A Work in Progress: Space Dog

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Space Dog
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step 1 of 15

Start with a black background
Add galaxy>Exclusion>85%
Add clouds, replace color blue with black then change layer>Screen>57%

Creation of Space Dog: Step 1
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step 2 of 15

Make a layer of colored blobs. I made two of these layers, slightly different from each other.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 2
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step 3 of 15

1st color blob layer was Linear Burn>100% and 2nd color blob layer was Overlay>27%. This is what it looks like over the galaxy.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 3
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step 4 of 15

Make a circle selection of the mossy rock and use Distort>Spherize to make it look more like a planet. I also used Distort>Liquify>Pucker & Bloat to make the roundness look more realistic. Inner and outer glow with light blue.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 4
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step 5 of 15

Altered rock colors to look more planet-like, with different layers of painted color each layer on a different setting like overlay or color burn.

Painted in shadows and hight lights, blurred and lowered opacity.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 5
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step 6 of 15

Repeated planet creation process for small moon and bigger moon/planet.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 6
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step 7 of 15

Removed rocket from it's background, removed the windshield and added in the light bulb.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 7
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step 8 of 15

Added the rocket to image, put in the seat from the sidecar and used clone stamp and layers of paint to make the seat look like it belonged on the rocket.

There is a windshield here that I later removed because it was in the way.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 8
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step 9 of 15

Here you can see the flames I painted. I added a motion blur.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 9
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step 10 of 15

I selected the wind blown dog out of his background as best as I could but lost a lot of details of his flying fur.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 10
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step 11 of 15

Here I try and draw in a lot of flying fur and fill in the gaps that I couldn't save from the original. I also made his body a little bigger.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 11
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step 12 of 15

Added the dog and made him fit in. You can see the windshield that I later got rid of.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 12
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step 13 of 15

Here it is without windshield and with flames.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 13
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step 14 of 15

Added goggles to the dog and distorted them to match the direction he was looking in. Transform>Distort. Painted a light blue into the lens of the goggles and changed the layer setting to Color so it looks like nice blue glass.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 14
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step 15 of 15

The last thing I did was resize the dog and his rocket to be bigger and more prominent in the image.

Creation of Space Dog: Step 15
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Final result

Creation of Space Dog: Final Result

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still26 says:

FANTABULOUS, really great teaching and hopefully learning. (ahem)

(5 years and 137 days ago)