Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
Here's how to create an abstract energy twirl image like this:
Create a blank document, I made it 400x400.
Fill the background with black
Apply Filter --> Render --> Clouds and then Filter --> Render --> Difference Clouds and use CTRL-I to inverse the colors
Hit CTRL-L to bring up the Levels dialog and set it to something like this:
It will look like this now:
Bring up Color Balance (CTRL-B) and apply these or similar values:
Next up is Filter --> Blur --> Radial Blur:
Copy your layer and set it to Lighten.
Apply the Distort --> Twirl Filter :
Merge down the layers (CTRL-E)
Copy the layer again and set it to Lighten
Twirl again with a setting of about -600:
Bring up color Balance again and play with the settings until you are satisfied with the outcome
There it is: your Energy Twirl: