In this tutorial I will show you a simple way to create a fantasy photo manipulation with two planets almost colliding. This tutorial needs intermediate Photoshop skills. I will show you useful things like how to create a galaxy effect using stars, nebula, light brushes. You will also learn how to shape and texture a planet and much more. I hope you like it so Let's start!
To create a planet in Photoshop you need a planet terrain texture, some PS skills and digital painting techniques. Although it is not very hard to make your own planet in Photoshop it might require a lot of time to create a realistic looking effect. So it is easier to choose a ready to use premade planet stock image and integrate it into your photo manipulations along with other elements like stars, meteorites, galaxy space backgrounds, space ships and so on. So here is a list with creative planets that you can use for free. The list also includes some useful editable PSD files.
In Photoshop you can create your own planets using a panoramic landscape. This technique allows you to make orb shaped photographs that look like planets. In this collection I have gathered some of the best tutorials on how to create little planets using a regular photograph or a panoramic one and Photoshop. The main tool used for this effect is the Polar Coordinates filter which is one of the Photoshop's main Distort Filters. Here are some examples of stunning polar panorama photos; it is always good to know what you can do using these tutorials.
This week inspiration list is a collection of amazing Space and Galaxy Photoshop manipulations that you can use as reference for your own works. The list contains all kind of outer space manipulations with alien planets, cosmic lights, far away galaxy, planets exploding and many other themes.
The humankind has expected, anticipated the apocalypse and the end of planet earth for thousands of years but it didn't happened yet. There are countless versions of apocalypse but no one knows for sure what or when will take place. Some say it will be only an extinction of the human rase, other say the entire planet will disappear. The apocalypse can take the form of a terrible virus disease for example or an alien invasion. A collision with another planet or the death of sun are also on the list of apocalyptic sceneries. I believe that the complete final destruction of the world, as described in the biblical book of Revelation it will take place soon. In this collection I have gathered the best apocalypse photo manipulations made in Photoshop. There are great art works that will for sure amaze you and at the same time inspire you to create your own apocalypse scenario.
Recently I have created my first Photoshop tutorial on how to create a space landscape with planets, stars, and so on. I don't know if you guys like it because the feedback was kind of low, but I might say making this tut was not an easy task for me. So I started reading other space tutorials to improve my skills. Here is the list with the most interesting tutorials that I have found. If you want to learn how to create in Photoshop space elements like galaxy, planet, meteorite, nebula, cosmos, star fields, comets,supernovas and so on, read these tuts. What I love is that many of these elements are made from scratch so they are really useful.
Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. This sci fi photo manipulation is inspired by the apocalyptic moment when life as we know it will come to an end, followed by the disintegration of planet Earth.
Create a green earth tree for and environment poster in Photoshop using free images and textures. The message of this poster is "Do what you can to save Earth while it is still possible". The world map tree symbolizes our planet Earth and the unity that we must have. The green symbolizes the nature in which we live in.
Because I know that many of you are fans of Science fiction like myself, I prepared for you a list of amazing Sci-Fi futuristic Photoshop manipulation tutorials that you must read. When we think of science fiction genre there we automatically think of terms like alien, android, laser beam, futuristic weapon, cyborg, cyberpunk, earthling, creatures from other planets, extraterrestrial, ET, hyperspace, SF, star-ship, time warp and many more. So in these tutorials you will learn how to create in Photoshop a sci-fi scenery with lots of galaxy space elements like planets, meteorites, etc. This is actually our second list with this particular theme so you might also want to take a look at the previous collection of sci-fi Photoshop tutorials
Last year I made a Christmas wallpaper that was appreciated and downloaded by many people. Many of them wanted a tutorial on how it was created but because the season was ending I didn't get the chance of doing it. So I will do it for this Christmas. It is actually a photo manipulation tutorial in which I combine different stock images and Photoshop brushes to transform the earth planet into a giant Christmas Ball. I really hope you get inspired and create your own Christmas in Outer Space inspired Wallpapers. I would love to see your results!