Planet Photoshop

Abstract Backgrounds

Create a cool background to display your images on.

11 comments on “Abstract Backgrounds

  1. Corey I can’t watch the entire tutorial probably there’s some technical problem,I caan watch only haalf way!!!!!!

  2. The easiest way to center sg. is to select all (command or ctlr + a) and then press the align botton at the top bar (with the move tool selected).
    It’s called “Align Layers to Selection” from the Layer menu.

  3. Hi Fatboise
    I’m not sure but when you will apply many free transform commands to a layer(when the results are not so good in the end) convert it to a smart object is a good choice. This way PS will make the changes to a kind of “scratch” of the layer and only one real transformation will be applyed, when everything is ok. This is a non destructive way to resize a layer many times. You can see how they are called “smart” looking for Julieane Kost’s video tutorials on Adobe TV.
    Hope it can help you and sorry for my poor english
    Marcelo – Brazil.

  4. Larry, I played with this for awhile and found it can be very good, instead of doing the mask thing with the gradient, try turning one vertical and the other horizontal, it will give you a plaid look that will without a doubt go with the pic you took the colors from, another thing you could do is turn the angles to a 45 degree angle and a 135 degree angle the thing is with one you get that plaid that looks like squares, or the other a plaid that looks like X’s. My point is this works great Larry and if you play with blend-modes and the opacity you are bound to come up with something cool, I have so many that i’ve made with spacific pics for my kids and then saved them for use with other pics. Again great technique thanks

    Ken

    PS this is larry becker not corey barker right? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dundalkphotowalk/5088550479/ thanks agian

  5. My pictures won’t blend together using the gradient tool. I created the mask layer and dragged the foreground to background gradient tool exactly as you described, but nothing happened. Can you please tell me the reason?

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