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How To Create Scenic Backgrounds

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How To Create Scenic Backgrounds

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

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    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Update To Canva

    • 3. Canva Wallpaper

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Discover how to create flat design device wallpapers in Canva. Creating your own device wallpaper or background can be a fun way to customize your computer, laptop, tablet, & etc. This course is designed to assist you in learning the basics of flat design in Canva by creating device wallpapers. You will be learning how to create three basic but interesting variations of flat design device wallpaper. This Is A Basic Graphic Design For Beginners Using Free Software Course. Throughout this course you'll learn to:

  • Learn the basics of using Canva
  • Learn about composition, color design, and layout in flat imagery
  • No prior knowledge or experience is required

One of the bad things about working with free software is that you are completely at the whim of the company providing the free software. Canva decided to change the shapes section by moving the adjustable triangles. The adjustable triangles can still be accessed but you have search for them now. The images below will detail how to find the adjustable triangles.

Image 1,2, & 3 shows the new triangles know as  "Equilateral Triangle" & "Right-angled Triangle". These triangles can only be resized not adjusted.




Images 4,5,6,7,& 8 shows how to find the adjustable triangles know in Canva as "Solid Triangles". Click on the elements section then type into the search bar "solid triangle". You can see in the images below the adjustable triangles are know as "Solid Triangle" & Solid Right Triangle". I recommend adding these shapes to you likes section. How to add things to your likes section is show in the images below.






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1. Intro: Welcome to the course. I'm gonna be showing you how to make interesting computer wallpapers as you can make, customize and create. Enjoy. Every time you turn your computer, we're gonna be showing you three different computer wallpapers to kind of give you a good place to start. Understand what all you can do in Canada to make flat design computer wallpaper. So I hope you're ready to learn, and I will see you in the course. 2. Update To Canva: Hi. I wanted to take a second to tell you about some of the changes that are going on in Canada , and it's mainly affecting the triangles. So this is kind of a weird thing for Campbell to be affecting. But it's very frustrating for you as a creator or designer, if you're specifically trying to use triangles to make certain shapes. One of the bad things about working with free software or primarily with free software is your completely and the whim of the company whose providing software to you. And that's because, well, it's free. Um, but, you know, sometimes it make changes that just don't make any sense, and this is one of those. But I'm gonna show you how to work around it to still enjoy can va and make the designs its need to make. Here on this my screen. We have the classic triangle that were used to, which has the corner adjustments for size but also has the height adjustment and the thickness adjustment. In the new triangle, which you confined by simply clicking on elements and then going to shapes, you're gonna find that you only have the corner adjustments for size you no longer have the haIf and with adjustments, which is really frustrating if you're trying to make certain shapes. So how you find the old triangle, the classic triangle, Whatever you wanna call it is you have to search for it. I have been looking through all the different folders in shapes and elements and everything else, and I haven't been able to find it anywhere without searching for it it again, very frustrating. So all you do is type in solid triangle, and it's gonna bring up the solid triangle, which is made by candle layouts. The new non adjustable triangle is made by someone else, so I don't know why Canada made this choice. But they did, and you see, if we click on it. Boom! There's our classic multi adjustable triangle, and then down here you're going to find the right solid triangle and yet, again, adjustable in all the ways that we're used to. The really bad thing about this for a lot of us, whether if your designer a creative you do this for fun or let's say you're a small business owner and you use this for your marketing materials is I don't know how long some of this is going to be available to us yet again. Because this is free software and we're completely at the whim of can vote soon as I hope this helps you guys out. And I just want to take take a second to show you all that you can still get to the triangles that are adjustable that you need. Ah, but it is gonna be an extra step. 3. Canva Wallpaper: Okay, We're going to get started by going head and giving. Logged in are registered with canvas dot com. Obviously, if you already have an account Longden, if you don't, let's go and get registered and get here to the home screen. We're gonna go over here to Custom Dimension, and we're gonna type in the dimensions for a 10 80 workspace. Now, if your monitor is a four k mater or something else, you know, please type in the corresponding sides, but we're gonna be working in 10 80 day, mainly because that's what my monitor is. So yeah, we're gonna go ahead and click, create design, and we're to start off with a nice blank canvas. Now, the first thing we do is we're gonna go over here to elements and we're going to go down to shapes, and we're gonna grab the circle. We want to flatten out the circle, and the very first thing that we need to create is what's gonna be our ground. So we're gonna go over here to color. We're gonna press on the plus symbol, and we're looking for something that feels like a nice earth color. I think that looks pretty good right there. And you can see the color code if you want to copy. Exactly six B 1111 Now we're going to stretch this all the way out across the entire screen . We're gonna give it a little bit more with, and they were gonna bring it down. And we're just looking to kind of make a silently flat, but, you know, in long gated, kind of earthy feel, and we're just gonna play with this until it feels right. I think that looks pretty good. That gives us a nice kind, a little bit of a curvature, a little bit of horizon effect on the land. Next thing we need is this Grady in peace, and we're gonna take it and we're gonna rotate it to again. 90 degree. They were dropping, and we're going to stretch it out till it meets the bottom of the screen. And they were in a copy, and we're gonna put one right next to it, and they're gonna send both of these all the way back. Then what we're gonna do with all of this is right with lock button. And now this is locked down. So we can play and do whatever we want on here. And we don't really have to worry about messing any of this up. And you can just kind of see what we're going for. Here is the darker sky here is kind of, you know, where the line starting to fade on. Then here's our earth. So the next thing we need is a triangle. Here's a triangle and we're looking for something that's like come almost like a dusty beige. So we're gonna go into the yellows and we're just going to kind of play around until we get something that fits that dusty beige. Let's go a little orange to bring in some earthy tones and there we go. And yet again. If you want to use the exact color that I'm using, it's gonna be a F 9 to 6 c, and we're going to stretch this out and kind of squat it down a little bit. And we're looking for something that has the feel of like, you know, a mountain, you know, and you know this is subjective. You know, this is meant to be your artwork. Your illustration. If you want big mountains, make big mountains You want small mountains, make small mountains And then once we have that where we like it, we're gonna copy and paste the 2nd 1 And we're gonna make this one a little bit taller and a little bit thinner. Just so we have some difference and we're gonna copy who they were in a copy and paste Original mountain again and kind of sort of the same thing. We're just gonna kind of play with this. We're gonna make a little bit squad here and a little bit longer, so we have three somewhat unique, you know, kind of mountain. He feels right here. And then we're gonna take the whole thing. Unlike our background, we're gonna send these guys back, and there we go. Now we need to create more of a, um, kind of, ah, misty vibe. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna go transparency. We're gonna start off taking this down by five points. And what we're trying to do is we want to get a little bit of that Grady int from the background to come through. And five wasn't quite enough. So let's get a 10 and you can start to see a little bit. Mawr Let's go down to 85 And you really start to see some That blue coming through Obviously the dark isn't coming through as much for the blue is really starting to shine. I'm going to go back to 90 And they were just going to kind of play from there. Same thing over here and something over here. All right, That looks pretty good. So what I want to do now is I want to take all of this. I'm going to go and lock it. So here we have our ground are kind of misty mountains and then arg, Radiant sky. Now we're gonna need to make a moon. So we're gonna go to our circle anyway, have a nice big circle, and we're gonna take a lot of time with the moon because we really want to be Ah, Centerpiece is the wrong word. We want to be a little bit of a statement piece for the sky part of our illustration. We'll start off by just making several circles within each other. So we're gonna stick with that grey and we're gonna make a copy. They were looking for a slightly lighter gray like this. And what we want to do is we kind of want to catch the corner a little bit and then shrink this up and we're looking for something is going to kind of wrap around and almost look like a little bit of a shadow. And you can just manipulate that by pulling this and out, and I don't pull this too far. Otherwise you're gonna get a really distorted looking shape. So be conscious. Whenever you're messing with these proportions, you wanna have that little sliver of a shadow. But you want it to feel natural. I think going to go with that for right now. And they were into the same thing again. Again. We're looking for a slightly lighter gray, and we're going to the same thing. And we're gonna not so much worry about whether or not these air even is. When you think about how shadows naturally kind of radiant, you know, there's it's not perfect. But we want the sphere itself to feel like a sphere, and you can kind of see, right now we're getting a little stretched out to just make sure and keep that in mind. as you're playing. We want to create that Grady in, but we don't wanna don't want to sacrifice anything. And I can't quite get one that I want. There we go. All right, imposition bag. And this still looks a little in long gated. So we're just gonna play with a little bit more, and that looks about right now we're gonna need a mess with this, Mork. And as we we go through and do this project, but in general, I'm liking where we're going. So the very back of the darker grey layer, we're gonna drop it down to 90% transparency. And that's going to create just ah, little bit of, ah, kind of a shadow effective once in the background in. So the next thing we need is we're gonna get another one of our dark grey circles is the moon is not a perfect surface. It has ah bunch of craters or pits or holes in it. So we're gonna make those and we're looking for something a little bit darker and we don't want to be really standing out, So drop it down toe. Let's go to 60%. And the real key here is is you want everything to feel random. So some of these are gonna be really small. Some of these are gonna be Let's try and stick perfect circles. Some of these are gonna be somewhere in the middle and everything in between. So we're going to now for the next few seconds is I'm just gonna take some time and I'm going to randomly place small dots, medium dont's and large dots to create a moonscape feel. And we're not looking for something that's photo accurate, really. Convert something that's kind of somewhere in between. Um, you know what? You'd seen an illustration and something. No kind of cartoony. I'm just continuing to randomly play starts. I'm not really looking for anything other than random. If you notice yourself kind of hitting, you know, like a guideline. Just make sure and move a little bit off that guideline, and then I'll help you maintain some the randomness and feel free every so often just to grab a random. Um, you know, point kind of stretch out something, make a bigger make it smaller, it again, going for that random vibe. And that looks pretty good. You know, that feels kind of moon esque. Let's back Back out now The next thing we need is we want our moon to feel as though it's emanating light. And the only way to do that is to give it. You might know this is what's called a moon doggy or a halo or on aura of the moon. So we're gonna take a circle. And this is gonna be a little difficult because what you need to do is you need to try and senator the circle to the best of your abilities. And remember, we've We've taken something that was a perfect circle. We stack several circles on top of it, so it still has the feel of a perfect circle. But obviously it's in long get a little bit. So you're gonna try and do your best to just, you know, shoot for somewhere in the middle. And there there are gonna be any guideline to this. You're just going to do this completely by feel, and then once you're kind of somewhere in the middle were just kind of slowly start to stretch it out. And yet again, you're just got to guess they were on their way down we're gonna go down to say about 15% are 15 points, and here you can kind of cleaned up a little bit. And don't think just because you have these guidelines, your on the money, you know, it's it's not gonna be perfect. And we're gonna go. We want something almost kind of eggshell esque, kind of like that. And yet again, if you want to copy my same color, that is F d f B E zero and we're going to send this back and there's our moon's first halo . We're gonna tighten this up a little bit because I want the want the first table to be a little bit closer, and it again you already starting to see what was talking about. It's not really a perfect fit, just trying to the best that you can, and they're gonna make a copy, and we need a wider, you know, and this is going to go pretty far out. We're gonna drop this one down. Even more were illegal trade. Let's drive for five on, see how that looks. It looks pretty good. And there's our moon. So gonna go ahead and highlight all that we're gonna hit group and we're gonna shrink it down. It doesn't matter so much where we put our moon at right now. Um, but we're just gonna kind arrested over here. We may end up changing, You know where it kind of sets. And some of this is going to be personal feel. You know, if you want to make a nice guy where the moon's coming up, you know, let's say ah, behind a mountain, you're gonna have something like that. And if you're gonna do that, obviously you wouldn't want the mountain to have any type of ah, radiant or transparency to it. You wanted to be a solid mountain. Maybe you want the's guy to be more over here. Car kind of little off said kind of a partial off the screen. You could do that as well, but for right now, we're just gonna kind of sit with it over here, okay? And let's move on to make some stars. Were any of this crinkle shape and we're going to go back to the eggshell color. We're a shrink. This guy up, we're copy and we're to make another one. You're real real big. And this one's gonna go behind our 1st 1 And what we're looking for is is this back is going to be are the big piece is gonna be the Aurora or getting in the moon doggy the corona, whatever you wanna call it. Um, so we want to go way down, you know, 5 10 points somewhere in there, 10 looks pretty good. And the star, which is gonna be in the center we're gonna do it's a let's try for 15 were and see how that feels and then we're gonna group. So here we have our first star and the same principles what we're doing with the moon. It needs to feel random stars, you know, outside the constellations which were in a pattern. Um, but that pattern is not a perfect pattern. And that's, um, you know, plotted by humans. Mostar's air in a little bit of an organic random patterns, we're gonna try and mimic the same thing. So we're gonna make small stars, big stars, medium stars, and they were just gonna kind of randomly put him around. So I start off with what will be our large star. Then we're gonna make our medium star and unless that we're gonna make our small star and this is gonna be a little tough. And really, what you're trying to focus on here is you just wanna have it be progression downwards now getting in. This is your illustration. If you don't want a long stars, don't make them. You know, if you want nothing but small stars, that's perfectly fine. But let's go ahead and let's build a little piece of kind of random stars, just kind of bunched around. And we want to make sure and do more of the small stars and less of the larger stars. And there is one that isn't over. You look up in the sky. What do you see? Predominately, more off small stars because they're far away and have remained light years since before and so on. And we see a lot of those tiny twinkles more than we see that you know, the big stars like the North Star. There's only one of those in the whole sky, depending on, you know, if you're in the Northern Hemisphere, obviously it's North Star from the Southern Hemisphere. It's going to be the Southern Cross, but in general, the principle is still the same clothes. Very bright stars are ah rarer than, you know, far softer stars. So there's kind of our little random constellation it was gonna copy this, and right now we're just gonna kind of overlay this randomly. We're just looking to make kind of a twinkling night sky and it again, there's no real rhyme or reason to what I'm doing. I'm just trying to be as random as I possibly can. If I make a mistake, I'm gonna hit the back button and try again. There is no, um, quote unquote wrong way to do this. It's more just Did you make it look natural, or did you make it look unnatural? - You can see there. I'm kind of playing with the size is a little bit just to get some different fields, and this is going to go back to personal preference, you know? Do you wanna have tiny stars? Do you wanna have big stars? Um, this is your illustrations that you can make it, you know, whatever makes the most sense for you. And I'm just going to continue taking on a second or two and just kind of work on making the skies unique is possible, you know? Then reason. You know, obviously you could spend you could spend hours doing this. I mean, you know, it's Ah, it's an illustration. You know, at some point that there will be a diminishing return. That looks pretty good. You know, I feel like we have, like, a good kind of, you know, busy twinkling night sky. Okay, so now we're gonna make the trees for a landscape in the clowns for our sky and to do the trees were in Start off for the triangle. And we're looking for, you know, like a hunter green or emerald green. Or, you know, Connor for green. Whatever green. You know, you name you want to give it? I'm going to go with this. 296011 And you can go with a lighter or darker green. Or, if you want something looks more fall, ask, you know, you know, maybe don't want necessarily Conifers. You want something that's more like like a turn of the season, maple. You know, feel free to do whatever you'd like, and we're gonna make that small, can stretch it up, and we will make that a little bit smaller cause we don't want to disrupt our stars. I'm just gonna kind of stack that up. That's pretty decent tree shape. So the next thing we need is our trunk, and then looks like that would match that tree. Maybe a little bit skinnier, but in general, it's pretty close. And now we're going to find a good trump color and really going for something in the Browns . Obviously. Now, we're gonna have a problem here because we have our land. Which is this rich? Very, you know, almost kind of. Ah, no. Milk. Chocolate would probably the wrong way. Describe it. A very rich kind of cocoa brown. So we're gonna need to try and shoot for someone's going to stand out from that. So we're looking for either, like, a really kind of dark okey color or we want something that's gonna, you know, go moreover into, like, um, kinda see eatery color. And I should I think the cedar is gonna be the way to go. Oh, I apologize. That is, uh, 604 b 24 If you want to use the same colors, May and there we have a tree we're on group this guy and shrink him down and we want some is gonna look proportion to everything else. Service guy are giving example. You know, my tree is this big in reference to the moon, That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Whereas if my tree is, you know, this big in reference to the moon in the mountains, that doesn't make sense either. So you want something, it's gonna feel like it's it's an actual treat. So just kind of aim for somewhere I don't like that. I think that's a good start. And we're just going to kind of let him hang out right there. Okay, so you can start off with a circle to make our clowns, and we're going to keep it out of the way of the stars. Obviously, if you want, you can highlight all the stars and go back and hit the lock, and then you can play with them. If you're not done with the stars or you think you want to play around a little bit more on , you can do it every like on that. Anyways, I'm gonna start with my circle and we're looking for pure white. I want something kind of squatting and elongated. I'm just going to start making copies and building my cloud and clowns their subjective, you know, they could be in any shape that you want. That could be long. They could be told they could be sure that chubby they could be skinny. It's really just, you know, what do you envision? A cloud should be, And in my brain, that's Ah, that's pretty cloud esque. So we're gonna copy all that. We're in a group it, and we're gonna drop the transparency down to say 70%. And we're gonna place him up in this guy, and this is gonna be another personal preference thing. Do you want tiny clouds? Do want big clouds. We're just gonna go for somewhere in the middle because I want to get a couple clouds up in the sky of all different sizes. Now you can choose here to use the same cloud and just make copies and kind of place around , um, dental look fine. It's not gonna look as good as making independent clouds. And when I usually do for that is I will take a copy of my other clown bring the transparency all the way up and on group it and then I'll play with the body of the cloud itself to give me a uniqueness between the clouds. Have I need to add in? You know anything else? I'll just add it in as needed. You can see how different that cloud looks. Just with a little bit of tinkering. Know what this got to be kind of small. I just want to kind of hang out some on screen, some offscreen, and then I'm gonna make one more and want this clown to be a longer clown. Come like that He had a little bit more in terms of. There we go. That was good. Obviously. Clouds or subjective, you know, make him whatever year your visage of a cloud is on drop down 70%. And I want this cloud to be just barely starting to come over the moon kind of just around the bottom. And there we go. There's are cloudy sky. Now let's go ahead and work on our forest. We're gonna take a rock, and I'm just gonna call this Iraq, you know, it's wobbly. Circle, rock, ask and what we want to do is we just want randomly dot some rocks around. We want to be all different sizes. But yet again, this is where you know proportions gonna come into play. You know, if you were standing next to a tree and say the tree was 2025 feet and you have rock, that's 1/4 the size of the tree. That's a boulder and it's no longer rock. That's a very big thing. So we won't try and make our rocks, you know, roughly match proportionately to the tree. And we're just gonna throw these round randomly. No real rhyme or reason, because we're just trying to make this look kind of Foresti. If you notice yourself in any of the guidelines, just move off of them. That's pretty goods for his rocks. Go months back, back. L No, We're gonna take a tree and the very first thing want to cover up. You just see how there's a little bit of overlapping here, where it gets so the darker we want to go ahead and cover up that part of the mountain. And if we cover bar rocks, it's perfectly fine, and you can make your trees different sizes in this part. They don't all need to be perfectly the same size. But now we're just gonna start randomly placing trees and don't put them all, you know, and like, perfect, you know, in a row you getting we're going for random and feel free to make them different sizes. And this is just kind of like doing the stars. It was a little bit of tedium that goes into this because you're just randomly placing things and then went back out. And we're gonna better feel for things going on and you can see we're gonna have quite a bit of, ah tree placing to dio. So we're just gonna take our time and just kind of move it around and make sure it all looks good. Be conscious is replacing these because, you know, the greens are gonna be similar. So if you have two trees next to each other, that may overlap and just form like this green block and that's not look very good. Now, if you wanted to go a little bit further and say, you know, change up these greens maybe like one a little bit softer, you must certainly could do that. Ah, what? I will one you warn you of his diminishing returns. You know, you could make five different trees, make them all different colors, different shapes, different sizes and place them around. And will you have something that looks very unique and very special? Yes, of course. Um, but there there is gonna be some loss in terms of what the viewer is going to be able to enjoy experience. If you're making this just for yourself, you know, do it makes you feel good. What makes you happy? But if you're making this is a wallpaper that you're gonna put out in the world, maybe somebody to download or whatever else um, realize at some point, this is flat design. There is meant to be a level of am strike nous to it, so it it doesn't need to be photo realist. Our super hyper detailed eso use your best judgment in terms of your time. You know, if you spend a lot of time making very intricate things that don't transition well whenever it's actually on somebody screen and they can't really tell the difference and they can appreciate it Did you spend the time wisely, An answer would be No. Um, obviously, by contrast, if you move too quickly and you make things too simple, it's something Look is good. But you just use that, um, work versus time spent, um, versus ability to appreciate kind of, you know, spectrum there to whatever best fits you Just keep in mind there is a diminishing return for the level of detail you put in some of these illustrations, and we're just going to kind of go around and keep going and drop trees. And yet again, if you hit a guideline, just jump off a guideline and drop it somewhere else. You can see we're starting to get something that looks forest s wrist. Um, and that's kind of what we're going for. You know, we want we want the the Lehman Viewer to be able to see this and say, Oh, hey, that's a bunch of trees. And if you get something where you haven't overlapping like this, just go up, push backwards who too far, and just make sure in line up to the best of your abilities, and then we're just gonna start looking for bald spots where we didn't get anything in and putting something there. And there we go. That's a relatively you know, um, relatively, Well put together a little Forestieri. Um, now, obviously, you know, as I've said before, you can keep going. You can make this is detailed or in lacking details you want and, you know, kind of like what you see me doing here with this last little tree. I can't really find it a good home. So, you know, that kind of gets back to that dimension returns thing. And once something looks relatively good, leave it alone. Just let it look relatively good. There we go. So here we have our entire night scape. We have our little forest with some little rocks. Kind of speckled around if you want some more rocks. Obviously, you know, just kind of grabbed him. You may need to zoom in the move Those around Just kind of plopped somewhere. It feels best to you and just kind of make it your own Do shoot, Can it goes to show you everybody makes mistakes. Yeah, there we go. And there we go. And it looks pretty good. That looks natural. You know, the rocks there kind of speckled around. Everything's nothing's really in proportion out of proportion. It looks like if I saw a random forested area, you know nothing is gonna be perfectly laid out. It's just all going to be random, like a better would it put it so outside of doing a little bit more playing, we're done with this. And this kind of goes back to making sure you're happy with the final product. And if it's everything that you're looking for, I think this fit. So I'm looking for I like to look in the mountains. I like the look of the clouds in the starry sky and if you want to, you go ahead and download this J peg PNG and go ahead and turn into a background. And yet again, you know, feel free to spend as much time working on this is you want just keep in mind there will be a dimension return, but that's going to complete our first background. We have our nice starry sky or mountains in our wood wooded forest in our moon, and I will see you guys in the next background. Okay, we're going to do another 10 80 p art board yet again. If you're working a different size, you have to do the size that know best fits your monitor V g a four K whatever. And this is gonna be a different design than the previous one. We're gonna be going for something very abstract. We're gonna be making a watermelon, Uh, you know, kind of like a watermelon slice. And then we're gonna do a different kind of different shapes to create a very cool almost like a 19 eighties style Grady int in the background. So to do this, we're gonna circle, and we're ready to start off with the green color. And we're looking for someone's gonna kind of have that watermelon Ryan vibe. So we need, like, a dark, darker, medium green count like this, and I'm gonna be using 208 d to one. If you want to use the same green does mean, then we're gonna need wine, and this will just be pure white. And this is going to represent our kind of pity part of the Rhine. And we want this to be really close to the edge because, you know, if you think about like a watermelon slides, you have relatively decent part of green. Then you have a little bit of white. Then you have the red flesh and the black seeds. Now we're gonna need red And just the basic read that comes with canvas over here in the swatches or the color palette. Selector is pretty perfect for a watermelon. And that's about right. That's going to give us kind of that water. Melanie feel so then we need a square. And right now, we're just gonna leave it great, cause we're gonna change the color later. And we're looking just to kind of cut this in half. Maybe a little bit less than half. Yeah, that looks about right. Okay, so we're gonna go and zoom in and was, um, pretty far in. And what we're gonna do now is we're gonna make the seeds and to do that Rania circle. And you're not gonna be able to make a perfect watermelon seed shape. Because if you think about a watermelon, see is kind of like a like a sunflower. See, there's a little bit of a teardrop ask feel to it. Um, Canada just doesn't have the shapes toe lie to pull that off but we could make something relatively close. It's gonna look like a watermelon seed kind turned on side. And what we want you. Now, once we get that kind of elongated ellipse shape, Aziz, we just wanna shrink it down to something that's gonna proportionately look like a a watermelon seed on our sites of watermelon. Now, important thing to give in mind here, you need to make your seeds big enough, Ah, to be visible but small enough to be proportionate to the watermelon. And what I mean by that is it's going to get very difficult as you zoom in here and you actually try and get this right, which probably be maybe a little bit bigger than this, You know that that's about right. But how is that gonna look whenever I'm backed all the way out? You know, to 50% does. Does that look right that far out? Can somebody say Oh, that's a watermelon. So sometimes going perfectly proportionate isn't really the way to go. You're not making any and you're not making photo realism. You're making plant design, So if you need to make it bigger or make it off long shape to make it look good. Don't hesitate to do that to get a good feel for what your ah your illustration needs. So we're gonna zoom back in and we're just going to kind of play with this until it feels right, and that looks pretty good. So we're gonna have a gentle arc as we go around and create our our watermelon seed array is what I'm gonna call it s or just gonna start all the way over here and we're just looking for someone's gonna pseudo match the curve. Now, remember, you know, this is organic, so there is no perfect, you know, lineup of angles and everything else. We're just gonna kind drop the's as we dio and just kind of space marooned as we start to round the curve, you need to turn him in a little bit. Remember, don't don't stack him up to too much and we're coming to kind of the halfway point. Zoom out here in second and we're at sea if we look like imperative, but it can only watermelon now Here we are, on the way out of 50% you know, does this feel like a watermelon? And to me. It's a little busy, so I'm just gonna pick some seeds at random. I'm gonna delete them in the most them back in, and Spacey's out a little bit, and that feels more watermelon s to me. And I was just going to keep going on the other side. And, you know, don't be afraid to make mistakes or do too many seeds to too few seeds. You know, this you again. This is your illustration. And you're allowed to screw up and make changes. Uh, no. The teacher is not standing behind you, grading you as you go. It's on Lee. Important in terms of the Are you happy with the end result? So feel free to just experiment. You wanna make a Tennessee to make it to us each. You want to make you know one every x amount of pixels do that too. All right, let's take a look at that. And that looks pretty watermelon ask on. There's maybe a little bit of playing around that we're gonna do. It Looks pretty good. We might the lead a seat or two somewhere. Okay, I'm happy with that. So here we have our watermelon. And yet again. You know, you can continue to play with this and make it look more like, uh, whatever watermelon looks like in your opinion if you want, but I'm content with that. Next thing I do is we're gonna pull the same Grady in from our pre made ingredients, and we want to take him and flipped him all the way around. You know, we're in a stretch amounts and kind of push him all the way over, and then we want to take a square, and we're gonna match the same color that's on this radiant. So now we've created this kind of, Ah, a little bit of grading over here. And it's the one solid color across. So we're gonna take those were on, lock him down, and we'll take our gray square when I make it match. Uh, this color right here. There we go. And then we're gonna group all this. Now if we lined this up, right, our watermelon should disappear into the other color. And if you need to, you know, unlock this. Move it down. Move the other one down. Who? Wrong one. And then re lock it back. No, move your watermelon try and shoot for something similar to center and again, this is going to be very difficult to get perfect because we're not When I working with the true shape anymore, we've manufactured this shape. So here we have our watermelon size kind of hanging out Ah, in this pseudo Grady int and just kind of chilling out in space. So now we're gonna grab some circular radiance and we're just gonna have some fun with these. We're just gonna do different things to create fun kind of orbital little, you know, spherical patterns. I'm just gonna sit here and play a little bit mess of the transparencies and just see if I can make something really kind of funky. I like that. And let's drop another circle and this we're gonna make really big, and we're gonna send him behind the watermelon too far, you know, quiet. So big. So we'll get a little bit of background in there and I won't increase the grading on this one are decrease the transparency. Excuse me. Let's go for 75. We went to the same thing over here we're and drop this down to say about 75. And there we have our cool kind of watermelon and space. A little too close. Kind of watermelon space 1980 style grading. Now, you can continue to play with this. You know, if you don't like the shape of something, shrink it down, make it bigger. Whatever. Just keep in mind the components that you used to create the watermelon slice. So, you know, don't Don't make it too big. Play with it. Within reason, I think it looks really kind of neat. I like the vibe we have going there with how we have a little bit of overlapping everything . You know, nothing is really perfect. Nothing's really, um, you know, nothing really fits, but all kind of fits. So it's gonna fund just ah, interesting little kind of, you know, watermelon floating out, you know, different Grady INTs type of deal. I will see you guys in the next wallpaper, and, you know, keep in mind. You know, if you don't like the watermelon, you could do a lemon. You could dio Ah, strawberry. What? You Whatever your heart's desire is in terms of constructing shape. But I will see you guys in the next wallpaper. Okay, Randy, Another 10 80 p art board. And once they get slaughtered up, we're gonna get elements and we want to get a square and were trying to cover our entire canvas. We're looking for a very dark color, even darker than this purple kind like that. That's pretty dark. And that is Ah, 32166 p. So what we're gonna be doing is we're going to be building, um, a pattern background. That is probably the best way. Describe it. We're gonna be taking different angles and building up kind of a stacked background. And let me just give you a brief example what I'm talking about. So here I have a rectangle and I'm gonna put on angle copying there another one on an angle . I need a space in between. Make this one lighter. And now you have something reminiscent of a pattern going on. Obviously, this is extremely rudimentary. Um, but that's roughly divided we're going for. So, really, these two shapes out and the very first thing we need to do is meet and decide where we're gonna start off in terms of our angle. So we're gonna go for months to 15