30+ Useful Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorials

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When it comes to designing wallpapers or backgrounds, Photoshop is always the number 1 choice. There are hundred and thousands of websites offering wallpapers for download with no cost. Though most of the wallpapers are based on photos, but you cant  always use a photo wallpaper. If you installed and used windows 7 and windows 8 than you might be blown away by the wallpapers that Microsoft shipped with their operating system. They are creative and awesome looking.

As holidays are around the corner most of the business people will be finding ways to advertise themselves and offering wallpapers with their own names. That is a great idea to advertise their business or website.  But these designs have to be unique and good-looking.  Today we have gathered some really awesome tutorials that will allow you to learn how to make inspiring wallpapers which you can offer for free or you can use these techniques in your other projects.

We hope these tutorials will help you in some way and you will like our collection.

Colorful Abstract DNA background via Custom shapes in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Today, I’m going to show you how to create colorful abstract DNA background via Custom shapes in Adobe Photoshop.

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Calendar Wallpaper

A nice tutorial for making calendar wallpaper. Though the tutorial is old but still the techniques are ever green.

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Make A Fantasy Wallpaper In Photoshop

This tutorial is all about using photo manipulation, light, fire effect.

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Create A Glowing Extreme Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll create a complex glowing wallpaper using Photoshop. We’ll be using custom brushes, several blending modes, lightning techniques, and blurs.

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Hexagon Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a digital bokeh effect with hexagons. The tools that are used in this tutorial are brush engine, blend modes, patterns, and basic filtering.

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Create a Retro Cosmic Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a retro cosmic rainbow. The techniques that are used in this tutorial can be used with any shape or color. Enjoy.

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Photoshopping Apple’s Aqua Wallpaper

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to recreate the famous Aqua wallpaper in just a few minutes using Photoshop. This one is a video tutorial.

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Creating Smoke

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a smoke effect with simple techniques.

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Transformers Movie Wallpaper

This tutorial will guide you to design a Transformers wallpaper.

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Create a Wood Background in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to create a wood background. We are going to create the wood from scratch and turn it into a pattern. Then we will finish it off by adding some lighting and texture effects.

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Create an Awesome Background Using Patterns

This tutorial will show you how to create some flawless patterns, which we will use to create some amazing backgrounds that you can use for your desktop, websites, posters or whatever you want.

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Create a Light Burst Background

Here’s a fun and easy way to make dramatic light burst style backgrounds. These can be placed behind artwork, digital photos, used as desktop backgrounds and so forth. Here’s a look at the final product:

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How to Create Mosaic Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to get one very interesting mosaic effect in Photoshop.

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How to Create Abstract Colorful Rainbow Background

In this tutorial, you’ll go through easy steps to create a nice abstract rainbow wallpaper in Photoshop.

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Create Abstract Colorful Balls Illustration in Photoshop

In today’s drawing tutorial, you will learn how to create abstract colorful illustration using simple tools and techniques like Ellipse Tool, Brush Tool, Gradient Tool, Layer Style, etc. in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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Vector Wallpaper Tutorial

Here you will learn how to use vector and mingle it with Photoshop Effects to make a great looking Wallpaper.

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How to Create an Abstract Kaleidoscope Poster

In today’s tutorial, we will combine basic colors, shapes and brushes to create eye catching kaleidoscope poster in Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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Create a Realistic Outer Space Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a realistic looking outer space image with your own home made galaxy.

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Atlantic snowfall wallpaper

Learn how to make a Atlantic Snowfall Wallpaper for Christmas and winter season.

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Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Learn how to create vista styled wallpaper in Photoshop. Though this tutorial is old but it is said Old is Gold. You will learn awesome techniques that will come in handy in designing other projects.

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Digital Star Effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to turn a regular photo into a high-tech digital artwork.

Digital-Star-Effect

Quickly Build an Abstract Background of Colored Bars

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.

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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. What makes it even better is that it’s very easy to achieve. Just follow these simple steps!

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Creating the New Retro

This is a really interesting tutorial where you will learn different techniques that will guide you in making a nice wallpaper.

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Abstract Lighting Effects

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a very colorful waves element with light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Calculations and Colorization

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an Alpha Channel using the Calculations dialog and we’ll use it to get a really great abstract colorized photo effect.

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Abstract Lines Background

This tutorial is all about using different filters and achieve a very nice effect.

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Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper Design

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop only.

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Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper Design

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop only. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects, like the Blackberry 9000 wallpaper.

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Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Learn how to make a bokeh effect with this awesome wallpaper tutorials.Bokeh-Effect-in-Photoshop

Create Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines Background

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.

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Really Cool Eclipse Effect In Photoshop

A really awesome tutorial where you will learn how make a awesome eclipse effect.

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1 Comment

  1. Aj Aviado

    November 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    that hexagon effect looks rad! 🙂

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