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[Tutorial] Abstract Background


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Step by step learn how to create Abstract Background Effect.


Step 1: Create a new document with 500x500.

Press "d" to reset your colors and then press Alt+Backspace for black background.





Step 2: Duplicate the layer and go to Filter> Render> Lens Flare and use these settings:




Step 3: Go to Edit> Free Transform or press Ctrl+T and scale down like this:




Step 4: Duplicate the layer and go to Edit> Transform> Rotate 90o CW.

And change the duplicated layer mode to "Lighten".




After Roatating and changing blending mode your Abstract looks like below:




Step 5: Merge the two layers together by pressing Ctrl+E.

Duplicate the merged layer and go to Edit> Free Transform and rotate 45 degree and set the blend mode to "Lighten" again.




Step 6: Merge the two layer again by pressing Ctrl+E.

Go to Filter> Distort> Wave and use these settings:




Step 7: Duplicate the layer and go to Filter> Distort> Twirl and apply these following settings:




Step 8: Change the blending mode of this layer to 'Screen' and merge the layers together.


Step 9: Again duplicate the layer and go to Edit> Transform> Rotate 90o CCW.

Set the layer blending more to 'Screen'. Go to Filter> Distort> Twirl and use these settings:




Step 10: Merge the layers together. Now apply some colors, so go to Image> Adjustments> Hue/Saturation or press Ctrl+U and apply these settings:




Here's is the Final Result!:



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