Sci-Fi Space Scene in Adobe Photoshop

Today we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Photoshop creating a cool sci-fi space scene with planets, moons, nebulas and colourful cosmic space dust. We’ll start by making a vast black universe full of tiny stars, then begin building up the scene with a large alien planet and its moon. To give the scene a cool sci-fi vibe, we’ll add a vibrant nebula then finish it off with some intense lighting effects.

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Clouds on sky –
Summer sky. White clouds on a blue sky –
Rust metal surface background –
Stone with moss –

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  1. This was awesome. Not at all something I was looking for but I had a lot of fun doing it. My planet shadows don’t look near as good as yours, but I’ll keep practicing.

  2. Love it ! It’s amazing, and finally, so simple… Awesome ! Thanx again Chris… really good job…

  3. So cool and fun. Not so good with Photoshop, but will see what I can do. Must watch several times I am sure :) thanks so much for sharing.

  4. quick and easy to follow. so many tutor people forget to put in subtitles for the hearing impaired. Well done ;)

  5. Cool tutorial man, I used a similar technique creating the planets when I made my composite tutorial I called Ninth Planet a few years ago. I’m a big fan of your work. You are a huge inspiration. Stay awesome!

  6. I love this!! You make the most amazing things so easy to make! This helped me make a cool final project in one of my classes, thank you so much!

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