Step 21

Add plasma explosion lighting image, place it above the brown planet layer. Use free transform command to rotate the lighting image like shown below.


Step 22

Change lighting layer’s blend mode to Screen then add a layer mask. Although we did change the blend mode to screen, lighting image edge part was still remain visible. We need to get rid of those edges right? to do that, use soft round Brush tool with 50% opacity. Pick black as your brush color, then paint on the edge parts to hide it.


Step 23

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate lighting layer. Get out from layer mask by clicking lighting layer’s thumbnail. Now modify its color to purple by using Hue/Saturation command ( press Ctrl+U ).


Step 24

I assume you already download the cloud brush? if not then download it right now! Once you finished download, activate Brush tool and load the brush you just downloaded. After that, create a new layer on top of texture copy layer. I call this new layer clouds, because we’re going to draw clouds there.


Step 25

Use white as brush color and make sure you already change the brush Opacity back to 100%. Pick one of cloud brush available now inside the brush panel, then start adding some clouds beneath the 3d text. I suggest you to use various cloud brush, so it would look more interesting.


Step 26

Create another cloud layer below sun rise layer, i simply name it cloud behind. Continue adding more clouds in this layer using the cloud Brush. Don’t forget to change the blend mode to Overlay, this will change the cloud looks and color, bringing the surreal feels softly.


Step 27

Now it’s time for some manual lighting effects. First, we need to add a new layer on top of clouds layer, i call it effects layer. Start drawing a large white spot with soft edge, using soft roundBrush tool.


Step 28

Create a selection on half of the white spot using Rectangular Marquee tool, then press Del to clear the selected areas. Don’t forget to deselect (press Ctrl+D).


Step 29

What you have to do now is transform the half white spot, stretch it vertically to create the light effects. When you’re done with that, duplicate it several times and then adjust the position so it will look like the image below. Congratulation! we’re done creating the 3D text Poster! now that you already learn something new, why not try to make your own version. It’s FUN!


Final Results


Authors Comment

profileThanks for following this tutorial! I hope you learn something new here, and the techniques can be applied for alternate uses, which is to find out by yourself. If you curious about me or like to see my other design works, visit my DeviantArt page here. See you on another tutorial! - Jayan Saputra