Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Sergiu114
50 Photoshop Great Abstract Effect Tutorials
Every designer loves Photoshop because is the best software that can unchain creativity to create great visual elements. There are a lot of very good designers that can create unique abstract scenes after years of sustained work and practice. Sometimes they share their work in their tutorials for people trying to learn new tricks and cool techniques. We have selected one of the best abstract effects tutorials and invite you to check them.
Multi-Color 3D Abstract Scene
This tutorial explains how you can easily transform a simple 3D abstract render into a big and colourful illustration. Using simple techniques in Cinema 4D, along with some handy Photoshop tricks.
Forming a Nice Abstract Lady Image Background
In this tutorial i will show you how to create a nature themed, abstract photo manipulation. You’ll learn how to use different textures, brushes as well as adjust colors to make an interesting abstract piece .
Create An Abstract Liquid Effect
In this walkthrough, I’ll show you how to use a photograph, some 2D elements and a 3D render to create an abstract liquid effect with a real sense of motion.
Design a High Quality Abstract Artworks
In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create an abstract illustration using a few pieces of stock art from Visual Freaks’ Organic CG Art Pack and just some basic knowledge of Photoshop.
Awesome Abstract Creation
When you create an abstract image, you never get it right first time – it is all about trial and error. To get the most from this tutorial, you should experiment, explore a few dead ends and ultimately turn the piece into one that bears your own distinctive stamp.
Surrealistic Design Effect for a Green Plant
It is a simple and short tutorial that focus on the basic Photoshop tools.
Transform an Image into an Abstract Scenery
Phil Dunne shows us how to create a fresh Mixed Media Masterpiece with drawn Elements in Photoshop.
Create an Abstract Style Poster
In this tutorial will present how to create a design wallpaper using Alchemy as our chaos shapes generator and Photoshop for adjustments and coloring.
Amazing Abstract Icy Creation
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a snow-themed large piece. You’ll learn how to plan the composition of the piece, to add elements into the composition, how to recycle the piece itself to generate more elements for the piece, how to incorporate pentools into a design and finally how to finish off and fine tune the piece to make it look great.
Create a Galactic Abstract Lighting Effect for Texts
Galactic space scenes are a popular theme for digital art, they’re packed full of texture and vibrant colour, which are two ingredients of an awesome design! Using Photoshop’s blending modes along with a mix of textures and brushes, let’s get lost in space and create an abstract cosmos poster design.
Create Convincing Watercolor Effects
This is a short tutorial about creating convincing watercolor effects in Photoshop. We’ll use a picture of a crane, several watercolor brushes and a texture to obtain this particular effect.
Create Spectacular Concept Art in Photoshop
Creating conceptual work can be fun and relies heavily on your imagination. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to combine stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images.
Awesome Fire Effect for 3D Text
This tutorial is going to be a little more advanced than the other ones I have done. It shouldn’t be a problem if you have been following along with our other tutorials or have a grasp of Photoshop.
Incredibly Realistic Water Text in Cinema 4D and Photoshop
In this tutorial we will learn to create a water text effect. Even though it might look compex it’s a very simple effect. We will use Illustrator for the text, then Cinema 4D to make it a 3D text and Photoshop to mix the 3D with some real photos to create a nice and realistic result.
Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation with Twisting Water
In this tutorial, we’re going to create a fantasy photo manipulation mixing different images and learning to use and modify the stock images in a creative way. The idea is to get a compact image that looks absolutely real, and at the same time, absolutely impossible!
Create Powerball Effect for Movie Poster
This tutorial will cover how to create a powerball or energy ball effect. It also shows briefly on the basic layout of a typical movie poster.
Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb
In this tutorial we will learn to drawing an abstract lightbulb, is very simple and the effect is amazing.
Abstract Lighting Effects
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an abstract lighting effects. This effect’s color and shape can be adjusted, so you will be able to apply this widely.
Super Creation for a Magic Crystal Ball
In this tutorial we will learn how to create some cool effects, really easy and simple to do it. We will create an Magic Crystal Ball on the hands.
Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect
Starting away from the computer, we’ll use a few household objects to create some photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial to manipulate the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect.
Super Space Explosion in Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to create your own space scene using three stock photos and Adobe Photoshop. The majority of the effects use the brush tool, layer effects and the filter gallery. You may want to set aside an hour or two before starting this tutorial because it requires quite a bit of work to accomplish.
Design An Epic Fantasy Scene With Photoshop
In this tutorial we are going to create a photo manipulation inspired by Valhalla, one of Mariusz Karasiewicz`s works. He is an amazing artist and his work is absolutly stunning.
How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial, we’ll manipulate a picture so it looks like a woman burning in flames. The idea behind this manipulation was to create a nice looking illustration, only by using simple techniques and tools such as the Brush tool and Warp command.
Photo Manipulation – Making of a Color Combustion Photo
In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll be walking through the making of a digital photo manipulation called Color Combustion. You’ll use a few simple techniques, and combine a whole heap of images together to make a wonderful creative collage.
Create Special Color Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial we will make a full of colors wallpaper.
Amazing Effect on Slow Motion Bullet Shot
In this tutorial we will learn to do a nice bullet shot effect. We use a technological object such as a remote control to show a lot of tiny parts flying off after the impact: the circuit board, the buttons, a few chips.
Adding Nice Abstract Effect into the Image
In this tutorial, Craig Shields shows you how to turn these little outbursts of creativity into artworks. You’ll learn how to spirit your doodles off the Post-It note and into a digital illustration, using them to add a very personal touch to an image.
Creating an Impressive Smoke Fading Effect
In this tutorial we learn to creating an impressive smoke fading effect, is very easy.
Create a Magical Rainbow Color Flame
Today we learn how can create a magical rainbow color flame.
It is simple and nice. As you just need to create few curves like the flame shape, then you can start to add up and work out the special colorful flame.
Amazing Colorful Swirl
In this tutorial we’re going to make a colourful and good looking swirl with only a few steps!
Crazy Abstract Signature for Cartoon Image
In this tutorial, you’ll learn to create a detailed signature using several filters and effects.
Special Spectrum Design for CD Cover
In this tutorial we learn some original Photoshop techniques through the creation of a CD cover. Some useful methods of enhancing workflow and efficiency are shown like using smart objects. The image we are creating will be in the style of some of the Ministry of Sound CD’s. We will explore a creative use of the displace filter in order to distort some of the image.
Sparkling Hot Girl in Photoshop
In this tutorial, it will show you how to add the abstract effect on an image. It is very useful when you want your photo to be special.
Designing a Chromatic Vexel Banner
In this tutorial we will teach you some of the techniques we use when designing banners. It requires a basic knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop.
Making an 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.
This tutorial will mainly explore the brush engine and you will also learn how to create custom brushes and use them effectively, combined with some interesting layer styles.
Sleek Phone Advertisement Flyer
In this tutorial I will show you guys how to make a very interesting and sleek Phone Advertising wallpaper.
Creating a Cool Website Header in Fireworks
In this tutorial we will show you how to create a web site header in Fireworks using elements from graphic design and applying to the web.
Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps
In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a space scene with some nice Lighting Effects in 10 Steps.
Ring of Fire
In this tutorial, it will demonstrate how to create a ring and surrounded with fire. To create this, it is necessary to combine a few effects to turn a shape like a sun.
This tutorial explains how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper, like the ones available at Color Charge. You will learn how to bend blurry shapes with Warp tool to draw the lines, beams, and steams. Then you’ll know how to add some glowing and vibrating color effects, and finally polish your drawing.
In this tutorial we will learn to do a matte painting. This painting is used graphic board is more difficult but not impossible without.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create smoke effects, is quite simple and the whole process should take no longer than 40 minutes.
Turn A Photo Into A Collage Of Polaroids
In this Photoshop Effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to take a single photograph and turn it into a collage of polaroids, with each polaroid containing a small section of the overall image.
Collage Of Warped Photos
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a collage of “warped” photos.
Realistic Water Running on Tap
Through this tutorial, we will learn how to use a combination of photoshop filters to create a realistic effect of water running from a tap.
Making a Grungy Business Card
This tutorial will walk you through setting up a vertical grungy business card template, front to back and ready to print.
Here is another tutorial that shows you how to create an exploding planet.
No Pattern Jumper Effect
This tutorial will show you how to create a light effect similar to NoPattern’s Jumper Poster. At the end it will show you how a technique like this can be used in a variety of different ways to make stunning images.
Beautiful lighting FX effect in Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful lighting effect on scatters by using Photoshop. Keep in mind that I only provide the basic guidelines to creating this type of effect. There are tons of possibilities if you spend time to play with the settings and keep your creativity wide open.