Posted on April 15, 2008 - by Khaled
Another old Photoshop tutorial picked up from the kyscorp archives again. This is just to show you how to create some special background effect with Photoshop. Of course once you see how the background was done you can change it and make some tweaks all along the tutorial modifying any step to obtain what you exactly need. It is an old tutorial that was created for Adobe Photoshop 7 but you can of course use Photoshop CS, CS2 or CS3. More old tutorials will be posted soon…
– So let’s start with something really easy! Make a new document
– Create a 3D effect : Filter > Render > 3D transform choose
the cube tool.
– Set the field of view to 35°, and try to spread your shape to the whole work
surface in that window, use
to move and rotate the shape till you find your sought view.
– Apply on it extrude effect: Filter > Stylize > Extrude ( settings:
Type: Pyramids, Size: 10px, Depth: 200 / level based, check mask incomplete
– at this point you should have something like this:
– Apply a color overlay as a layer style i used this color:
#092B70 at 40% of opacity.
– Apply autolevels (SHFT+CTRL+L) : Image > Adjustments > Auto Levels
– this is the result:
– Apply radial blur: Filter > Blur > Radial Blur (settings for this :
Amount: 100, Blur Method: Zoom, Quality: Best)
– Apply a gradient overlay (Blend mode: Normal, Opacity: 60%, Style: radial (align
with layer checked), Angle: 90°, Scale: 150%, the colors for the gradient are:
#283651 then #E7E9F4 then #041F43 then E9EBF4 then #0F1D38.
– Apply some lighting effects of your choice, this is my final result
– That’s all folks ;).