35 Awesome Photoshop Background Tutorials

Role of background images in banners, graphics, ads or any web creation for that matter is of utmost importance. An attractive background image can make you creation look interesting and complete. Appropriate backdrops according to theme, need and focus point of any web creation can make that one very important difference to establish its exclusivity.

With useful Photoshop tutorials for making backgrounds can help you attain a perfect effect and appeal necessary to create your signature design. The below listed Photoshop background tutorials will give you correct techniques to create proper backgrounds that may be simple, abstract or subtle as per your need.

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Create An Abstract Liquid Effect

Learn to use a photograph with 2D and 3D element render to render an abstract liquid effect with a real sense of motion.

Create An Abstract Liquid Effect

Create An Abstract Liquid Effect

How To Design a Custom YouTube Background

Customize YouTube channel with your own background design following this guide to create a cool theme.

How To Design a Custom YouTube Background

How To Design a Custom YouTube Background

Create an Apple Wallpaper

Make your own wallpapers following this tutorial.

Create an Apple Wallpaper

Create an Apple Wallpaper

Create a Innovative Graphic Typography Wallpaper

Learn to create a very simple yet creative typography wallpaper using photo shop.

Create a Innovative Graphic Typography Wallpaper

Create a Innovative Graphic Typography Wallpaper

How to Create Abstract Kaleidoscope Poster

Create kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5combine using basic colors, shapes and brushes.

How to Create Abstract Kaleidoscope Poster

How to Create Abstract Kaleidoscope Poster

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape

In this tutorial, you will find techniques to create abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop.

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape

Outstanding Windows 7 Wallpaper Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you to create a complete design of attractive wallpaper in just 30 minutes.

Outstanding Windows 7 Wallpaper Tutorial

Outstanding Windows 7 Wallpaper Tutorial

How to Create Abstract Starfield Background

The quick tip tutorial will teach you techniques to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create a space scene.

How to create Abstract Starfield Background

How to create Abstract Starfield Background

Create Very Shiny Summer Wallpaper

In this tutorial you will find easy techniques to create a vibrant wallpaper.

Create Very Shiny Summer Wallpaper

Create Very Shiny Summer Wallpaper

Create A Glowing Extreme Wallpaper

Create a complex glowing wallpaper in Photoshop using custom brushes, blending modes, lightning effects and blurs.

Create A Glowing Extreme Wallpaper

Create A Glowing Extreme Wallpaper

How to Make a Wallpaper

Design a wallpaper using custom brushes, color gradients and unusual fonts.

How to Make a Wallpaper

How to Make a Wallpaper

Create a Cosmic Typo Wallpaper

This Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorial will teach you how to create a Cosmic Typo Wallpaper.

Create a Cosmic Typo Wallpaper in Photoshop

Create a Cosmic Typo Wallpaper in Photoshop and Illustrator

Create a Beautiful Northern Light Scene

Create a dramatic Northern Lights scene by following few simple steps.

Create a Beautiful Northern Light Scene

Create a Beautiful Northern Light Scene

How to Create Festive Christmas Card

Create a festive Christmas card with shining decorative star, using simple shapes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

How to Create Festive Christmas Card

How to Create Festive Christmas Card

Create a Fringe Inspired Wallpaper

This tutorial will show you how to create a Fringe inspired wallpaper.

Create a Fringe Inspired Wallpaper

Create a Fringe Inspired Wallpaper

Create Wallpaper Based on Making of a Logo

Learn to create a wallpaper based on the making of a logo.

Create Wallpaper Based on Making of a Logo

Create Wallpaper Based on Making of a Logo

Arctic Monkeys Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorial

Make awesome grunge Arctic Monkeys Wallpaper using right resources and stock images.

Arctic Monkeys Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorial

Arctic Monkeys Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorial

Photoshop Magic Light Streak Wallpaper

Learn to create Photoshop magic light streak wallpaper.

Photoshop Magic Light Streak Wallpaper

Photoshop Magic Light Streak Wallpaper

Create a Stunning Merry Christmas Background

The tutorial will show you the steps to create a stunning Merry Christmas background using colorful shapes in Photoshop CS5.

Create a Stunning Merry Christmas Background

Create a Stunning Merry Christmas Background

Creating Unique Grunge Patterns

Learn to create patterns make them stand out to create stunning background for your web design.

Creating Unique Grunge Patterns

Creating Unique Grunge Patterns

Create Colorful Valentine’s Day

Learn how to create Colorful Valentine’s Day card using simple shapes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Create Colorful Valentine’s Day

Create Colorful Valentine’s Day

Create Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines

Easily create a bright abstract diagonal lines background using gradients, brushes and Hue/Saturation adjustments.

Create Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines

Create Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks

Learn to add bright eye catching details to a photo or illustration.

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks

Create Awesome Background Using Patterns

Learn to create perfect finest patterns to used in the making of awesome backgrounds.

Create Awesome Background Using Pattern

Create Awesome Background Using Pattern

Luminescent Lines

Learn to create lines with an effect appearing as if they emit light.

Luminescent Lines

Luminescent Lines

Color Nuke – Special Effects

This tutorial will present you how to create special color effect in Photoshop. This effect is mainly created by brush. Therefore, a lot of brush setting and techniques will be involved. If you try to use different color, it may end up another good result.

Color Nuke - Special Effects

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Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars

In this tutorial,you can learn easy ways to create graphics for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards and designs.

Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars

Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars

Make a Lovely wallpaper in 12 steps

Make beautiful wallpapers using Photoshop in simple 12 steps.

Make a Lovely wallpaper in 12 steps

Make a Lovely wallpaper in 12 steps

Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

Learn yo create stunning animated rainbow effect in the wallpaper.

Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

Colorful Abstract DNA Background

Create colorful abstract DNA background using custom shapes in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Colorful Abstract DNA Background

Colorful Abstract DNA Background

Making of Dolphins

Create lovely dolphins with underwater background using radial gradient.

Making of Dolphins

Making of Dolphins

Floral Text Wallpaper

Explore techniques to create wallpaper with a flower text effect using Illustrator and Photoshop.

Floral Text Wallpaper

Floral Text Wallpaper

Alice Tutorial

Make amazing illustrations, add sparkling effects with the Alice tutorial.

Alice Tutorial

Alice Tutorial

Create Artistic Abstract Shapes via the Powerful Warp Tool

Learn how you can use Warp tool plus to create great looking abstract shapes to decorate your design.

Create Artistic Abstract Shapes via the Powerful Warp Tool

Create Artistic Abstract Shapes via the Powerful Warp Tool

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper

Use simple techniques given in the technique to create a cool grungy wallpaper.

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper

Creating a Mac-Type Background

This tutorial gives you simple tips about making a “Mac” style background

Creating a Mac-Type Background

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  • http://4stephenpeters.com Stephen Peters

    Wow so many to chose from. Now I need to justify …. or set aside the time to play with all the art functions Thank you for the tutorials! Love your blog.

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  • Manuel Garcia

    Sometimes the easiest part of designing like the background element is something that many don’t put a lot of effort in making a detailed look. Without knowing it is actually the foundation of the whole design. Good to see some great tutorials here.

  • zubair

    Wow …. really i like it. ThanX

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    awesome!!!…thsi 1 word says it all!! its really fab…loved each one!!!!

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    The tutorials are looking very helpful. I just tried to create a innovative graphic typography wallpaper in my PS5. Its so simple.

  • Bev

    I’m adding the Abstract Kaleidoscope tutorial to my list of ‘to do’s', thinking of using it for a background. Thanks !

  • Salaxzar

    Very great tutorials. I love to learn the first tutorial. I’m gonna try it out. Nice share.

  • Abhijit Chaore

    Indeed you have taken efforts to make a wonderful collection. Excellent set of tutorials. I have bookmarked it for future reference.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    Awesome collection of Photoshop background tutorials. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Superb tutorials. These are really helpful for beginners to encourage them pursue learning photoshop.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    A nice set of photoshop tutorial to work with! thanks!