Picture of DIY Sun/Star in Photoshop
This instructable will teach you how to make a sun in Photoshop. It doesn't matter what intensity, position, or color you want the sun to have... this guide will help you with all of them. This guide will teach you how to make the sun from scratch, and also how you can create suns in pictures that already contain planets or other stars. (Pictured below is one of the ones I made, on the left is a low intensity blue sun and on the right is a black hole).

Materials you'll need:


Google Images

Step 1: Choosing Your Backround

Picture of Choosing Your Backround
Star backround.jpg
The first step is creating a backround. You have many choices in regards with that, you can choose a plain black backround (which is more realistic for close-ups since when your close to a star the light blocks your vision of other more distant stars). You can choose a starry backround, you could also choose just any old picture taken on earth that has enough sky where you could add your own sun. Or you could choose a picture of a planet where you could create your own sun for the planet. (Pictured below our some examples)

Requirements for your backround picture:


  • Must have enough open space to fit the sun.
  • Must be of high-quality (i.e. no grainy photos).
  • Photo wil allow the sun to be the focal point.
lil larry4 years ago
How do you get Photoshop?
LoneWolf (author)  lil larry4 years ago
You have to pay to download it or buy it, here's a link to their site: http://www.photoshop.com/ 
ok. thanx! :D
LoneWolf (author)  lil larry4 years ago
No problem =) I believe there's also some sort of free version done by another company that similar to photoshop, but I'm not sure how good it is.
Well, I don't know. When I join new websites it takes a long, long time (because I have dail-up (a slow internet)) so can you tell me how big is the file going to be?
i think gif shop or gif
LoneWolf (author)  lil larry4 years ago
Well, sorry, I can't remember what it's called so I can't find out the file size, but you could probably find it with just a web search or two.
Oh well.
can you make an ible on how to photoshop.
LoneWolf (author)  I LIKE TURTLES4 years ago
What do you mean an ible' on how to photoshop? There's way to much you can do in photoshop to put in one instructable unfortuanetly.
007dna LoneWolf3 years ago
He might mean for you to put a "Basic Introduction to Photoshop" ible up.
love the third one....looks like antarctica... oops...hope i spelled that right
LoneWolf (author)  I LIKE TURTLES4 years ago
Yeah, I used to have it as my desktop picture =)