I will show you how to create a beautiful colorful tornado in Photoshop. You will like the final result in this tutorial.
Create a new file, which has the size is 400 x 400 pixel.
Then, use Gradient Tool (G) to make a background like below
Next step, go to the menu Filter >Distort>Wave. Select “Square” box
Then go to the menu Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates. Use the default settings.
Press Ctrl + J to duplicate layer.
And then, apply the mode “Overlay” for Blending Mode.
Still on the copied layer, then go to the menu Filter>Distort>Twirl with the settings below:
Here is the result:
Then,we should merge all the layers and create a new layer. Next step, you fill any color which you like on the new layer. Or you could adjust the Hue/Saturation (Press Ctrl + U ). Please remember that to apply “Overlay” in Blending Mode. Here is the final result.