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Create an Abstract Sci-Fi Scene with Photoshop


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


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:


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


Duplicate this layer and place it onto the model body:


Step 40

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


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


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%:


I used Curves to reduce the planet contrast:


Step 42

I used Color Balance to change its color:


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:


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:


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:


Step 44

Duplicate the first layer twice and make them bigger using Cmd/Ctrl+T. Place them inside the white circles:

Use a layer mask to erase some unwanted details and make the effect more subtle:


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:


Step 46

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


Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%:


Step 47

I used Color Balance to add some cyan/blue to the image:



Step 48

I used Selective Color to adjust the cyan settings:



Step 49

I used Curves to increase the contrast of the scene:


On this layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the area around the model and circles to keep its lightness:


Step 50

I used Vibrance to enhance the final effect:


On this layer mask use a soft black brush with the opacity about 40% to reduce the effect on the light around the circles:


Final Results


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Tutorial by Jenny Le

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and found it useful. To see more of my works and tutorials, you can follow me on Facebook or watch me on Deviantart .- Jenny

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