Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop

Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop

Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop
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Convert this layer to a Smart Object and use Cmd/Ctrl+T to transform it into a line, place it above one of the model arms, between the white lines:

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Change this layer mode to Linear Dodge 100% and duplicate it, place it above the another arm:

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Step 37

Duplicate this layer twice and use the Warp Tool to bend it. I placed them at the top left and right:

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I applied Gaussian Blur with 3 px to them to soften the edges:

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Step 38

Make a group for this light effect and change the group mode to Linear Dodge 100%. I used Color Balance for this effect:

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On this layer mask erase the light lines on the model arms:

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Step 39

Drag the nebula 4 image onto the white circles, change the mode to Screen 100%. Use the Warp Tool to tweak the effect a little:

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Use a layer mask to erase the effect as shown below:

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Duplicate this layer and place it onto the model body:

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Step 40

Open the wireframe pack. I choose a triangle one and put it inside the white circles:

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To invert its color, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Invert:

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Step 41

Duplicate the planet 1 and place it inside the wire triangle. Place this layer above the planets group and change the mode to Normal 100%:

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I used Curves to reduce the planet contrast:

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Step 42

I used Color Balance to change its color:

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Step 43

Open the light effect pack. I chose the number 40 and duplicated the background layer. Go to Filter > Liquify and tweak it as done with the nebula 3 in the step 18:

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Place it onto the model body and change the mode to Screen 100%. Use the Warp Tool to bend it a little to fit the model body:

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Duplicate it five times and arrange them around the model body to make the light effect more visible, use a layer mask if needed to remove the unnecessary parts:

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Step 44

Duplicate the first layer twice and make them bigger using Cmd/Ctrl+T. Place them inside the white circles:
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Use a layer mask to erase some unwanted details and make the effect more subtle:

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Step 45

Make a group for the light layers in the two previous steps and change the group mode to Screen 100%. Use Color Balance to add more warm tone to them:

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Step 46

It's time for coloring the scene. Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer on the top:

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14 comments on “Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop”

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

    1. 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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