Abstract glowing waves wallpaper
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial we be making a cool abstract light beam wallpaper in just a few easy steps.
This will be the final result when we get done..
First make sure to flip the canvas 90 degrees, (we will flip it back later).
Now make a rectangle selection across the stage as shown below.
Fill the selection with a gradient as the one shown below. (Make sure to do this in a separate layer, so create a new layer in the layers panel).
Deselect to get rid of the selection, now go to filter -> distort -> shear and make it bend as shown.
Now flip back the canvas 90 degrees.
Also I felt like darkening my beam, so in the image -> adjustments -> levels I dragged the handles to make it look a bit more dark and intense.
In the layers panel set the blending mode to lighter so we get rid of the black part and only see the light laser beam as shown below.
Now we are done with the laser beam, and we will make the three glowing spikes, so with the pen tool click to draw a spike as shown below.
Now make two more so it looks like the image below.
For each of the three spikes double click in the layers panel to get to the layers styles panel and give it an outer glow with settings as shown below.
The final touch will be to make some glowing sparkles so first select the brush tool and bring up the custom brush panel, and give it settings as shown below.
Now make some nice strokes along the laser beams (you might want to do it a couple of times to make it look right).
Final touch could be to make a small glow effect on the sparkles like we did the with spikes above.