By Rick, Color Charge

This tutorial explains how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper, like the ones available at Color Charge. These lines, which we’ll call Chroma were highly inspired by the iPod Nano Ad from 2006 and some Quantum Chromodynamics nerdery stuff. 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. Aside reading this tutorial, you’ll need Photoshop CS2 or CS3, and preferably a computer with a lot of memory and a larger screen to achieve that effect.

Download Photoshop file

Initial setup

Start with a very, very large screen: 3000 px x 2000 px wide. Draw a rectangle as background for the whole area and fill it with a dark linear gradient layer style. Align that gradient with 45 degrees vertically (sometimes you may change that angle to 90 or 60 degrees). Since the beginning, pay special attention to colors: black and dark violet as base color. The waves colors will match a triad complementary balance with the base color, in our case, the violet-cyan-orange axis.


Warp Tool

Draw lines! Many parallel lines (horizontal or vertical, or both!). Group them, duplicate, rasterize, group, duplicate, rasterize… and finally add some blur. In this example I used white as base-color for the line themselves (white is the easiest color to balance and add glowing and other layer styles):


After you reach a wide and tall group of lines, is time for some magic: randomly distort the shape with Warp Transform Tool ( Photoshop > Edit > Transform > Warp ):


One thing you’ll probably notice is the amount of confusing structural lines crossing over the shape; your first attempts are going to be almost trial-and-error, later you’ll get used to this really amazing tool and will master the shapes of Chroma. Don’t worry trying to find the perfect shape so early, things will fit better together when you have more than 5 separate shapes matching a pattern or a familiar shape.

When complete, remember to press the Enter key, or click on the Apply Warp button, on the top. If your computer survives the intense rendering and image post-processing… ;) your artwork should be something like this:


Remember to use the Erase Tool to remove sharpen edges and give the wave a surreal looking. Explore other combinations of shapes, lines, and textures – they’ll enhance your drawings.

If you did a small shape I don’t recommend you size it up or even warping again. The Warp tool isn’t that smart because you’ll be playing with rasterized shapes – not smart objects or vector shapes. If you insist warping the same shape again, your shape is going to get some unwanted sharpen or sometimes blurry edges (depending on your case). To avoid that, I recommend you the opposite way: start with a very large area and a large shape, then size it down. Better results, easier to distort.

Glow, screen, multiply, and other layer styles

When you have the perfect shape, you will need to add its soul, I mean, the layer styles :). Again, open the layer styles panel, and mix Gradient Overlay with Outer Glow styles, and combine them with Screen, or Overlay as layer Blending Mode. A secret hint: when glowing, try using brightly and vivid colors, such as yellow, lime, pink, or cyan, picking the color that is in complementary contrast with the dark gradient we did on the beginning.

To achieve the Chroma effect, I used a gradient fill (yellow to gold), plus the following Outer Glow styles with the following configuration:


Brush polishing

Bring your drawing to life with motion. Add some scattered round dots to simulate speed and movement. Within the Brushes panel ( Photoshop > Window > Brushes, or F5 ), explore the sizing, scattering (with fade), spacing, and pressure:


The big cells are just the way the smaller ones, except the size and spacing. A bit of randomness is really welcome and exciting:


The "range" option in this step is very important – it will give a cellular-looking to the glowing particles – like if they were intensely vibrating:


Poor kid…got any blurry edge? Don’t worry. Use the blur tool and correct that.


Finalizing the drawing

Be creative and fearless to do a complete mess with the shape – in my experience, the messier the better. Size down the area and crop. Draw as many layers as your computer’s memory can handle. Sometimes you won’t be able to merge layers because the effects and styles that were applied. Also use layer’s blending and opacity to give your shapes a translucent appearance.

Our final result, after cropping:



Now is really easy to get waves, brightly flowing across the infinity of color…okay, I went a bit far ;). I hope this tutorial helped you. If so, please let us know more about your artworks and drawings based on this tutorial on the comments. Thank you!

Download the Photoshop Tutorial file.

Download some Chroma wallpapers at Color Charge.


Feb 1, 2008 at 7:52 am

Cool Tutorial!

Feb 1, 2008 at 8:15 am

Very efficient. Great! Thanks!

Feb 1, 2008 at 8:22 am


Feb 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

Thanks for this kick-butt tutorial!

Feb 1, 2008 at 8:34 am

Wow! Such a quick way to do something that looks like it took hours and hours to do! I’m very impressed. Thanks.

Feb 1, 2008 at 8:43 am

Very beautiful!

Feb 1, 2008 at 9:02 am


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Alex :: Web Design
Feb 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

Wow! I love how using a few different and simple techniques together can create such a stunning effect. Great work, keep them coming!

Feb 1, 2008 at 11:11 am

great tutorial! thanks a lot!

Feb 1, 2008 at 12:24 pm

What version of Photoshop introduced this feature?
“Warp Transform Tool ( Photoshop > Edit > Transform > Warp ):”
Plenty of cool things are missing from version 7.0 dating back to 2002 already wow :(

Feb 1, 2008 at 12:32 pm

I think its an amazing trip Nick, it looks great! But, ok, just my opinion, I think that all those blue lights mixed with the yellow waves look kinda strange… Maybe using less blue effects, or maybe using another color would make it look good.

Feb 1, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I think the blue and yellow look great together. They add to the movement and excitement of the image. Thanks for the tutorial…actually, tutorialS…they’re all awesome.

Feb 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm

I’m happy you liked the tutorial, thanks!

Feb 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm

wow.. nice one.. Thanks for the warp tip.. Never think of using it that way.

Christian Mejia
Feb 1, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Ha! I was experimenting with this not so long ago and nearly pulled my hair out when my goal wasn’t accomplished. Thanks for the tut! I’ll be exploring the new possibilities tonight!

Feb 1, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Cool Tutorial, I liked the way you ve authored this tut…keep up the good work !

Feb 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm

What an awesome tutorial! I know it’s sometimes tough to give up your favorite trick, so I wanted to personally say thank you.

I wound up coupling it with an overlay of the cloud rendering directly above the background, and it gives it even more of an ethereal look.

Again, thanks! :)

Feb 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Sorry, but I think this is a weak tutorial, but thanks anyway ;-)

Darren Northcott
Feb 1, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Looks good man! Nice one.

Feb 1, 2008 at 7:20 pm

A little offtopic – do you plan to publish results of TxEff contenst? I check the blog everyday to see did you post the results and every day there’s nothing.

Rich Ta
Feb 1, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I always admired the wallpapers at Color Charge. It was therefore very interesting to read your tuturial to see how the magic is done!

Feb 2, 2008 at 3:35 am

Great tutorial you have! I am so going to use it to make something! Its really great! Good work!

Feb 2, 2008 at 5:38 am

Great tutorial, thanks for posting, I’m making a wallpaper based on this one :D

Feb 2, 2008 at 8:49 am

Nice… I’m going to make one myself right away!!

Feb 2, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

web site design , web designer
Feb 3, 2008 at 6:23 am

Great tutorial really enjoyed it and you can take further with making it a background image and adding some vector art graphics.

Vincenzo Zuccarello
Feb 3, 2008 at 7:38 am

Hey guys,
Sorry but I am trying to reproduce this tutorial on CS3 – I am new in Photoshop and can’t get pass the stage to rasterize. The option is grey out in PS and if i try to wrap – nothing happens.
Any ideas?


Feb 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Great tutorial but not so much explained in detail. Its for pros only

Feb 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm

i love this website,but i don´t like this final wallpaper.

Feb 3, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Holy bamboozling blogging batman.

That looks awesome but I’m scared to even attempt that one lest I fail miserably.

Feb 3, 2008 at 10:31 pm

thank you! I’m a huge fan of your blog!

Feb 4, 2008 at 7:05 am

Nice one! I think I’ll try that out.

Feb 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm

i think i love you.

Feb 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm

hey! thanks!
this is an awesome tutorial!!!!!

Feb 4, 2008 at 9:30 pm

thanks! I finally made it! hahaha
really cool while making it.. you have a lot of fun! hehe :)

Feb 4, 2008 at 10:10 pm

GOOD, now i realize how much I don’t know

Segarceanu Razvan
Feb 5, 2008 at 8:10 am

I thought I knew all about Photoshop, now I realised I do NOT! :D
Thanks for this great tutorial, I’ll never close the “unuseful” brush panel.

Feb 5, 2008 at 8:36 am

Amazing tutorials…THANKS!

Feb 5, 2008 at 10:16 am

I’m a huge fan of your website

Feb 6, 2008 at 5:17 am

i love your website! nice tutorial!

Feb 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Nice, I really love it!

Feb 7, 2008 at 2:23 am

it’s very nice!! thank for this tutorial.

Feb 7, 2008 at 6:16 am

Thank you so so so much…
I’m Chinese and it is difficult for me to read…
But I made it at last…

Tom Ross
Feb 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Very cool tutorial, however the spots of light seem a little intense…

Feb 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Great fx! I really like the lights…

Feb 9, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Great tutorial.
I really love your work.

Greetings from Vienna,

Feb 10, 2008 at 4:24 am

Great Tutorial… :P

& A.W.E.S.O.M.E website!

Feb 10, 2008 at 10:57 am

i need a back ground pls. send it to my mail

web design , almog , media design
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm

really great thanks

Feb 11, 2008 at 10:57 am

mmmmm,,, really good work, thanks,,,,nice

Feb 12, 2008 at 5:47 am

Awesome ! Thanks to you ;-)

Feb 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm

This Is Just Great! =o

thanks for the inspiration =D

Matthew Griffin
Feb 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Amazing tutorial as usual. Thanks.

Aileen Feng
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Great,send it to my mail.thanks very much.

Braden Keith
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm

awesome, spectacular. yes.

I enjoyed walking through this.

rafael torales
Feb 16, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I learned this tutorial in person! Good job!!

Feb 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Thank alot. this is really great!

Chris Laskey
Feb 19, 2008 at 9:36 am

Great tut. Never thought of warping a set of straight lines (guess that’s why I’m still ‘learning’ the ins and outs of photoshop).

Love learning something new.


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Feb 19, 2008 at 12:44 pm


Paris Young
Feb 21, 2008 at 1:28 am

Inspire the next!

Feb 22, 2008 at 4:05 am

This was an awesome tutorial! I’ve learned so much from it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Feb 25, 2008 at 3:33 am

Thanks for your wonderful tutorial.

Felipe Ramos
Feb 27, 2008 at 9:12 am

Awesome Tutorial Photoshop time! :D

Thanks for this…

Feb 28, 2008 at 12:14 am

hai htis is prasanth from india i am working in hometextile designing .im using photoshop cs2 i dont know how to giving the weaving effect in stripes check designes in this softwear if u know about this plz send me the metod of weaving effect to my address

Feb 28, 2008 at 12:34 am

Mine didn’t quite turn out the way that your’s did. I didn’t get those nice rings around the dots like you did. :(

Feb 28, 2008 at 5:16 am

Awesome! Reason to start using Photoshop again!!

Mar 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

wow, just amazing! very creative, i also love the tips you are giving, keep it up!

SiteFX Web Design
Mar 5, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Awesome tutorial!

Mar 5, 2008 at 10:12 pm

How do I group the lines in the warp step?? I’m fairly new to design, heh!

Mar 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm

hai this is very super but more line is here so aoide the best anyway keep it up

Mar 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

You lost me on the first step with the add lines part. Using the line tool first creates a path, so then I added in the lines but did not get the result as shown. Why also would you say to put on an overlay layer style without putting anything down on the layer itself, after doing this step by your description, your still left with a blank layer.

shital jethva
Mar 19, 2008 at 1:06 am

oh thts very nice

Thanks for such a good tutorial

William (a different one!)
Mar 19, 2008 at 7:44 am

@William: With the line tool selected you can click what way you want your line displayed in the top left. There’s fill pixels (which just adds pixels to an existing layer, like a brush), paths (what you have), and shape layers. We want to use shape layers so that the lines will stay independent and editable. Eventually you’ll want to rasterize them so they’re not shapes anymore, but at at least they’ll still be their own layers.

Katalog Stron
Mar 19, 2008 at 8:30 am

Excellent tutorial. Thanks.

Mar 19, 2008 at 11:00 am

is there an easy way to do this w/the 1st CS?

Mar 19, 2008 at 11:02 am

maybe i should have mentioned… i can do the dots just fine, but no warp tool

Mar 19, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Cool but i think you shouldn’t have added those tiny lights or atleast made leaser… it amazing.. keep it up

Mar 21, 2008 at 12:38 am

It’s cool!

Mar 24, 2008 at 5:50 am

those are the most emotional and cool wall’s that I ever seen in my life!!
I will use it!!

Bobbink SEO Blog
Apr 2, 2008 at 8:44 am

Nice tutorials! Thanks!

Leonel Alvavrado
Apr 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm

I cannot seem to get past the part where you start making the lines, group them, and rasterize them. For some reason the warp tool is not available. Can someone please tell me what steps I’m missing? I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Apr 3, 2008 at 6:20 am

excellent tutorial. however i agree with the previous comment. which is a great alternative to the warp tool?

Apr 7, 2008 at 3:21 am

photoshop CS 3 have the warp tool

Apr 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Thank you for this tut!

Apr 18, 2008 at 8:29 am

WOOOOOW! Cool i like!

Breinlyn Francisco
Apr 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Who cand send me in spanish

Apr 21, 2008 at 9:50 pm


Apr 22, 2008 at 5:35 am

Very cool and ta for the tutorial

Daniel Vergara
Apr 30, 2008 at 3:00 am

excellent tutorial!!!

May 7, 2008 at 7:54 am

Thanks a lot for this tutorial. It is fantastic :-)

May 8, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Thx. Its good tutorial

May 9, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Superb tutorial!!

Pragmatic Design
May 12, 2008 at 2:26 pm

This is great. Thanks very much :)

May 16, 2008 at 6:13 am

cool.this wallpaper seems like unusual.

May 18, 2008 at 2:40 pm

this is awesome :)

Dizi indir
May 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm

cool thanx

Kunal ~Kgunner~
May 19, 2008 at 6:01 am

Thnxx the tutorial is v good ..!!!

May 22, 2008 at 8:29 am

been trying to find something like this for an age!


May 27, 2008 at 8:30 am


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The Trendsetter
May 30, 2008 at 2:15 pm

This was excellent! I’ve been looking for this tip for a long time also. Thanks for the post.

Photoshop CS3
Jun 1, 2008 at 7:40 am

I love this article!
Really nice for me, It will polish little more all of my design work.

so suductive queens
Jun 2, 2008 at 3:20 pm

i like this one≤3
i am going to put it on myspace
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Jun 7, 2008 at 5:00 am

Thanks!! As always useful and very good!!

Joefrey Mahusay
Jun 9, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Awesome tutorial I will surely try this. Thanks.

Joel G.
Jun 16, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Great tutorial…here’s what I got:

Joel G.
Jun 16, 2008 at 8:14 pm

OK, so I made a wallpaper out of my practice run as making “chroma lines.” In fact, I made a wallpaper for several screen sizes, include for a mobile background. I acutally have mine on my Motorola Q now! You can get them here: Design is so much fun!!!

Jun 21, 2008 at 8:49 am

I stumbled upon your website today. This is awesome. Thank you!

Jun 24, 2008 at 9:47 am

can you be more specific on the things you have done?
there are some steps i can do because i don´t no how can i do it

Jun 27, 2008 at 3:12 am

Quality effects

Web Design Kingston

Jul 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Love it!

Jul 4, 2008 at 10:29 am

I couldn’t do exactly what it showed without photoshop, but I got some good ideas. Thanks. :3

Mohammed Dhuliawala
Jul 7, 2008 at 1:34 am

Simple KOOL effect..
Very easy to make and fruitful outcome..
send me more of these..
Jul 13, 2008 at 6:50 pm

More great tutorials!

Jul 29, 2008 at 12:49 am

Here’s what I created… My desktop background. I added a cloud layer, to enhance the brightness of it all, but I can’t see to get the lines quite right. I have them quite thick…

Jul 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

ever tried the gradient-tool? you can use “noise” insted of “solid”… makes the same result in just some seconds…

IT services india
Aug 4, 2008 at 6:07 am

Cool effect…help to create more funky vector shapes for my art work.

Aug 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

very cool :)
what is the name of this virsion “photoshop”?

Aug 22, 2008 at 10:40 am

This effect is AMAZING, thank you so much for sharing how to do this. I am going to keep working on this, and perfect it:) Thanks again!!!

Sep 17, 2008 at 5:58 am

i dont know how to wrap the lines. im using photoshop CS
anyone can help me?

Sep 26, 2008 at 1:08 am

What I did to get the lines without spending all that time with the line tool was first set my brush to a 1px circle with 100% hardness and 854% spacing, then use the pen tool to draw a vertical line th the left, point-to-point from top to bottom that is completly straight, then right-cliked and set the stroke path to the brush (simulate presure UNchecked) so I had a vertical line of dots, then I used the “Move Tool” (with “Show Transform Controls” checked off) to stretch it sideways so my dots grew into horizontal lines. I repeated this a couple times with different colors/sized/spaces to get the same effect it much less time.

Sep 28, 2008 at 9:03 am

I just loved the tutorial!!! I’m new in practicing seriously whit photoshop and i can’t describe my happiness when I found this site, your works and ”lsessons”. Thanks a lot.
Marco, (Italy).

Oct 2, 2008 at 1:54 pm

i’m working in CS3 web premium on a pc. i don’t seem to have the ability to control the spacing on the scatter effect. i also don’t see where you can use “fade” with “scatter”. anybody have any tips (besides use a mac =D )

Oct 2, 2008 at 11:13 pm

design relif sculpture

Jitendra Nate
Oct 4, 2008 at 1:40 am


i like this

Oct 4, 2008 at 3:39 am

very goooooood

خیلی با حال بود دمت گرم با این که زبون مارو نمی فهمی

اینجا می گم که یادگاری بمونه

—————————-:::^^:: خاطره :::^^::——————————

Oct 4, 2008 at 3:42 am
http://[email protected]
I ———::^::———— LOVE ——–::^::———- خاطره

Oct 4, 2008 at 9:50 am

very good tanks

Oct 5, 2008 at 12:38 am

that’s nice

Oct 14, 2008 at 3:14 am

go lack man and very good man

Oct 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm

love the tutorial. You are great.

Conrad Gorny
Oct 17, 2008 at 2:01 am

Wow so simple yet effective. This is one that i will try, Thanks

Conrad Gorny
Freelance Graphic Designer

Oct 28, 2008 at 12:38 am

Hi! Nice Coding and designing out there ha? I hope You can demonstrate a lot of examples and Tutorials for the days to come

best regards:

Oct 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm

oh boy!!
your website is…simply AMAZING!!!
i LOVE! it!!!
so fresh,light,energizing..reminds of..happiness :)
great job!! keep it on :)

+ > thnx for such an amazing tutorial & sharing!!

all best!!

Nov 2, 2008 at 6:39 am

Thanks awesome tut ;)
i will add this tut on my blog :D

Nov 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Awesome tut. I love your site

Nov 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm

might give that a try – nice

Nov 18, 2008 at 3:22 am

very wery good


Nov 20, 2008 at 4:44 am

wow.. cool..i love it so much… :)

Nov 21, 2008 at 2:43 am

the download psd file is corrupt… can u change the link so that i can download it.. i really want to learn this technique huhu,,,

Nov 27, 2008 at 4:50 pm

this stuff is really cool.=]

Carlos Hermoso
Dec 11, 2008 at 3:54 am

Nice one. Thanks

Dec 25, 2008 at 5:12 am

its jus simply superb!!

Dec 31, 2008 at 6:32 am

nice i doit ^^ thanx

Jan 4, 2009 at 5:02 am

Good tutorial~~
A little difficult for me~~I’ll try it step by step
THX for share~

Jan 9, 2009 at 9:50 am

I tried it out and here is my outcome. I like how it came out.

It’s really a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Jan 15, 2009 at 10:01 am

merci tous

sang kresna
Feb 7, 2009 at 7:34 am

mbuhlah ………….

Feb 7, 2009 at 8:50 am

thanks for the tutorial.
but… i have CS4 and i cant find the warp tool.. :S

Feb 14, 2009 at 7:03 am

awesome… though I tried a couple of times to make it successful,, anyway nice work! love it!

FYI: “mbuhlah” is a traditional language in Indonesia which means “whatever or I dont care, or I dont know” is it right sang kresna?


Feb 26, 2009 at 2:36 am


Mar 9, 2009 at 8:48 am

its really very nice work ….
can anybody tell me how to subscribe for more tutorials …
my ID is [email protected]

Mar 16, 2009 at 1:15 am

I’m SOURPRISED!!! Wow, FINALLY I found this tutorial of HOW TO DO THIS!!!!! Thanks so much! I’ll try it when I have no more jobs in this week. Thanks a lot again!!!

Mar 25, 2009 at 3:55 am

i have CS and i cant find the warp toolS

Mar 30, 2009 at 7:20 am

I’ve been looking for a tut like this so I could include this style wallpaper in my website.

Thank you!

CgBaran Tuts
Apr 25, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Creative effect and great tutorial thanks

Apr 29, 2009 at 7:50 am


May 4, 2009 at 12:35 am

Gud job n Expect more wallpapers from u ;-)

May 4, 2009 at 9:56 am

really so pretty ……….

Papirne case
May 8, 2009 at 6:56 am

Pretty nice technique.

May 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm


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May 26, 2009 at 5:57 am sorry…but its so hard to explain…ur tutorial is so hard to understand..unlike other tutorial…T.T

Rahul Singh
Jun 5, 2009 at 6:17 am

this is gos

harjinder kaur babrah
Jun 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

It is good. but difficult.

Jun 19, 2009 at 8:11 am

มันเป็นสิ่งที่ดี. but difficult. แต่ยาก.

เห็นด้วย แต่มันก็ไม่เกินความสามารถค่ะ

Jun 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm

The tutorial is good. But I think the only difficult thing in this is making the lines. Because when I would try and duplicate the layers, it would not show. There must be a certain brush that one can use to make the lines?

alvin brown
Jun 26, 2009 at 7:22 am


The O
Jun 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

no matter what I try it doesn’t come out at all the way you do it, you just don’t know how to explain the step-by-step process, you need to redo this, which I doubt you will

Jul 22, 2009 at 3:53 am


Joe B
Jul 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Nice attempt to help us. Many of the most important settings and steps were skipped. For the uninitiated like me this tutorial is not thoroughly informative. Just a hint of what can be done withe the warp tool.

Jul 24, 2009 at 3:57 am

Just a little tip to avoid all the hassle of drawing the lines one by one:
Create a new document the height of your original document and one pixel wide. Then add monochromatic noise. Then go select>color range and select the shadows and then delete them. Repeat with the midtones. Now press ctrl-a and the go edit>define brush preset and name it whatever you want. After that, go into you original document and on a new layer select the fill tool. Then switch the fill from foreground to pattern and choose the pattern you just created. Then use it just like you would normally. This way reduces a lot of clicks.

Aug 5, 2009 at 1:41 am

I don’t care what they say, this tutorial is great. You do leave some gaps, but I believe not everything needs to be explained… sometimes you just have to play around! Great Job! ;)

Aug 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I have found a cool new way to do this great tutorial! Skip drawing all those lines: Go to the gradient tool, and select Noise in gradient type. Put Roughness up to around 100%, and select add transparency. Seems complicated, but it is super easy. The best part is, you can do multi-color warps!

Sep 4, 2009 at 9:20 pm


Sep 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

thanks again

Sep 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm

thanks very nice !!

doha el mallah
Oct 7, 2009 at 6:30 am

good effect, i do it, thank you.

panel radyatör
Oct 24, 2009 at 8:41 am

great work i will digg it

Oct 31, 2009 at 4:49 am

Awsome.I learned it right now

Nov 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

hmm can someone help help me when i do this and save it it only lets me save it in psd or some weird big formats ive never come across and windows dosnt rearly reconise them and i cant use it for a background please help it will be much apcriated

Nov 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm

hmm.eddie.u can change the format of your psd file.
go to file>save as..> then u chnge the format follow the format that you want.
to make it as ur desktop bckground, mybe you need to increase the picture size.=D

Nov 21, 2009 at 5:32 am

Jeez guys, how do you set up the brushes? Could somebody please describe it more into detail?

Dec 15, 2009 at 2:42 am

this is one perfect and clean tutorials, thanks for sharing

panel radyatör
Dec 15, 2009 at 8:20 am

it was excited

تجريبي كوم
Jan 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

thank u

Jan 4, 2010 at 11:36 am

this is vere goooooooooooood

Jan 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

Ofori Anthony
Jan 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

Thanks for all that you have been able to do so far. Keep on keeping on. bye

Feb 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

the Warp Transform Tool ( Photoshop > Edit > Transform > Warp ): isnt working any ideas?

Kitap özetleri
Mar 3, 2010 at 4:09 am

tutorial add

Mar 4, 2010 at 4:07 am

How do adjust the head with a brush.

oyun hileleri
Mar 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I agree with you, good luck.

Apr 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm

laith sabah

Janice Magsombol
Apr 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

wow….. amazeddddddddddddddddddddddd….

Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm

wow in awe!! thanks for sharing

Kişisel Blog
Jun 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I agree with you, good luck.

Jun 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

the pic was very kiri……ok!

Jun 22, 2010 at 7:07 pm

thanks for all post

shoaib hussain
Jul 2, 2010 at 12:50 am

wow thats a nice abstract piece m trying it,thnx a lot for giving something to kill my time.

Jul 6, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Thank you so much ..
You are very cool

Charles Luyimbazi
Jul 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

Thanks for sharing. It’s cool and i have liked it for sure.

Sep 3, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Great wallpapers, thanks a lot!

Sep 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

excelete desing

Sep 19, 2010 at 6:43 am

thanks for the tutorial and for the download sample

Sep 24, 2010 at 3:16 am

The pics very coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

Nov 18, 2010 at 8:09 am

nice one :D i sort of made it my own but i’m a bit of a Ps novice. Cheers for the help though nice and simple to follow

Nov 29, 2010 at 4:12 am

Beautiful Effect through your tutorial ….its Great

RamaRanjan Mohanty
Dec 18, 2010 at 5:13 am

very good tutorial

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:43 am


Dec 22, 2010 at 2:28 am

Very nice tutorial. I am trying to make this one. Thanks for sharing.

Niraj Thapa
Dec 22, 2010 at 11:29 am

Thank for your great tutorials. One problem is that i could not understand is that what is mean by Group them, duplicate, rasterize etc. Kindly request to answer me.
With best regard
Niraj Thapa

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Dec 24, 2010 at 2:11 am

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Dec 25, 2010 at 1:33 am

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tütüne son
Jan 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Herkez burada ekleyin tabi nasil olsa beles :)

Uçak Bileti
Jan 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

chrome nin wallpaperler çok güzel denedim oldukça güzel durdu

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Jan 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm

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Jan 14, 2011 at 3:59 am

Just saying thanks will not just be enough, for the exceptional lucidity in your writing.

tütüne son
Jan 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Very nice tutorial. I am trying to make this one. Thanks for sharing.

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Jan 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Uçak bileti sorgulamanin tam zamani.

altın çilek
Feb 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Thank for your great tutorials. One problem is that i could not understand is that what is mean by Group them, duplicate, rasterize etc. Kindly request to answer me.

altın çilek
Feb 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

Just saying thanks will not just be enough, for the exceptional lucidity in your writing.

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Feb 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

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Feb 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

excellent … Thanks

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Feb 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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Feb 21, 2011 at 6:58 am

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s. bala
Feb 21, 2011 at 8:59 am

Thank for your great tutorials. One problem is that i could not understand is that what is mean by Group them, duplicate, rasterize etc. Kindly request to answer me.
same problem i having facing ? pls tell me how to done it…..

Apr 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Great to see my tutorial still gets some visits 3 years after published. Thanks!
Some new stuff is coming…

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Apr 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

i cant follow ur instructions because my photoshop is 5 please make ‘nother one :D

Prince Goyal
May 20, 2011 at 1:02 am

thanx alot for tis tutorial i hope it will be more helpful for me

Jun 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

Nice. good work

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Aug 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

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(55 çeşit bitkinin özü vb.) aşırı hassasiyeti olan kişilerde saç derisinde bir miktarkızarıklık yapması doğaldır. Bu durumda kullanım sıklığını azaltmanız tavsiye edilmektedir.

Aug 23, 2011 at 5:44 am

Complex 41 saç bakım seti, tamamen bitkisel ve doğal içeriği nedeniyle güvenle kullanabileceğiniz bir üründür. complex 41İçeriğindeki bitki özlerine
(55 çeşit bitkinin özü vb.) aşırı hassasiyeti olan kişilerde saç derisinde bir miktarkızarıklık yapması doğaldır. Bu durumda kullanım sıklığını azaltmanız tavsiye edilmektedir.

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Aug 23, 2011 at 10:02 am

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Aug 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

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Oct 11, 2011 at 1:04 am

Nice wallpaper

Nov 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

A really big thanks for the tips

Dec 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

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Jan 31, 2012 at 11:31 pm

nice works dude…

Mar 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Great Post. thanks for share.

Apr 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

thanks Brother

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May 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

nice works dude…

Jun 13, 2012 at 6:27 am


Jun 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

nah i is really good

Jun 13, 2012 at 6:28 am


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Jul 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

hmmmm ……………………………

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Jul 10, 2012 at 3:04 am

nice sharing.. thanks..

Frank Vega
Jul 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

Thank you for the tutorial, very nice. Would you be so kind as to teach a newbie how to get through the step where you say “Group them, duplicate, rasterize, group, duplicate, rasterize”? Thanks a lot.

john lester garcia
Aug 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

is there any video?? Because i cant follow the instructions..

Jun 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

i really like your collection
i really like it
thanks for sharing

Thilagam Shanmugaraja
Jan 6, 2017 at 1:13 am

Hi…it is very nice…
very useful to Photoshop learners…
Thanks for sharing….

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