This subtle burst effect makes a great webpage background without detracting from the main theme or banner, and is a perfect setting for text.

Step 1

Open up a new image in Photoshop, and select a colour in the left hand side menu for your foreground (the top box). Make the background (bottom box) white.

Burst Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Step 2

Go to Filter > Render > Clouds, Filter > Distort > Pinch. Set the amount to 100% and click Ok.

Step 3

Press Ctrl (and hold), and then F. Do this twice.

Step 4

Go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Crosshatch, and make the Stroke Length 6, the Sharpness 9, and the Strength, 1.

Step 5

Save and it’s finished!

Burst Effect Photoshop Tutorial