Archive for November 23rd, 2005

Filed under Photoshop Tutorials - admin @ November 23rd, 2005
Creating a planet explosion
Make a new document, 1000×1000 pixels, black background.
Now add a mud texture in your document, like mine or close.
Hit CTRL+I (Command+I on Macintosh) to inverse the colors. You’ll see later that this will add more realism to the effect.
Using the eliptical marquee tool, draw a perfect circular selection, Inverse selection and delete the unwanted texture. Your image should look like the example below:
Go to Filter>Distort>Spherize and choose a value of 100 %. Go again and reapply the filter, but this time with a value of 50%. Your image should turn into this:
Go to layer>flatten image. Now you should have only one layer.
Deselect and go to Filter->Distort->Polar Coordinates. Options: Polar to Rectangular. Your image should look

like this:

Image->Rotate Canvas->90CW. Apply: Filter->Stylize->Wind Method: Wind. Direction: From the right. Hit CTRL+F to

reapply.

Go to: Image->Rotate Canvas->90CCW. Finally, apply Filter->Distort->Polar Coordinates. Options: Rectangular to Polar.
There you go, now all you do is just play around with colors, by either using Image>Hue and Saturation, or Image> Color Balance. I use color balance in the image below.
Filed under Photoshop Tutorials - admin @ November 23rd, 2005
Creating a stone texture
Make a new document, 1000×1000 pixels, white background
Apply a Filter > Render > Clouds
Go to the Channel tab and make a new channel.
Go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds. Now Repeat it 2-3 times after more. Your image should look like this:
Go back to your layer and do choose Filter > Render > Lighting effect and use these settings: Light type: Spotlight, Intensity 36, Focus 59, Gloss -100, Material 68, Exposure -25, Ambience 11, Texture channel Alpha1, Height 100.
Your image will look like this:
Play a little with Hue/Saturation as I did. Your final image will look like this:


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