Draw abstract lines – II

In this simple tutorial, you will learn how to create abstract lines using Photoshop tools.

Video tutorial

Create a new document of any size with a black background.

Add a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N).

Activate Brush tool (Brush) (B), set size (size) to 3 pixels, hardness (hardness) at 100% and choose a yellow color (or any other). Hold down the key Shift and draw a vertical line.

Add a vector mask to the layer with the line.

Activate the mask by clicking on it with the left mouse button. Take soft eraser (E), install flow (push) at 45% opacity (opacity) by about 70%.

By adjusting the size of the brush, slightly erase the top of the line.

Now we activate free transformation (Ctrl + T) and slightly change the angle of the line.

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) the line three times to increase its opacity. With the Ctrl key held down, select all three copies of the layer and right-click, in the context menu that appears, select Merge layers (Merge layers).

Now apply the filter. Move on Filter – Distort – Twirl (Filter – Distortion – Twisting).

Slightly rotate the line (Ctrl + T), if necessary. And we got this curve:

Activate again eraser (E) with the same parameters and put in order the narrow end of the curve.

Create a new layer. Choose soft brush (B) white color with a size of 17 pixels, and once we click at the wide end of the curve.

A bit closer to the working canvas (Ctrl ++) for convenience. Activate the transformation (Ctrl + T), right-click on the white point and select Distort (Distortion).

Stretch it as shown below and click Enter, to accept the changes.

Activate the transformation again (Ctrl + T), right-click on the white dot and select Warp (Deformation). Adjust it to the shape of the curve and press Enter.

We get the following result:

Change the blending mode of the white point to Overlay (Overlap).

Duplicate it (Ctrl + J), change the copy copy mode to Normal (Normal) and decrease opacity (opacity) to about 65%.

Then we merge all three layers with a line into one.

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) the resulting layer and rotate it (Ctrl + T).

Now change the color of the copy. Activate Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) and adjust the parameter Hue (Color tone).

Again we duplicate (Ctrl + J) the line, change its color (Ctrl + U), position, tilt and decrease a little (Ctrl + T).

We continue to perform these actions.

Having created a small group of lines, select all the layers and press Ctrl + G to add them to a separate folder.

Duplicate the group and merge it into one layer. Move the copy of the lines just above the original.

Activate Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) and change the color of the new lines.

We continue to add more lines.

More options:

In the last example, the ends of the lines are slightly different. This is due to the fact that in this version the blending mode was applied to the white point. Overlay (Overlap), so there are no white areas.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Keep practicing and improving your skills. Successes!

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