How to Composite Your Own Space Scene from Scratch

Comments (15)
  1. Manny Gaser says:

    Really Awesome !!!

  2. Igor says:

    The best as usual!

  3. Step 7 is fairly confusing, I followed the steps but when i try to remove excess stars it comes out white and looks horrible, confused as to what I should do.

    1. Melody Jadyn says:

      That’s only because you weren’t coloring on a layer mask! Make sure that after you apply the layer mask, you click on the second thumbnail on the layer. After doing so, begin coloring in a black brush. Anything colored black on a layer mask will actually be erased. If you want to make the stars reappear, simply color it white.

  4. Dylan says:

    Every great tutorial. I need some help on Step 25. After I delete the center of black area the rings, the effects also disappear too. I still can’t figure out how to make the rings effects and without black area. Thank you.

    1. Maria Semelevich says:

      Hi Dylan, Thank you very much for your letter! Try to create rings, select all the layers with rings right click on layers > Convert to Smart Object. Select a dark circle (Elliptical Marquee Tool (M)). Add a layer mask (Layer > Add Layer Mask > Hide Selection or hold Opt/Alt and click on “Add layer mask” icon). This should remove the black circle. Then convert the layer to Smart Object again and you’re done. Also, this happens if you are working on a background layer.
      If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them! And I will answer you.

  5. Simon says:

    This is a really great tutorial, thanks for this, Maria!
    http://i.imgur.com/RjttyDI.jpg
    This is how it turned out for me (for some reason, it’s darker when posting online, looks better in PS)! As you can see, I tried to make a larger star/sun closer to the planets, as it’s not realistic to have such shine from a nebula.

    I’m not very happy with how the sun turned out, could you give me an idea on how to make a better sun? Thanks!

  6. Mayank Raj says:

    hey i ve created a pic via photoshop plz tell me howss it ??? plz plz plz reply soon

  7. Tommy says:

    I am having problems with step 9: I keep clicking Ctrl and F for the “Difference clouds”, but nothing seems to happen inside the nebula, apart for at little shift in the stars, and I have clicked ALOT of times!

    1. Maria Semelevich says:

      Hi Tommy, It’s strange, because everything should work. Are you exactly set “Color Dodge” blending mode for nebula layer? If the blending mode everything is fine, then try to apply filters through Filter > Last Filter or Filter > Render > Difference Clouds. Surely set the default colors (D on keyboard) before you apply a cloud filters. Repeat steps 8 – 9 for nebula on a new layer if the problem does not go away. Make sure that you have made a colored background, otherwise Nebula did not appear. Write to me if the problem is not solved.

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  9. Ayman Hokage Ayman Hokage says:

    Exactly what i was looking for :) thanks

    1. I’m very glad that you enjoyed it! I hope you will find a lot of useful information.

    2. Ayman Hokage Ayman Hokage says:

      really a lot of useful information .. do u made this tut ?!

    3. Thank you so much! Yes, I’m author of this tutorial and write it.
      Here is my page https://www.facebook.com/MariaSemelevichPhotography?ref=bookmarks.
      and I write to you from my a personal profile :)

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