How to Create An Abstract Background in Adobe Photoshop?

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Here is another stunning effect, you can make abstract background by using this effect in Adobe Photoshop. Not a long tutorial and not a boring also, so hopefully you will also make this.

1. Lets start with an empty new file of any size, I’ve taken 560×400 size. Fill it with Black color.

2. Create new Layer and pick Brush tool Adobe Photoshop Tutorial with Soft edges with Large Size and with White color in foreground (by pressing D and then X). Click on the center of the document to make a Spot like:

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3. Press Ctrl+T (Transform) and then reduce the height as shown below:

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4. Now press Ctrl+J to duplicate it and then reduce the size and position as shown below:

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5. Repeat this step two times and then move the spot like shown below:

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6. Now we are going to create our own brush, press F5 key and give the following settings:

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

7. Create new layer and pick Pen tool  and draw the shape as shown below: (Don’t convert it into Selection)

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8. Press A (Path Selection Tool Adobe Photoshop Tutorial) and right click anywhere and select Stroke Path:

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9. From the box select Brush, check Simulate Pressure and then Press ok (then right click on it again and select Delete Path):

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10. Now go to Filter >> Blur >> Motion Blur and apply these setting:

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This kind of effect should come:

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11. Pick Move tool  and then press Ctrl+T (Transform) and right click on it and select Skew and by using left or right node make the shape like shown below and press Enter key:

Abstract Background

12. Now change its angle and then duplicate is few more times and adjust these like shown below:

Abstract Background

13. I’m now going to duplicate the Bottom shape and then reducing the height and size and changing the angle and position, like shown below:

Abstract Background

14. So I’ve make something like this:

Abstract Background

15. Select all layers and press Ctrl+E to merge all layers. Now press Ctrl+M (or goto Image >> Adjustment >> Curves) and make the line as:

Abstract Background

16. Now press Ctrl+B (or goto Image >> Adjustment >> Color Balance) and give these settings:

Abstract Background

17. Again press Ctrl+B (Color Balance) and this time give the following settings:

Abstract Background

18. Again press Ctrl+B (Color Balance) and change the settings as shown below:

Abstract Background

This kind of Background you will have:

Abstract Background

19. Now go to Filter >> Sharpen >> Sharpen. Repeat this step three more time by pressing Ctrl+F three time,

You’ll get the Final Result of our Abstract Background in Adobe Photoshop:

Abstract Background

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