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Make abstract illustrations

Today our tutorial will be about an abstract illustration made using basic PS techniques mixed with PS layer styles.

So start as usual; by creating a new 1000×1000 document and a new layer.

make abstract illustrations

Now, using Pen Tool (P) create a curved area.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

Make a selection by pressing ALT+click on the path in the path box.

make abstract illustrations

when the selection is done, create a new layer.

make abstract illustrations

Further it for smoother border blending and fill the selection with Rounded gradient like so.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

As result we get this.

make abstract illustrations 

Now I’m going to use my custom shape tool and create a few objects to fill my pictures.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

And there we go.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

Use some layer styles. On the biggest set.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

I’ve changed the color of the other object sets (medium and small) and copied the same layer styles on these very sets.

make abstract illustrations

And here what we got.

make abstract illustrations 

Now I’ve applied the Filter>Distort>Spherize? on each of the objects. Use max Sphere intensity.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

Now make a copy of the biggest object.

make abstract illustrations

Set the opacity of the lower layer to about 50%-40% (depending on what you will see) and use Gaussian blur on it. The goal is to change it to a shadow.

I did transform the object (Distort).

make abstract illustrations

Add drop Shadow to 2 of the objects (medium and smallest) Medium:

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

The Small one:

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations 

Play with layer overall opacity.
Create another layer somewhere in the middle and fill it with Gradient (dark blue to black).

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

Add a layer mask right to this layer (Layer>Add layer mask>Reveal All).

make abstract illustrations

Use black to white gradient (black-exposes, white-hides effects).

make abstract illustrations

Well that is about it for our concept.

Final steps.

And Bevel and emboss to the biggest object (in the layer styles).

make abstract illustrations

Then select the round dares using the elliptical marquee tool.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations

Use select inverse command, further the selection and use blur more and Gaussian Blur Tool on the selection.

make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations



make abstract illustrations 

Final result.

make abstract illustrations 

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