This tutorial shows a quick and easy way to make abstract backgrounds in Photoshop.
Start working by creating a new file (File>New) with 1024×768 px and 72 dpi.
Choose for the layer the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint it in the next shown color: #023D65
Find in Internet a picture, representing the grass:
Cut out a fragment of the shown grass, as it is presented below and insert the fragment on our picture:
Set the next parameters for the layer by making a mouse click on the layer on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay
Find in Internet a picture representing this time a mill:
Cut out the element and introduce it in our picture:
Create a new layer and select for it the Brush Tool (B) with blurred edges, white color and Opacity of 10%. This layer must be placed lower than the layers containing the grass and the mill (on the layers’ panel):
Find next in Internet a picture showing the sky:
Cut out the unnecessary part of the sky and insert on the picture only that fragment we need, placing this layer also lower than the layers containing the grass and the mill (on the layers’ panel).
Apply for this layer the next demonstrated parameters: Blending mode-Pin Light