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Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop

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Duplicate this layer and resize it to be smaller. Place it beside the first:

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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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