20 Fantastic Abstract Tutorials

Each week I showcase some fantastic inspirational abstract artwork from some very talented artists and designers.

In todays resource showcase we are featuring 20 easy to follow abstract tutorials, with utilizing your new Photoshop/Illustrator skills you may also be featured in the coming weeks!

Please note that clicking on the screenshot below will take you to the full tutorial.

Create a Light Effects Abstract Composition via adobetutorialz.com

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a variety of light effects using glows and lots of neon, that can be applied to photography or illustration with equal impact.

Luminescent Lines via psdlearning.com

Here we will create some thin flowing lines that look as if they emit light. This technique is fairly simple and is a great way to create an abstract wallpaper or looks good integrated into another image.

Creating light motion trails & glowing sparks via veerle-v2.duoh.com

A technique often used in advertising these days, is these glowing lines. They look like light motion trails. If you ever wondered how to create these kind of lines, here is how I do it…

Advanced Glow Effects via psd.tutsplus.com

In this tutorial, we’re going to create some really sharp-looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and Color Blending. The end effect is quite stunning and hopefully you’ll pick up some tips you didn’t know before.

Making of an Abstract Art Piece: “Lonium” via photoshopstar.com

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

Magic lighting effect in Photoshop via abduzeedo.com

Since my last article on how to create smoke generated lots of traffic, I decided to write another one on some of the photoshop effects. Although I use Photoshop on a daily basis, I am by no means a photoshop expert.

Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper Design via psd.tutsplus.com

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop only. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects, like the Blackberry 9000 wallpaper. This is a tutorial you can sit down and complete in less than an hour. Let’s get started.

Photoshop: Light Beam via photoncubetutorials.blogspot.com

In this tutorial I am assuming that the reader, you, has intermediate photoshop skills and knows how to use the photoshop tools and where they are. Therefore I will not spoon feed you. You should know how to use the blur filters: Motion blur, Radial blur, and Gaussian Blur very comfortably.

Abstract image via 9tutorials.com

Create a beautiful and extraordinary effect with some simple steps. Why don’t you try it ?

Abstract Lines Background via tu-torial.com

Create a effective abstract background following these simple steps.

Abstract lighting effects via adobetutorialz.com

Learn how to create a very colorful waves element with light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Make a Freezing Cold Snow-themed Abstract Piece via psd.tutsplus.com

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.

Photoshop Tutorial Abstract Light Rays via freephotoshop.ca

Create a effective abstract rays by following these simple steps.

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop via designreviver.com

Lighting effects have become quite popular, and are an effective way to add bright eye catching details to a photo or illustration. In this tutorial, you will learn a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.

Abstract art wallpaper via adobetutorialz.com

In this tutorial you’ll see how to create blue abstract wallpaper for your desktop. Also, these techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS3 are suitable as design elements used in web design, printing design, etc.

Abstract Background via ndesign-studio.com

In my previous tutorial, I’ve showed you how to make stylish flowers with the Blend Tool. This tutorial will show you how to make an abstract background with Illustrator Blend Tool. It is very cool and simple!

Illustrator Tutorial: Making of an Abstract Artwork via designblurb.com

This tutorial shows you the creative process of Freedom (deviantART), and the principles of using the Live Paint Bucket tool, and what can be achieved with this great innovation in color management by Adobe in Illustrator CS4, which saves time, and may be used in countless sorts of project from character design to abstract Illustration.

Cool abstract background via adobetutorialz.com

Being able to create effects from elsewhere is a great way to learn Adobe Photoshop. Here I will take you through the steps used to create abstract background from bubbles and waves

Travel – Tutorial by petercui

Abstract Tutorial via deviantART.

Abstract Aura Tutorial by differentxdreamz

Abstract Aura Tutorial via deviantART.

One Comment

  1. Some really amazing tutorials, these are definately the kind of skills i hope to develop of the summer :)

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