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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a grilled planet for your solar system.
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Hello and welcome to this tutorial from adobenicnacs.tk and in this tutorial, I’m going to be showing you how to make the next of our planets in our solar system scene, which is this one here. I like to call it the Grilled Planet as it just reminds me of like a grilling effect. It’s not really anything like grilling but that sort of pops into my head, so that’s what I’m going to call it.
So first of all, we’re going to create a new document like last time. By the way, I’m now using Photoshop CS4 if you haven’t already noticed, but everything I do is possible in CS3 and it should be exactly the same in the CS3. It’s just the layout of the panels and everything will be slightly different. In fact, this should work in CS2 and maybe CS. I’m not sure because I don’t have those versions. But anyway, I’m going to use my large wallpaper preset as we have been using and I’m going to press OK. Like last time, people are annoying me on messaging services, so I’m going to sign out of those as I have done previously.
So now, we have a new document. I’m going to hold my Ctrl-I to turn it black. There we go, and then I’m going to create a new layer. I’m going to use my circular marquee, hold shift and drag out a perfect circle, maybe a bit smaller, and then just roughly center it. Then, what we need to do next can get a bit complex, so just follow along. You might need to pause it and rewind a bit.
So first of all, we’re going to go to filter—or we’re not going to filter. See, it’s already complex and we haven’t even started yet.
So first of all, we need our foreground color to be white, so I’m just going to press X on my keyboard to flip the foreground background color, so now it’s white. Then, I’m going to hold my Alt key and press backspace to fill this selection of white. I’m going to go to my brush tool. I’m going to use a normal brush, 150 pixels diameter. Hardness will be around 50%, and then I’m just going to paint on with black. So I’m going to press X to go back to black, which I’m going to paint on some stripes.
So the next one we need to do is we need to use our magic wand tool, so we’re going to grab that and then we’re going to hold Ctrl-D to deselect. Now, my tolerance is currently set to 30, so that should be fine. Then, I’m going to click in this section here, hold my shift key, click on the next white section. And with my shift key still held down, I’m going to click that and then there again, and I can release the shift key. Then, what we’re going to do is we’re going to go to filter, render, clouds, and select ‘modify’, ‘feather’, the feather about 15 pixels. Then, we’re going to press Delete.
Then, what we need to do is go to filter, render, clouds again. Next, we’re going to hold Ctrl-D to deselect. I have my magic wand tool, I’m going to click once in the black area and I’ll shift click again in the black area below, and then once again in the final black area. And then, we’re going to go to filter. Actually, we’re not going to go to filter. We’re going to go to select and we need to feather again like the last time, so we’re going to feather at 15 pixels. Go to filter, render, clouds, filter, render, difference clouds. We’re going to hold the Ctrl key and press deselect. We’re not going to hold that Ctrl key and click the thumbnail of the layer, hold our Ctrl-Shift-I key to inverse the selection. Press Delete to delete any excess pixels. Then, I’m going to hold Ctrl-D to deselect and then, we’re going to go back to our circular marquee tool. And this time holding Shift-Alt, I’m going to position my mouse right at the center of the planet, which is going to drag out, so I get a rough selection.
And then, with the Shift-Alt key still held down, I’m going to then hold down space and move it about, let go of space, try to get out of it just so we can roughly get a selection around most of it. It’s better to have less than more, or in fact, you need to have less than more. Then, we’re going to let go. And then, we’re going to hold Ctrl-Shift-I and press Delete again, and Ctrl-Shift-I. Filter, distort, spherize about 100%, press OK. And then, Ctrl-D.
Okay, we’ve got the texture of our planet. All we need now is to color it, so I’m going to hold Ctrl-U which opens up my hue and saturation palette. I’m talking quite fast today that’s why I’m making lots of mistakes. Then, we’re going to drag our hue slider around about here, so it’s sort of like a red orange color. Then, we’re going to check ‘colorize’ so that will help us see what color it is. Get an orange and then we’ll boost up the saturation to about 60. So it’s about this kind of hue that you want. And then, you could always lighten it up just slightly so those blacks aren’t so intense. I’m going to press OK. I’m going to go to filter, render, lighting effects, and which we’re going to drag like always a circle here to the correct place, and then press OK. And our planet is finished.
All we need to do now is go to file, save as, and then navigate to our folder. I’m going to go to Solar System into our planets folder, Photoshop documents, and I’m going to call it Grilled Planet because that’s what pops into my head when I think of it. Save it, press OK with maximum compatibility checked and hold Ctrl-Shift-S, save as again, up one level into jpeg, change the file type to jpeg and save it again. Now for me, the quality will be maximum. I’m going to press OK and we’re done.
So in the next tutorial, we’ll be going over the next of our planets. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. If you liked this one or any of my others, please comment, write, and subscribe to them. Also, please check out my site, that’s www.adobenicnacs.tk. But other than that, thanks for watching.