How to Create Glowing Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop?

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So here is another attractive and stunning Background. You will learn some new techniques in it. It will be a very simple technique, but result would be astonishing. We are going to create Glowing Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop.

1. Lets start with a new document. Fill it with Dark Gray color, but don’t use Black color please, I’ve used #1b1b1b:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

2. Now I need a picture having Smoke effect, you can take anyone from searching through NET. So paste it on Canvas:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

3. Change the blending mode from Normal to Overlay from Layer panel:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

4. Now pick Brush Tool Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop with Soft edges and create new layer and drag brush by using three different colors of your own choice, like I’ve done:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

5. Change its blending mode from Normal to Overlay:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

6. Create another layer and press D to bring Black and White colors in Color palette. Fill black color and go to Filter >> Render >> Cloud:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

7. Again change its Blending mode from Normal to Overlay from Layer Panel:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

8. Now we are going to add some noise over it. Take new layer, fill it with Black color and run the command Filter >> Noise >> Add Noise and apply these setting:

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This kind of result should come:

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9. Change its blending mode from Normal to Screen through Layer Panel:

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10. Run the command Layer >> Adjustments >> Level or just press Ctrl+L and give these setting:

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This kind of result would come:

Colorful Background in Adobe Photoshop

11. Take New layer and now I’m going to add some more colors, I’m using now dark yellow color and again by taking Soft Brush, I’ve covered the following area:

Glowing Colorful Background

12. Change its blending mode from Normal to Overlay:

Glowing Colorful Background

13. Now pick Rectangular Marquee Selection tool  and draw a long rectangle, create new layer and apply the gradient by using Gradient Tool Glowing Colorful Background, from White to Transparent as shown below:

Glowing Colorful Background

14. By using Eraser tool Glowing Colorful Background, erase the left and right parts of this rectangle as shown below:

Glowing Colorful Background

15. Change its blending mode from Normal to Soft Light, press Ctrl+T and change its angle as shown below:

Glowing Colorful Background

16. Press Ctrl+J to duplicate it and move the copied shape on different locations as shown below:

Glowing Colorful Background

Here is our final image:

Glowing Colorful Background

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