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Learn how to to create a futuristic photo manipulation. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Repoussé tool to create checkered 3D elements. Click to find out how to create this retro-but-futuristic photo manipulation!
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Create a Photo Manipulation with Checkered Elements Inside Photoshop
First, start Photoshop and create a new document. This tutorial is also going to be a wallpaper, so the size I'm using is 1920 x 1200. You can follow all the individual settings as shown in the diagram below.
Create a new layer and fill the contents with black. The base color of the background is going to be black. Get the nebula stock image from the resources and drag it into your document on a new layer. To make it look good, we are going to reduce the opacity of the nebula layer to about 86%. You can also rasterize the background nebula by right clicking on the layer and selecting rasterize.