Searching for something new to try in Photoshop? Trying to spice up your wallpaper, signature or any other spacey design? Try this tutorial to learn how to make a quick planet in Photoshop.
Create a new layer, and grab your ellipse tool. Create a circle in the middle. Any size you like.
Ctrl + click on your layer, so the circle is selected.
Hit the letter “D” on your keyboard to reset your colors.
Next thing you do is go to: Filter > Render > Clouds And add Image > Adjustments > Levels. Use the settings below.
Filter > Distort > Spherize (100% , Normal)
This will make your planet look more round.
Select > Inverse. (Ctrl + Shift + I)
Select > Feather (2px). Hit “Delete” twice, and deselect (Ctrl + D).
Filter > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges
Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation (Ctrl + U) I used 205 – 40 – 0 But, you can use any color you like for your planet.
Duplicate the layer. Filter > Blur > Radial Blur 100, Zoom ,Best do this 2 times. Set the blending mode to “Overlay'” and merge the layers together.
You should now have only 2 layers, layer 1 and background.
TIP: How to merge down layers:
Ctrl click on the 2layers so they are both selected, then press Ctrl + E.
Duplicate the layer again. Select the orignal planet layer. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur 10 px.
Set the blending mode to “Color Dodge,”
And there you have it, A quick planet to match your design.
Click the link to see where I used this quick planet technique in one of my wallpapers.
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