How to Create a Sci-Fi Lighting Scene with Photoshop

How to Create a Sci-Fi Lighting Scene with Photoshop

How to Create a Sci-Fi Lighting Scene with Photoshop

Step 36

Add a Color Fill layer and pick the color #a4bde4 to make the man blended better with the glowing light. Change this layer mode to Screen 40% and use a layer mask to reduce the light on the head and hands of the man.

Step 37

Create a new layer, use a soft brush with the color #c5e7ff to paint more light effect around the man. Change this layer mode to Overlay 70%.

Step 38

Make a new layer on top of the layers and use a small medium-soft brush with the color #c4ddf9 to paint tiny dots from the hole to the top of the light. Press [ and ] while painting to change the size of the brush.

Change the mode of this layer to Color Dodge 100% .

Step 39

Double click this layer, choose Outer Glow. Set the color of glow to #c4ddf9.

Apply a Motion Blur with the following settings:

Step 40

Add a mask to this layer to reduce the unwanted light outside the hole and around the man.

Duplicate this layer and flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) . Move it to the right of the light column to fill in it.

Step 41

Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #a1aab3 to paint around the man . Change this layer mode to Overlay 100%.

Add another layer and use the same brush to paint above the man. Change this layer mode to Overlay 100% and use a layer mask to reduce some light if needed.

Duplicate this layer twice and move it up a bit to make the highlight on the top stronger and more visible.

Final Result

Download the PSD

Sci-Fi Lighting Scene Tutorial.zip

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