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Design a planet

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General, by The Photoshop Creative Team
August 31, 2011

Combine photos to create your own world

There are many reasons to use Photoshop, but one of the most appealing is to create something completely fantastical. Armed with stock photos, a few techniques and a healthy imagination, you can create anything you can dream up. You don’t have to draw – you just need a vision!

In issue 78, we are reveal the methods used to create this fun photocomposite image of a planet. We are going to cover the creation of the actual planet shape before moving on to isolating subjects from photos and incorporating them into the main planet document. This is the area where you will spend the most time because, in this sort of image, you need to use lots of elements to make the final image. It is worth trying different options such as the Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools if you find the Lasso tool too difficult for making selections.