Planetary collapse

In this lesson, using standard Photoshop techniques, we will create the illusion of a planetary explosion.

Step 1. Document Settings
Create a new image size 500×500 pixels with a transparent background. Press “D“To set the foreground and background colors to default. Rename the layer to “color land“.

Add the “Clouds” filter, Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds). Next, add the “Clouds with overlay” filter. Filter – Render – Difference Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds with overlay) four times: the first time – through the main menu, and then press the keyboard shortcut three times on the keyboard Ctrl + F, to repeat the last used filter (in this case the Difference Clouds).

Step 2. Fake depth
Open the adjustment setting “Levels “, Ctrl + L or Image – Adjustments – Levels (Image – Correction – Levels). Change the settings to those shown in the screenshot below:

Add filter “Extrusion“, Filter – Stylize – Extrude (Filter – Stylization – Extrusion), parameters see below:

Invert colors, Ctrl +I or Image – Adjustments – Invert (Image – Correction – Inversion).

Step 3. Making a blast
Duplicate the layercolor land“, right click on the layer and select”Duplicate layer“rename layer to”blast land“Make sure that the blast land layer is selected in the Layers Palette and add the Radial Blur filter, Filter – Blur – Radial Blur (Filter – Blur – Radial Blur:

Step 4. Adding a layer mask
Add a layer mask to layer “blast land“by clicking on the mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.

Take Tool Gradientand configure it as shown below:

Now, click on the middle of the image and drag the gradient line over the fields of the document.

Step 5. Final touches
Select layer “color land“in the layers palette, open the corrective setting Hue /Saturation (Hue / Saturation) Image – Adjustments – Hue /Saturation (Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation) and follow the settings shown below:

Duplicate the layercolor land“and change the blending mode of the new layer to”Overlay“(” Overlap “).

Author: N-sane Art

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