Making a bright abstract background in Photoshop

Often there is a need to create a quick but unique design. In this lesson, you will learn a short but attractive way to create a graphic background object, wallpaper, postcards, drawings, etc.

Step 1 . First, let’s start by creating a new document of arbitrary size with a white background and apply Filter> Render> Clouds (Filter> Rendering> Clouds)

Step 2. Now that we have a base for work, let’s apply another filter. Filter> Pixelate> Mezzotint (Filter> Appearance> Mezzotintto) and select “Long lines”.

Step 3. It’s still just strokes, but with magic Blur in motion Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur) with an angle of 90 degrees and at a distance of 999 everything will be much better.

Step 4. Now create a new layer and add colors to our wallpapers. Here the author chose Rainbow colors using the tool. Gradient tool (Gradient), but you can choose any colors that suits you. When you have a finished color layer, set the blending mode for the layer to Overlay.

Step 5. If you feel that the image is not saturated enough, you can change some parameters using the Curves (Ctrl + M) command to make the image either brighter or, on the contrary, dark depending on your mood.

Step 6. Now create a new layer. Then select Marquee Tool (Selection) (M), set it to elliptical selection , With a feather about 30px, and draw around the image (in the example below). Then invert the selection (Ctrl + Shift + I), and fill it with black (Edit> Fill) . Then change the layer opacity to 75%.

Step 7. Again, create a new layer, using the same Oval Selection tool with the same settings as above, Make an oval selection (in the example below). Then change the curves (Ctrl + M) as shown in the picture below. Then change the layer opacity to 60. You can change the settings to your liking.

Step 8. Now we have made the background. You can do whatever you want with it. But we will continue.
Now select the tool Rectangle selection. Then create a horizontal strip in the center of the background. Then fill it with white. (Edit> Fill) and set the opacity to about 50%.

Step 9. Now, without removing the selection, select the very first layer, (where we did mezzotint, clouds …), copy it (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) in the layer above, but below the layer with flowers. Deselect (Ctrl + D), and apply Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a value of about 3.2 pixels.

Step 10. Return to the top layer, duplicate it. (Ctl + J) and transform a bit (Ctrl + T).Make it a little less by about 2px above and below.

Step 11. Finally, add text over this layer and write in it what your heart desires. Congratulations, everything is ready! Experiment with settings and effects.

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