Hey guys, Today, I’m going to take you on a journey through the galaxy and we’re going to watch a beautiful eclipse scene. How’s that sound? I’m sure you’re excited and the most enjoyable part of our journey is that we’re going to create this astronomical scene ourselves.
Yes, I’m talking about making it in Photoshop and I’ll also provide the finished wallpaper absolutely free for you guys to download as jpeg. So, let’s see what we’ll need to make this fabulous wallpaper.
Photoshop CS5 or higher
Photoshop star brushes
Time: 20 to 30 min
Before we start the tutorial, let’s have a look at the final image.
Open up a new document in Photoshop 1000x1000px.
Fill it with the radial gradient shown in the given picture as our background.
Make a new layer. Go to the Filter, go to the Render in the menu and select Clouds.
Now reduce the opacity of clouds to 5%.
Make a new layer. Again go to the Filter, go to Render and this time select Lens flare. Reduce its Opacity to 85%.
Make another new layer. Select Ellipse tool and make an oval shape and fill it with red color #ff0302. Go to filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and make the Radius 7.6 Pixels.
Use the Ellipse tool again and make a circle, fill it with Black color #000000 and place it on top of the oval shape as shown in the picture.
Right click on the layer and go to blending options in the menu. Check on Gradient Overlay and make the radial Gradient black#000000 with dark red #41020f on the edges.
Now, check the Bevel and Emboss, make the settings according to the given picture.
Now we’re going to make the straight rays. Select rectangle tool and make strip as shown in the given image. Fill it with a linear gradient (one arm Black color#000000 with 0% opacity on the left and one arm light pink #f77c7c on the right with 100% opacity).
Make 9 or 10 more of these strips and place them behind the planet as shown in the given image.
Make a group of all the strip layers and then duplicate it and flip it vertical as shown in the picture given below. Now make another layer and select the star brush 2px with white color #ffffff and sprinkle stars all over the scene except the planet.
Create another layer for text, I’ve written “WebSoulz” in black color#000000 and used the TR2N font. Make the size and other settings as shown in the image below.
Now, right click on the text layer and select Blending options, then check on the Bevel and Emboss. Make the settings as shown in the image below.
Now check on the Drop shadow, again make the settings shown in the given image.
Now check on Gradient Overlay. Select the gradient shown in the image.
Now check on the Stroke to outline our text. Make the setting according to the given image. I’ve also added a few stars to the text by using star brush 5px.
Now our scene is complete. However, I’ve tried a few more colors for the scene using Hue/saturation adjustments and I like the one I’ve given picture of. You can also do the same by selecting Hue/Saturation and make the shown settings.
So, there you go, our galaxy eclipse scene with Tron text is complete.
Hope you had fun and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy the free wallpaper, which you can download from bellow. Do share your thoughts about the tutorial with me by commenting below. Until next time, have a lots of fun creating your own galaxies.