Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper

On this tutorial i am going to show how you can use filters to create wallpaper with abstraction in futuristic style.

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Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper

Step 1

Create a new document with size of 1920 x 1200 pixels and 72 dpi with white background.

Press D to set up foreground and background colors black and white. Go to Layer > New Layer and create a new layer called “wallpaper”.

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Step 2

Now we are going to work with filters on this new layer to create our wallpaper. To start, go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

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Step 3

After that apply Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic with following settings:

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Step 4

Apply Filter > Blur > Radial Blur with next presets:

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Step 5

Then apply Filter > Stylize > Emboss:

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Step 6

After that use Filter > Brush strokes > Accented Edges:

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Step 7

Now apply Filter > Stylize > Find Edges:

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Step 8

And finally apply Filter > Stylize > Glowing Edges with these settings:

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Step 9

The last thing that we have to do is to change color of our abstraction. For this effect use Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation:

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Step 10

Remove sharpness a little bit by using Filter > Blur > Surface Blur:

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Final Image

And that’s it. We have a wallpaper with abstraction in futuristic style.

Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper


74 thoughts on “Create a Futuristic Abstract Wallpaper

  1. mado says:

    amazing,good start.

  2. lasith says:

    very simple and realy nice tutorial.. i like this..

  3. smarty says:

    Nice tut for making backgrounds :)

  4. Mike says:

    Very clever idea!

  5. Amr says:

    very simple and good idea
    thanks very much

  6. lasith says:

    we need more tutorials from this website.. doing realy good job.. keep it up..

  7. Soony says:

    I really love this one :)

  8. kalay says:

    Thanks for your sharing. Very nice tutorial!

  9. markoedu says:

    I expected something better .. this is boring, do not think it best

  10. sbongs says:

    It’s the best and non complicated tut for creating an abstract wallpaper..

  11. forough says:

    very nice

  12. LuKs says:

    Good tutorial, thank you!! XD

  13. Jim H says:

    I really like the background effect. I only have one suggestion. I started by creating a smart object; I was able to use all the filters except for Hue and Saturation which becomes a seperate layer. Then, you can tweak each filter without starting from scratch.
    This background reminds me of the “Tron” movie.

  14. Abi says:

    great tutorial really enjoyed it it was fast and easy :)

  15. Name (required) says:

    nice man

  16. Ari says:

    Great tutorial! Glad to see this site is up and running again! Great start…looking forward to more.

  17. rohit says:

    great….keep it up

  18. mad says:

    love this very much

  19. eva says:

    very nice.thabks

  20. mehmet says:

    Good tutorial, thank you!! XD

  21. Johnny says:

    Wow.. I loved this, playing with filters and creating a wonderful image

  22. MonyPlolley says:

    Thanks for writing, I very much liked

  23. Priyanka says:

    nice tutorial……thanx

  24. KZ Lyn says:

    Thanks….a lot!!!… It is very helpful & easy for our learners….

  25. nirdos says:

    very nice way to creat wallpapper! keep it up———- :)

  26. dudleyergina says:

    it’s simple, . but nice.,

  27. praveen says:

    this is very good site… put more tutorials in this website plz

  28. O.G. says:

    easy and has many applications through color changes.

  29. ghgigg says:

    good one.. reli useful..

  30. Kanchan Rai says:

    Thank you very much!
    Really very simple & useful!
    Nice combination & use of filters!!

  31. suresh says:

    This is very easy to understand,
    and very use full.

  32. Redliner12 says:

    Damn, this is awsome

  33. mary says:

    It is very nice.

  34. Anil Choudhary says:


  35. dan989 says:

    loved it!!! thank you.. :)

  36. sophal meas says:

    good, thank you so much.

  37. [m][a][t][t] says:


  38. vik aadi says:

    yaaaa nice but not that much…….

  39. Killanator89 says:

    Worked at home but not in class. Scratch Disks where full :/ crappy computers at school.

  40. madisonf says:

    easist tutorial ever!
    Maybe add instreuctions to change the color of the wallpaper, but that shouldn’t be too hard to figure out

    Thanx :)

  41. Hyun Jung Kim says:

    does adobe photoshope 3 working??

    i’ve been trying for several times but it doesn’t work

  42. kunta kinte says:

    very easy instructions and a great final result

  43. Nischal Sharma says:

    a nice and a great bit of work….

  44. Michael Pervez says:

    WOW good and easy thnk

  45. john says:

    tutorial sucks… followed step by step and the hue and saturation are greyed out and cant be added.

    1. Did you clicked on colorize option? I think that was the problem.

  46. blueskies says:

    It is a great resource. Thanks for sharing.

  47. arjen says:

    followed instructions, can’t use brush strokes in PS cs5. don’t why

  48. soerd says:

    john, check if you’re doing something wrong before criticizing someone else. did you click the colorize checkbox?

  49. ddd says:

    this tutorial is very good

  50. AdamF says:

    Awesome!! Loved it! It works like a charm, and left lots of room to experiment with filter and hue settings as well!

  51. Biswarup Mitra says:

    It’s very easy and simple. thanks a lot

  52. raisuljhilan says:

    its a not easy way its call creativity

  53. Daniel says:

    Hi, thanks for the tut. It was really easy to understand and easier to follow it up. Great work.

  54. Jithin says:

    Nice One.. Thanks..!!!

  55. Eric L. says:

    sweet mine works at scholl for fun i thought id look a tutorials and well im impressed with this site and i love it

  56. ibraheem says:

    how awesome was that.
    thnx from ksa 😉

  57. Aly H says:

    I love this i worked in class and my teacher liked it :) Thanks so much

  58. Argzon says:

    Like This Tuto SO Much

    It RoCkss

  59. Swoppers says:

    surreal … thanks for this wallpaper tutorial :)

  60. alexys says:

    just great !

  61. jeyr says:

    thanks for the wallpaper tutorial

  62. rathis says:

    nice and easy tutorial

  63. lori says:

    Thanks for the tut! It was fun, and easy.:)

  64. ME says:

    I have an idea for this.
    At the colorization, use Gradient tool>Spectrum and change blending mode to Overlay for gradient. You can use different gradients, but whatever. And apply the gradient horizontal, vertical, Radar style, Reflected style, or whatever you want to use.

    Best wishes to all!

  65. Ivan says:

    Wow great! Easy to follow and excellent result!

  66. N.Venkat Shyam says:

    Really this is unbelivable really I am so impressed and it is very easy …..

  67. Alex says:

    Super easy, only took me a few mins, great tutorial :)

  68. Vandal says:

    That’s so easy and COOL…. :)

    1. venkat says:

      i is very simple way 2 create a background i really like this i want some more backgrounds like this any way nice tutorial

  69. DIVYA says:


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