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    3D Abstract Crystals
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create stylish 3d crystals in photoshop, as well as a very smooth cavern background to works very well, to create the following digital artwork:

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    Step 1.)
    Open a new document in photoshop that is 550x550 in size.

    Step 2.)
    First we will create our background.
    Set your foreground color to: #D3DDC5 and your background color to #36422E. Get out the Gradient Fill Tool (). and set it up with a foreground to background fill:

    Fill in the background with these gradient settings as l have done here:

    Step 3.)
    Go to Filter->Distort->wave and apply the following settings:
    Note: Click randomize a few times until you get a similar effect.


    Step 4.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Press CTRL + F on your keyboard to repeat the "Wave" filter.

    Go to Filter->Texture->Stained Glass and apply the following settings:

    Change the Blending Mode of this layer to "Soft Light":

    Drop the opacity of this layer down to 25 percent:

    Press CTRL + E on your keyboard to merge this layer with the previous.
    Now our background is complete.


    Step 5.)
    Next we'll create those trendy 3d crystals. Set your foreground color to #5B6A52.
    Press CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N on your keyboard twice to create 2 new layers.

    Get out the Polygon Lasso Tool ().

    Next make a jagged selection similar to what l have done here:

    Using the Flood Fill Bucket () fill this selection with #5B6A52.

    Press CTRL + D on your keyboard to deselect the selection.

    Step 6.)
    Double click this layer, and apply the following blending options:
    Bevel & Emboss:
    Colors used: #FFFFFF & #585E52


    Step 7.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Change the Blending Mode of this layer to "Linear Burn" and drop the opacity of this layer to somewhere between 30 - 60 percent. percent:

    Press CTRL + E two times to merge these two layers with the previous. Doing so will Rasterize the layer's blending options. Name this layer "crystal 1":


    Step 8.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Go to Edit->Transform->Flip Horizontal.

    Press CTRL + T on your keyboard to get out the Free Transform Tool.

    Place your cursor near the top right corner node (box), hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard, click and drag slightly inward towards the center of the shape.

    Also slightly rotate this piece by placing your mouse cursor near the top right corner node (box) and rotating it outward as shown here:

    Press ENTER on our keyboard to finalize the transformation.

    Press CTRL + E to merge this layer into the "crystal 1" layer.


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