Cosmic eclipse

In this lesson you will learn how to create such a cosmic eclipse.

Materials for the lesson:



Step 1

Open Photoshop and create a new document. For this lesson we will use the size of the wallpaper on your desktop: 1900 x 1200 pixels Fill the layer background with black and create a Rectangular Selection. , as it shown on the picture.

Step 2

1 – Create a new layer and fill it with gray.
2 – Create a new brush Edit>Define Brush Preset (Edit> Define Brush)
3 – Name the new brush “Ray”

Step 3

Now we will edit our brush, for this we call Window> Brushes (Window> Brushes) or press F5. We will mainly use Shape Dynamics, Scattering, Color Dynamics and Other Dynamics (Form Dynamics, Scattering, Color Dynamics and Other Dynamics) to get the desired effect.
Just repeat the steps shown in the picture.

Brush prints: Diameter 1200 pixels., Intervals 25%;

Form Dynamics: Fluctuations of size 50%, Management – pen pressure, Minimum form 25%, Flip X vibrations (tick);

ScatteringA: Both axes (tick) 1000%; Counter oscillations 100%;

Color dynamics: Foreground / background oscillation 50%, 50% color tone oscillation, 50% saturation oscillation, 50% brightness oscillation, 50% purity;

Other dynamics: Fluctuation of opacity 40%, Fluctuations in the amount of paint 77%.

Step four

Let’s add the effect of our new tassel. To do this, create a new layer and draw several rectangles (with our brush). After that add layer styles.
Open Layer> Layer Style> Drop Shadow (Layer> Layer Style> Shadow). Set the blending mode Color burn (Blackout base), 80% Opacity (Opacity) 120 grad. Angle (Angle 120 degrees), 5 px Distance (Offset 5 squeak.), 10 px Size (The size)

And the last thing we need to do is repeat this step 2 more times (create a layer, draw with a brush and add a Layer Style).

Step 5

Now reduce the size of the layer in the horizontal direction. Edit> Transform> Scale (Edit> Transform> Scale) or CRTL + T. Then use Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur), let’s set Angle (Angle) 90 degrees and Distance (Distance) 155 pixels.

Step 6

Choose Ellipse Tool (Ellipse tool) or click U, and create a large ellipse, as shown in the image below. This will be our dark planet.

Step 7

Now we will slightly correct our drawing. We will use a layer mask to remove some parts and make others darker.

First, select the layer with the ellipse and create a mask Layer> Layer Mask> RevealAll (Layers> Mask Layer> Show All).

Now choose Brush Tool (Brush tool) or press B, choose a standard big round brush with a diameter of 200 squeaks, hardness (pressure) 0%, color is black. And now delete the parts of the ellipse, as shown in the figure, points 1-4.

Now select the layer with the rectangles, and create a layer mask, just like we just did. Choose again Brush Tool (Brush tool), the brush settings will be the same as we set, but this time you need to set the opacity (opacity) to 20%. Draw several rectangles, as shown below, points 5-11.

Step 8

Here we will add colors to our drawing. Open up Layer> New Fill Layer> Gradient (Layers> Fill New Layer> Gradient). Change angle (angle) by 90%, and scale (scale) by 80%. After that change Blend Mode (layer overlay mode) on Overlay (overlap).

Step 9

Create a new layer and fill it with black. After that, go to Filter> Render> Lenses Flare (Filter> Rendering> Glare), set 100% for brightness (brightness), and size 20 – 300 mm. Change Blend Mode (layer overlay mode) on Screen (clarification).

You may notice that this layer is too bright and contains a lot of gray. Therefore open Image> Adjustments> Levels (Image> Correction> Levels). Change Input Levels (Input values) at 50, 1, 255.

Step 10

Now add a photo of the planet that was used in the lesson.

Place a photo in the center of our picture. It is necessary to rotate the photo, as well as change the scale so that the photo fits in size and location to the picture.
Then you need to change Blend Mode (layer overlay mode) on Screen (clarification).
After that create layer mask Layer> Layer Mask> RevealAll (Layers> Mask Layer> Show All). Repeat step number 7 and delete some parts of the image to make an image, as shown below.

Step 11

Select a layer with an ellipse and add layer styles Layer> Layer Style> Outer Glow (Layer> Layer Styles> Outer Glow).

Change Blend Mode (layer overlay mode) on Hard Light (Hard light) opacity (saturation) at 90% and choose Gradient Color (Gradient color). Use the default yellow color, and change the size to 60px.

Step 12

Create a new layer on top of all other layers. Fill it with black and open it. Filter> Texture> Grain (Filter> Texture> Grain). Change Intensity to 66, Contrast to 60. After that Blend Mode (layer overlay mode) on Soft Light (Soft light). Our picture after this will be a little darker.

Step 13

Our drawing is already completed, so this step is optional.
But the very idea of ​​this step is to add a texture to a layer with rectangles.
The texture was taken from
You can take it on the link in the archive.

Place this photo above the layer with the ellipse, and below the layer with the highlight and reduce the size of the photo. Then Image> Adjustments> Invert (Image> Correction> Inversion), and change Blend Mode (layer overlay mode) on Overlay (overlap), Opacity (10%).

I hope you enjoyed this lesson and the result.

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