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Cool Background with Design Sketching

Welcome in making a cool background along with a little bit of logo making practice tutorial. Actually a call them – design sketching because you practice your design skills during such tutorials and I even make several logos or several shape color ideas sometimes. So this is one of my design sketching tutorials. I really don’t use that this will be a finished design but it still puts me further and I can develop the idea from this sketch if I want to go further like in production.



So select the size you want: I’ve chosen 2000×1200 document:



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So first thing I’m going to do is to fill background with something: i choose to stick to gradients – it’s fast and it gives a good effect for such fast matter.



But do remember to change that mode:



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So we do changes the filling mode. that I why we have this pretty amazingly fast effect:



Now I really want to stick to this grey shape and go on and develop it more.



So I’d like to mention that we’ll do a lot of filtering and distortion in this one, the first filter is now.



Twirl: to make the shape less straight:


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Then we’ll apply wave filter: watch the settings carefully: we have square type and the other settings you can see right here.



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Now I really want to change that color – basically to add color: I’ve chosen color balance: but I’ve balanced the color on midtones, highlights and shadows as well.



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Result:


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Now comes the so called distortion part: I really like to apply some distortion effects: But first tap Q to enter quick mask mode because I don’t want to cover the whole area with the effect:



So this is my mask area (I’ve used rounded gradient tool to define the areas of the effect and mask itself).

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The effect we’ll apply will be Radial blur (Zoom).



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cool background

Leave the selection on and apply another shear effect:



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I really want to apply another, this time less distorting effect – Noise. I wanted to gain a little bit of texture by adding this filter.



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Now select inverse leaving the selection in the center:



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Apply radial blur – this time Spin.



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Adjust the colors (selection in ON).

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Hmmm – looks good. Apply some and paint some circles – i really want to do it because I think the composition is too dull. too empty.



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cool background

Now the text part: now you got it what design sketching really is? I’ll practice my types:



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Another thought:



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And we are ready here: – TNX for reading – practice a lot and I hope I did help you to understand some things. see you next time on eyesontutorials.com

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