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Saturday, April 28, 2007

--Photoshop-- Magma Planet

Create realistic magma planet in adobe photoshop.

1. Open up your "space image", make new layer and draw a circle with Ecliptical Marquee Tool (hold Shift):

2. Fill circle with black Edit>Fill and apply difference clouds filter to it (Filter>Render>Difference Clouds). Apply filter twice:

3. Now go Image>Adjustments>Levels and set:

4. Next step will be Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask with these settings:

after which you have this:

5. Now go Filter>Distort>Spherize and set:

which gives this:

6. Now we gonna set proper color. Image>Adjustments>Color Balance and for Shadows, Midtones and Highlights set:




and now you have something like this:

7. Now just use transform (Ctrl+T) and a little bit of Blur Tool for edges od planet and you have your final result: