Road to the distance

In this tutorial you will see how to create blue abstract wallpapers for your desktop. The proposed technique is suitable for creating web-design, print design, etc.

Getting started with a new file File – New (File – New) resolution 1600×1200 pix and 72 ppi / inch
Then select the tool Rectangle tool (U) (Tool “Rectangle”) and drag the background of the image that we need to get.

In the layers palette, right-click the first layer and select the following options.
Blending Options – Gradient Overlay (Blend Mode – Overlay Gradient)

Gradient Settings:

Use the same tool to create a new layer:

Layer Options: Fill (Fill) 0%
Blending Options – Gradient Overlay (Blend Mode – Overlay Gradient)

Gradient Settings:

Using Free transform, Editing – Contour transformation – Zooming, we need to lower the same layer downwards, as shown in the picture below:

Create a new layer. Select it with the previous layer and click CTRL + E to combine them. Turn the canvas Image – Rotate Canvas – 90 CW (Image – Rotate the canvas – 90 degrees clockwise). Move the shape to the center of the document.

Next we need the following filter: Filter – Distort – Shear (Filter – Distortion – Curvature)

Turn the canvas in the opposite direction Image – Rotate Canvas – 90 CCW (Image – Rotate the canvas – 90 degrees counterclockwise).

Next we apply the following brightness settings Image – Adjustment – Levels (Image – Correction – Levels)

Using tool Free transform Change the shape of the layer as shown below:

Next, using the tool Pen Tool (P) (Pen tool) draw a few white rays.

For each layer with rays, apply the following parameters: Blending Options – Outer Glow (Blend Mode – Outer Glow)

At the bottom of the layers palette, click on the button Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new adjustment layer or a fill layer) and select Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation)

In the same place, click on Add a mask (Add vector mask). Select Brush tool (B) (Tool “Brush”), color black, for cleaning part of the image behind our figure:

At the bottom of the layers palette in the menu Create new fill or adjustment layer(Create a new adjustment or fill layer) select Levels (Levels)

Next, create a mask again. Add a mask (Add vector mask), and as before using a black brush clean the part of the image behind our figure:

Now take Ellipse Tool (U) (Ellipse tool) and drag out a small circle:

Apply the following parameters to this layer: Blending Options – Outer Glow (Blend Mode – Outer Glow)

Blending Options – Gradient Overlay (Blend Mode – Overlay Gradient)

Gradient Settings:

Using the previous tool, create another small circle:

Layer Options: Fill (Fill) 0%
Blending Options – Outer Glow (Blend Mode – Outer Glow)

Blending Options – Color Overlay (Blend Mode – Color Overlay)

Create another circle:

Layer Options: Fill (Fill) 0%
Blending Options – Outer Glow (Blend Mode – Outer Glow)

Blending Options – Color Overlay (Blend Mode – Color Overlay)

Make many copies of layers with circles, and using the tool Free transform resize them. Then we will need to change Opacity (Opacity) if necessary:

Create a new layer and select Brush Tool (B) (Brush tool) is white to depict some kind of plume of small lights.

Use the following options in the brush palette:

Layer Options: Blending Options – Outer Glow (Blend Mode – Outer Glow)

Change the diameter of the brush, create a new layer, make a few small lights and use the same layer parameters as for the previous ones:

This is what happened at the end!

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