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Photoshop: How to Create a Face made of Stars in Space!

November 10, 2019

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to quickly create
a face made of stars in deep space from a photo. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber
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my channel and keeping my tutorials free. Open a photo of a face that you’d like to
use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. The first step is to create a new document. Press Ctrl or Cmd + N or go to File and New. Make its With: 1920 pixels, its Height: 1080
pixels and its resolution: 150 pixels per inch. The background is black. We’ll convert it into a Smart Object, so when we add filters to it, we’ll be able to adjust the filters at any time. Click the icon at the upper right of the Layers
panel and click “Convert to Smart Filter”. Go to Filter, Noise and “Add Noise”. Make the amount: 100%, Gaussian and Monochromatic. Go back to Filter, Blue and Gaussian Blur. Blur it 0.3 pixels. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click
“Levels”. In the Input Shadow field, type in 200 and
in the Input Highlight field, type in 243. Click the layer to make it active and change
its Blend Mode to Soft Light. Let’s save space in the Layers panel by collapsing
the effects. We’ll temporarily place our subject on top
of the Levels layer. Make the Levels layer active and open your subject. With your Move Tool active, drag the subject
onto the tab of your stars document. Without releasing your mouse or pen, drag
it down and release. To resize and position it, open your Transform
Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. If you’re 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 in or out. If you’re using C 2019 or later, just press
Alt or Option as you drag it. If you want to reposition it, go inside the
bounding box and drag your subject. Then, press Enter or Return. Next, we’ll separate our subject from the
background by making a selection around our subject. There are many ways to do this, but for this
example, I’ll use the Quick Selection Tool. If you’re using this tool as well, drag it
over the subject to select it. To remove unwanted areas, press and hold Alt
or Option as you drag over those areas. Once you’ve made a selection around the subject,
click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to your subject. Convert it to a Smart Object and drag it below the stars. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click,
“Black & White”. Make your subject active and go to Filter,
Sharpen and Unsharp Mask. I’ll make the amount: 500%, the Radius: 1
pixel and the Threshold: 0 levels. Since every photo is different, you may want
to adjust these amounts for YOUR image. Remember, you can always come back to it later. Double-click an empty area of the subject’s
layer to open its Layer Style window. Click “Outer Glow”. The Blend Mode is Normal, the Opacity is 70%,
the Noise is 100% and the color is white. The Technique is Softer, the Spread is 0 and
the Size is 20 pixels. The Contour is linear and the Range is 50%. Change the Blend Mode to “Dissolve” and reduce
its opacity to 25%. Make the Levels layer active and click the
New Layer icon to make a new layer. In this empty layer, we’ll make a composite
snapshot of our visible image. Press Alt + Ctrl + Shift + E on Windows or
Option + Cmd + Shift + E on a Mac. Open your Channels panel. If you don’t see it, go to Window and Channels. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click the RGB channel to
make a selection of the stars. Now that we have a selection of the stars,
open back your Layers panel and drag the composite snapshot to the trash, since we don’t need
it anymore. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. We’ll fill the selection with white, but before
we do, check your foreground and background colors. If they aren’t black and white respectively,
press “D” on your keyboard. Since white is our background color, press
Ctrl or Cmd + Delete. This layer is now filled with stars. You can’t see it now because they’re too
small to see. Deselect it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + D. Double-click an empty area of the layer to open its Layer Style window. Click “Outer Glow”. The Blend Mode is Normal, the Opacity is 30%
and the Noise is 100%. The Spread is 0 and the Size is 30 pixels. The Range is 50%. Lastly, we’ll brighten our overall image by clicking the Adjustment Layer icon and clicking “Levels” again. Type into the Input Highlights field, 150. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!


  • Reply Ina Omar August 4, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Awesome 🔥🔥

  • Reply jpwood6661 August 4, 2019 at 10:47 pm


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  • Reply come back August 4, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Waw .. so lovely tutorial

  • Reply Ugur In Celebi! August 4, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Woow Cool!!!!

  • Reply shakib alam August 5, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Helpful video. thanks sir….

  • Reply F Smittick August 5, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Stellar tutorial 😎

  • Reply Patrick August 5, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Really good video!

  • Reply Denisson Batista August 5, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Perfeito, aprendo muito com você!

  • Reply Mesto Fratello August 5, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Plz Marty tell me what's the music you used at the begining of the video ! that choiry sound i like it a lot

  • Reply Along with truth and justice August 5, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Dear sir,… Could you please create the bricks wall in Photoshop…?????

  • Reply nunez anc August 5, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Tus creaciones son geniales .👀👍.Saludos.

  • Reply hussain mohammed. mahf August 5, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Wonderful ❣️ editing❣️ excellent 👌 Sir 👌

  • Reply LY CHANNEL August 5, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Good and thankyou
    Suport my channel 🙁

  • Reply Channah DeBoer August 5, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Some reason, I lose the face when I change it to Black and White. It mostly disappears!

  • Reply Александр Володин August 5, 2019 at 7:12 am


  • Reply Charly August 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Very cool! Thank you!

  • Reply Redha Nessah August 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

    great job bro .. thanks

  • Reply Iqra Rajpoot August 5, 2019 at 8:51 am

    hello sir you are my best teacher on you tube I want to change my photoshop settings as default. When i create any shape from shapes or pen tool it is not filled with color please tell me how can i change it

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  • Reply dota muugi August 5, 2019 at 9:03 am

    awesomei did it.thank u very much ur page

  • Reply Xploter August 5, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you, it was an awesome tut

  • Reply Jaime E. Campuzano T. August 5, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you very much Marty!!!!

  • Reply Saied Alasaad August 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm


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  • Reply moon shadow August 6, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Awesome knowledge

  • Reply Hammad Ahsan August 6, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Marty would you please make illustrator tutorials please?

  • Reply Tarun Verma Films August 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    You are just insane man

  • Reply salaheddin khalifa August 7, 2019 at 12:05 am


  • Reply reshevsky August 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Where did u learn photoshop :)?

  • Reply EASTSIDEDELI August 9, 2019 at 3:48 am

    That was fun. Thanks!

  • Reply Zubia Usman August 12, 2019 at 6:45 am

    What app do you use to edit your video

  • Reply Dheajeng Fitri Yani August 16, 2019 at 7:33 am


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  • Reply Manish agrawal August 18, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Please next video plastic font

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