Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Surreal Space Scene in Photoshop

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Step 19

Do the step 18 to jupitar. Edit Content >Cmd+M(Curves) > Do the following below. Save and Close.

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Step 20

Do the same with the falling girl photo. Edit Content > Cmd+M(Curves) > Do the following below. Save and Close.

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Step 21

Next do the space background. Edit Content >Cmd+M(Curves) > Do the following below. Save and Close.

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Step 22

After the following steps the image should look a bit more dramatic. This is how mine turned out.

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Step 23

Next couple of steps will be covering effects that will be going into the image.

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Step 24

Un-hide the secrets of space stock photo > Free Transform > Move it like the picture blow.

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Step 25

Change the layer effect to lighten.

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Step 26

Flip Horizontal

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Step 27

Next add a mask layer to it. I just use a large brush and covered the top right corner like the image blow.

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Step 28

This is the brush settings I had. And that the end of the space overlay effect.

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Step 29

Next we are going to add a Highlight layer heading up into space. So Hold Control and Click the jupiter Layer Mask. Have the Lasso tool selected and right-click in the marking ants line and go to “Select Inverse”.

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Step 30

The image should look like this now. So Make a new layer (Command Shift +N)

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Step 31

I used the max brush settings and I just placed down a hard brush mark in the center of jupiterwith out the edges touching the edge of jupiter. We just want a light white layer around the planet.

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Step 32

After you get the light layer down. I moved the secrets of space down just a little bit. Using the Free Transform tool. This is where I got it.

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Step 33

After that the image is down! Congrats! Now I put a simple saying I came up with. Feel free to add whatever you want. The font I used was Existence. But you are basically done.

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

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Tutorial by Zachary Banks


Thank you for try this tutorial out! My name is Zachary, I am a self-taught freelance graphic designer that designs under the name Waking Up Owls. Thank you again for check out this tutorial. Do forget to check out more of my work at my website.

– Zachary Banks

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