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How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to easily create a colorful flowing lines background in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using gradients, brushes and Curves adjustment layer. Layered PSD file included. Let’s create this abstract background!

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How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1920px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B) .

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the background layer as shown. The brush’s color should be of this color #C29B40.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next black shape as shown.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Using the same tool, represent another shape of white color this time.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 42% for this layer. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Next select again the Pen Tool (P) to represent the next shape inside of the already made one. Its color is #63BA59.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Then we’ll make another shape, under the recently made one, applying the same Pen Tool (P).

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Add Inner Shadow:

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Apply Gradient Overlay:

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create the next new layer and select the Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B).

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the background with the color #600901 (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar). This layer will be situated under the layers containing the shapes (on the Layers panel).

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and apply the earlier taken brush to paint the background with #441A16 color. This layer will be placed under the shapes’ layers.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create the next new layer and take the Soft Round brush.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the left bottom corner with this color #100B1A, placing the layer under the shapes’ layers too.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and apply here the Soft Round brush too applied previously to paint the canvas in white (brush Opacity – 20%). Place this layer under the shapes’ layers.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer again and apply here the Soft Round brush to paint the canvas on its bottom part, using the color #80BDB9.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Place the layer under the shapes’ layers too.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and apply the Soft Round brush of white color (Opacity – 20%) to paint the canvas on the top right part.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Place the layer under the shapes’ ones.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

How to Create Colorful Flowing Lines Abstract Vector Background in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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