Create a text in the cosmos in Photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how using filters, brushes and blending modes to create a bright text in the space style.

We start by creating a new document (Ctrl + N) measuring 1280×1024 pixels (RGB color mode) with a resolution of 72 pixels / inch. Take Paint bucket tool (Fill) (G) and fill the background with black.

Next we need to write the word “SPACE”. Activate Horizontal type tool (Horizontal text) (T), select the font, size and color on the panel Character (Font). The lesson used font VAL. Rounded fonts are great for many types of graphic design: web, print, logos, pictograms.

We click on the working canvas and write the word “SPACE”.

Next, click on the button Add a layer style (Add layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Inner shadow (Inner shadow).

Then Stroke (Stroke).

We get the following result:

Create a new layer and take a soft round tassel (AT).

Choose color # AC009F and brush paint over the text as shown below.

Hold down the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between the text layer and the one we painted to create a clipping mask.

We get the following result:

Create a new layer and take a round soft brush (AT).

Select the color # 00B6FF and paint over the left side of the text (brush opacity 60%).

Hold down the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers to create a clipping mask.

We get the following result:

Create another new layer, take a soft round brush (B), select the color # CA1472 and paint over the right side of the text.

Hold down the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers to create a clipping mask.

We get the following result:

Group the text layer together with the color spots (hold Ctrl to select several layers at the same time, then Ctrl + G to add them to the new group).

Merge the group into one layer (Ctrl + E). Create a new layer under the text, then take a soft round brush (AT).

Paint over the background as shown below.

Install Fill (Fill) of this layer by 50%, blending mode on Lighten (Replacing light).

Create a new layer and with a stiff brush of white color draw the dots that we will have stars. To make the result more varied, adjust the size and opacity of the brush while working.

Stars are also placed under the text.

Add a mask to the star layer by clicking on the button. Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. Then take a soft round brush (B) black (opacity 70%).

Edit the mask to hide some of the stars.

Create a new layer under the text and take a soft round brush (AT). Paint over the stars as shown below.

Hold Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers to create a clipping mask.

Set the blending mode of this layer to Linear light (Linear light).

Again, create a new layer under the text and soft round brush to paint the background.

Set the blending mode of this layer to Hard light (Hard light).

Add a mask to the layer and apply a filter to it. Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds).

Now we need to create a glow effect. Create a new layer and use a soft round brush to paint the background under the text.

Install Fill (Fill) of this layer on 50%.

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) text layer. Apply filter to duplicate Filter – Blur – Radial Blur (Filter – Blur – Radial Blur).

We get the following result:

Install Fill (Fill) of this layer on 70%.

Click on the button Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Levels (Levels).

Use the sliders to adjust the values ​​(102 and 255).

Add a mask to the adjustment layer by clicking on the button Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. On the mask, press Ctrl + I to invert its color. Then take a soft round brush in white.

Edit the mask adjustment layer.

Hold Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers to create a clipping mask.

We get the following result:

Using the tool Ellipse tool (Ellipse), draw a few small circles in white.

Install Fill (Fill) on 50% and change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap). These parameters apply to all layers with circles.

For each layer with a circle, insert a mask, then take a soft round brush black (opacity 30%).

Edit the mask to partially hide the circle. On the circle below, we invert the mask (Ctrl + I), then edit it with a white brush.

Next, load set of brushes for Photoshop. Select the light_brushes_2 brush and copy it to the C: \ Program Files \ Adobe \ Adobe Photoshop X \ Presets \ Brushes folder (X is your version of Photoshop).
Create a new layer and select loaded brushes to create a shine effect.

White color draw shine, adjusting the opacity of the brush.

Set the layer blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Duplicate the glossy layer and change the copy blend mode to Lighter color (Lighter).

Create a new layer and draw a glow using the soft white brush (15% opacity) as shown below.

Install Fill (Fill) of this layer on 85% and change the blending mode to Soft light (Soft light).

We press the button Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Curves (Curves). Adjust the curve as shown below.

We get the following result:

Create a new layer and soft round brush white color (15% opacity) add more glow.

Add a new layer and activate Rectangular marquee tool (M). Create a rectangular selection, as shown below.

Select the color # 84026E and use a soft brush inside the selection.

We get the following result:

Using transformation (Ctrl + T), adjust the size of the resulting line and place it as shown below.

Set the line blending mode to Vivid light (Bright light).

Create a new layer and use a soft white round brush to draw something similar to a light beam.

Hold down the key Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers to create a clipping mask.

Set the layer blending mode to Vivid Light.

Group the layers with the line (hold down Ctrl to simultaneously select several layers, then Ctrl + G to add them to the new group).

Add a mask for a group by clicking on the button. Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. Then take a soft round brush black (opacity 20%).

Edit the mask to slightly hide the ends of the light beam.

Duplicate the group. Activate the base layer in the duplicate group and click Ctrl + Shift + U, to discolor it. Black brush edit the copy mask group. Place the duplicate as shown below (Ctrl + T).

Three times we duplicate the first group with the beam and transform the copies, as shown below (Ctrl + T).

Create a new layer and soft round brush white (opacity 30%) draw a glow.

Set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create a new layer and take a soft round brush (opacity 15%). Blue paint over the left part of the document, and yellow – right.

Change layer blend mode to Saturation (Saturation).

We press the button Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Curves (Curves). Adjust the curve as shown below to slightly correct the color.

We get the following result:

Draw a circle using Ellipse tool (Ellipse).

Install Fill (Fill) layer with a circle on eleven% and change the blending mode to Vivid light (Bright light).

Duplicate the circle and reduce it (Ctrl + T). Place a copy as shown below.

We insert mask on a layer with a circle and soft black brush (opacity 20%) edit it to hide the part that is between the letters P and A.

We get the following result:

Now we need to create a texture. To do this, create a new document (Ctrl + N) with a size of 1×2 pixels (RGB color mode) with a resolution of 72 pixels / inch. Take the tool Pencil too l (Pencil) (B) and set its size to 1 pixel. Fill the top pixel with black and the bottom pixel with gray.

Then go Edit – Define Pattern (Editing – Define a pattern). In the window that appears, enter the name of the texture.

Go back to the main document and create a new layer. Next, go Edit – Fill (Editing – Fill). In the dialog box for Use (Use) choose Pattern (Pattern), in the drop-down menu we find the created texture and click OK.

Install Fill (Fill) textures by 60% and change blend mode to Soft light (Soft light).

We are done!

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