30 Cool Abstract and Background Photoshop Tutorials

Attractive backgrounds to any graphics, banners or ads are relatively important. Getting the correct theme, whether it’s an abstract art, vector, or texture pattern, it somehow makes the entire artwork looks more interesting.

Some might not have noticed the great roles background images have played. For instance, forumites uses cool design background before messages in their forum signatures; some product graphic advertisements uses the light subtle background to help create focus point; your website and desktop need nice backdrops too. Sometimes when I get a little limited by the amount of content I can insert onto an ad design, I’ll paint a light background behind it so the entire creative don’t look so empty.

Here’s 40 really nice abstract and background design Photoshop tutorials you might want to take a look at. It’s probably not about getting the exact effect they’ve got, but to pick up, the technique and see how you can advance from there.

Looking for more photoshop tutorials? Here’s what we’ve previously compiled:

Abstract Signature

Learn how to create a detailed signature using several filters and effects.

Chroma Wallpapers

How to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper

Windows Vista Aurora Effect

How to create the Vista aurora effects in Photoshop.

Abstract Walkthrough

Luminescent Lines

This technique is fairly simple and is a great way to create an abstract wallpaper or looks good integrated into another image.

Abstract Background of Colored Bars

Short but attractive way to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff.

Brilliant Light Streaks

Simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.

Space Lighting effects

How to create a space scene with some nice Lighting Effects in 10 Steps.

Calculations And Colorization

How to create an Alpha Channel using the Calculations dialog and we’ll use it to get a really great abstract photo effect.

Abstract Light Rays

Yet another abstract signature

Abstract Summer Illustration

Learn to create an illustration picturing the summer.

Abstract Energy Lines

How to create some energetic lines you can use to create more lively digital creations.

Easy Abstract Photoshop Tutorial

How to create a very simple abstract shape using a few brushes and effects.

The lightning effect

Intense Solar Flare (Filter) Effect

Signature tutorial Movement

Abstract Art Piece: "Lonium"

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll be walking through the process of making an abstract artwork, using abstract 3D renders, textures, and more.

The OS X Wallpaper

Learn to create the iconic wallpaper using effects, gradients, masks and blurring.

Digital Art Piece

Grungy Metal Texture

How to make some grungy metal with a star

Wallpaper Effect

This tutorial walks you through steps in creating a warped effect that you can use to create artistic and profressional background and wallpapers.

Trendy Background Textures

Simple technique using brush strokes for making some trendy background

Stripy Abstract Wallpaper

Simple effect that can come in really handy.

Mac-type background

This tutorial is about making a "mac" style background.

Colourful swirl

Abstract Artsy Background

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