Photoshop: Warp Speed!!! Create the Look HYPER-DRIVE in Deep Space (CS6+)

Photoshop: Warp Speed!!! Create the Look HYPER-DRIVE in Deep Space (CS6+)

September 11, 2019 30 By Peter Engel


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the awesome
look of hyper-drive in deep space. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber
to my channel, click that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner to let you
know as soon as I upload new Photoshop tutorials. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + N or by going to File and New. Make its Width: 1920 pixels, its Height: 1080 pixels and its Resolution: 150 pixels per inch. The Color Mode is RGB and 8 bits per Channel. Click the box and pick black. We’ll convert the black background into a
Smart Object, so if we want to, we can adjust the filters that we’ll be adding to it at any time. Click the icon at the upper, right of the
Layers panel and click, “Convert to Smart Object”. Go to Filter, Noise and “Add Noise”. Make the Amount 100%, Uniform and Monochromatic. Go back to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur. Blur it point 5 pixels. Open Levels by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + L. In
the Input Shadow field, type in 143 and in the Input Highlight field, type in 150. Go back to Filter and Blur again and this
time, click “Radial Blur”. Make the Amount 15, Zoom and Best. We’ll brighten our image by click the Adjustment
Layer icon and click “Levels”. In the Input Shadow field, type in 8 and in
the Input Highlight field, type in 48. Next, we’ll exaggerate its perspective. Make “Layer 0” active and go to Filter and
Lens Correction. Click the “Custom” tab and drag the “Remove
Distortion” slider to plus 100. Repeat the filter by press Alt + Ctrl + F
on Windows or Option + Cmd + F on a Mac. Click the Custom tab and drag the Remove Distortion
again to plus 100. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click
“Hue/Saturation”. Check “Colorize”. For the Hue, type in 200 and for the Saturation,
type in 100. Make Layer 0 active. To save space in the Layers panel, let’s collapse
the effects by clicking the small arrow. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. Change the empty layer’s Blend Mode to “Color
Dodge”. Open the Brush Tool and Brush Picker. Pick a soft, round brush. Make its size 200 pixels, the Hardness is
0%, the Opacity: 10% & Flow: 100%. Click the foreground color to open the Color
Picker. In the hexadecimal field, type in 227AFF. Then, click OK or press Enter or Return. Place your cursor outside your document approximately
here and press and hold Shift as you drag across your mouse or pen. Holding Shift kept your cursor perfectly horizontal. If you want to redo the line, press Ctrl or
Cmd + z to undo your last step. Release your cursor and place it approximately
here. Brush another line across your document. Convert this layer into a Smart Object, so
we can modify it non-destructively. Go to Filter, Distort and “Polar Coordinates”. Tick, “Rectangular to Polar” and click OK. Go back to Filter, Blur and “Gaussian Blur”. Blur it 100 pixels. We’ll convert our visible image into a Smart
Object by making the top adjustment layer active, scrolling to the bottom and Shift-clicking
the bottom layer to make all the layers active. Then, convert all the layers into one Smart Object. Make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd
+ J. Hide the copy and make the bottom layer active. If you’re using versions CS6 or CC, go to
Filter, Blur and Iris Blur. If you’re using CC 2014 or later, go to Filter,
Blur Gallery and Iris Blur. I did an in-depth tutorial of the Iris Blur,
so if you’d like to watch it, its link is in my video’s description below. If you don’t see the Iris Blur shape outline, press Ctrl or Cmd + H. Go just above the top, middle dot. These dots are called “Ellipse Handles”. When you see a curved, double-arrow, drag
it up a bit past the top of your image. Drag one of the sides out as well a bit past
the document. You’ll notice there are 4 inside blue dots. These are called “Feather handles”. Between the Feather Handles and the Ellipse
Handles is where the blur starts and ends. Dragging one of the Feather handles drags
all of them at the same time. Drag it to approximately here. Blur it 10 pixels and in the Effects panel, make the “Light Bokeh”: 50 and the Light Range: 0 and 255. Then, click OK at the top. Make the copy visible and active. Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur. Blur it 36 pixels. We’ll brighten it by clicking the Adjustment
layer icon and clicking “Levels”. We want the adjustment layer to affect only
the blurred layer below it. To do this, we need to clip it or restrict
it to the blurred layer. Click the “Clipping Mask” icon or press Alt
+ Ctrl +G on Windows or Option + Cmd + G on a Mac. You can also go to Layer and “Create Clipping Mask”. In the Input Highlight field, type in 22. Go to Filter, Render and Clouds. Make the “Levels 1” copy active and click
the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask next to the active layer. Open your “Elliptical Marquee Tool” and go
to a corner. Drag your cursor to the opposite corner and release. Go to Select, Modify and Feather. Feather it 200 pixels. We want to fill the inside of the selection
with black, which will essentially fill that area of the layer mask with black. Before we do, check your foreground and background colors. If they’re white and black respectively like
mine are, press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete to fill the selection with black. However, if the colors are inverted, press
Alt or Option + Delete. Your layer mask should have a soft, black
elliptical shape inside it. The black area is essentially masking out
the middle of the blurred copy, while the white area is revealing its outer edges. Deselect it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + D. Next,
we’ll brighten our entire image. Make the top adjustment layer active. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click
“Levels” again. Since we want to brighten our entire image,
we won’t clip it. In the Input Highlight field, type in 190. Lastly, we’ll enlarge our image to crop off
any bloomed out areas we don’t want. To do this, scroll to the bottom of the Layers
panel and Shift-click the bottom layer to make all the layers active. Open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. If you see this message, just click OK. If you’re using a version earlier than CC
2019, go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt or Option
+ Shift as you drag it out until you no longer see the bloomed edges. If you’re using CC 2019 or later, just press
Alt or Option as you drag it. Then, press Enter or Return. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!