Create in Photoshop wallpaper with abstract elements

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create creative illustrations with abstract elements using simple techniques.

Final image

Materials for the lesson:

Let’s start by creating a new document (CTRL + N) in Adobe Photoshop with a size of 1280×1024 px (RGB color mode) with a resolution of 72 pixels / inch.
We find the grunge texture, I used the texture from the deviantart site.
Load it and paste it onto a new layer of our working paper.

Create a new layer and take a soft round brush (B) in black with Opacity (Opacity) 20%.

Use this brush to darken the bottom left corner of the canvas.

Set the parameter Fill (Fill) for this layer by 73% and change the blending mode to Linear light (Linear light).

Find a stock image with a dancer. I used this photo from Shutterstock.

Remove the background using Pen tool (Feather) (P), Magic wand tool (Magic Wand) (W), Magnetic lasso (Magnetic lasso) (L) or filter Filter – Extract (Filter – Extract). Insert the dancer on a new layer of our main document. Apply Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontal (Editing – Transformation – Flip Horizontally).

We press the button Add a layer style (Add layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Drop shadow (Shadow).

We get the following result:

Take Pen tool (Pen) (P), on the parameters panel, select Shape layers (Layer-shape) and Drawing mode (Free mode). Draw a quad as shown below. Use the color # 28204F. Place this layer under the dancer layer.

Install Fill (Fill) for this layer by 70% and change the blending mode to Hard light (Hard light).

Paste the mask on the layer by clicking on the button. Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel, take soft round brush (B) black with Opacity (Opacity) 20%.

We draw on the mask with a brush to hide the left corner of the diamond.

Activate Pen tool (Pen) (P), on the parameters panel, select Shape layers (Layer-shape) and Drawing mode (Free mode). Use color #FF441F. Place this layer under the dancer layer.

Install Fill (Fill) for this layer by 57% and change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication).

Paste the mask on the layer in the same way as before. Choose soft round brush (B) black and hide part of the element, as shown below.

Activate Pen tool (Pen) (p) and choose color #FF1F1F. Create two bands as shown below.

Install Fill (Fill) of this layer by 57% and change the blending mode to Linear burn (Line dimmer).

Take Line tool (Line) (U), set Weight (Width) at 1px and draw a lot of white lines. This layer should also be located under the dancer layer.

Install Fill (Fill) for all layers with white lines at 70%.

Now we have to load the techie texture. Copy it into the folder C: \ Program Files \ Adobe \ Adobe Photoshop X \ Presets \ Patterns (X is the number of your version of Photoshop).
Using Pen tool (Feather) (P), draw a new figure under the layer with the dancer.

Install Fill (Fill) for this layer at 0%. Click on button Add a layer style (Add layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Color overlay (Overlapping color).

Add Pattern overlay (Overlapping pattern). Click on the small triangle in the pattern selection panel and select Load (Download), find the techie texture in the Program Files \ Adobe \ Adobe Photoshop X \ Presets \ Patterns folder and use the following parameters:

We get the following result:

Create a new layer and select a soft round. brush (B) from Opacity (Opacity) 20%.

Use this brush (color # ED2000) on the working canvas. Place the layer under the dancer.

Set the layer blending mode to Color burn (Blackout basics).

Create a new layer above the dancer layer and activate Paint bucket tool (Fill) (G) to fill the layer with color #72332C.

Holding the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), click between the two layers to create clipping mask.

We get the following result:

Install Fill (Fill) for this layer by 57% and change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer and take a soft brush (B) in white with Opacity (Opacity) 30%.

We use this brush , to paint over the lighted areas on the dancer.

Holding the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), click between the two layers to create clipping mask.

We get the following result:

Set the layer blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer and take a soft brush (B) from Opacity (Opacity) 20%.

Use this brush to paint the places shown below. The brush color should match the background color. To take a sample of color we use Eyedropper tool (Pipette) (I).

Holding the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), click between the two layers to create clipping mask.

Install Fill (Fill) for this layer by 45% and change the blend mode to Linear dodge (Linear Dodge).

Next, activate Pen tool (Pen) (p) to draw the following shape:

Install Fill (Fill) for this layer at 0%. Click on the button Add a layer style (Add layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Drop shadow (Shadow).

Add Pattern overlay (Overlapping pattern). Select the texture as in the screenshot below and apply the following parameters:

We get the following result:

Add a mask to the layer by clicking the button Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel, and take a soft brush (B) black.

We draw on the mask with a brush to hide the areas of the figure that overlap the arm.

Create a new layer and take a soft round brush (B) with Opacity (Opacity) 20%.

We use this brush, to sketch the working canvas. Use color # F51A00.

Install Fill (Fill) of this layer by 45% and change the blending mode to Color dodge (Lightening the basics).

Click on the button Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Curves.

We get the following result:


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