Scintillating Background For New Year Greetings

New Year Is Coming Up Fast And Since Mayans Have Been Found To Be Kidding With Us About The World Coming To An End Before Christmas, Here We Decided To Come Up With Some Luscious New Year Greetings Tutorials In Photoshop. Graphic Geeks Get Ready With Photoshop To Try Out Some Exciting New Tutorials To Create A Blast This Season. Here Is An Abstract Wormhole Background You Will Love For Your Greeting. Here You Go! This Is How Your Final Image Will Look Like.

Create A New Document In Adobe Photoshop CS5 With The Size 1920px By 1200px (RGB Color Mode) At A Resolution Of 72 Pixels/inch. Make Use Of Paint Bucket Tool (G) To Fill With #1E1B24 Color The New Background Layer.

Create A Brand New Layer And Select The Soft Round Brush Of White Color To Create Some Awesome Impressions.

Use This Brush To Characterize Various Dots Of Different Diameter So As To Make Them Appear Celestial And Scattered All Around The Layer.

Click On Add A Layer Style Icon From Base Part Of The Layers Panel And Select Outer Glow.

Here Is What Your Next Result Should Look Like. Already Impressive Isn’t It?

Add The Mask On The Same Layer By Choosing Add Layer Mask On The Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And Select The Soft Round Brush Of Black Color Setting Opacity To 60% In Options Bar.

Paint In The Mask Using This Brush So As To Conceal Several Made Dots.

Create A Copy Of The Freshly Made Layer That Includes The Dots And Then Rasterize The Copied Layer. Here Create A New Layer Above The Made Layer And Select Both Layers (hold Ctrl Button When Select The Layers). Finally CTRL+Eto Merge Down. Apply On The Rasterized Layer The Next Filter: Filter > Blur > Radial Blur.

Here Is What The Next Result Should Look Like

Apply For The Same Layer The Next Filter: Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.

Set The Blending Mode For This Layer To Hard Light.

Create A New Layer And Select The Soft Round Brush.

Use This Brush To Paint The Background On The Top Part Of The Canvas. The Brush Has #FFB5D9 Color (brush Opacity – 40%). The Layer Must Be Put Under The Layer Containing The Stars’ Rays.

Next Make A Copy Of The Very First Layer Containing The Dots And The Last Made Layer Painted With #FFB5D9 Color. Remove The Mask Of The Copied Layer Of The Very First Layer With The Dots And Put Together Both Copies (hold Ctrl Button, Select Them Both Layers And Press CTRL+E To Merge Down). Place This Layer Under The Layer With The Rays On It. Click On Add A Layer Style Icon From Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And SelectOuter Glow.

Here Is Your Next Output.

Insert The Mask On The Same Layer By Selecting Add Layer Mask On The Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And Apply On The Mask The Next Filter: Filter > Render > Clouds.

Next We Must Make A Copy Of The Rays’ Layer. Choose The Free Transform (Ctrl+T) Command To Turn Over The Copy’s Layer As On The Next Picture It Is Shown

Create A Copy Of The Last Made Layer, Set Fill To 50% For This Layer And Change The Blending Mode To Hard Light.

Next You Have To Create A New Layer, Select The Soft Round Brush Of White Color.

Using This Brush Embody A Spot On The Bottom Part Of The Canvas And In The Point Containing The Rays’ Focus.

Now Apply Smudge Tool To Blur Out The Spot To Get The Required Result As Demonstrated On The Next Picture.

Set The Blending Mode For This Layer To Overlay. Click On Add A Layer Style Icon From Bottom Part Of TheLayers Panel And Select Outer Glow.

Here Is What It Should Look Like..

Create Another Layer Again And Select For It The Soft Round Brush Mentioned In The Previous Example Of White Color To Paint The Specified Zones As Below.

Select Then The Same Smudge Tool To Get The Same Result As On The Next Picture.

Insert The Mask On The Layer By Choosing Add Layer Mask On The Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And Choose The Soft Round Brush Of Black Color.

Paint In The Mask Using This Brush To Hide The Place Around The Star Very Precisely.

Click Create New Fill Or Adjustment Layer From Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And Click To Curves To Adjust The Curve Shape As Shown To Make A Little Color Corrections.

It Should Look Like This.

Create New Fill Or Adjustment Layer From Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And Select Hue/Saturation. Drag The Slider To The Left To Decrease The Hue Of The Color Range.

Here Is The Next Result:

Click Create New Fill Or Adjustment Layer From Bottom Part Of The Layers Panel And Select Color Balance To Change The Overall Mixture Of Colors. In The Adjustments Panel, Select Midtones. Select Preserve Luminosity To Prevent Changing The Luminosity Values In The Image While Changing The Color. Drag The Slider To Increase Greenand Blue Colors Also Decrease The Red Color In The Image.

Here Is Your Next Result:

Create A New Layer And Select On It The Paint Bucket Tool (G) To Fill The Layer With Yellow Color.

Set Fill To 10% For This Layer And Change The Blending Mode To Color Dodge.

Your Background For New Year Greeting Is Ready.

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Allen Ray

is a graphic designer. The Design Mag was founded in 2008, and since then she is constantly looking for new ways to serve the Design community both online and offline. It is her ultimate goal to make The Design Mag the best source for Design related Tutorial and Resources. Follow on Twitter@thedesignmag

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