Canada Flag Background Tutorial

Canadian Flag set against reconditioned wood background

Happy Canada Day! 

Quick and Easy Canada Flag Background Tutorial using layers to imitate paint on a wood surface.

Free download for computer backgrounds at the bottom of the page…


Canada Flag Background Tutorial

Step One: Creating Canada Flag Background

Canada Flag Background Tutorial - Step One Image

The trick here is top capture a clean area with minimal obstructions. Use the Cone Stamp Tool to remove imperfections, objects and/or unwanted shadows. If your background has strong vertical or horizontal lines, create guides and make everything look unified.

Step Two:Importing the flag pattern

Canada Flag Background Tutorial - Step Two Image

Using Illustrator, outline the Canadian flag (leaf and side bars) to import back into Photoshop as a path.

 

Step Three: Simulating the new paint colour

Canada Flag Background Tutorial - Step Three Image

Experiment with different colours but ultimately choose something in the brown range for this project. Once a colour is selected, outline the path and fill with your colour. Apply a colour burn to darken the background while intensifying the colour applied.

Once again, experiment with both colour and opacity until you find the right visual mix.

Step Four: Increase the Red

Personal choice. This is to make the flag look more red/white and not so old.

Canada Flag Background Tutorial - Step Four Image

I choose to go just light enough to replace the purple/black in the wood with a heavier red shade.

Cheers + Happy Canada Day1!

 

Downloads

Laptops – Download a 1280×720 version here of the above artwork.

Desktops – Download a 1920×1080 version here of the above artwork.

 

 

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