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Blue space explosion

18.5.2009, 15:50
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Using this thoroughly explained, detailed photoshop lesson, you will see how to create blue space explosion effect using some special photoshop tips and tricks. Let's start!

Step 1

I will start with a new document with a black background, and with the following size 350 x 350 pixels.



Step 2


Choose now FIlter > Render > Clouds.

Step 3

Duplicate now Your layer (CTRL + J) and choose Filter > Artistic > Plastic wrapr and make the adjustments as follow:



Step 4

Duplicate Your layer again (CTRL + J) and set the blending mode to Overlay.



Then, choose Layer > Merge Down.

Step 5

Duplicate the layer again and choose Edit > Transform > Flip horizontal. After that, set the blending mode to Pin Light.



Step 6

Duplicate now Your layer one more time (CTRL + J) and choose Edit > Transform > Flip vertical. After that, set the blending mode again to Pin Light.



Step 7

Choose now Layer > Merge Visible (Shift+Ctrl+E).

Step 8

Duplicate the layer and choose Filter > Artistic > Pain Daubs and make the adjustments as follow:



Step 9

Hit now CTRL+ALT+U and make the adjustments as follow:



Step 10

Put the blending mode on Hard Light and after that hit (Shift+Ctrl+E) - Merge Visible.

Step 11

Duplicate layer again (Ctrl+J) and go to Filter >Blur >Radial blur. After that, make the adjustments as follow:



Step 12

Hit now again CTRL+ALT+U and make the adjustments as follow:



Step 13

Choose now Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen and make the adjustments as follow:



Step 14

Choose now again Filter >Blur >Radial blur and set the same settings.

Step 16

Put the blending mode on Lighten.

You should now have something like below.



Have a nice day!

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