Create a bright abstract wallpaper in Photoshop

In this lesson we will look at the details of working with brushes and gradients, and at the output we will get these abstract wallpapers. Let’s start!

Create a new document 1920 by 1200 pixels with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. Fill the project with black color.

Create a new layer and select a large soft. Brush.

Choosing a color #63FF7B, set the value Opacity (Opacity) in options for 20% and draw something like this:

Again, create a layer and brush with the same settings, but color090C3C we draw it like this:

Again we create a new layer, lower the opacity value to 15% and change the color to # 0070A2.

Draw a transition between blue and green.

Change color to purpleA176FF and make a couple of strokes on the new layer:

Create another layer on which we will draw bubbles. Choose 100% tough Brush. We will use white and green colors. Play with the size and opacity of the brush.

It turns out like this:

Now we will add several ellipses – each on a new layer. Take the tool Elliptical Marquee Tool (Elliptical region), create a selection of the ellipse and fill it.

Apply to layer Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with the following parameters:

We get just such a joy:

Change layer blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer, and on it is such a circle in the same way, but fill it with color524F17.

We get:

Use the same filter again. Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur).

And we get this result.

Change the value Fill (Fill) by 38%.

Create another bigger circle in the same way and fill it with the same color.

This is what should happen:

And again we apply the same filter, but with different parameters:

We get:

Add a mask to the layer by clicking on the icon Add layer mask (Add layer mask) in the layers panel and select a large black soft brush:

We paint over the core of our circle with the help of it, to make it so:

Set value Fill (Fill) by 20% and change the blending mode to Divide (Divide).

Duplicate the layer using the tool Free Transform (Free Transform) reduce the duplicate and place it in the center of the original.

We get this beauty here:

Make another duplicate of this circle, reduce it, change the value Fill (Fill) by 38% and remove the layer mask. Place it on top left of the original. It will turn out like this:

Now add a thin ring with the tool Elliptical Marquee Tool (Elliptical region).

Set the value of the parameter Fill (Fill) at 24% and add the following styles to the layer:

We get:

We make three duplicate ringlet, reduce them and lay them into each other like dolls to make it like this:

Create a group and add all the rings to it. Change the group’s blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer and using Rectangular marquee tool (Rectangular Area) add this selection here. Fill it with white.

Create another selection of the following form:

We press Filter – Distort – Twirl (Filter – Distortion – Twisting).

We get just such a joy:

Apply again Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur).

This is what should happen:

We move our spiral over the group with rings and adjust it in size:

Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Make two duplicate layers with a helix:

We unite in one group all the layers with spirals, selecting the necessary layers and holding Ctrl + G

Add mask to the group, as we have done before, and choose the big black soft Brush with opacity value in options 80%.

Brush the tails of the spiral on the mask with a brush to smooth them.

Create four duplicate groups with spirals.

In the first duplicate, remove from the group all layers except one, the first. We also add a mask so that the tails of the spiral are smoothed. Move the helix slightly lower.

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

In the second duplicate of the group, we leave two layers with spirals. We have a group as well as the first duplicate. Do not forget to smooth tails.

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

In the third duplicate, again, leave two layers. Tails should be wiped off on a group mask.

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

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Everything is the same with the fourth duplicate, just leave three layers with spirals in it and change the blending mode to Pass through (Skip).

We place the duplicate as shown below.

Create a new layer and take a soft Brush.

Use the brush to draw the center of the left spiral with color #FFED00 and opacity 20%.

Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Duplicate the previously created group with rings and remove from it the two smallest rings. Change the blending mode to Pass through (Skip).

Make another duplicate of the very first group with rings and increase it with the tool. Free transform (Free Transform).

Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

In the same way we add rings to the right helix.

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer. Choose a white hard Brush with an opacity of 20% and again add bubbles to the project.

We get:

Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer and select a soft white brush (Brush) with 15% opacity with parameters:

We draw here such a highlight.

Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Add a layer again and select a soft purple brush (Brush) with an opacity of 20%.

We draw something like this:

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Again a new layer and a blue soft brush (Brush) with an opacity of 30%:

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

And for the hundredth time we create a new layer, and select a soft brush (Brush) with color #FFED00 20% opacity.

It turns out like this:

We make a duplicate of the very first group with spirals. Reduce the duplicate and place something like this:

Change the blending mode to Color dodge (Lightening Basics).

Add a mask to this group and select black Brush 20% opacity.

Again, wipe the heels of the spiral protruding tails with a black brush on the mask.

Create a new layer and black soft brush with an opacity of 20% tint the middle and the bottom of the project.

Change the blending mode to Luminosity (Brightness).

In the window with the layers click on the button Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill layer or adjustment layer) and apply Curves (Curves) like this:

We get this beauty here:

Create a new layer and add more bubbles with a white hard brush. Play with size and opacity.

It turns out like this:

We unite all the bubbles into one group, as we did before with other elements.

Duplicate the resulting group, rasterize all layers in it and press Ctrl + E to merge them into one layer.

Change the value Fill (Fill) at 2% for this layer and set the blending mode to LinearLight (Linear light).

Duplicate the layer. Set value Fill (Fill) at 33% for duplicate and change the blending mode to Multiply (Blackout).

Apply Filter – Sharpen – Unsharp Mask (Filter – Sharpness – Contour sharpness) with the following parameters:

And you’re done! See, what a beauty:

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Thanks for attention!

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