How to Create a Realistic scene of Rocket Launch in Photoshop

How to Create a Realistic scene of Rocket Launch in Photoshop
Right click on layer and select "Create Clipping Mask"

Step 27

Create another layer and use Brush Tool(B) right click and open Clouds folder (check step 20/21). Flow set to 10% and start painting fog. Foreground color set white...

Step 28

Now in Layer panel go back to Color Balance(Step 6) and add another Adjustment Layer "Gradient map" Black and White (Default). Blend mode change to Soft Light with Opacity 12%.

Step 29

Add second Adjustment Layer "Gradient Map" Blend mode set to Hue with Opacity 25%.

Step 30

Add last Adjustment Layer Gradient Map, Blend mode Soft Light with Opacity 75%.

Step 31

When we finished all this, now merge all layers to one. Select the last layer and hold CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + ALT + E. Now we have a final layer, right click on mouse and select Convert to Smart Object. Then go to Filter > Camera RAW Filter. At its most basic, the Photoshop Camera Raw filter allows you to use the functions of the ACR interface at any time within Photoshop.

Step 32

Now in Camera Raw Filter, set the Value: Basic
  • Exposure: +0.10
  • Contrast: +5
  • Highlights: +10
  • Shadows: -10
  • Blacks: -8
  • Texture: +15
  • Clarity: +15
  • Vibrance: +5
Color Mixer
  • Saturation
  • Reds: +10
  • Oranges: -5
  • Yellows: +8
  • Greens: +20
  • Aquas: +10
  • Purples: -10
  • Luminance
  • Reds: -8
  • Oranges: -10
Color Grading Midtones
  • H: 39 S: 13
  • H: 39 S: 13
Radial Filter
  • Highlights: +25
  • Whites: +20
Finally everything should look like this:

Final Results

Download the PSD

Rocket Launch

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6 comments on “How to Create a Realistic scene of Rocket Launch in Photoshop”

  1. Hi! I have a question. With every tutorial I do, my color histograms are way different from te ones in the tutorial. This happens right from the start.. It makes it nearly impossible to follow the tutorial the right way...

    Any tips?

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