Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials

Are you a graphics designer? If yes then you know the important of textures and background. Without a great background your design can’t get looks good. For every nice design you need to chose the perfect background. There are many designer who don’t know how to create a Photoshop texture or background. So designer don’t know how to create a perfect background. So I thought to share some excellent Photoshop textures and backgrounds tutorials.

With these tutorials you can learn to design really good textures and backgrounds. Just follow the tutorials and learn. Wish this will help you. When you will start your own design, just plan what you need and then start. Remember your background need to match with your design. Now lets see some excellent Photoshop textures and backgrounds tutorials.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Enhancing Your Portraits with Textures

One incredibly useful, but often overlooked uses for textures is to enhance portraits. Typically you might think of portraits as being soft in light and hues, but often just the addition of a textured overlay can punch the colors and contrast in very interesting ways. Lets take a quick look at some examples.



5 Simple Tricks to Enhance Your Textures in Photoshop

I take a lot of texture photos. The macro lens in on my camera about 90% of the time waiting for the opportunity to find a perfect texture. In most cases though, textures are not design ready right out of the camera. Below I’ll cover 5 simple tricks that I use to enhance my textures in Photoshop.



Ten steps to Bokeh Heaven

A question I get asked again and again is how I achieve the following look in my photos:



Creating an Embedded Concrete Effect Using Layer Styles Only

It’s amazing what you can accomplish with layer styles. It’s a feature of Photoshop that is fun to play and experiment with. The short tutorial below is the result of some of my experimentation spending a few minutes with layer styles.



Photoshop: How To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

Many of you might remember my Free High-Res Grungy Paper Textures I gave away a while back. I had a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I actually made those textures, so I here we are. Fire up good ‘ol Photoshop, have a scanner handy, and let’s dive in, shall we :)


How I do it – Unique Texture without using Brushes

I give away a LOT of stuff here on BittBox, mainly textures and brushes. The truth is, many of the textures are manufactured using recycled images I already have hanging around on my hard drive. I want to share one of my favorite ways to quickly add a little extra to a rather uninteresting texture, without using Photoshop brushes.




How to Give Your Photos a Lo-Fi Retro Look in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can use layers of textures to give your photos a lo-fi retro appearance using Adobe Photoshop.



Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars

Oftentimes there’s a need for a quick but unique design. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you a short but attractive way 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.



Texturing of Old Paper

For one of my projects I had to draw 7 absolutely different old paper textures. During my search of proper paper material I came up to the idea that I would rather just draw it myself rather than to spend all the time looking through library archives.



The Ultimate Wood Texture Tutorial

Sure, you could take a photo of some wood and use that for a texture. But the real way to separate the Photoshop men from the boys is to make your own. In this tutorial, we are going to create a wood texture and apply some artwork on top of it that has an aged paint feel. To begin, make a new document as shown below.



Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop

This tutorial is about making a textured red background and using Photoshop’s Shape Tool to add a design element. You can download the sample PSD file from the link at the bottom of the tutorial.12


Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop Tutorial

If you’re a Windows Vista user, you’re probably familiar the eye catching graphics shown off on the box, and in some of their wallpapers/screensavers. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create that effect yourself.



Photoshop Tutorial: More Texturing

This tutorial demonstrates an effect that gets so photorealistic it led to some cheating controversies in the past. Aside from the interest of the created effect it also gives key layer technique information.



How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

This tutorial is an example of how a few simple techniques can be used to create basics photo illustration using multiple layers, masking, the Pen tool, some basic lighting and one simple texture.



Grungy Metal Texture

I’ll be teaching you how to make some grungy metal with a star in this tutorial.



Wave’s text effect

In this tutorial we’ll turn standard text into a stunning, eye-catching text effect. We’ll be using Layer Styles, Photoshop Filters, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background. Let’s learn how to create this text effect.



Creating Colorful Disco Lines Effect

This simple tutorial will show how we can create professional-looking colored lines with the usage of Photoshop Brushes and Blend Modes. It’s an interesting find for me when I was doing random experiments with Photoshop.


Create Smoke Effect on Grungy Wallpaper

This tutorial is written by a young Belgium designer, Arno Van Waeyenberg. We are going to learn how to create simple smoke effect against a grungy background by using the Smudge and Warp tools.



5 Awesome Techniques for Using Textures in Your Designs

At some point in my design career I came to a realization that I can add incredible depth to my art by applying elements from the real world through scans and digital photos. Perhaps the greatest use of “real-world” elements is through the use of textures. We offer a ton of great textures here at WeGraphics, and sometimes I feel as though the use of textures can be overlooked by a new comer to the world of digital art. Let’s take a look at a few methods to utilize textures in fun and creative ways.



Guide to Creating Bokeh Textures

Bokeh textures are some of the most beautiful and rare resources out there. If you’re in need of a good bokeh image, it can pay off to make your own rather than using a pre-made one. In this tutorial I’ll go over creating bokeh using both a digital camera or photoshop. Let’s get started!



Reverse Grunge – Easy Texture Technique in Photoshop (and others)

I want to show you an easy and quick way to make a grunge-textured background in Photoshop. Of course, this isn’t the only way, but it’s not hard to do if you have a decent set of brushes to work with.



Create bright abstract diagonal lines background in Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to easily create a bright abstract diagonal lines background in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using gradients, brushes and Hue/Saturation adjustments. Layered PSD file included. Let’s create this abstract illustration!



Create a Photo Composite With Filter Forge and Photoshop

This tutorial walks you through the process of creating a photo composite using portrait photography with Photoshop and Filter Forge. We will start by isolating the subject in Photoshop, then we will show how to use Filter Forge to generate a variety of digitally rendered textures that we will use to create foreground and background elements for our composite. Let’s get started!

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Apply Texture, Age, and Weathering Effects in Photoshop Using Machine Wash Deluxe 2

Most artists, designers, and photographers need to apply texture, aging, and weathering effects to their work at some point. These types of effects can be a lot of fun to apply to your work, but applying them using Photoshop’s basic tools can be quite time-consuming. In this tutorial, we will show you how the new Machine Wash Deluxe plugin by Mister Retro can be used to apply professional quality texture, aging, and weathering effects to artwork. Let’s take a look!



Manipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you how to manipulate a portrait photo to create a splatter paint and drip effect in Photoshop. This tutorial will cover many techniques including overlay painting, blending, and coloring techniques. These techniques can also be re-used for many other projects. Let’s get started!


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