Abstract Imaging

Given all of the great photo-retouching and correction tools in Photoshop, it's easy to forget that you can create amazing digital art from scratch for use in any graphic design project.

Figure 4.23. Renowned imaging specialist Colin Smith created this abstract design from scratch in Photoshop with filters and various other effects.

Follow along with me to create some high-tech, abstract art and learn a lot about Photoshop Blend Modes and Filters along the way.

First, you'll need some abstract elements to work with. Gradients, the Clouds filter (Filter > Render > Clouds), the Lighting Effects filter (Filter > Render > Lighting ...

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