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★ Owner: Kayla
★ Opened: 06/09/17
★ Program: Photoshop CC 2020
★ Version: 13
★ Started Sw: 2005ish
★ Host: Myself
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background psd tutorial

This is a basic bg psd tutorial. There is WAY more you can do with them, but really they're up to each persons own preference. This tutorial will dip your hands in the cookie jar though.

You'll be making something like this:

The Steps

1. Open a document 350x467. Click "Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Gradient >> OK >> Choose your gradient and make the angle -90. Mine is cropped for tutorial purposes only.

2. Now you basically just add a bunch of patterns. I added 4 patterns to this one. Keep in mind all background psd's are different, so this isn't what you always do. This is just an example of one. I strongly suggest putting the patterns you used into their own group of layers.
These are the 4 patterns I used and what I set them as. DO NOT save these patterns from right here. They are not sized and cropped for use. You can find them in my patterns section. These are listed from BOTTOM layer to TOP layer.

this is what I have so far.

3. Create a new layer and add your splatters to it. I'm just being basic for this so you get an idea, so I'm just gonna add some regular splatters in a grey color (like #eeeeee).
This is what I have so far.

4. click here <-- That tutorial will teach you how to place brushes on trippys and regular gradient background psd's.

I did add a drop shadow to the gradient behind the stars (opacity 10% - Distance: 0 Spread 0 Size 5px.) Make sure you save the file as a PSD.

Finished Product: