Cool Backgrounds Photoshop Tutorials

Backgrounds play an important role in the creation of awesome and professional design. Cool backgrounds are also the source of great inspiration for the different design projects.

We have collected some useful Photoshop tutorials which will help you to create stunning, beautiful, abstract and cool backgrounds.

Other inspirational resources:

Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop

This tutorial is about making a “mac” style background. You can use these in all sorts of situations, including the obvious –your desktop– as well as part of your designs or for corporate work (Powerpoint presentations, Flash work, etc).

Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop Tutorial

This Vista Lighting Effect, sometimes referred to as the Aurora Effect, can really transform an ordinary wallpaper to something extraordinary.

Chroma Wallpapers

This tutorial explains how to create an energetic, vibrant and colorful wallpaper.

Colorful Tornado

How to create a beautiful colorful tornado in Photoshop.

Luminescent Lines

In this tutorial, you will learn to create some thin flowing lines that look as if they emit light. This technique is fairly simple and is a great way to create an abstract wallpaper or looks good integrated into another image.

Magic Light Streak Wallpaper in Photoshop

Learn to create Photoshop magic light streak wallpaper.

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

Lighting effects have become quite popular, and are an effective way to add bright eye catching details to a photo or illustration. In this tutorial, you will learn a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.

Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars

Oftentimes there’s a need for a quick but unique design. In this tutorial, You will learn to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff. You will learn a simple Photoshop trick that you can easily manipulate for your daily needs.

Stripy Abstract Wallpaper in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a stripy abstract wallpaper from scratch in just a few steps.

Create a Colorful Paint Background in Photoshop

In this simple tutorial you will learn how to create a colorful & vibrant splash paint background in Photoshop.

Digital Star Effect

Turn a regular photo into a high-tech digital artwork.

Abstract Starfield Background

In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create awesome space scene.


  1. Very cool lessons . thank you very much . it was wonderful . All time I was wonder about such background . now I try to make it by myself .

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