Welcome to our Design in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a new design skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Design in 60 Seconds: Geometric Design
Geometric design is a fun trend that focuses on the simplistic beauty of mixing certain shapes, lines, and curves together for creative results. You may have seen it incorporated into fresh tattoo designs, abstract backgrounds, and even in jewelry design. And you can mix these modern elements into your work by downloading the incredible Geometric Design resources available to you through GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.
In this quick video, learn the basics of geometric design, as well as how to create your own custom design using Shape Tools in Adobe Photoshop. When you're through, grab the helpful resources you saw in the video from the following links below:
- 12 Geometric Spotlight Backgrounds
Geometric Seamless Vector Patterns
- 60 Abstract Geometric Elements
What You Should Know About Geometric Design
Geometric design is a popular trend that showcases basic shapes in creative designs. Rooted in actual mathematical principles, geometric design can be created with formulaic precision or through experimentation.
It's often used to create seamless patterns, abstract backgrounds, and cool photo effects.
To create a basic design yourself, select the Polygon Tool (U) or Custom Shape Tool (U) in Adobe Photoshop to begin arranging different shapes together.
Freestyle the arrangement by adding more shapes to the design, or test out common math theories found in our free tutorials. When you're finished, right-click the shape layers to create a Smart Object to finalize your design.
Want to see this in action? Check out the quick video above to learn more.
A Bit More Detail
Take your work to the next level. Check out these tutorials below to learn more about geometric design from our experts:
- GeometricGeometric Design: The BasicsJoumana Medlej
- GeometricPhotoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric PatternMelody Nieves
- GeometricGeometric Design: Working With CirclesJoumana Medlej
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Geometric Collage Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose
This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!