Cool backgrounds is available as design resources in many different forms and styles and having a sizable collection is always useful. A cool background can be a repetition of simple stripes or polka-dots, complex combination of images and colors, or some ornate design. For web designers, background patterns are useful because they can be used in different elements of the design or as a background for the entire page. As an example I think textured backgrounds on websites often gives a clean and professional look and feel on the web page. Adding a good looking background always works well and often it is one of the design elements you need of you set up a new website e.g. using a wordpress theme for online portfolios.
By using a cool website background, web designers should take care that patterns must go with the overall style of the website. Using too “busy” patterns as backgrounds could make the overall website design unpleasant and give a bad user experience. Another cool and related effect is to have fullscreen photo backgrounds on websites.
Here in in this article, I have collected a lot of useful cool backgrounds and some Photoshop background tutorials to help you learn the process and techniques yourself. You can use this for creating website backgrounds, inspiration or as a base for an artwork. If by chance you don’t like one of the cool backgrounds included here, you can make your own by following one of the Photoshop background tutorials below. I just updated this article and added more resources.
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There are many tutorials available in the web now and here are some that teach step by step procedure on how to make cool website backgrounds
In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a space scene with some nice Lighting Effects in 10 Steps.
Short but attractive way to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff.
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.
This tutorial explains how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper.
In this tutorial, you will see how to create the Windows Vista Auora effect.
In this tutorial, you will learn a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.
This tutorial will teach you to create a summer illystration in Photoshop using drawing tools.
Here we will create some thin flowing lines that look as if they emit light. This technique is fairly simple and is a great way to create an abstract wallpaper or looks good integrated into another image. This tutorial will mainly explore the brush engine and you will also learn how to create custom brushes and use them effectively, combined with some interesting layer styles.
These cool backgrounds can be used for many types of designs, hope you find what you are looking for!
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