How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

In today’s tutorial, we will combine basic colours, shapes and brushes to create eye catching kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Inspired from Psychedelic Crystalls by Filipp Ryabchikov.

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1920px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with black color the new background layer.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Now we shall create an kaleidoscope pattern by selecting firstly the Rectangle Tool (U) and represent a square of white color. Then choose the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn the element over on 90 degrees.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Add Inner Shadow:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the layer edges the same way as on the picture.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Set Opacity to 30% for this layer in Layers panel.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to place the copy as on the next picture it is shown:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Make another copy of the rhombus’s layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to place the copy as on the picture it is demonstrated. Set Opacity to 100% for this layer and change the Fill to 19% in Layers panel. Remove also the Drop Shadow style.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Make a copy of the earlier made rhombus’s layer and put it above all the layers using the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command. Set Opacity to 100% for this layer and change the Fill to 54% in Layers panel.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Combine in a group all the earlier made kaleidoscope elements (press CTRL button to select the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while dragging the selected layers on Create a new group icon from bottom part of the Layers panel). Select the group in Layers panel and press Ctrl+E to Merge Down into a single layer all group layers. Make copies of the rasterized layer, placing the copies in a line.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ll compose the next row, but this time with a little displacement.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

This way we have to fill with the kaleidoscope elements the entire canvas.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Combine in a group all the layers containing the kaleidoscope pattern (press CTRL button to select the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while dragging the selected layers on Create a new group icon from bottom part of the Layers panel).

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 30% in Options bar).

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the canvas edges.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

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