hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create this
cinematic deep space Stargate from
scratch create a new document by going
to file and new make the width 1550
pixels the height 870 pixels and the
resolution 150 pixels per inch the mode
is RGB and 8 bits per channel then click
OK or press Enter or return
if your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively
press D on your keyboard we'll fill the
canvas with black by pressing Alt Delete
on Windows or option delete on a Mac
make a copy of your background by
pressing ctrl or command J will place
the copy into a folder by pressing ctrl
or command G click the thumbnail of
layer 1 to make it active click the
foreground color which opens the color
picker in the brightness field type in
15 this will make the foreground color a
very dark grey then click OK go to
filter render and clouds
we're going to stretch the clouds
horizontally to do this open your
transform tool by pressing ctrl or
at the top you'll see the percentages of
the transforms width and height go to
the width and type in 300 then press
Enter or return since the clouds have a
width of three hundred percent they're
extending beyond both sides of your
document to crop them off press ctrl or
command a to select the width and the
height of your document and go to image
and crop to deselect it press ctrl or
command D go to filter
pixelh8 and mezzotint
choose medium strokes and click okay
go back to filter blur and radial blur
slide the amount all the way to the
right make the blur method zoom and the
quality best then click OK
repeat the filter by pressing ctrl or
command F and then repeat it one more
time next we'll frame it to the same
aspect ratio of a widescreen movie go to
view and make sure rulers and snap are
checked if they aren't just click on
open your crop tool and for the width
type in 2.66 and the height one this is
the aspect ratio of the original
go to the ruler at the top and drag down
a guideline to the top of the cropped
area it'll snap to it because we have
snapped checked if you don't see the
guideline press ctrl or command H drag
another guideline to the bottom of the
cropped area zoom out of your document
by pressing ctrl or command + the minus
key on your keyboard
open your rectangular marquee tool and
drag a selection from the top left
corner to the lower right corner of the
make the folder active and click the
layer mask icon to make a layer mask of
the selection next to the folder the
white area of the layer mask will reveal
the inside of each layer within the
folder to see your document at a hundred
percent press ctrl or command one to
hide the guidelines press ctrl or
make the clouds layer active will invert
it by pressing ctrl or command I
click the new layer icon to make a new
layer open your elliptical marquee tool
of your image press and hold alt or
option as you drag out an ellipse
approximately this size and shape
go to select modify and feather
feather it 100 pixels and click OK
pressing ctrl or command shift I
we'll make the foreground color
completely black by pressing D on your
keyboard to revert it to its default
color fill the selection with black by
pressing alt or option + delete then
reduce its opacity to eighty percent
click the new layer icon to make a new
layer invert your foreground and
background colors by pressing X on your
keyboard or by clicking this icon
open your brush tool and open your brush
picker make your brush size 600 pixels
and the hardness 0% its opacity and flow
are both a hundred percent hover your
cursor over the center and left-click
click the adjustment layer icon and
open the gradient picker and open your
list of gradient presets
I'll choose color harmonies to however
feel free to experiment with other
presets when you see this window click
OK to replace the current gradients with
the gradients from the preset you just
I'll click this one
make the style radial and I'll drag the
scale all the way to the right this
zooms into the center of the gradient
the higher the scale amount the more it
zooms in play with this amount to get
the colors you want you can always
change it later
change its blend mode to color
next we'll add stars make the center
white glow active and click the new
layer icon to make a new layer above it
will fill the empty layer with black and
since black is the background color
press ctrl or command + delete
change the blend mode to screen
and go to filter noise and add noise
make the amount thirty percent gaussian
go back to filter blur and Gaussian blur
make the radius point 5 pixels and click
OK open levels by pressing ctrl or
for input shadows type in 75
and for input highlights type in 160
then click OK
next we'll add subtle motion trails to
the stars to make them appear to be
enveloped by the Stargate let's rename
the star layer stars and reduce its
opacity to seventy percent press Enter
or return and make a copy of the stars
make its opacity a hundred percent go to
filter blur and radial blur make the
amount 5 zoom and best then click OK
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create this cinematic,
deep space, stargate from scratch.
Create a new document by going to File and New.
Make the Width: 1550 pixels, the Height: 870 pixels
and the Resolution: 150 pixels per inch. The
Mode is RGB and 8 bits per channel. Then,
click OK or press Enter or Return.
If your foreground and background colors aren't black
and white respectively,
press "D" on your keyboard.
We'll fill the canvas with black by pressing Alt + Delete on Windows or Option + Delete on a Mac.
Make a copy of your Background
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. We'll place the
copy into a folder by pressing Ctrl or Cmd
+ G. Click the thumbnail of "Layer 1" to make
it active. Click the foreground color, which
opens the Color Picker. In the Brightness
field, type in 15. This will make the foreground
color a very dark, grey. Then, click OK.
Go to Filter, Render and Clouds.
We're going to stretch the clouds horizontally. To do
this, open your Transform Tool by pressing
Ctrl or Cmd + T.
At the top, you'll see the percentages of the Transform's Width and Height.
Go to the Width and type in 300.
Then, press Enter or Return.
Since the clouds have a Width
of 300%, they're extending beyond both sides
of your document. To crop them off, press
Ctrl or Cmd + A to select the width and height
of your document and go to Image and Crop.
To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D.
Go to Filter, Pixelate and Mezzotint.
Choose "Medium Strokes" and click OK.
Go back to Filter, Blur and Radial Blur.
Slide the Amount
all the way to the right. Make the Blur Method:
Zoom and the Quality: Best. Then, click OK.
Repeat the Filter by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + F
and then, repeat it one more time. Next,
we'll frame it to the same aspect ratio of
a wide-screen, movie. Go to View and make
sure Rulers and Snap are checked. If they
aren't just click on them.
Open your Crop Tool and for the Width, type in 2.66 and the Height: 1.
This is the aspect ratio of the original, Cinemascope movies.
Go to the ruler at the top
and drag down a guide line to the
top of the cropped area. It'll snap to it
because we have "Snap" checked. If you don't
see the guide line, press Ctrl or Cmd + H.
Drag another guide line to the bottom of the
cropped area. Zoom out of your document by
pressing Ctrl or Cmd and the minus key on
Open your Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag a selection from the top, left corner
to the lower, right corner of the document's guide lines.
Make the folder active and click
the Layer mask icon to make a layer mask of
the selection next to the folder. The white
area of the layer mask will reveal the inside
of each layer within the folder. To see your
document at 100%, press Ctrl or Cmd + 1.
To hide the guide lines,
press Ctrl or Cmd + H.
Make the clouds layer active. We'll invert it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + I.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer.
Open your Elliptical Marquee Tool,
and go to the center
of your image. Press and hold Alt or Option
as you drag out an ellipse approximately this
size and shape.
Go to Select, Modify and Feather.
Feather it 100 pixels and clock OK.
Invert the selection by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + I.
We'll make the foreground color completely
black by pressing "D" on your keyboard to
revert it to its default color. Fill the selection
with black by pressing Alt or Option + Delete.
Then, deselect it.
Reduce its opacity to 80%.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer.
Invert your foreground and background colors
by pressing "x" on your keyboard or by clicking this icon.
Open your Brush Tool and open your
Brush Picker. Make your brush size: 600 pixels
and the Hardness: 0%. Its Opacity and Flow are both 100%.
Hover your cursor over the center and left-click once.
Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click "Gradient".
Open the Gradient Picker and open your list of gradient presets.
I'll choose "Color Harmonies 2", however,
feel free to experiment with other presets.
When you see this window, click OK to replace the current gradients
with the gradients from the preset you just chose.
I’ll click this one.
Make the Style: Radial and I'll drag
the Scale all the way to the right.
This zooms into the center of the gradient.
The higher the Scale amount, the more it zooms in.
Play with this amount to get the colors you want.
You can always change it later.
Change its Blend Mode to “Color”.
Next, we'll add stars.
Make the center, white glow active
and click the New Layer icon to make a new
layer above it. We'll fill the empty layer
with black and since black is the background
color, press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete.
Change the Blend Mode to "Screen"
and go to Filter,
Noise and Add Noise. Make the Amount: 30%,
Gaussian and Monochromatic.
Go back to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Make the Radius: point 5 pixels and click OK.
Open Levels by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + L.
For Input Shadows, type in 75 and for Input Highlights, type in 160.
Then, click OK.
Next, we'll add subtle, motion trails to the stars
to make them appear to
be enveloped by the star gate. Let's rename
the star layer, "Stars" and reduce its opacity
to 70%. Press Enter or Return and make a copy
of the stars. Make its opacity: 100%.
Go to Filter, Blur and Radial Blur. Make the Amount: 5,
Zoom and Best. Then, click OK.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!