Welcome everyone! Today we have a small tutorial on colorful tile strips. Achieving this background is very easy and can be finished in only 3 steps. This tutorial is for beginners and average users of Adobe Photoshop.
You will also get chance to download really high-resolution backgrounds / wallpapers in the end of the topic.
Lets do some preparation first
Create a Photoshop document by going to File>New or pressing Ctrl+N. You can also follow the RED CIRCLES in the image below. Click the image to zoom in.
After creating document with desired dimension and resolution, press G for Gradient tool. After going into Gradient tool move your cursor to the top left screen where you can see the present selected color. Click on that color and you will get the following menu. Follow the RED CIRCLES in the image below so you can append in the new color effect. Choose the Noise Samples and Append it in your present effects. Click on the image to zoom in.
Lets start the mission.
Step Number 1
After choosing the gradient color, fill your canvas with the color by drawing mouse cursor from left to right or vice-versa as you like it. Your result might look like below.
Sharpen the gradient using the Unsharp Mask dialog box which you can reach through Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask. Then fill in the value shown below.
Step Number 3
Unsharp mask will sharpen the lines or edges of the gradient. Again go to the Filter>Filter Gallery. Select Texture>Patchwork from the appeared window. Put in the values shown in the following image.
Hey! it’s not finished yet.
Lets add some depth in it.
In the artwork, create a new layer, Press D to bring on the default Black & White color and choose Radial Style for new gradient on the top left hand side corner. Fill the new layer with the radial gradient with white in the center and black in the corner then set the filter setting of the layer to multiply just like in the following image.
If you find it complicated then their is another step which can give you similar result but not the same. Double click the layer where you applied the gradient on. A Layer Style dialog box will open then change the Inner Shadow option as in the following image.
Changing colors using Hue/Saturation option
This option will help you change the colors keeping your original color safe. Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer> Hue/Saturation. Then change the value of the Hue as shown in the following image. You can put any value until you get desired color.
What did we learn today?
- Adding or appending more gradient samples hidden in the Photoshop itself.
- Using Unsharp Mask.
- Using Filter Gallery.
- Result of changing layer filter.
- Tweaking layer style values of inner shadow.
- Hue/Saturation Layer adjustment.
You can download the High Res. Wallpaper here.