Tutorial: Nebula

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  1. Schei3e

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    |TUTORIAL| Nebula in Photoshop |TUTORIAL|



    Part 1

    Recently i uploaded a design i did on Photoshop.
    Some people asked me how to do it so i decided just to create a tutorial.
    Now keep in mind i actually used a tutorial to make this,
    i just recreated it the way i make it and the adjustments i make to it.

    So lets get started, for those of you who didn't see my design here you go:

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    Step 1

    First create a new image,
    I used the dimensions 1440x900
    Just for simplicity and so i could use it as a wallpaper if i wanted to.

    Step 2

    Create a new Layer (Layer/New/Layer)
    You can call it whatever you want.

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    Step 3

    Next fill that layer with black. (Edit/Fill)

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    Step 4

    Then create Gradient Overlay (Layer/Layer Style/Gradient Overlay)
    Set the opacity to 50%
    Set the scale to 88%
    Reverse it and make it a radial gradient
    Then move the gradient so the center of the gradient is at the top center of the image.
    To move the gradient overlay just simply have the gradient overlay window open and when you bring your mouse over the gradient you can click and drag it around.

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    Step 5

    Next make another layer (Layer/New/Layer)
    Fill it with white (Edit/Fill)
    Then create a Lighting effect. (Filter/Render/Lighting Effects)
    Make the style RGB and leave alone the other settings.

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    Step 6

    Now we want to blur this.
    Add a gaussian blur with a radius of 80px. (Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur)

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    Part 2

    Step 7

    Next we want to change the blending options.
    Change the blend mode to Overlay. (Layer/Layer Style/Blending Options)

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    Step 8

    Now to add the stars.
    Create a new layer. (Layer/New/Layer)
    Fill it with black (Edit/Fill)
    Then add noise. (Filter/Noise/Add Noise)
    Set the Amount to 10%
    The distribution to Gaussian
    And check Monochromatic
    Lastly again change the blend mode to Screen (Layer/Layer Style/Blending Options)

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    Step 9

    Now we want to reduce the amount of "stars"
    Open up Levels and change the parameters to 65, 1.00, and 99. (Image/Adjustments/Levels)

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    Step 10

    Again create a new Layer. (Layer/New/Layer)
    Make sure your background color and foreground color consist of both white and black.
    On this layer were going to create Clouds. (Filter/Render/Clouds)

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    Step 11

    Your going to need to add some Blending options now (Layer/Layer Style/Bending Options)
    Change the blend mode to Overlay
    Add a Gradient Overlay, and change the blend mode for that to Overlay as well.
    Set the angle to 130 and the scale to 49%
    For the gradient you want to add four colors, preferably primary.
    However feel free to experiment and use whatever colors you want.

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    Schei3e New Member

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    Part 3

    Step 12

    This step is not nessecary but i just want to show you how to adjust your Nebula.
    Double click on the fx symbol next to the first layer we made, (the one with the gradient overlay, not the background)
    By changing the Scale and Opacity you can make your Nebula look much better.

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    Step 13

    Now you want to add another layer (Layer/New/Layer)
    However this time you want to add it just above the Background and the first layer we made.

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    Step 14

    First fill this layer with black (Edit/Fill)
    On this layer add a Lens Flare (Filter/Render/Lens Flare)
    Keep the brightness at 100%
    For the best effect use the Lens Type of 105mm Prime, however feel free to use whatever Lens Type you would like.

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    Finished Product!

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    EDIT: I would like to add that i give all credit to abduzeedo who created the tutorial i based this one upon. Here's a link to his websitehttp://www.abduzeedo.com/


    EDIT!!!!: So i was just screwing around in photoshop and managed to pull out this bad boy

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    To do this i just added more lights moved the original gradient around, also i added a final layer with the blending mode of color dodge and then just used the lasso tool and made random selections and filled them with clouds. this made a somewhat enhanced detail cloud. I also used the eraser too to lessen the intensity of the lens flare. i'm quite happy with it

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    Edit: I apologize to everyone for not being clear on some things. i hope its good now...
  4. carpz

    carpz New Member

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    that is awsome
    Thank you
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    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    wow very nice. Thanks for the help
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    Thats pretty cool. Thanks.
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    Schei3e New Member

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    Thanks everyone, it took me a while to make this tutorial lol so many screenshots Ahh!. How do you guys like the redone image i made? (at the bottom of the tutorial Part 3)
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    -shock + awe-

    Thank you! LOL.
    I hope there's more PS tuts like these - I could start getting good XD
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    Schei3e New Member

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    haha i'll probly do some more eventually. But in the meantime just search "photoshop tutorials" in google. It never fails. Thats how i learn the basics, then i just fool with them and make them my own. Just be creative
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    thanks for the tutorial.

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