Conquer the cosmic expanses with Photoshop

This lesson is about creating a scene in space. In the course of the lesson, you can use not only the “graphic materials” presented by me, but also use some of your images. This flight of fantasy!

For a start, for the order download the archive of images. We need these images for the lesson.

Step 1. Create a new document of any size and fill it with black.

Step 2. Let’s start with the creation of stars. Create a new layer. (Ctrl+Shift+N) and also fill it with black color, to do this, press the key D, to make the colors the default (black and white) and then click Alt+Backspace.
Well, now about the stars. Go to menu Filter – Noise – AddNoise (Filter – Noise – Add noise). Set the noise value to 400%:

Step 3. Painfully abruptly turned out! We need to soften the noise a little. Go to menu FilterBlurGaussianBlur. Put the value at about 6.

Step 4. It seems to have something like stars. But there are too many of them. To decrease the number of stars, click Ctrl+L, this you call up the menu Levels (Levels). Translate triangles as in the picture below:

Step 5. Now apply the “Clouds” filter. Set the foreground color to black and the back color to red. Go to menu Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds). Do this also on a new layer.

Step 6. The resulting clouds need to “dissolve” in space. Make active the layer with the clouds and go to the menu Layer – Layer Mask – Reveal All (Layer – Layer Mask – Apply). Now using the tool Gradient tool (Gradient fill) Fill a small area of ​​clouds:

Step 7. Since our space with you is a fantasy and imagination, you can color the cosmos “with all the colors of the rainbow! Duplicate the clouds layer (Ctrl + J) and fill it with blue color, for example, and then change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap) or on Hard light (Hard Light), and set the Opacity to 70%.

Step 8. Well, something like this should happen:

Step 9. I would like to add more interest to the background! Download the image that was in the downloaded archive (Blue Lights is called) and place it in the upper right corner.

Step 10. Discolor this image (Ctrl+Shift+U), set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap) and Transparency (Opacity) – 40%.

Step 11. Now transfer the image called Flames (also in the archive). Add a mask to it and set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap). Soft brush (Brush), with a transparency of 50%, gently swipe the fire to have a smooth transition into space.

Step 12. Now transfer to the document the image which is called “Space debris”. Also add to it mask and fill with a radial gradient and set the blending mode to ColorDodge (Brightening Basics). Set the opacity (Fill) to 70%.

Step 13. Take the “image with the satellite.” Separate it from the background and transfer it to the document. Change the size of the satellite using the command Ctrl + T.

Step 14. Now using the soft brush tool (Brush) and on a new layer draw a small strip:

Step 15. Click 2 times on this layer and in the window that opens. LayerStyle (Layer styles) Create the following settings:

Step 16. Using tool Smudge tool (Finger) a little “smear” the tip of the exhaust gas.

Step 17. Now add a mask to the exhaust gas and use a linear gradient to fill the layer horizontally.

Step 18. Copy the image of the exhaust gas (Ctrl+J) 2 times and place them on the remaining pipes.

Step 19. For more realism, take a tool. Eraser (Eraser Tool) wipe off unwanted parts from exhaust pipes near pipes:

Step 20. And it lacks here only a luminous planet! Create a new layer, fill it with black color and go to the menu Filter – Render – Lens Flare (Filter – Rendering – Blick). After all this, change the layer’s blending mode to Lighten (Replacing light).

Step 21 Well, well, friends, in this lesson is over. Imagine! Successes!

Author: Andrew Houle

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