40 Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds TutorialsPublished in Design, Photoshop Tutorials
When it comes to creating backgrounds for websites, posters, and other types of designs, Photoshop provides unlimited potential. Textures are often used in backgrounds in addition to abstract effects. Textures can sometimes be created from scratch using filters and other features of Photoshop, or they can be created with the help of photographs.
In this post we’ll link to 40 tutorials that will show you how to create impressive backgrounds and textures for your own work. Follow along with of few of these tutorials and you will be creating awesome backgrounds and textures that make your designs look great.
This tutorial from Bittbox shows how you can easily create awesome textures of your own. You can then use these textures for all different purposes in your own designs.
Abstract backgrounds can be useful in a wide variety of settings. This Psdtuts tutorial shows how you can create an attention-grabbing background in just a few minutes.
Paper textures are so incredibly versatile. This tutorials is definitely worth following.
Want to create your own wood texture from scratch? It’s possible with the help of Photoshop and you can learn the process in this tutorial.
Here you’ll learn how to create realistic-looking folds.
While this paper texture is not a realistic look, at can be very useful in the right situation.
With this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an awesome abstract background that you can use for wallpapers, websites, and other projects.
Another awesome abstract background effect.
With this tutorial you’ll work with textures to create this realistic look.
Creating a stunning grungy background can be quite simple, and this tutorial shows how you can do it.
Here you’ll learn how to create an interesting marble texture that has sort of an abstract look.
A realistic stone texture can be created from scratch in Photoshop.
This is an abstract background that can be pretty easy to create.
This tutorial shows how to use texture to compliment a beautiful design.
Another awesome and abstract background can be created by following this tutorial.
A semi-realistic water texture can be replicated by following along with this tutorial.
Here you’ll create a realistic rusty texture from scratch in Photoshop.
Another not-quite-realistic, but still very useful paper texture.
Brushed metal can have a nice subtle texture.
Another approach for creating your own stone textures is covered in this tutorial.
Sometimes a pattern can serve as the best background option.
This tutorial from 10steps shows how to create a colorful abstract background that will certainly get attention.
This smokey effect has a nice texture to it.
Another option for an abstract background is covered in this tutorial.
Mosaic abstract backgrounds can be an excellent choice, and this tutorial will guide you step-by-step.
This is another abstract effect that may prove to be useful.
Here is another approach for creating your own wood textures from scratch in Photoshop.
This futuristic effect is another option for abstract backgrounds.
The highly popular bokeh background is slightly adapted here with hexagon’s instead of circles.
Lighting effects can be an excellent choice for impressive backgrounds.
Here you’ll learn how to create this beautiful textured effect.
Textures can also be used to give a different look and feel to your photos, and it’s easy to implement.
Learn how to apply texture to this colorful retro design.
Another approach to creating a bokeh background.
Bittbox shows how to make this standard paper texture much more awesome.
Using the eraser tool you can create interesting and unique textures.
Learn how to create beautiful, colorful backgrounds.
Yet another abstract background option.
An abstract space-inspired background.
Another space-inspired background technique is covered in this tutorial.