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Night Sky

Learn how to create nice wallpaper with night effects.

Inspired  from Nightly Journey by gucken and taenaron


Create a new file (File>New) that must have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi.

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to represent the first background’s layer of the picture to be next.

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Make a mouse click on the layer on the layers’ panel, applying the following parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3 

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Select now another instrument – the Ellipse Tool (U) to picture a planet.

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay


Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3 

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Applying the same method, it’s possible to represent one smaller planet on our picture.

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

Apply the same parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay
Gradient’s parameters:

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3 

Create Night Sky in Photoshop CS3

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Night Sky

1. New file, goto the scroll menu and select flash, or make it 550×400
Night Sky Tutorial

2. Press “D” to go back to default colors, fill layer with white (ctrl+Backspace)

3. Time to add a moon, goto Filter, Render, Lighting effects, and use something around these settings.
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4. You need to get darker colors for you clouds, I used #898988 and #4b4b4b

5. Make a new layer, then goto Filters, Render, Clouds. (Ctrl+F if you dont like the outcome)

6.Now just goto the Hue/Saturation.
Use something around these settings:
Hue:216
Saturation:19
Lightness:+20

7. Now set the Blending Mode to Overlay

Now it should look something like this:
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8.Now make a new layer, set your colors back to defalut (press “D”), and fill the layer with black, Alt+Backspace.

9. Stars now, goto Filters, Noise, Add Noise. Check Gaussian, and Monochromatic and use about 14-16.
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10. Set the blending mode on the Noise layer to Soft Light and then your done.

Myn turned out:
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And for added effect add another layer with a “Spotlight” Light effect, and play around with the blending mode and order of layers for a shooting star.
and with the shooting star:
Night Sky Tutorial

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