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Art for Your Desktop Using Adobe Illustrator

Corey Barker creates some desktop art for his computer using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


  • Nate says:

    This is a pretty cool background.

    People should also remember that when doing Japanese calligraphy (especially for a client), an important aspect is to make sure that the strokes are correctly applied. There is a correct technique for drawing Japanese and Chinese kanji.

    While it may look alright to most people, those with Japanese/Chinese experience will immediately notice the inaccuracies so be careful!

  • alan says:

    恐ろしい !

  • Claude says:

    Simple, Beautiful and Creative……Congrats!

  • md mirza imran says:

    thanks for everything

  • TimR says:

    I especially liked that trick of using the Gradient Map to turn a color photo into black and white. Not really the main point of the tutorial, I know, but I tried it on a few of my photos, and it works great!

  • Liam Carson says:

    Thank you very much, an interesting and detailed tutorial. I have become addicted to making these wallpapers now!

  • Jim Hines says:

    I now have – HELP – in Korean as my wallpaper. Looks elegant! Thanks!

  • Vincent Tavera says:

    Nice tutorial. I personally would suggest that you use the pen tool to trace your characters for better accuracy and then apply the brush stroke to the path.

  • Hector Perea says:

    Thank you, Corey. It’s great how we can use the gradient and the overlay option mask to create this….

  • Sam says:

    any way you could give me that texture, i like yours beter than the one i got!

  • Sarah K says:

    Sooo cool! Love the effect. Some great tips in there, too. I don’t have Illustrator yet, but will be getting it in the new year. Looking forward to it more after seeing this. 🙂

  • Jessica says:

    That is not Japanese. It is Chinese!!!!!

  • John Sykes says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and the new desktop picture! I’ll definitely stay tuned.

  • Saranga Asith says:

    thank you thank you very much. I learnt lot. specially ‘gradient map’. nice stuff.

  • Cody says:

    Where did u get this texture??…i cant find it ><

  • deshhh says:

    nice simple and natural

  • KellyHung says:

    it’s chinese! 想像力

  • JT Fuller says:

    Awww man, thanks for the tip with translation. I love your knowledge dude. You are awesome. Have a blessed journey.

  • ahmed maher says:

    you are a best

  • Crein says:

    It’s a traditional Chinese language originate from China. However the Japanese “borrowed” some of the characters and used them in their own language as kanji since ancient time…

  • Pansoti says:

    Yeah I hate it when people show all these Chinese words and say they’re Japanese. Even in Japanese they’re called Kanji, which literally means Chinese.

  • Hi, I'm Name says:

    Sweet. I made some awesome wallpaper using this. My texture background was too busy, so I couldn’t set the characters to overlay and use opacity without it looking bad, but I left them pure white and it looks awesome! 🙂

  • Vivi says:

    actually 想象力 is Chinese not Japaneses !!

  • 披特 says:

    The author is ShaBi