Trippy Wave

Create an almost 3D looking swirly effect for backgrounds and signatures.

3 Steps
Important Tools:
  • Wave
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Blending Modes

Step 1 - Pre-requisite
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First, complete steps 1 and 2 of the Energy Warp tutorial found HERE

Step 2 - Applying the Wave Filter
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Wave FilterApply the Wave Filter ( Filter > Distort > Wave ) using the settings shown in the image to the left.

Wave Filter AppliedKeep pressing "Randomize" until you get a preview of a wave that you like (I kept pressing "Randomize" until I got some nice loops).

You should now have something like the image to the right.

Step 3 - Adding Color
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Hue/SaturationColorize the image using the Hue/Saturation window ( Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation ). Use the settings on the left.

Duplicate the layer (it should be the only one on the layer palette) and set the new layer's Blending Mode to "Overlay".

Overlay Trippy Wave

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