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What space landscape without the asteroids? I thought and place (File > Place (Place Embedded)) image "Asteroid Ring Stock 8 by Euderion" from folder "asteroid_ring_stock_pack_by_euderion-d6dfe7s".
I am located asteroids in the lower left corner of the image, so that they are slightly covered planet. Changed their size and flip horizontal it (Cmd/Ctrl + T). Add a layer mask to asteroid layer and removed the opposite side of the asteroid, so they do not overlap the top of the planet.
Working with the planets over and I decided to add something like apophysis or dark matter. I did it from the clouds. Open image "Sky_Stock_by_affen92" in new tab. Invert image (Cmd/Ctrl + I) to make clouds black. To make the image more contrast go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast... and set Brightness: 36, Contrast: 71.
Duplicate (Cmd/Ctrl + J) this layer. Go to Selection > Color Range. In Color Range select colors "Sampled Colors", use Eyedropper Tool in this window and select all orange colors. Set Fuzziness: 70%. So I have select all the background and left only the clouds. Remove the resulting selection (BACKSPACE).
I cut out with Lasso Tool (L) the pieces of clouds I needed (To make it easier to work, hide the layer with the background by clicking on the eye icon) and moved them into the working document. Layers of dark matter must be under group of planets. Otherwise they will overlap the planet and get a slight misunderstanding.
I increased the size of the pieces (Cmd/Ctrl + T), duplicate some parts (Cmd/Ctrl + J) to make more and placed them under the lower left corner of the planet, on the right side of the upper planets and near a large planet (Do not worry, the clouds with an orange tint, it will not hurt the picture).
When I decided to exactly their location, the merge layers (Cmd/Ctrl + E) with pieces so they do not interfere with me. For this layer set Blending Mode "Subtract" and duplicate it (Cmd/Ctrl + J). Set Blending Mode "Darker color" and Opacity: 58%. Duplicated layer I located below the original, and the clouds place in the image on the left side of the upper planets (all unnecessary I remove, used Eraser Tool (E)).