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Creating Exploding Planet Using Photoshop
Open a new document of width "600" Height "480" resolution "72" pixel/inch
background white. Double click on it and unlock the layer. Create a new layer.
Drag the the image of dried mud(Download the mud.jpg given bottom of the page) to to your work space and from there drag in to the newly created document
Select the layer containing dried mud and press "Ctrl+I" or else go to Image=>Adjustment=>Invert.
Select "Elliptical Marquee Tool" Hold "Shift" and draw a perfect round selection.
Press "Shift+Ctrl+I" to inverse the selection or else go to Select=>Inverse.
On your keyboard press "Delete" key. Do not deselect.
This step press "Shift+Ctrl+I" again to select the mud. Now go to Filter=>Distort=>Spherize and apply the settings given below
Now set the foreground color as Black select the "Background layer" and press "Alt+Backspace" fill the background With Black color.
Go to Layer=>Flatten Image
Here go to Filter=>Sharpen=>Unsharp Mask and apply the selection.
Go to Filter=>Distort=>Polar Coordinates apply the settings
Now go to
Now go to Filter=>Stylize=>Wind
"Ctrl+F" to repeat the same method
Now Image=>Rotate Canvas=>90CCW
Again go to Filter=>Distort=>Polar Coordinates.
Select "Wind" and select "Rectangular To Polar"
Now Go to image=>Hue/Saturation check the "Colorize" and move the sliders until you get "exploding" effect.
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Last edited by arup1; 06-04-2009 at 02:50 PM.
wow! great tut