There are so many trippy backgrounds (aka psychedelic images) out there which just turns people’s head. and sometimes you also wonder what would it take make such awesome designs and background which I can share with my friends or even with the rest of the world on the internet, today I will be telling you which softwares you can basically use to draw and give the desired effects and make amazing trippy images.
How to Make Trippy Backgrounds (Psychedelic Images)
All you need to do is just download the software of your liking and start learning it. Following are some of the best softwares which you can use to manipulate images or even to create images of your liking, and add effects and make them trippy. you can choose from whatever software you like.
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Corel Draw
- Z brush
or you can even opt for a lot of free sites on the internet like BeFunky to create and make unique psychedelic images. keep in mind that to make awesome psychedelic images you need to have a creative mind and understanding of colours and what will really turn the eyes of a normal people. Here, we will discuss how you can make the basic trippy backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is a software which lets you draw and create vector images, Vector images are images which can scale without losing the quality. So if you want to create the basic trippy image in Illustrator follow the following instructions
Open Illustrator and select New and Create a new RGB document 800×800 px.
Add a simple square (800x800px) (which is of the same size as our canvas )using Rectangle Tool (M) and align it to the borders of the canvas. You can set Align To – Artboard (using Align Panel), then click the square and centre it vertically and horizontally.
Use Brush Tool (B) to draw some shapes that start from out of the canvas. Make sure they are not Closed(All the shape should not be closed in a border). Use any brush you want – it does not matter, we will leave no strokes later.
Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) and use it to adjust the curves.
Select all (CTRL+A) and click Divide option on the Pathfinder Panel.
Add some circles using Ellipse Tool (L) and make sure you are holding the Shift key
Color the objects with some simple solid fills colour and keep on continue to colour
Select several circles and Go to Object > Path > Offset Path – to make the smaller circles inside. Manage the size of the offset to your liking and then Apply this action to other objects as well and change the colour of new ones.
Select all (CTRL+A). Group (CTRL+G). Make the image 50% smaller using Transform Panel while making sure that the Constrain Proportions button is turned on. Align to the top left corner. now Create a copy of this group, select it, right click and reflect it vertically and just Align the reflected group to the top right corner of the canvas.
Select all (CTRL+A). Group (CTRL+G). Copy and reflect it horizontally also. Align the new group created to the bottom of the canvas now just Select all and create a new Pattern Brush (click New Brush on the Brush Panel).
Create a new layer in the same and just make sure to turn off the visibility of the first one so it doesn’t get in our way Add a circle with help of Ellipse Tool (L). Set the ellipses stroke to the new brush and adjust its width as you like
You can Add few copies of the new ellipse so that they overlap all the white space. Group ’em. Create a 800x800px rectangle. Select all, right click and Create Vector Mask. The pattern is ready more or less.
You can repeat steps 9 and 10 too if you want to make the pattern seamless
You can later import this image as an a .SVG or even as a .PNG to save and use it wherever you like
There are really lots of free and paid softwares which you use to make the trippy backgrounds you will also be able to find some really nice tutorials on youtube on the designing and colour combination, but the main part about creating a trippy image is how well you can imagine different things and add a uniqueness to normal images.