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Photoshop abstract

Today we are going to make cool abstract wallpaper. In this one I’m going to use Standard Photoshop features and maybe a little bit of custom hand painting.

So let’s begin. Create a document with 1024×768 resolutions and a layer.

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Now let us play with gradients (on a new layer).

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photoshop abstract

Overall layer options, I’ve filled the area with this gradient several times (4 times exactly). Maybe need to change a little bit of the opacity.

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Yea, this is the color I like.
Now make a copy of our key layer and apply several filters on it.
I’ve used the Wind filter with these settings:

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photoshop abstract

?.and the result is this:

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Use Gaussian Blur. We should get rid of these blast lines.

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photoshop abstract

I also want to use Noise on this layer:

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Some color Correction by making an Adjustments Layer.

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Now it is time to paint a little.
Brush choice and settings:

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This is an abstract wallpaper so it isn’t really important what will you paint there.

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Use Twirl Filter, also set layer mode to Linear Dodge.

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Note the layer position:

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And here what we have come to.

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I’ve added an effect to my layer ? all the settlings there are quite standard.
Note the mode and Redial form.

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Create a gradient layer and set it right here:

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Final steps: use any shadow/highlights correction. And we are done here!

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Our abstract (more like Psychedelic) wallpaper is done!

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Enjoy and Share it with your friends!

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