Create amazing cosmic-inspired scene in Adobe Photoshop CS5

September 1st, 2010 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Photo Editing

   

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to use fashion photography and various techniques to create a cosmic-inspired scene in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

Final Image Preview

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1280px by 1024px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with black color the new background layer.


Find a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this photo from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.


Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document.


Make sure the girl’s layer is active and click on the bottom part of the Layers panel on Add layer mask icon. Select the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 30% in Options bar).


Use this brush to paint in the mask to hide the girl’s shoulders, her neck and the hair.


Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Glow style for the girl’s layer.


We’ve got the next result:


Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush of black color from Brush Tool (B). Set Opacity value to 15% in Options bar.


Use this brush to paint the hair’s edges.


Let’s create a clipping mask to make the content of the brush’s layer only visible within the content of the girl’s layer. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click layers (on the Layers panel).


We’ve got the next result:


Create a new layer and select here the same Soft Round brush.


Use this brush to paint the canvas on the top as shown. The brush color is #FF0098 and this layer should be placed lower than the girl’s layer.


Insert the mask (Add layer mask) on this layer and apply the next filter Filter>Render>Clouds.


On the next new layer we have to represent the starry sky with the Soft Round brush of white color and different Opacity value.


Place this layer under the girl’s one.


Create a new layer again and use on it the Soft Round brush.


Use this brush to paint this time the girl with the next shown colors.


Set Fill to 47% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Color Burn.


On the next new layer we’ll use again the Soft Round brush mentioned above to continue painting the girl with the color #82C500 (Opacity 60%).


Set Fill to 60% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Hard Light.


Create a new layer and use again the Soft Round brush.


Use this brush to paint the girl with the next shown colors.


Set Fill to 70% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Vivid Light.


Create the next new layer, applying the Soft Round brush and white color here to represent more stars.


We’ve got the next result:

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  • Yurbasik

    01/09/2010

    looking very nice
    ps. sorry for my english)

  • Pedro

    02/09/2010

    Absolute amazing simple and effective, one of the best i’ve found on the internet.

    5*

  • dbusack

    02/09/2010

    Very nice! It reminds me of the intro for Dr. Who. :-)

  • 17ps8

    09/09/2010

    very good

  • Dima

    12/09/2010

    Well done! Anyone can make it easy with this tutorial

  • Childmonster

    12/09/2010

    Your tutorials re the same. But they re alway good

  • Tun Naing

    28/10/2010

    WOW! It is really greatest to create the girl.
    I still am amazing the creation and so nice.
    I wish to create like that.

  • Sasha

    28/11/2010

    Amazing! I didn’t know about this effect before! It’s really nice and so wonderful! Now I will try to repeat! Thanks

  • Tasha

    21/02/2011

    Great affect n colors, Thanks!

  • Aries Munandi

    05/05/2011

    Nice share man !
    thanks

  • kunde

    09/05/2011

    Lots of good reading here, many thanks! I had been checking on yahoo when I found your article, I’m going to add your feed to Google Reader, I look forward to a lot more from you.

  • nakaryar

    24/06/2011

    can anyone tell me how to position the layers exactly. As in, where should layers be positioned at all times. this is really confusing me. I tried several times but the results don’t seem to appear. Somebody help.

  • Babs

    12/07/2011

    Very good techniques you have compared to a dumb like me.
    In fact to get to your level, one has to devote more time to get the best out of this software.

    May I, are there ways to down load your tutorials ?
    Because these web pages are subjected to evolutionary changes.

    You are my Guru.

    Babs

  • milady

    14/12/2011

    muy lindo!! gracias

  • yusuph

    07/03/2012

    thanx i know to use

  • Hanizah

    12/02/2013

    Wow….this is so great!!!!!