Backgrounds used in ads, logos, or websites can have a significant impact on how your documents are perceived. Different themes need different backgrounds. For instance, high-tech website’s backgrounds contain lots of metal, computer parts or circuitry. However, if you are working with fashion, you can try a silky, rippled background to give the appearance of a rumpled piece of cloth. Here, Photoshop can help to easily achieve this effect.
Step-by-step Guide: Create Silk in Photoshop
- Launch Photoshop, select “File” from the menu, and choose “New” to get a new dialog. Next, enter the width and height you want for your document, as well as the resolution, and then click “OK.”
- Change the Foreground color at the bottom of the toolbar to the silky texture you want, and change the Background color to a lighter shade of the same color.
- Select the “Gradient” tool from the toolbar, and then choose “Copper” from the presets. After that, click on the gradient preview.
- Go to the bottom of the dialog, add six more color tabs. Click on each of these in turn, choose the “Foreground” or “Background” color from the drop-down menu.
- Drag the Gradient tool on the canvas. Select “Filter”, choose “Liquify”. Next, use the “Forward Warp” tool to distort the image to make it looks like cloth. Click “OK” to save it.