Sunvector V1

For this tutorial you will need...
Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 4, Pattern 5, Pattern 6, Vector Template.
• Your desired patterns defined.
• A desired colour scheme.


Step 1

Open your vector template, then go to 'Magic Wand Tool'



Step 2

Match your setting's to mine.



Step 3

Click one of the black rays.



Step 4

Now miss 3 black rays out and click the next black ray (whilst holding down the shift key), see image below.



Step 5

Then miss another three and click. Keep doing this until you get back to the starting point.



Step 6

This is what you should have.



Step 7

In the layers module click the icon that looks like the one I've squared in red.



Step 8

A new layer will appear above the template layer.



Step 9

Now set the foreground colour to the first colour of your colour scheme.



Step 10

Make sure you're on the blank layer for this stage. Hold down 'Alt' and 'backspace' down at the same time to fill the rays with your first colour.



Step 11

Now select the wand tool again and go back to the template layer. Whilst holding down shift again select the rays to the right of your first colour (as shown below).



Step 12

Now set the foreground colour to the second colour of your colour scheme.



Step 13

Make sure you're on the colour layer (the one above the template one that you created a little while ago). When you are hold down 'Alt' and 'backspace'



Step 14

Go back to the template layer. Select the 'Magic Wand Tool' and whilst holding down shift, select all the rays that are to the right of your second colour.



Step 15

Set the foreground colour to the third colour of your colour scheme.



Step 16

Make sure you're on the colour layer and hold down 'Alt' and 'Backspace' at the same time to fill those rays with your third colour.



Step 17

Go back to the template layer. Select any remaining black rays on the template using the magic wand tool.



Step 18

Set the foreground colour to the fourth colour of your colour scheme.



Step 19

This is how my vector template now looks.



Step 20

Now make sure you're on the template layer. Now in the layers module, look for the icon squared in red. When you find it press it twice.



Step 21

Select the colour layer.



Step 22

Double click the colour layer and select 'Pattern Overlay. Now using 'Pattern 1' (as provided) match your settings to mine and then go to the 'Stroke' option.



Step 23

Using the colour #FFFFFF (White), match your setting's to mine and press OK.



Step 24

Merge the layer down, then double click it. When the blending options box appears go to 'Stroke' and using 'Pattern 2' match your setting's to mine. Now go to the 'Drop Shadow' option.



Step 25

Match your drop shadow settings to mine.



Step 26

Your coloured rays should look similar to this.



Step 27

Select the Magic Wand Tool.



Step 28

Match your wand setting's to the same as mine.



Step 29

Now go to the template layer and press one of the white rays. This should select them all.



Step 30

Find the icon below again and press it once.



Step 31

You should see one new layer appear.



Step 32

Now set the foreground colour to #E6E6E6.



Step 33

Your vector background should now look like this.



Step 34

Select the magic wand tool and make sure your Tolerance is still at 0 but now make sure the contiguous option is ticked. Click the template layer and using the wand tool and by holding down shift, select all the rays that are between your first and second colour.



Step 35

Create a new layer above your grey background layer and fill it with #E6E6E6 by holding down 'Alt' and 'Backspace' at the same time.



Step 36

Double click the layer and go to 'Pattern Overlay'. Using 'Pattern 4', match your setting's to mine and press OK. Then merge the layer down onto the grey background layer.



Step 37

Now go back to the template layer. Select the magic wand tool and whilst holding down the shift key, select all the rays between your second and third colour.



Step 38

Create a blank layer above the grey background layer and fill it with #E6E6E6 again. Double click the layer and you should see a blending options box appear, when it does go to Pattern Overlay.



Step 39

Using 'Pattern 3', match your setting's to mine and press OK. Then merge the layer down onto the grey background layer.



Step 40

This is how your vector should look (or similar).



Step 41

Select the magic wand tool and make sure you're on the template layer. Now whilst holding down the shift key, select all the rays that are between the third and fourth colour.



Step 42

Create a new layer above the grey background layer and fill it with #E6E6E6. Then double click the layer to bring the blending options box up. When it does go to 'Pattern Overlay'.



Step 43

Using 'Pattern 6', match your setting's to mine and press OK. Now merge the layer down onto the grey background layer.



Step 44

This is how my vector currently looks.



Step 45

Go to the template layer and select the magic wand tool. Now whilst holding down the shift key, select all the rays between the fourth and first colour.



Step 46

Create a new layer above the grey background layer and fill it with #E6E6E6. Then double click the layer and when the blending options box appears go to 'Pattern Overlay'.



Step 47

Now using 'Pattern 5', match your settings to mine and press OK. Then merge the layer down onto the grey background layer.



Step 48

Do a right click on any of the layers showing and press 'merge visible'.



Result

Here's my result.