Abstract background

In this tutorial we will try to create an abstract background that can be used as wallpaper for your desktop.
So, create a new document (choose your own resolution and size). Fill the layer with a radial gradient. Like this:

Change the gradient blend mode to “Difference“(” Difference “) and apply it several times (do not create too many gradients, otherwise the image may not work as a result):

Duplicate the layer. Apply to new layer Filter> Imitation> Cellophane Packaging (Filter> Artistic> Plastic Wrap). Install:
Backlight (Highlight Strength) = 20
Detailing (Detail) = one
Softening (Smoothness) = 15

Change the blending mode for the layer to “Linear Dodge“(” Linear Dodge “).

Duplicate the layer. Apply to new layer Filter> Texture> Stained Glass (Filter> Texture> Stained Glass). Install:
The sizecells (Cell Size) = four
Thicknessboundaries (Border Thickness) = one
Light intensity (Light Intensity) = ten

Change the blending mode for the layer to “Chromaticity“(” Color “).

Now we merge all the layers. Duplicate the resulting layer. Push Ctrl + T. In the free deformation window, click on the icon with the deformation modes. Choose the deformation “Fish“(” Fish “). Install:
Bend (Bend) = 100%
H = 78.7%
V = 0%

Change the blending mode for the layer to “Soft light“(” Soft Light “).

Duplicate the layer. Apply Editing> Transform> Flip Horizontal (Edit> Transform > Flip horizontal).

Combine both “fish” layer. Let’s duplicate the new “double fish” layer. Apply to it Editing> Transform> Rotate by 90 * h / s (Edit> Transform > Rotate 90 * CW).

Let’s combine the “double fish” layers and apply the blending mode to the resulting layer.Glow“(” Luminosity “).

Merge all layers. Duplicate the resulting layer. Push Ctrl + L, to bring up the level menu. Install:

Push Ctrl + U, to bring up the menu Hue / Saturation (Hew / Saturation). Install (note the tint box):

Change the blending mode for the layer to “Hard Light” (“Hard light“).

Here’s what we got:

Transfer: Selyanina Alexander
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