“The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop

“The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop

“The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop
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Step 4

In this step I do a bit retouch for background. Create a new layer on the top. Use soft brush with color #373939 and paint on some parts of sky. I vary opacity of brush as shown below:

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Change the mode to Multipy 80%:

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Make a new layer ( Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N) and I use brush with color #9f9e99. Painting on the left side of sky and some parts of background to brighten them. Set the mode of this layer to Soft light 100%:

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To darken another parts of sky I use brush and color #373939. On a new layer, use this brush and paint on sky center. Put the mode as Multipy 50%:

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Step 5

Open explosion stock. Use Move Tool to drag it into our canvas. Press Cmd/Ctrl+T to scale it down and transform it as shown below:

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Change the mode to Screen 100% and add layer mask for this layer. Use soft black brush to remove the rough edges and the part within this explosion:

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Name this layer as "burning circle".


Step 6

I use a layer with Clipping Mask to brighten this circle. Take soft brush with color #fda25c. Painting around this circle and change the mode to Hard Light 100%:

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Step 7

On circle layer, use Lasso Tool to make a selection on the left side of it. Press Cmd/Ctrl+C to copy it. Make a new layer on the top. Press Cmd/Ctrl+V to paste copied part into it. Apply Flip Horizontal and move to the right. Use layer mask to remove rough edges:

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Step 8

I want to make glowing light for this circle. Create 3 new layers under this circle. On each layer I use brush with color #fda25c painting on different parts outside it and put the mode to Soft light and Overlay with different opacities.

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Step 9

In this step we will make the light coming up from circle. Duplicate this circle layer. Move under layer to the top:

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Go to Filter-Blur-Motion Blur:

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Duplicate this layer and use Move Tool to move two these layers up. Name them as "light 1", "light 2":

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You can erase any parts you don't like on layer mask of these light layers.


Step 10

On burning circle layer, use Lasso Tool to make a selection with feather=15 as shown below then copy it ( Cmd/Ctrl+C):

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Make a new layer on the top. Press Cmd/Ctrl+V to paste copied part onto this new layer ( as we did in step 7).

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22 comments on ““The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop”

  1. Thanks four your tutorial, and I wish I can make it. But something is lost, I can't find the background and crack.

  2. Wow amazing technique . I didn't understand how to create firing motion blur effect .......... can you explain it .........??

  3. Hi, I am a Sahebrao photo manipulator though I tend to focus more on a “pin-up” style of work. Great to see some I like, so I want more vedio tutorials. thanks!

  4. Hi, I am a superhero photo manipulator though I tend to focus more on a "pin-up" style of work. Great to see some quality tutorials in the field!

  5. Dearest Sir............Wonderful work done. Thanks for uploading,i hope u will be  carry on yrs work. for us .........
                                        Thanks a lot.....
                                         Learner .....   Jehan zeb Khan .....( PAK )

  6. @FazilZuhaib Thanks, buddy! I'm so busy with web work right now, but I promise I'll have some new exciting web and PS stuff soon! :)

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