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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