Today we are going to present how to create space explosion in adobe Photoshop. When space explosion created it looks very lightning effect, when a space going to explosion, created an unforgettable moment. I hope you never face any problem to follow this tutorial. So enjoy this our amazing creation and share your sweet comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 45 Mins

Space Explosion Tutorial in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Gradient Overlay
  • Elliptical Marquee Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Pen Tool

Lets start to create our space explosion tutorial in Photoshop.

Step 1

Create new document (Ctrl+N) with 1000×1000 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Create new layer and select Gradient Tool, applying Radial Gradient to this new layer and name it layer Gradient.

Radial Gradient

After applying radial gradient we get a new effect on this layer.

Radial Gradient

Set Opacity (25%) of this gradient layer.

Set Opacity

Step 3

Now create new layer, named it Clouds, applying Filter of this clouds layer with Black and Brown color.

Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

Applying Clouds

Set Blend Mode to (Screen) and Opacity (80%) of this clouds layer because we also want to show the gradient layer.

Set Blend Mode to Screen

Step 4

Create new layer fill it with black color #000000, name it layer Stars.

Create New Layer

Now I am going to applying the Filter of this stars layer to make stars.

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and set Amount (10%) Distribution (Gaussian) and Click on the Monochromatic box.

Add Noise

After add noise we get awesome effect on stars layer.

Get Awesome Effect

Now adjustment the stars layer to make effective these stars.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Levels.

Image Adjustment

After image adjustment we get new effect on stars layer.

Get New Effect

Set Blend Mode to (Screen) and Opacity (50%) of this stars layer to make more effective and depth.

Set Blend Mode and Opacity

Step 5

Now I am going to add the NASA Blue Marble Picture in adobe Photoshop.

Add NASA Blue Marble Picture

Step 6

Select Elliptical Marquee Tool and make a selection of NASA blue marble image layer.

Make a Selection

Press (Ctrl+Shift+I) to inverse the selection and hit the Delete button to delete the unneeded area.

Delete Unneeded Area

Press (Ctrl+D) to deselect the selection of NASA blue marble image layer.

Deselect the Selection

Step 7

Now hold Ctrl key and click the thumbnail of NASA blue marble image layer to make selection.

Selection Created

Create new layer upper side of the NASA blue marble image layer and select the Gradient Tool, fill the layer with Radial Gradient, white color and transparent and name it layer 1st Light.

Fill with Gradient

After fill gradient we get this result.

Fill with Gradient

Step 8

Duplicate this 1st light layer name it 2nd Light and applying Gaussian Blur on this 2nd light layer.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set Radius (3px).

Applying Gaussian Blur

After applying Gaussian Blur we get new effect on 2nd light layer.

Get New Effect on Light Layer

Step 9

Create new layer select any Soft Brush (100px) and make a spot with white color #ffffff as like in preview and name it layer Brush Light.

Create New Layer

Press (Ctrl+T) to transform this brush light layer, expand it and rotate it as like in preview.

Rotate This Layer

After rotating this brush light layer we get this result.

After Transform Layer

Now go to the Blending Option and applying Outer Glow of this brush light layer.

Outer Glow

After applying outer glow we get this effective result.

Get Effective Result

Step 10

Now duplicate this brush light layer and press (Ctrl+T) to transform it and rotate it as like in preview.

Duplicate Layer

After Transform here we have new result.

After Transform