08 Apr Quick planet in Photoshop
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 thisquick planet technique in one of my wallpapers.
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