How to create abstract kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5

March 17th, 2011 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing

   

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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  • Balloon

    17/03/2011

    Great tutorial. This would make a great website background as well.

  • Evans

    21/03/2011

    “Brilliant!” is the word, great tutorial it will surely come in handy thanks!

  • shoot

    21/03/2011

    wow…. its wonderfull… thanks for the tutorial and psd file :)

  • DeMoN

    22/03/2011

    Amazing! Thanks for this tutorial!

  • Lee Fuller

    25/03/2011

    the effect is brilliant.. thanks for the tutorial..

  • babs

    09/04/2011

    it’s pretty, but it’s not really a kaleidoscope image, is it?

  • Dan

    17/04/2011

    Thank you so much! I will use this for a project of mine!

  • Andy Lau

    26/04/2011

    It’s easy but amazing~Good~

  • Jack

    02/05/2011

    How did you add the color in the PSD?

  • Mikari

    05/05/2011

    I’m wondering about the same thing as Jack… How do you add the colours to it ?

  • Brett Widmann

    13/05/2011

    This was a really fun tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jay

    02/06/2011

    This tutorial is really awesome. The final product made me think that this would involve some very difficult steps, but it is an easy and effective way to make a great looking background.

  • Moksha

    04/06/2011

    cool way to make nice abstract effect.

    thanks for tutorial

  • afmrp

    06/06/2011

    I have a question, what size have to be the square ?

    Thank you !

  • jhumar

    11/06/2011

    i’ve got a question… it says here that “using CS5″
    is there other way how to make this on older versions or we can make these stuff with the old ones????

  • admin

    12/06/2011

    @jhumar

    you can make these stuff with the old versions of Photoshop

  • Cathy

    01/07/2011

    How to apply the color ? Please tell us so it may be very helpful for various projects

  • Sanjiv

    11/10/2011

    Superb. inspiring.

  • Pandian

    12/12/2011

    It’s easy but amazing~Got output~

  • Igor

    18/05/2012

    Hi! I have a small problem when i make the Square and do the shadow and the inner shadow I just have a small white line on the bottom of my square what am I doing wrong?

  • james

    21/12/2012

    Great design but I got lost after the second step

    Can you help me please

    thanks

  • Tony

    12/01/2013

    magnificent put up, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don’t notice this.
    You must proceed your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

  • Anuraag

    22/05/2013

    Nice tutorial. Just love that background which you have made. Kudos

  • Jayjay

    27/07/2013

    Awesome tut

  • Jayjay

    27/07/2013

    nice tut