How to Create Space with Nebulae and Stars in Adobe Photoshop - Step by Step

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Design great content such as nebulae and stars in Adobe Photoshop CC it may be difficult, but it really isn't. This, in fact, can be easy to create if you have the right directions as well indicazioni per I will proceed.

Create the background of nebulae and stars in Adobe Photoshop CC

So, the first thing to do is to create the background that will bring the nebulae and stars, using the paint tool on the left bar, which is shaped like a bucket.

By choosing the option " Paint boté tool “, The black color is chosen and, by clicking on the screen, the change of the background tone will be applied.

Apply the noise effect to the background of the image

To add the star effect in Adobe Photoshop CC you need to use a filter that will cause some kind of distortion on the background of the image.

To do this, you have to choose the card " filters “. Among the options will be one that says " Noise ". When you place the pointer on it, other alternatives will be shown, you need to click on " Add noise ".

At the same time a pop-up window will appear that will allow you to change the " Noise ", in which the percentage It will be regulated at 400%.

Duplicate the layer and apply the Gaussian blur

To duplicate, select the layer by right-clicking, choosing the option " Duplicate ". Likewise, the first level is hidden to continue the process in the second.

Photoshop lets you take a layer, image, or selection and use the copy and paste option.


In this, a Gaussian effect must be applied, which can be obtained from the card " filters ", Then it is chosen" Blur " and finally " Gaussian blur ".

A new configuration window will appear, which must be adjusted to an interval of 0,5 pixels, then press " Ok ".

Change the layers in the second layer and the Gaussian blur in the first

Now, the color levels need to be changed to continue modeling. And to do this, you access the card " Image "Then positioned in" Regulation "And then in" Layers ".

The first of the three arrows shown should be set to 201, shifting it to the right, while the second of these by 0,75. The third remained the same.

To continue creating the nebulae and stars effect in Adobe Photoshop CC, reactivate the first layer and apply the Gaussian blur by setting the radius to 1.

Then, he has to adjust his levels, placing the first arrow at 160 and the third arrow at 169. Next, the Gaussian blur at 1.2 is applied again.

Select all the stars from "Channels"

Then you have to go to " Channels ”In the section next to the layers in the right bar and in that section choose the button with several dots at the bottom. The channels option allows you to convert a layer to a channel.

This way, you will have selected all the stars in the levels, the next thing is to drag the first level and delete it.

Then a new one is created and painted entirely white. So, in the " Selection ", you choose " Deselect ".


Then, click on the layer and check the box " External glow ". Then, right click on any layer and select " Combine visible ".

Final steps to create the nebulae and stars

To continue, a new layer is created and painted black. In this same level, let's go to the sheet " filters ", Then to" Interprets "And then to" Clouds ".

Then, choose the level options and select " Overlap ". Next, a new layer is created, and then choose the brush tool with 8% Opacity.

In addition, the options of the brush are adjusted, which will only be marked " Smooth “, Choosing the desired color and painting the entire layer as desired.

Similarly, you need to apply a Gaussian blur to the new 90-pixel layer, then pick other colors with the brush and finish coloring the nebulae and stars in Adobe Photoshop CC.

If you are interested in all the effects you can create with Adobe Photoshop CC, you should know that you can also create the light flare effect on the lens.

Since you will be creating a nebula and stars background why not also try making a photomontage and put the photo of a friend, family member or yours in that background.

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