Duplicate the layer â€œbackground copyâ€ (this is the layer where you draw the stars) and set the â€œblending mode for the layerâ€ to â€œColorâ€.
Duplicate the layer â€œShape1â€ (set the background color to black and â€œblending mode for the layerâ€ to â€œNormalâ€) and add two lens flare like here (rasterize layered first; right click on the layerâ€™s name in the Layers Tab and select Rasterize):
On the new layer apply the next effect: Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. When apply the effect use the settings:
And an intermediary result:
Delete an area and set the â€œblending modeâ€ to â€œLinear Lightâ€. With a little bit more attention to the details you can obtain a much better result :
We can continue our work and make a space combat scene:
Or you can make the star field more realistic. What I want to show you is how to do a realistic scene using just Adobe Photoshop:
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