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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create an orb planet for your solar system.
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Hello and welcome to this tutorial from adobenicnacs.tk and in this video, I’m going to be showing you how to make the first of the plants in our solar system, which is this one here, this orbish planet.
So what we’re going to do is we’re going to create a new document, file, new, and I’m going to be using the preset of large wallpaper, which isn’t a default preset in the Photoshop, but it’s customized by myself, which is our large wallpaper size. And the size is 1680 pixels width by 1050 height. The resolution is 72 pixels per inch. Its RGB color, 8 bit, and the background contents are white. We’ll be using this preset a lot, so you might want to add it. So I’m going to press OK. Now, I’m going to set the background color to black as our planet seems black even though we’re already making a planet, so I’m going to hold my Ctrl-I to invert the colors. Then, I’m going to create a new layer. I’m using my circular marquee tool. I’m just going to hole my Shift key and drag out a circle. And then, I’m just going to drag the circle roughly to the center.
Now, it may just be me but this circle looks a bit ovular even though it’s a perfect circle. I know it is a perfect circle, so if you’re feeling the same, just to reassure you, it’s just a trick on the eye. It’s actually a perfect circle. So next, we’re going to go to filter, render, and then clouds. In most of these planets, we’ll be using the clouds technique, so that’s what we’re going to do. And then with the marquee still around it, we’re going to go to filter, distort, and then it’s zigzag. This will give us the whitey texture as you sort it. So if we zoom out from our preview window, I’m just going to drag the amounts up a bit. I’m going to play with the ridges until we get something nice. We want the style to be set to pond ridges. The amount is around 36 or 38 and my ridge is around 6. I’m going to press OK. I’m going to go to filter, distort, spherize to make it a spherical shape. So I’m just going to press OK. The amount is set to 100% by the way, and then I’m going to hold Ctrl-F to repeat the effect, and that should do. So I’m going to hold Ctrl-D that deselects the selection.
And then to tone it with color, I’m going to go to image, adjustments, and then colors. I’m then going to go to my green channel. I’m going to drag it down and that gives a nice purple color. And then, I’m going to go to our blue channel, drag that down to about there, which adds some red into it, which makes it—well, technically it’s adding yellow into it. So that obviously gives us this nice fire color. So I’m going to press OK and that’s basically our first planet.
So all we have left to do is to go to filter, render, lighting effects, and then just using the lighting effects panel, we know our light is coming from up here. Just play with this sort of arc here and find the lighting that suits you, so you can try dragging it in; that casts more light. I’m going to stick with that so just quickly, the light type is spotlight, the ON is checked. Intensity is around about there. They should be able to see this as long as you’re watching in HD, so I’ll just leave it at that. If you leave it at default and the light at spotlight, it should be fine. Then I’m going to press OK, and there we go. We’ve got our first planet.
So what we need to do now is save it out, so I’m going to hold Ctrl-Shift-S. I don’t actually need the shift, but I’m just going to do it because it’s good practice. But if we need to save it out again as new file, then obviously—as you see, I’m going to go to my tutorial files, then Solar System. You can see there’s the file structure we set up in the previous tutorial, and then we’re going to go to Planet, and Photoshop documents, and save this as orb_planet.psd. I’m going press Enter, and then Enter again with maximum compatibility checked. I’m going to hold Ctrl-Shift-S, so save as again, and then we’re going to go out one level out of Photoshop documents into jpeg, and then we’re going to save that as orb_planet.jpeg. I’m going to choose save. I’ve got my quality set to 12 maximum because file size isn’t really that much of an issue for me. I’m going to press OK. And now, we’ve got our first planet finished.
So in the next tutorial, we’ll be moving on to the next planet. I’m not sure which one that is, but you’ll find out when you watch it if you do, as I hope you will. But other than that, if you like this video or any of my others, please comment, write, and subscribe to them. Please check out my site also, that’s www.adobenicnacs.tk and finally, thanks for watching.