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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to make a clashing planets scene part 1/2.
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Hi! I'm Daniel Messias from Adobe.nicnacs.tk. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to build this clashing planet scene in Photoshop CS3.
So what I'm going to do, and I'm going to close this. I don’t want to save it, and I'm going to go file new and I'm going to open up a new document and I'm setting it to a large wallpaper size, which is 1680 pixels by 150 pixels with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. I'm going to press okay and here’s our document.
Well, the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to turn the document black. Whenever I'm creating an effect in Photoshop, I tend to like just out of a black canvas. So to do this, as it’s already white, I'm going just going to inverse the colors by holding my control P and pressing I. Now, we have a black canvas.
Now the first thing we need to do make our first planet, so I'm going to press new layer button and I'm going t o grab our circular mark key by holding down on the mark key button, holding down, keeping the our cell down, and letting go of the electrical mark key. I'm going to hold my shift key and drag out a nice big circle, but we have a perfect circle because I'm holding shift. I'm just setting my foreground color to black and my background color to white quickly by pressing my D key and then I'm going to go to filter, render clouds. Then I'm going up to filter, render difference clouds and then I'm going to hold my control key and press F, and as we do the filter and it will get this nicely back there which you can play around within yourself, but the effect, we won’t. We want to go to filter, distort, theorize, set the amount to 100%, press OK and we can hold our control key and press D to deselect from our mark key.
Now, I'm going to hold my control key and press N. This will open up our curves palette, so now we can change the color of our planet. I'm going to do a purple planet first, so I'm going to go to my green channel and I'm going to drag it down. I'm going to drag the little line thing here by just clicking in the middle and dragging down, this gray to purple color. I'm going to press OK. Now, I have a great, a nice look. I'm going to grab my electrical mark key tool again and I'm going to hold shift and we’ll draw another big circle, slightly small I think. Actually, it’s not really that. It doesn’t really mater the size. You can fit it in but you soon get the hang of what size it will need to be after you have done a few of these types of effects, if that makes sense. So I'm just going to drag the circle into position, so it’s sort of like this. And then I'm going to go to select one to five feather, I'm going to set the amount to 30 pixels and I'm going to press OK and I'm going to press DELETE. And now we have this crescent planet sort of shape, and I'm going to hold my control key and press D to deselect.
Now, I'm using my move tool, so I'm going to use my move tool and I'm going to move this to the side and I'm actually going to shrink it a bit by going to edit, retransform, and I'm going to hold my shift key and my alt key at the same time and drag in from one of these handles. This will shrink it square from the center and press ENTER on my keyboard.
Now, to save doing that all again, I'm going to duplicate this layer by dragging it down onto the new layer button. I'm going to move it out over here. I'm going to go to edit, transform, flip horizontal and I'm going to go to my cursed planet by holding it down, pressing M, and this time, I'm just going just going to drag the green up and maybe I’ll drag blue down a bit, give it a more limy green. I'm going to press Ok, and now I'm going to move this planet up, so it’s almost top. So I'm just going to use my right arrow on my keyboard and the left arrow just to get it perfect.
Now, I'm going to group these two layers by holding my shift key and clicking on the layer bellow. So we have both of our two planet layers selected. Now I'm going to group them by holding control and pressing G. I'm going to name it by double clicking on the text and I'm going to call it Planets. I forgot, just go back inside that planet group and double click on one of the blank spots of your first planet. Not on the text, on the blank spot. This will open up our layer palette. So now, I'm just going to move it over here so I can see the preview and I'm going to choose inner glow, and I'm going to set the color, I'm going to choose. Let me just cancel that. I'm going to choose this little colored box here with a solid film, not the gradient solid film. I'm going to click on the box then use my eyedropper tool, I'm going to pick out a purple from the main image. So I will choose that and then I'm going to change my blend mode to normal and I'm going to increase the size a bit. So my size is currently set to 70, opacity 75, blend mode to normal and the colors to a purple. I'm going to press OK.
And then I'm going to repeat this effect, the above layer. So that’s inner glow, choose a color, I’ll pick a green this time, change the blend mode to normal and increase the size, this time perhaps 70 will do, press OK.