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Create a Dramatic Planet in Photoshop
Under Photo Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
Sometimes, you may find it difficult to make a planet since the land and cloud are very irregular. And this tutorial, you can learn how to create a nice planet in a professional way.
In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to create a realistic IES (photometric) lighting effect. We are going to use Photoshop CS4 as well as some free plugins and software. You can always apply the same idea to your image and other objects you like.
Many of realistic scenes are difficult to create as they need to be done in a very detailed way in order to turn it to be nice and realistic. Here will show you the lighting adjustments and settings to create the nice light beams.
One of the main idea for photo manipulation is to create a nice background for your image. The most difficulty would be mixed different images together like from a single scene. It is all about color and lighting adjustments.
This suspicious environment is like other photo combination. You need to prepare few images which contain your elements e.g. witch image and house. Skills for cut and paste, color and brightness adjustment will be showed in this tutorial for your reference.