but not his feature. So cool. And i also thank for the bonus images for download.

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    CoastalRick

    Nice lesson that demonstrated much more than just “how to create a wallpaper.” The export (layers to files) was terrific and I’ll use it for much more!

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    Vadim Yelagin

    It’s the “virtual resolution” being 1440 x 900, meaning the things on your screen will be about the size they would be on some low-resolution display from ten years ago of the same diagonal when you set it to 1440 x 900. If you have a retina, 4K, 5K etc display the physical resolution (number of pixels on the screen) is probably higher. You can see actual resolution by clicking the apple icon in top left corner, then About This Mac, then Displays.

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    Hans Henrik Bay

    Thank you for all your great tutorials, you are so talented both as a teacher and a photoshop wizard. Ihave a tutorial wish : an rainbow colored aura around a person or just around the head of a person? !

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    Michael

    That great, I have a window system but it should basely the same. thank for the lesson.