Making the Sun | Beginner Graphics in Photoshop [Tutorial]

Making the Sun | Beginner Graphics in Photoshop [Tutorial]


Hello everyone it’s Jen from Olde Tinkerer Studio and today I’m going to show you how to make the Sun. Let’s create a new project. Go to File>New (Width: 2000; Height: 2000). Click OK. Make sure your foreground color is a black and using ALT + DEL fill the project with black. Fit the project onto your screen using CTRL + 0. Choose your Elliptical Marquee Tool – hold down SHIFT + ALT start from the center and draw out a circle to about 2/3 the size of the project If you need to move the Selection click inside – hold your Left Mouse Button down and move it Make a new layer and name it Sun. Go to Filter>Render>Clouds. Go to Filter>Render>Difference Clouds. To increase the complexity of the patterns hit CTRL + F seven or eight times Delete the Selection using CTRL + D. Click on the Adjustment Layer button and choose Gradient Map. Click on the Gradient Box. Double-Click on the left stop and change the color to #6A0202. Click below the gradient bar to make a new stop with a location of 30%. Change the color to #C20000. Click below the gradient bar to make a new stop at a location of 60%. Change the color to #FDCA3C. Click right stop and type in 80% for the location. Click OK. Make the Sun Layer active and go to Filter>Distort>Spherize. Change the Amount to 100%. Click OK. Repeat the filter (CTRL + F). Reduce the size to about 2/3 the size of the background by using the Transform Tool (CTRL + T) Holding down SHIFT + ALT drag in from a corner and hit the Enter Key when you have the size you want. Shift-click the top Adjustment Layer to select it along with the Sun Layer. Press CTRL + E to merge the layers – Rename the layer Sun. Delete the background layer. Go to File>New (Width: 1920; Height: 1080). Click OK. Make sure your foreground color is black. Using ALT + DEL fill the project with black and fit it onto your screen (CTRL + 0). Now we are going to make some stars. Go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise – Amount: 20%, Distribution: Gaussian, Check Monochromatic Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and make the Radius: 0.3 pixels. Click OK. Open the Levels Window (CTRL + L) – Change the Black to 58 and Change the White to 140. Click OK. Click back on the Sun tab. Choose the Move Tool and drag the sun onto the tab of the star project and drag the sun into position. Make a copy of the new Sun Layer (CTRL + J). Make the original Sun Layer active. Go to Filter>Blur>Radial Blur – Amount: 100, Blur Method: Zoom, Quality: Best. Click OK. Make a copy of the Sun Layer (CTRL + J) and name it Inner Glow. Rename the Sun Copy Layer Outer Glow. Double-click on the Outer Glow Layer thumbnail to open the Layer Style window. Click on Outer Glow and change the color to #F9B92F. Click OK. Blend Mode: Dissolve, Opacity: 100%, Size: 30 – Click OK. Click on the arrow in the upper-right corner and choose Convert to Smart Object. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and make the Radius: 2 pixels. Click OK. Click on the fx Button and choose Outer Glow. Color: B10000, Blend Mode: Normal, Opacity: 100%, Size: 80 – Click OK. Make the Inner Glow Layer active and double-click on the thumbnail to open the Layer Style window. Choose Inner Glow – Color: White, Blend Mode: Soft Light, Opacity: 100%, Size: 32 – Click OK. Now you have made the Sun I hope you
found this helpful. Have a good day!

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