Let's decorate the beautiful outer space with Photoshop
In a previous post, I made a simple gallery image with Photoshop. Here, I will create another universe by combining the picture of the moon and the gallery picture I made last time among the pictures I drew today. (Go to previous post!)
The first, materials are PSD file with Galaxy work in advance and a file image to be loaded with the moon draw.
The above picture is one of the pictures submitted during the first exhibition in New York in 2015. I painted it with acrylic and remembered the moon and the angle I saw the moon in my dream. I try to create another universe by inserting this picture into the Galaxy image I worked on within Photoshop.
First, open Photoshop where you created the gallery image and load the image of the moon above. Select only the moon area of the imported the image with the selection tool and copy it.
Then resize it and orient it where you want it to be placed as shown below.
Then, click the drop-down menu to change the layer properties in the layer window on the right from normal to screen. (normal ---> screen)
If you use this function, the two images will be blended naturally.
How to create a galaxy image in photoshop
In the last post, I made the homepage intro image using the gallery image I made in advance.
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Images of our galaxy are actually available from free image download sites like Pixabay. However, I recommend making your own if possible. Because if you want to express your digital art creation through Photoshop more artistically, it is best to avoid using images created by others as much as possible. Because if you borrow someone else's image too much, it's like the crow with the feathers of several birds in Aesop's fables, and it loses its true color. As this becomes a habit, Photoshop is only a tool for compositing, and it becomes increasingly difficult to use it as a tool to create artworks.
In this sense, today, I would like to introduce you to making a gallery image yourself with Photoshop.
First, open a new document in Photoshop and change the background color to black.
Add noise to the background black layer.
Go to Filter menu---> Noise--> Add Noise
And then you can adjust the value like below.
Here is the result screen.
Next, you can click the menu, Filter--> Blur--> Gaussian blur and adjust the value 1 px like below.
And then click the menu, Image ---> Levels.
Next, for seeing blinking stars, you can adjust the value like below.
And add the new layer for gradiation.
And click the Gradient tool.
Select the gradient color like below, and then you can choose also the color as you wish.
And then you can click the right side layer window like below. (drop down the menubar and click the Soft Light for colorful stars)
Then perform the following steps to represent the outer space more realistically. First copy the layer from Layer 0 (Cmd + J) and click on the black layer(Layer 0 copy) and go to the Render ---> Clouds of the filter.
Here is the result screen.
And then adjust the value on the right layer window like below.
Next, you can use Eraser tool for arrange the shape of clouds like below.
And in general, there are galleries in the space. Copy the space of the first layer using the square selection tool to express the galley like a bright band in the middle.
Then, only the selected band part adjusts the brightness to the brightest.
Below are the steps for adding the Milky Way.
Now, finally, we take advantage of the filter's lens flare feature to create a mysterious atmosphere.
Finally, the finished screen. I hope you all make the universe even better than me.
For instance, here is the galaxy image with adding other image and effects.
How to create an artistic header image in Photoshop
When you create a website, you need an image. In particular, from the homepage main intro image to the header image for each page, the header is decorated with an image that symbolizes each menu.
You can use these header images by downloading them from sites that provide free images, such as Pixar Bay. However, if you use the images you created yourself in Photoshop, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment. And give symbolism, philosophy, and meaning to the page menu, and consider the artistic aspect. You can enjoy the experience of turning even the image into a work of art.
The header image to be introduced today is the service menu intro image. The service is related to finance, and its motto is Find Cosmos in Chaos. It is one of the tasks to find order in the chaos. The purpose is to relieve the risk and anxiety experienced by investors by using a mathematical model that can predict scientifically in the unpredictable stock market. We need an image of a galaxy to symbolize the first chaos, unpredictability, and massive data.
In the next post, I will cover how to make a gallery image in Photoshop, which is essential for image creation introduced today. First, I loaded the gallery image I made in advance.
It will display a mathematical model with the universe in the background. Load the image.
Now we will naturally merge these two images.
Use the divide in the layer properties to make the mathematical model naturally distant in outer space.
Next, I load an image called Cityeye that I made in advance. I will use this image. I will upload the image production process later.
It will transform this picture. Go to 3D menu --> New Mesh from Layer--> Postcard.
If you use the Postcard option, you can adjust the angle to create a screen like the one below.
Add one more layer and paste the created image.
Blue dancing making process
The best day for me is when I can draw directly on paper, but when this time feels like a luxury, digital can quench my thirst for painting to some extent. So I'm grateful for a drawing tablet or a helpful tool like Photoshop Illustrator that makes digital art possible. In particular, when an image comes to my mind, I feel that my life has been enriched by developing tools that help me create a vivid screen right away. Maybe it's because I studied medical informatics and researched and planned in that field, so I'm kind of favorable to these applied tools and technologies. In other words, it never sticks to analog alone.
Today, I would like to show you how digitally converting my inspiration from seeing a hydrangea is as beautiful and pure as the child's heart. I carefully dipped the hydrangea that the child brought with me. Hydrangea looks more vivid on clear water.
Moreover, it seems as if the blue hydrangeas blue petals are transformed into butterflies and then flaps around as if they were about to take off. For a moment, these images scattered like a fractal image and converted into a single picture. To capture that image, I arranged the hydrangeas below, as shown below.
Next, use Smudge Tool to arrange the borders of the petals so that the connected pieces connect naturally.
Then, the petals that look like butterflies of a hydrangea are glued on top of the created image one by one with the lasso tool.
When pasting flower petals that have become butterflies, you need to use the left/right up/down rotation in Photoshop to match the symmetry. As a shortcut, if you see the selected area while pressing Command +T together, right-click and press "Rotate 180" in the menu that appears to adjust the position.
How to change only background color in Photoshop.
After drawing an orange rose recently, I am working on digitizing this painting. Physically drawing pictures gives me great pleasure, but digitizing them later is also a meaningful experience. Because I can reinterpret the concept from various angles, I can see that the picture changes without physical modification. Of course, since I work on my drawings, I have the advantage of being able to change them digitally without any copyright issues freely. Today I want to show you how to adjust the background color and mood of the background, leaving only the most fundamental objects. It's very simple. Those who are new to Photoshop or who want to change their drawings to a different atmosphere would be good to see.
First of all, you need to load the picture file you want to change in Photoshop, and I opened the orange rose that I recently worked on. Then, take out the magic wand tool from the left toolbar and select the background.
When using this magic wand for the first time, it is difficult to capture the desired object well at once. It is normal for partial partial selection as shown below.
In this case, if you click the background again while holding down the shift key, only the entire background is selected as shown below.
In that state, go to Image ---> Adjustments--> Hue/Saturation.
I made changes by setting the mode values as follows.
And check the results.
You can also apply various textures by selecting the filter gallery from the menu bar above.
|Myungja Anna Koh||