Galaxy Portrait Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Galaxy Portrait Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

October 7, 2019 41 By Peter Engel


All stock download links are in the description. Select the Quick Selection Tool. Select the entire model. ALT + click to subtract from selection. Once you’re done. CTRL + J to duplicate selection. I’m going to rename this layer to man. Create a new adjustment layer>Solid Color. Make sure it’s white>Then OK. Drag the solid color below the Man layer. Select the Man layer. Duplicate it>CTRL + J. I’m going to rename this layer>Desaturate. Head up to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate. Head up to Filter>Filter Gallery. Close the Artistic folder. Open up the Sketch Folder>Torn Edges. Image Balance: 19. Smoothness: 15. Contrast: 10. Create a new effect layer at the bottom. Close the Sketch Folder. Open up the Artistic Folder>Select Cutout I’m going to keep everything as is. Number of levels: 3. Edge Simplicity: 4. Then Edge Fidelity: 3 Then hit OK. There’s a few touch-ups we need to do. CTRL + Click on our Desaturated thumbnail layer. We’ll use the selection as a guide. Foreground should be black. Select the Brush Tool. Carefully start filling in the white areas. I will speed this part up! Continue fixing areas you want to keep. CTRL + 0 to zoom back out. I’m going to fix a few black spots. Make sure your foreground is set to white. Brush Tool selected. Brush in the black areas. CTRL + 0 to zoom back out. CTRL + D to deselect. Head up to Image>Adjustments>Selective Color. Select Blacks. Then drag the bottom black slider to +100% Then hit OK. Head up to Select>Color Range. On your main image>Select a part that’s black. Then hit OK. CTRL + J to duplicate only the blacks. I’m going to hide the bottom two layers. I’m going to rename this layer to blacks. Select our color fill layer. Create a new adjustment layer>Gradient. Click the gradient presets. I’m going to select the black to white gradient. Then hit OK. I’m going to change the Style: Radial. Reverse checked. Crank up the scale to about 267%. Then hit OK. Select our top layer. We can now start adding the Galaxy images. Using your Move Tool. Drag and drop onto our project. Change the Blending Mode>Screen. Right click>Create a clipping mask. CTRL + T to select the nebula. I’m going to increase the size by dragging a corner outwards. Position them as you like. When you’re done, hit Enter. I’m going to add another one. Using your Move Tool. Drag and drop onto our project. Change the Blending Mode>Screen. Right click>Create a clipping mask. Continue adding more!