This Adobe Photoshop tutorial will guide you through creating a space scene.
First we will create the star field using Photoshop.
Open a new document in Adobe Photoshop with a black background. Apply the next effect to the layer â€œbackgroundâ€: select Filter > Artistic > Film Grain. Use the next settings when applying the â€œfilm grainâ€ effect:
Duplicate the layer â€œbackgroundâ€ and set the â€œblending mode for the layerâ€ to â€œLinear Lightâ€. This should be the result:
Select the layer â€œbackgroundâ€ and choose Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast with the next settings:
We will obtain the result:
Now the star field is more realistic and the stars are disproportional.
Duplicate the layer â€œbackground copyâ€ (right click in the Layers Tab and choose Duplicate Layer). Set the â€œblending mode for the layerâ€ to â€œMultiplyâ€. With Eraser Tool (you can find it in the Tools Tab) delete an area like here (note: use a brush like â€œSoft Round 160 pixelsâ€):
Draw a rectangle in a new layer (above the layer â€œbackground copy 2â€) and set the rectangle background color to a dark blue. Set the â€œblending mode for the layerâ€ to â€œColor Dodgeâ€ and the result should be this:
On the layer â€œbackground copyâ€ select Filter > Render > Lens Flare and place a little star like in the next picture. Make the stars one by one and with a different lens flare dimension of the effect. If you are careful with the details you can obtain a result like this or even better:
Tutorial continued on next page.