How To Creat Abstract Circle with Smoke Brushset In Photoshop. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can Create an Abstract Golden Circle with Smoke Brushset in Photoshop. This is the beginner level tutorial and must be quite simple to follow. Have a try

Along the route, we focus on introducing the usage of custom brushsets and also the free transform tool, as well as some selection and masking techniques.

Golden Circle

Step 1

Create a new document (size doesn’t really matter) with black background. Create a new layer and grab the Elliptical Marquee tool with the following settings:


Hold down the Shift key, and draw a circle shape as shown below:


Right-click on the selection and select “Stroke”:


 Stroke the selection with the following settings: (2px with white colour)


Reduce the opacity of this layer to around 40%, and here is the effect so far:

Black Background

Step 2

Now let’s use the smoke brushset to add some textures around the circle. Create a new layer and pick one brush from the set, paint as shown below: (Reduce the brush size to a smaller scale before you paint)


Use the Warp tool to adjust the shape of the smoke texture as shown below:


Use a soft eraser to remove the edge of the smoke texture so it fades into the circle: