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What Is Geometric Design? Design in 60 Seconds

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What You'll Be Creating

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:

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.

Geometric Design Mathematic Principles
From the tutorial, "Geometric Design: The Basics."

It's often used to create seamless patterns, abstract backgrounds, and cool photo effects.

Trendy Geometric Designs
From the tutorial, "How to Create Textured, Geometric Objects in Adobe Photoshop."

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.

Create the First Shape for the Geometric Design

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.

Create the Rest of the Geometric 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:

60 Seconds?!

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!

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