This is a simple tutorial about how to make an awesome space image with a couple of simple pictures. Made in Photoshop Cs5 on a Macbook pro.
Jupiter Fall is a piece I did out of a dream I had one night. A girl falling behind a beautiful backdrop of Jupiter and Mountains. This is a pretty easy piece to make. Its great practice on seeing what and how certain images fit together.
Open a paper sized document.
I went ahead and just added all the pictures we will need for step 2. You can drag and drop them into the document. The first picture we will work with is the mountain stock photo. The first thing we need to do is get ride of the sky. So use the pen tool (P).
Once your path is complete it should look a little like this.
While the pin tool is still marked, right-click in the selected area of the picture > go to make selection. Now sometimesyou are going to have to select inverse which all you have to do is right-click in the marching ants area and go to “select inverse”.
Add a layer mask by clicking on the Mask Layer button in the layer tab.
Then this should happen.
Next lets add the space background. All you have to do is un hide the Starry Night stock photo > Move behind mountain image > Free Transform(Cmd + T) and place it where I have it. Next we are going to do Jupiter.
This is a pretty basic step, First take your Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) The circle one and just make a circle jupiter, its okay not to get it perfect. Then make a Mask layer.
Next put the Mountain Layer one top of Jupiter layer and place it like this. In the next step we will re-position the Mountains and Jupiter. The important part in this step is just to make sure everything is where they need to be.
Now let’s make Jupiter bigger. Use the same method like the one above. Use (Cmd + T) and the alt key to make it centered.
Now we can start with the falling lady. Grab the Pen Tool (P)
This is how I cut out the hair. It’s okay to take out some of the harder details to get (Hair, Parts of the dress)
This is the out line you should have.
Create new Layer mask.
Use Free Transform to place her like the photo in step 17. All it is Freetransform > Hold Cmd+Shift Turn the picture so the woman is on her back > Right click photo > Flip Horizon. And Position it kinda in the center of jupiter.
Next we are going to edit the individual images. We are going to highlight the mountain layer >right-click it > go to edit contents. We are going to use this process for all the images in the file now. Besides the hidden one.
This box will pop up, just hit okay. and it’ll open the image in a new file. When we are doing editing we are going to save it and close it. You will see the changes we made to image in the original.
Once we have the image in a new file hit Cmd+M (Curves) and change the settings to the image below. Save and Close It.
Do the step 18 to jupitar. Edit Content >Cmd+M(Curves) > Do the following below. Save and Close.
Do the same with the falling girl photo. Edit Content > Cmd+M(Curves) > Do the following below. Save and Close.
Next do the space background. Edit Content >Cmd+M(Curves) > Do the following below. Save and Close.
After the following steps the image should look a bit more dramatic. This is how mine turned out.
Next couple of steps will be covering effects that will be going into the image.
Un-hide the secrets of space stock photo > Free Transform > Move it like the picture blow.
Change the layer effect to lighten.
Next add a mask layer to it. I just use a large brush and covered the top right corner like the image blow.
This is the brush settings I had. And that the end of the space overlay effect.
Next we are going to add a Highlight layer heading up into space. So Hold Control and Click the jupiter Layer Mask. Have the Lasso tool selected and right-click in the marking ants line and go to “Select Inverse”.
The image should look like this now. So Make a new layer (Command Shift +N)