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Step 13

Place the planet 2 at the left side of the image, behind the mountains, change the mode to Screen 100%. Use a layer mask to blend it with the sky:
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Step 14

Open the star background pack. I chose the image “starry 5” and placed it onto the planets at the top right. Use Cmd/Ctrl+T (Warp mode) to tweak it and set this layer under the planet group:
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Change the mode to Screen 100%:
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Step 15

I used Hue/Saturation for this layer:
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I used Levels to change the contrast of this effect:
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Step 16

Place the nebula 2 image at the left side of the sky and change the mode to Screen 100%:
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Use a layer mask to erase a part on the image as shown below:
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Step 17

I used Hue/Saturation for this effect:
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I used Levels to remove its visible edges:
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Step 18

Open the nebula 3 image. Press Cmd/Ctrl+J to duplicate this layer. Go to Filter > Liquify and choose the Forward Warp Tool (W):
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Use this tool to tweak the nebula effect as I did below:
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Drag this layer into our working document and place it above the nebula 2 layer (still under the planets, foreground and background ones). Use Cmd/Ctrl+T to transform it as shown below:
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Change the mode to Screen 100% and use a layer mask to reduce the effect at the top edges of the scene and on the planets:
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Step 19

I used Levels to darken the effect:
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Step 20

Place the nebula 1 image in the center of the sky and change the mode to Screen 100%:
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Use a layer mask to remove the light on the middle and at the edge to get a subtle effect:
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Duplicate this layer and use the Warp Tool (Edit > Transform >Warp) to bend this nebula image as shown below:
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Use a layer mask to remove the hard edges and leave the effect visible only on the planet 2:
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Step 21

Make two these layers selected and press Cmd/Ctrl+G to group them. Change this group mode from Pass Through (default group mode) to Screen 100%. Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change the color of the nebula 1:
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On this layer mask I used a soft black brush to erase the middle as I didn’t want it to be affected by this adjustment layer:
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Step 22

I used Color Balance for this effect:
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Step 23

I used Curves to make the effect more subtle and on this layer mask used a soft black brush to erase the sides as shown below:
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Step 24

Place the model stock photo in the middle section of the ground and remove the background using a layer mask. Set this layer on the top.
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To make her shadow, make a new layer under the model one. Hold down Cmd/Ctrl while clicking the model layer mask thumbnail to load its selection:
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Fill this selection with black (Shift+F5) and convert it to a Smart Object. Flip it vertically (Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical) and lower the opacity to 50%. Move it under the model feet and transform it using Cmd/Ctrl+T:
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Apply Gaussian Blur with 3px and use a layer mask to blur the top of the shadow a little:
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Step 25

I used Hue/Saturation to reduce the model saturation:
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Step 26

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer for the model:
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Step 27

I used Curves to brighten the dark side of the model and on this layer mask erase the brighter side a little:
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NancyBrown

Nice tutorial. and the final result was really awesome and mindblowing.

mukulmamun

Wow, this is great! Awesome job, love the final result!

Adlan Tamen

wow this tutorial is epic!

Oliver

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Dogum gunu pastasi

Thank you so much. Thanks for sharing.

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Mada

Thank you very much for this tutorial

gerda

beautiful

Anonymous

Thank you very much for this tutorial! It was really good. I kinda nailed it, even tho’ I am a beginner. xD

juanco tijam

nooooooooooooooo

Anonymous

I am a student working on Photoshop and i was wondering about how you can get the smart filter?

Anonymous

Hi there, go to the drop down menu that is above with the rest of the filters, and search there. If you are on mac you can always go to the help tool, and type in what you are looking for, and the system will pop up what you have typed in, showing you in the menu. Hope this helps!

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