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Step 15: Add the pedestalOpen the pedestal stock and use the Quick Selection Tool to extract it. Then copy and paste it into our project. Resize the pedestal with the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T) while holding the Shift key. Then place the pedestal layer between the ‘Invisible Man’ and the ‘Plants and Bird’ groups. Create a new layer pressing the button in the Layers panel or using the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N. Name this new layer Shadow and place it below the pedestal layer. Select a soft brush (Shortcut: B) with the black color and start painting shadows like this: Then add a Gaussian Blur by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set the Radius to 11px. Here is the result: To finish this step, group these two layers into a new group called Pedestal. We’ll return to this group later.
Step 16: Add the planetOpen our last stock, the planet, and use the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Shortcut: M) to make a round selection on the planet in the left.
- Hold Shift to make a perfect circle
- While making the selection, press and hold the Space Bar to move the selection around
- To change the Contour don’t click in the thumbnail, click in the arrow on the right