Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop
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Step 18

Let's improve the fire reflectio in the right metal layer. To do this add a curves adjustment layer and use the settings shown below. Group the layers shown below than change this group blend mode to normal. This way the curves adjustment layer will only apply to the visible layers inside the group only. Select the layer mask of the curves adjustment layer and paint with black the icy metal parts.

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Step 19

Open file "Earth Seen From Apollo 17" and make a selection of the Earth. Copy it than paste it into our document. Use Free Transform to position the Earth like shown below.

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Step 20

Double click the Earth layer to enter advanced blending mode and apply the setting shown below. With these settings we will make the Earth look more 3D.

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Step 21

Add a new clipped layer above the Earth layer and select a round soft brush at 10 opacity. Sample a color from the fire and paint the left side of the earth. Change the layer blend mode to Overlay.

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Step 22

Make a new layer and set black as Foreground color. Select a tree brush and paint a tree on the Earth.

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Step 23

Duplicate the earth layer and free transform like shown below. Choose a 50% gray as foreground color and using the gradient tool mask the outer part of the shadow tree. Change the layer blend mode to Multiply.

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Step 24

Make a new layer and using a light beam brush paint like shown below.

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Step 25

Is time for the overall tweaks. Add a Vibrance adjustment layer and use the settingsh shown below. Fil the layer mask with black than using a round soft white brush at 50% opacity paint over the hair, the eyes and the Earth. This step will give us some vivid colors.

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Step 26

Let's improve the blue colors in the eyes and left side of the earth by adding a curves adjustment layer, fill it with black and paint with a soft white brush at 50% opacity over the eyes and the earth.

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Step 27

The right side of the Earth should be more orange because the fire is burning close so let's correct this by adding a curves adjustment layer, fill the layer mask with black and using a round white soft brush paint over the right side of the earth. Lower the layer opacity to 65%.

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