How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Vivid Light.

Create now a new layer and change the Blending mode for this layer to Vivid Light. Select the Soft Mechanical brush from Brush Tool (B)

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Use the next shown colors from Swatches panel to paint the canvas with arbitrary colors.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Next we have to represent another element. Use firstly the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a square of the color #00AEEF and then apply the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn over the square, placing it as below:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 60% 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

Using the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command, resize the square as shown.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Make also many copies of the layer containing the square. Then choose the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to place the copies’ layers as on the next picture it is shown.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Combine in a group all the layers of the recently made 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). Press now CTRL+Alt and drag the mask from previous group on the last made one.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Select the group in Layers panel and press Ctrl+E to Merge Down into a single layer all group layers. Set the Blending mode for this layer to Linear Dodge.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush and white color, set Opacity to 30% in Options bar.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint on canvas as shown.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

Finished!

View full size here.

Download free Layered PSD file.

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