compositingCreate a Christmas Wallpaper in 10 Minutes

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Software:
  • Blender 2.5
Discover How To:
  • Quickly distribute christmas lights
  • Create bokeh with lens artifacts
  • Color grade an image for more impact
Software:
  • Blender 2.5
Discover How To:
  • Quickly distribute christmas lights
  • Create bokeh with lens artifacts
  • Color grade an image for more impact

When I was a kid I used to create a flip calendar every year that would count down the days until Christmas. I’m not sure when I stopped this exciting tradition but now I tend to just change my wallpaper. It’s borderline scrooge, but it’s how I roll.

This year I took it a step further by actually making my own Christmas wallpaper! *gasp* I know.

I wanted a wallpaper that captured my favourite part of Christmas: The lights. There’s nothing I like more than walking down the streets with my loved ones and observing the spectacular light displays in the summer breeze :) So here’s what I came up with:

Finished Result

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I figured you all have Christmas shopping to do so I made this tutorial just 10 minutes long!

 

Further Inspiration

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial. Post any tips, inspirational links or finished works below!

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