Tutorial Spotlight: Earth Portal Abstracts
Learn abstarct effects that can be used as banner backgrounds, signature backgrounds, calendars.. Tricks that not many people are aware of for some strange reason, that is until now.
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In this tutorial we will create an abstract cosmic alien embryo looking mass.
These are great for desktop backgrounds, or for banner/sig backgrounds. I also have used portions of these in tech headers. After doing this tutorial you should pick up several fundamental photoshop creation techniques.
start with a new document that is 700 x 700 and fill the background with #000000 (black) and CREATE A NEW LAYER.
with #ffffff (white) as your foreground color, select the brush tool and apply these settings:
Select the soft brush, with a size of 27 pixels.
draw three squiggly lines like so, kind of like a tree.. give it a wide base.
change the size of the brush from 27 to 12.
draw on the ends of the three lines with the smaller brush like so:
next drop the size of the brush from 12 down to 5
with the smaller brush, go ahead and draw smaller lines stemming out from random spots on the image.
go to "filter->stylize->emboss" and apply these settings
next go to "filter->sketch->bas relief" and apply these settings
go to: "filter->distort->shear" and apply a curve similar to this: