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How to make a planet in Adobe Photoshop

This task we’ll see how is it possible to picture a background with stars and planets.

Opne new file: File ? New (ctrl+n)

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Paint the background in black, using Paint Bucket Tool and then picture on it the stars, on your wish, using a ready brush that is possible to download on this address: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/30000107/ ?qo=20&q=by%3Aanarasha&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Draw on a new layer (Layer ? New ? Layer (shift+ctrl+n)), a circle of any color that you wish, applying the Ellipse Tool. To have a regular circle, click on shift button and hold it on.

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Then insert on the new layer the texture that will compose the planet’s surface.

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Group this layer with that one containing the circle, applying Layer ? Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g)

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Add several fire colors, using Image ? Adjustments ? Color Balance (ctrl+b)

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Mark out the circle now on the lowest layer with Magic Wand Tool. Get back to the texture’s layer and merge down both of them: Layer ? Merge Down (ctrl+e). Apply now Filter ? Distort ? Spherize

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Erase the marked places now and copy the planet’s layer: Layer ? Duplicate Layer. Place the copy lower than the planet’s layer, just clicking on it and keeping the button pressed, move it on the necessary place. Blur the layer, applying Filter ? Blur ? Gaussian Blur.

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Combine those two layers, applying also Filter ? Render ? Lens Flare.

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Having the Brush Tool, draw the planet’s shadow on a new layer.

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Blur it out: Filter ? Blur ? Gaussian Blur

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs

Apply to the background’s layer Filter ? Render ? Lens Flare, in a way that the highlight could be seen behind the planet.

How to make a planet effects in adobe photoshop cs 

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Finished!

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