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30 Best Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials

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Sometimes, you may find it difficult to look for some of the highest quality photoshop tutorials using search engines. As most of time, almost all tutorials would label themselves to be good, high quality or even the best photoshop tutorial you can find. When searching through all these tutorials, your time is wasted.

In order to save your time, Photoshop Lady come up with 30 Best Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials of All Time. These are selected from our Photoshop users and readers.

MSNBC Style Effect

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In this tutorial I will create an effect like the one in the header of the MSNBC.com website. This effect is a reader’s request tutorial. If you are using the CS3 version of Photoshop you can use the Smart Filters to test different values and see the effects without worrying about losing the previous version.

Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop

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This tutorial is about making a “mac” style background. You can use these in all sorts of situations, including the obvious – your desktop as well as part of your designs or for corporate work (powerpoint presentations, flash work etc). For the final touches a tinge of black is overlayed on bottom right and a bit more white is overlayed on the top left. But these are inconsequential changes.

Magic lighting effect in photoshop

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I decided to write another one on some of the photoshop effects. Although I use Photoshop on a daily basis, I am by no means a photoshop expert. The whole process took me about 35 minutes, one thing I think is really cool is to apply the color dodge blending option to folder, and put blured elements inside of it. Using it you can create some really amazing light effects.

Lighting effects Photoshop Tutorial

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This is my first tutorial in over a year and a half. It will show you the lighting effect!

Creating Smoke

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This article shows you how to create a smoke effect in photoshop, and to achieve that I used a photo of smoke and some photoshop filters. The best thing to do is to play with the brushes and with the tools to achieve the desired effect.

Chroma Wallpapers

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This tutorial explains you how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper, like the ones available at Color Charge. Then you will be able to know how to add some glowing and vibrating color effects, and finally polish your drawing.

Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper Design

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects. This is a combination of design effects. You will find it very useful to create another design pattern.

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks

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In this tutorial, it will show a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs. By using Wave, you can achieve some very nice looking irregular paths for your light.

Windows Vista Aurora Effect

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you to create “Vista Lighting Effect”. You can really transform an ordinary wallpaper to something extraordinary. For add effect, you can add some extra color into it using Color Balance Layers.

Leopard Aurora Borealis

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create the light stream picture. The original picture is from NASA site. Take a smallish hard brush and just scribble in different colours. Basically just play around until you come up with something you like. Here is mine with a few more light streams added.

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps

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In this tutorial, you will be able to learn to create the space lighting effects within 10 steps. Creating Stars is something really easy. Create a new layer, fill it with black, and change the Blend Mode to Screen.

Luminescent Lines

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In this tutorial, it will explore you the technique of using brush tool and you will also learn how to create custom brushes and use them effectively, combined with some interesting layer styles.

Making an Abstract Art Piece – Lonium

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to create a very nice abstract combination scene. Lots of good designs scenes are based on different images. To create this, you need to pick a few of right images to make this combination. Hopefully, this tutorial can give you an idea to initiate your combination products.

Make a Realistic Star Field

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to create a realistic star field. Firstly, you need to initiate it with a background in black. Then you can create a the stars. To make this in a realistic way, you have to put more effort as there will be lots of photoshop techniques involved.

Light Beam

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to use the photoshop tools to make this Light Beam as the thumbnail. To complete this, you will need to use the skills such as blur filters: Motion blur, Radial blur, and Gaussian Blur.

Impressive Colour Spectrum and Rainbow Tutorial

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create some line patterns. Sometimes, it will be nice to create your background with this kind of style. Easy, fast & simple! To create this, user has to be aware of contrast and brightness.

Design a Colorful Spectrum Effect

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In this tutorial, it will display you how to design a colorful spectrum effect in Photoshop. It is always nice to design something like cartoon character with the colorful spectrum background. Using the photoshop brushes, you can design the spectrum in the way you want.

Special Purple Lighting Effect Design

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you how to design a special purple lighting effect scene. It is like our previous abstract effect tutorials. A lot of brushes functions are involved as you may be aware that, brushes can be used to create lots of shapes and sharpen image.

Amazing Colorful Swirl

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create an abstract effect called “Amazing Colourful Swirl”. This effect can be applied for your cartoon background. And you may apply this with different color to match up with your image. You are able to finish this in a short while.

Creating an Abstract 3D Design

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you how to create a 3D abstract design. To begin with, you need to extract the image first. Of course, you can pick an image you like. Then following the steps about image adjustments. At the end, using the brush to draw the colorful line and add the words design in the centre.

Awesome Colorful Bubble Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a nice colorful bubble effect in Photoshop. To begin with, you need to create a background in black, then start to define the circle pattern brush. After the bubble creation, apply the color effect to finalize this tutorial.

Create a Magical Rainbow Color Flame in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to create a “Magical Rainbow Color Flame” in Photoshop. It is simple and nice. As you just need to create few curves like the flame shape, then you can start to add up and work out the special colorful flame.

Create a Super Abstract Lines Background

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you how to design the super abstract lines to your background. This is very easy and simple. You can create this with different color and style by amending the shiny angle or color pattern.

Creating an Impressive Smoke Fading Effect

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to transform an image with impressive smoke fading effect. It looks very difficult to make, but it does not. The main idea to make this is how to twist the image and do the good combination with the smoke.

Adding Nice Abstract Effect into the Image

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you how to adding some colorful abstract effect the image. It will be nice, if yo use the same idea to your personal image. This tutorial has been used many different nice scenes and techniques.

Creating Awesome Retro in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you how to create the awesome retro. Sometimes, it is better to apply the retro for your background rather than an image. As retro creation is relatively simpler. You can create your own retro easily by changing the color setting.

Create Special Color Effect in Photoshop

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This tutorial will present you how to create special color effect in photoshop. This effect is mainly created by brush. Therefore, a lot of brush setting and techniques will be involved. If you try to use different color, it may end up another good result.

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you will use a few household objects to create some super photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial manipulates the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect. Of course, you can use the same technique to create a new image.

Abstract Lighting Effects in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an abstract lighting effects. This effect’s color and shape can be adjusted, so you will be able to apply this widely including a background for image.

Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb

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This tutorial is going to show you how to draw an abstract lightbulb. You can apply this into various areas. The shape and size could be changed into the way you want.