Create a custom wallpaper design.

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Custom leaf wallpaper design on a desktop computer and mobile device

Personalize every screen with your own wallpaper.

Add a dash of personality to your desktop by designing custom wallpapers using your own photos and art. Or start creating wallpaper designs and patterns for others to buy or download.

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Work fluidly with artboards.

Design wallpapers for every type of screen size — from phones and mobile devices to computer monitors of different aspect ratios — using artboards.

Design with a pop.

Use vector art to create crisp icons, patterns, and illustrations that can scale to any screen size.

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Let your designs speak.

Browse thousands of fonts and add compelling typography to your desktop or phone wallpapers.

Let your colors flow.

Design with free-form color gradients for natural color blending in your desktop wallpaper designs.

Adobe Illustrator gradient interface

Explore versatile tools to create wallpapers.

See how the tools available in Adobe Creative Cloud can help you add something special to your computer wallpapers or phone backgrounds.


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Sync with Adobe Stock.

Find inspiration for your next wallpaper design while exploring templates, color palettes, and photos with Adobe Stock.


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Share your finished work.

Use your completed wallpaper designs anywhere by easily sharing your work across Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries.

How to create a custom wallpaper.

With some imagination and these simple steps, learn to create a beautiful new wallpaper for your phone or computer.

  • Build it: Start by creating a new project in Illustrator. Set your dimensions to create an artboard.
  • Color it: Set your background with the rectangle tool and use free-form gradients for natural color blending.
  • Design it: Add typography, shapes, photos, or illustrations to create an eye-catching design.
  • Save it: Export your wallpaper design as a PNG or JPG for easy use.
  • Enjoy it: Set your wallpaper as the background on your desktop, iPhone, or Android device.


Perfect your wallpaper designs.

Ignite your imagination with these tutorials and improve your skills in Illustrator today.

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Design with your photos.

Apply photo effects to your favorite images in Adobe Photoshop, and then use these simple steps to import your photo into Illustrator.

Learn how to import from Photoshop

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Turn your art into a pattern.

Create a repeating design that tiles seamlessly to add texture and interest to your computer wallpaper.

See how to create seamless patterns

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Check out free-form color gradients.

Create a graduated blend of colors within a shape to help your wallpaper designs stand out.

Learn more about freeform gradients

Adobe Illustrator artboards

Master your artboards.

Explore the basics of working with artboards in Illustrator, and start crafting wallpapers for every screen.

Explore artboards in Illustrator