Abstract Album Cover Art Photoshop Tutorial

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to make use of Photoshop’s Liquify tool, along with a few additional edits to create the kind of trendy artwork that’s popular on album covers or as abstract backgrounds that could form part of a brand.

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43 responses to “Abstract Album Cover Art Photoshop Tutorial”

  1. Anti Shakeeme Avatar

    Hey guys would any of you guys like to help me out on photoshop .

  2. Sofia A Avatar

    whats the name of the font used?

  3. Andrei "Meeks" Cabaero Avatar

    How much would you charge for something like this?

  4. Christopher weeks Avatar

    Hi Chris , I'm trying to get into making album art as there is a large music scene in my area what programs do you recommend for drawing and graphics

  5. ForgottenRoar Avatar

    omG. I have been wondering how to do this for so so long. I appreciate you. You da best. I swear man

  6. jester070993 Avatar

    trying build my portfolio and get my name out there – ill do free graphics for people. hit me up so we can talk

  7. ferdinand gulo Avatar

    Thankyouuu for AWESOME tutorial 🙂

  8. R3THK Avatar

    this is how chainsmokers make album/cover art

  9. Ninjacat Avatar

    whaaaat!!! this is dope mang!!

  10. MinNotMax Avatar

    I have a problem with the liquify thing. When I click the step backward and bring it back to its normal size, the last liquify effect cannot be clicked. I am using CS5 and I don't know what to do. Thanks

  11. shane mc geown Avatar

    How do I make these album covers work for Spotify, iTunes and Store Websites ? is there.a certain layout i.e. 1600 x 1600 or what ?

  12. shane mc geown Avatar

    What free font is similar to this ?

  13. Black Panda Avatar

    Easy And so Amazing 😀 I gonna use this technique for my new song cover Thanks <3

  14. Grace Liu Siyan Avatar

    hey where do we get your free photography grunge textures in ps? looks amazing btw

  15. HLINE Avatar

    Love the video but try to speak slower

  16. REVOX Music Avatar

    I can't press "Liquify". It's all greyed out for me. Anybody knows how to fix this?

  17. MultipleTrickPony Avatar

    how do you get the TT Bluescreenss font???

  18. Edem Chablis Avatar

    I'm missing the 'Pin Edges' thing unfortunately :(. Any idea on how to get it to appear, google is not helpful :((((

  19. Nigo Slimane Avatar

    Looks like giriboys album cover happy I found this

  20. Parker Turner Avatar

    Where can you get those kickass grunge textures?

  21. Anatoly Terentev Avatar

    Hello, Hi, cool tutorial! Say please, where to get the texture that you used?

  22. Bhuty Mlangeni Avatar

    Thanks for the dope tutorial.

  23. Moritz Avatar

    Super well explained and even simple to understand for PS rookies like me

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  25. mh kuda Avatar

    Fantastic tutorial!

  26. Jared Houle Avatar

    Wow ur tip on image reduction. Genius kind sir

  27. Michelle Fouché Avatar

    You truly are amazing. Thank you for sharing and keeping up with the high standard of work. Your tutorials are the bomb!

  28. Sabir Ali Avatar

    Love the technique for applying filter really your tutorial very useful plz do every week 1 tutorial love to watch and learn. keep it up

  29. Joke sparrow Avatar

    Upload video more often pls

  30. Kaushal Mehta Avatar

    This technique can also be used to create marble floors for compositions, or wood textures. WOW! What a cool technique 🙂

  31. Brent Galloway Avatar

    That first bit about resizing the image to save on CPU usage is genius! Killer tutorial as always, Chris! 🙂

  32. Newecreator Avatar

    Nice tip for the liquify on saving some computer resources!

  33. Arjun Sankar Avatar

    dont ever stop making vids. Like EVERR.

  34. Landry Amick Avatar

    where can i download your texture pack

  35. Vicki Sigh Avatar

    This is a fantastic and extremely helpful tutorial, thank you so much!

  36. Robert Du Bois Avatar

    Why have I never thought about making the image smaller, doing the filter, then bigger and adding the filter… AGH! I just thought waiting was part of the photoshop experience haha

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