World In Your Hands
To Complete this, you will need the following:
1. Open your landscape picture. Duplicate your background by right
clicking on the background layer and selecting duplicate layer.
First we need to adjust the landscape so that the right edge is at the same
level as the left edge on the horizon. Widen your work area by dragging the
corners of your image out using your mouse so you can see the area off your
canvas in the image box.
Click View=> New Guide. Set the guide to
3. Select your move tool. Click Edit=> Transform=> Skew. Drag the upper
left hand corner straight up till the horizon line on the left matches the
guide line. Apply this transformation.
Click Filter=> Other=> Offset. Set the following
- horizontal = 200 pixels
- vertical = 0
- wrap around is checked.
You will notice a line straight down the center.
5. Select the Clone Stamp Tool. Set the clone stamp tool to a brush of
65 soft set to 50% opacity.
your Alt key down and Click in an area that you want to copy to put over
your seam. Then paint over the seam in one spot. Do not go too far or you
will get new seams. Paint the center of this stroke over to darken it. Alt
click in another spot. then click on the seam where you want to cover. The
most important area is the horizon. Alt click on a clean part of the horizon
so that the bottom of the brush is on the guide.
start painting at the seam horizon so the bottom of the brush is on the
guide. Continue cloning until the seam is blended and somewhat undetectable.
6. Click Select=> all. Click Image=> crop (this gets rid of the part that
is above the canvas.) Click Edit=> transform=> Flip vertical.
7. Click Image=> image size. Set the following:
- UNCHECK constrain Proportions
- Set the width to 300, or the height of your image.
Click Filter=> Distort=> Polar Coordinates.
- Set it from rectangular to polar
9. Click Image=> Canvas Size and set to the following:
- width = 300
- height = 400
- anchor is center top
10. Select your eye dropper tool and click on the center bottom blue of
your top layer to select the light blue on the edge of it. Select your paint
bucket fill tool and fill the bottom transparent area of your canvas with
11. Insert a layer by clicking layer=> new layer and calling it "star
field".. Hit your D key followed by your X key to set white as your default
color. Select your fill tool (paint bucket) and fill with white.
Click Filter=> noise=> add noise. Set the noise to
- amount = 20%
- distribution = Gaussian
- monochromatic is CHECKED.
13. Click Filter=> Blur=> Gaussian Blur. Set the gausian blur to 0.5
Click image=> adjustments=> threshold.
- Set the threshold up to 255.
15. Turn the eye on the star field layer off. Click on your planet layer.
Select your elliptical marquee tool. Set the options for the elliptical
marquee to the following:
- Style = fixed size
- width = 83 px
- height = 83 px.
Use your marquee tool to move this selection exactly over the planet you
Turn the star field layer on and click on it to make it your active layer.
Select your gradient tool. Set the gradient to a radial gradient from white
to black. Plant your gradient in the upper left quadrant of the circle
marquee and drag it to the 4 o'clock position.
17. Click Layer=> arrange=> send backwards. Click on the top layer, the
Select your elliptical marquee tool and set to a feather value 30 pixels and
style of fixed size of 300 wide by 300 high. Click in the upper left corner
of your image. Then hit the Add layer mask button on the bottom of the
layers panel. Set this layer to Hard light mode.
Open up your image of the woman. Duplicate the background, and turn the eye
off on the background layer. While the background copy is the active layer,
Use the magnetic lasso to go around the foreground arm, her left arm. Touch
up the selection by adding to the selection and subtracting from the
selection with the lasso tool. Hit the button for Add Layer mask.
20. Select your move tool. Drag this layer to the planet canvas and drop
it. It should insert as your top layer. Use your move tool to position this
so that the hand appears like it is holding the planet with it's atmosphere.
Add any text you want on the bottom and you have your poster/card!