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Hi, today we are going to make an abstract space image using actions and public domain images.

Step 1: What We Need?

Step 2: Make New Document

Open photoshop, make new document (1920x1280 px; 72 dpi)

Step 3: Place Image of Skies

Go to file-place-place image of skies.

Step 4: Resize

Resize it to borders of document.

Step 5: Rasterize

Click on layer and rasterize layer.

Step 6: Placing the Image of Space

Do the same operation with space image

Step 7: Black and White.

Go to image-adjustment-black&white. Play a little with parameters.

Step 8: Invert

Select layer of skier and use ctrl-i keys combination to invert your image.

Step 9: Blending Mode

Change blending mode of space layer to "overlay".

Step 10: Using Action

Use the "heatwave 75%" action from Hollywood Divas by Florin Gorgan set.

Step 11: Final.

So, our image is ready!

Thanks for you attention!

If you like the result, you can find some backgrounds made in the same way here: Space Backgrounds

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<p>Oho, these are pretty. Thanks for making an 'ible about Actions in PS, they are a vastly underrated way to speed up a whole bunch of different processes.....! </p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Very creative. But I think your instruct needs some adjusting. I would state that you can use any PhotoShop for this and or other image editing programs such as Gimp. </p><p>Just sounds more more flexible. :)</p>
<p>Thanks for nice tips! ;)</p>
<p>Very cool, i will try it! :)</p>
<p>Thanks man! :) Also check my shop ;)</p>

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