In this tutorial we will create a wonderful geometric abstract background effect that looks very good as a banner or signature background. This effect is almost entirely made up of various preset filters and shapes, therefore is great for the beginner to intermediate photoshop digital artist.
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Create a new layer. Select the custom shape tool (), press ENTER on your keyboard to open up the custom shapes selection box and select the "Bull's Eye" custom shape:
Set your foreground color to white (#FFFFFF) and create this shape near the center of the canvas:
Go to "Filter->Blur->Radial Blur" and apply the following settings:
Press the 'V' button on your keyboard to get out the Move Tool, and move the blurred shape to the edge of the left edge of the canvas.
Press CTRL + F on your keyboard once to repeat the "Radial Blur" filter:
Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.
Go to "Edit->Transform->Flip Horizontally", result:
Press CTRL + E on your keyboard to merge these two layers together.
Double click this layer and apply the following blending options:
Bevel & Emboss:
Go to "Filter->Texture->Stained Glass" and apply the following settings:
Press CTRL + U on your keyboard to bring up the Hue/Saturation tool, and apply the following settings:
Make sure "colorize" is checked
Change the blending mode of this layer to "Softlight":
And that completes the tutorial. If you experiment with literally any of the filters or steps in this tutorial you will get a completely different and unique look. Try it out with different filters, try adding "filter->distort->twirl" in place of some of the other filters, or perhaps "Filter->Stylize->Wind" in a few spots. You will be amazed at how many different results you can get, in such short period of time. Here is how my piece ended up after messing with the settings for a little while:
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