8 Elegant, Really Cool Abstract Photoshop Tutorials to Beautify Your Design

Abstract Effect, is basically design that does not have any specific purpose or meaning. I always enjoy them mainly because I feel they’re the ones that really give me maximum freedom, and particularly useful when it comes to adding some final touch-ups for any other type of design.

In this post, I will showcase 8 Elegant, Really Cool Abstract Photoshop Tutorials to boost your creativity and beautify your design. I personally have tried all these and I think they’re really well written and practical. Those effect can be applied to a wide range of works, including photo effect, web graphics and any other designs.

Try them out, and see if you can master them all :)

Enough talk, here goes the list, enjoy!

Photoshop Tutorial Abstract Light Rays

In this tutorial, the author shows a step-by-step guide of how to create a really cool abstract Light Rays in Photoshop. Very nice in my opinion, have a try!

Source: freephotoshop.ca

light ray

Abstract Lines Background

In this tutorial , the author describes the steps he took to create this Abstract Lines Background in Photoshop. Great desgin, should definitely have a go at it!

Source: tu-torial.com


Calculations And Colorization

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an Alpha Channel using the Calculations dialog and we’ll use it to get a really great abstract colorized photo effect.

Source: pshero.com

cal and col

Creating the new retro

The two keys to this tutorial are to experiment and to have fun. There is no single, linear way to achieve this composition when so many variables are at work, so each small alteration can throw other elements into flux. I will offer you some guidelines and pointers, but it will ultimately be up to you. So, throw on some Zeppelin and let’s get rockin’.

Source: www.computerarts.co.uk

new retro

Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb

In this tutorial, I want to cover a couple of techniques, namely Glows using layer styles, Stroking paths, Particles using brush dynamics,Bokeh effect.

Source: psdrockstar.com

light bulb

Abstract lighting effects

Learn how to create a very colorful waves element with light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Very Cool Effect, even if you don’t have CS4, this effect is still achivable.

Source: adobetutorialz.com

lighting effect

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps – Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a space scene with some nice Lighting Effects in 10 Steps. This tutorial is simply awesome, really popular on the web, if you haven’t tried it, go ahead! You will learn so much from it!

Source: abduzeedo.com

space light

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

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.

Source: designreviver.com


That’s it for this post! Let me know what you think of those tutorials :)

Till next time, have a great day!


  • My name is James and I have been using Photoshop since version 5.0 (long time ago!). PSD Vault is my spare time hobby and I write majority of the Photoshop tutorials and articles here. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

  • Show Comments

  • Nice post! Really Love it! thank you very much!

  • I like abstract lighting effects.

  • Very excellent collections of tutorials man. I am wondered how you got all these.anyway thanks for sharing

  • RK Shree

    Xlnt Wrk and ThanKx 4 Sharin

  • ena

    wow ! cool designs .. im a newbee on photoshop and i am really amazed with people who have great talent on it. ! much appreciated ! :) KUTGW !

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