hey! ever wanted to make a cool psychedelic looking background for something?
something like this?
Well im gonna show you how to make one! I’ve noticed a lot of tutorials online show how to make one for Photoshop, but since not everyone can afford photoshop or doesnt want to risk getting a virus from a cracked version, we’re going to be using a free online photo editing program called Pixlr Editor!
Now you’re gonna create a new image…
it can really be any size, but i went for a square shape just because :)
once you open it up you’re going to want to click the blue rectangle icon right below the eraser tool. this is your Gradient tool.
once you click on the gradient bar, it will give you a menu and a variety of gradient defaults. click on the one that has the amount of colors you want, as you can edit them by clicking on the little squares below the big gradient bar and then clicking the color box. You can also move the squares around to get the right distribution of colors you want. :)
now that i’ve got the colors i want, you want to go to the mode bar and select Difference.
Once you make your gradient by dragging your cursor across the canvas, it will first look like this (if you selected Radial type first)
But what you do to make it more psychedelic is you make different sized gradients across the canvas over and over again, and after a few times it will look a little something like this!
pretty cool already! also after doing a 2nd gradient you will notice the colors invert because of the difference mode. but once you make another gradient on top the colors will switch back! You can switch between Linear and Radial types too for added effects~ And eventually you will get something that looks like this!