futuristic abstract picture

In this simple tutorial, we’ll learn how to use filters to create a futuristic abstract picture in Photoshop.

futuristic abstract picture

You’ll need:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS

Step 1

Create a new document with 1920px width, 1200px height, 72DPI and white background. Set black and white as the foreground and background colors by pressing D. Now, create a new layer and let’s call it “wallpaper”.

futuristic abstract picture wallpaper

Step 2

We’ll now work with filters to create a futuristic abstract picture. Firstly, select Filter > Render > Clouds.

 futuristic abstract picture clouds

Step 3

Now, go to Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic and use the values shown below.

futuristic abstract picture mosaic

 futuristic abstract picture mosaic result

Step 4

After that, go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and use the following settings.

 futuristic abstract picture radial blur

 futuristic abstract picture radial blur result

Step 5

Go to Filter > Stylize > Emboss and use the settings shown below.

futuristic abstract picture emboss

 futuristic abstract picture emboss result

Step 6

Apply Filter > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges with the values shown below.

 futuristic abstract picture accented edges

 futuristic abstract picture accented edges result

Step 7

Now, select Filter > Stylize > Find Edges.

 futuristic abstract picture find edges

Step 8

Select Filter > Stylize > Glowing Edges and use the following settings.

 futuristic abstract picture glowing edges

 futuristic abstract picture glowing edges result

Step 9

We’ll now add some color to our abstract picture. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and keep the values shown.

 futuristic abstract picture hue saturation

 futuristic abstract picture hue saturation result

Step 10

Finally, we’ll remove the sharpness a bit by selecting Filter > Blur > Surface Blur and using the following settings.

 futuristic abstract picture surface blur

And that’s it!

futuristic abstract picture

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