30 Cool Abstract and Background Photoshop Tutorials

Backgrounds are perhaps the most multi-purpose design elements that can be used in almost any kind of design. Although you can download different backgrounds from the web but the flexibility and possibilities are greater when you design them yourself in Photoshop.

Previously, I did a post on Photoshop text effect tutorials, and similarly, in this post, I am covering the best and most updated collection of cool and abstract Photoshop background tutorials. Let’s take a dig at it.

Abstract Background

Here is a simple Photoshop tutorial which will help you to create a green and yellow abstract backdrop.

Abstract Background
Windows Vista Style Wallpaper

This is an excellent blue abstract background inspired by Windows. Watch this video to replicate it yourself quickly.

Windows Vista Style Wallpaper
Colorful Wavy Stripes

In this guide, you are going to learn to create a colorful background with waves and stripes.

Colorful Wavy Stripes
Colorful Computer Background

This is Aurora abstract background video tutorial. You can use it for your future design project or as a desktop wallpaper.

Colorful Computer Background
Abstract Low-Poly Pattern

The low poly technique was initially used for 3D models and scenes. With this article, you can create this pastel colors background.

Abstract Low-Poly Pattern
Abstract Design with Patterns

Create an abstract background using simple shapes and gradients in Photoshop. It takes 20 minutes to recreate it.

Abstract Design with Patterns
Low poly Background Design

Here is an unusual low poly background with a yellow and red gradient. Watch this tutorial on YouTube to create the same pattern.

Low poly Background Design
Abstract Wallpaper

You would need to use both Photoshop and Illustrator to create this complicated abstract background.

Abstract Wallpaper
Abstract Wallpaper in Pixelmator

The effect on this pattern seems complicated, but you will be surprised how easy it is to recreate it in Photoshop.

Abstract Wallpaper in Pixelmator
MSNBC New Background Design

This is one more Photoshop tutorial from Abduzeedo. It will teach you to make MSNBC header effect from scratch.

MSNBC New Background Design
Seamless, Circular, Geometric Background Pattern

You can quickly create this black and white geometric background in Photoshop with this guide. It’s seamless pattern which means you can make as big as you want.

Seamless, Circular, Geometric Background Pattern
Abstract Explosion

This is a 15-minutes video tutorial on how to create this impressive color explosion pattern.

Abstract Explosion
Abstract Design

This is a geometric background with squares and circles. You are going to use simple shapes and gradients in Photoshop.

Abstract Design
Abstract Twisted Light Fibers Effect

This is a beautiful abstract backdrop with twisted light in red and yellow colors. You can replicate this technique after watching the video.

Abstract Twisted Light Fibers Effect
Make Your Own Design into a Seamless Pattern

Easy and efficient way to create a seamless pattern using your own design. You will use blending modes, simple shapes, and layers.

Make Your Own Design into a Seamless Pattern
Geometric Sunburst & Starburst Design

Create a cool geometric sunburst (or a starburst) with just a few effects in Adobe Photoshop.

Geometric Sunburst & Starburst Design
Polygon Shapes

This tutorial will tell you how to turn a beautiful picture with dandelions into a stylish polygon shapes pattern with a gradient.

Polygon Shapes
Abstracts “Polygon Blast”

This video tutorial is a part of Youtube series called ‘Abstrakts’. It will walk you through the process of creating these fantastic polygon blasts with Photoshop.

Abstracts "Polygon Blast"
Simple Geometric Pattern

Here is a one-minute tutorial which will tell you how to create a seamless pattern with triangles in orange, yellow, and green.

Simple Geometric Pattern
Abstract Wallpaper in Photoshop CC

Check out this simple video tutorial which will help you to make this purple abstract funnel with Photoshop. The video has no words, just step-by-step process.

Abstract Wallpaper in Photoshop CC
Abstract background in Photoshop

Watch this quick video of how to create a simple abstract pattern with circles and blue and green light leaks.

Abstract background in Photoshop
Abstract Liquify Effect Background Texture

This is an essential tutorial on how to make a stunning liquid backdrop in Photoshop. You are going to use Gradient Map and Filters.

Abstract Liquify Effect Background Texture
Abstract Wormhole Background

Do you like a sky full of stars? Then you would like this tutorial showing the process of creating an abstract background with wormhole effect.

Abstract Wormhole Background
Abstract Wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop cc 2017

This video guide will walk you through the process of building an abstract background with a gradient from scratch.

Abstract Wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop cc 2017
Making of Organic Design with Distorted Type

Here is a fantastic simple tutorial from Vimeo showing you how to create an organic military pattern in Photoshop.

Making of Organic Design with Distorted Type
Geometric Background Effect

Quick Tip is a series of articles created to help you spend less time on designs. Here is a basic tutorial on how to create a geometric triangle pattern.

Geometric Background Effect
Carpet Pattern From “The Shining”

Here is a design which looks like an old carpet pattern. You can recreate this background with Photoshop.

Carpet Pattern From "The Shining"
Knitted Pattern

Get to know how to make this cute knitted pattern with Adobe Photoshop. Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions.

Knitted Pattern
Intertwining Trellis Pattern

This is a simple guide on how to create this cool intertwining trellis pattern in Photoshop from start to finish. You will use rectangles and grid layout.

Intertwining Trellis Pattern
Colorful Geometric Pattern

You see here a colorful geometric pattern which can add more depth to your designs. You can replicate the background using this article.

Colorful Geometric Pattern
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