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Patchwork Background Effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a patchwork pattern background that is great for use with signatures and header backgrounds. Also if darkened or lightened this could be used as a desktop background as well. The effect is completely filter driven, so therefore anyone with a copy of photoshop can do this. Lets get started.

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Step # 1
Start a new document of any size, l'm using a 500x500 document myself.

Step # 2
Press the 'D' button on your keyboard to reset your background/foreground colors to black/white respectively.

Go to "Filter->Render->Clouds".

Next go to "Filter->Render->Difference Clouds".

Press CTRL + F on your keyboard four times to repeat the "difference clouds" four more times.

You should have something that looks like this now:

Step # 3
Now go to "Filter->Distort->Wave" and apply these settings:

You should have something like this:

Step # 4
Next go to "Filter->Texture->Patchwork" and apply these settings:


Step # 5
Now we'll add some color to our piece.
Go to Layer->New Adjustment layer->Color Balance

Press Okay:

Tick the "highlights" box and apply the following options:

Tick the "midtones" box and apply the following options:

Tick the "shadows" box and apply the following options:


This completes the creation of the Patchwork Background effect. Here is how this type of background might look in a basic website banner after adding some text, and a few graphics:

The photo of the automobile is available in the download package for this tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please be sure to check out the rest of our tutorials before you go!

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