Because this is about Photoshop, I did all the heavy work in Photoshop CS2.
Story link here . I won’t try to explain step by step because it would take me a while to find the proper words. Let’s say this thing is at 3000×3000 with some ridiculous level of detail to make sure every link and sphere was well-placed. I used the basic tools of Photoshop, no strange things: “the only limit is your imagination”. I know, cliché.
Lines+polygon tool and a lot of sense of geometric disorder/psychosis. Took me hours to arrange those lines and circles in the three distinctive patterns, plus I cloned the original design twice and arranged it with the distort options to give a sense of “deep” or 3D.
That’s it. Hope you like this insane Genesis!