Photoshop Tutorial: Create an Old Fantasy Space City



This tutorial will explain how to make an Old Space City from a single source image in photoshop.
I will explain every part in the scene in great detail. Please watch the images in each step carefully, as most of the instructions are embedded in the step images. Don't forget to check out the HIGH RESOLUTION version of the result.
Let's get started.


End result:
Create an Old Fantasy Space City Final Image

Author:
avatar suresh

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Practice tutorial

Tags:cityfantasyoldscenespace

Step 1

This is the source image from Fallen Lights contest.
Download the high resolution source image: FALLEN LIGHTS SOURCE


Step 2

In this step explain you how to make the space city building from the source image.


Step 3

Finish the first building then make more buildings from the first building using transform tool.


Step 4

Make the pillar.


Step 5

Make dry grass from the source to add old look to the space city.


Step 6

In this step I will explain how I create spaceship from the source image.


Step 7

The following steps will explain the step by step process of the making of space city. First create new 12x9 inch file.


Step 8

In this step shows you how we'll make ground from the source image.


Step 9

Clouds made from filter. Add highlights and shadows to the clouds using Dodge and Burn tool.


Step 10

Now we add the clouds, and set the cloud layer behind the buildings.


Step 11

Continue to add more clouds.


Step 12

Now set the other buildings. Duplicate the building and set it.


Step 13

Now add spaceships.


Step 14

This step will explain how to make mountains from scratch.


Step 15

Now this is the final stage. Flatten all layers then use Dodge and Burn tool to add highlights and shadows to the final image. See the details below the image.


Step 16

Final color correction.


Step 17

This is the final result. Hope you enjoy my tutorial. Good luck!



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78 Comments:

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

I wish I had an imagination like yours!

(5 years and 34 days ago)
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Guest says:

wonderful

(5 years and 34 days ago)
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Guest says:

great work
gud creativity......

(5 years and 34 days ago)
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Guest says:

Congratulations!

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

it takes forever but the outcome is so great

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

thank you very much

(5 years and 33 days ago)
avatar SOLARIS
SOLARIS says:

well explained suresh.

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

mind blowing work.

(5 years and 33 days ago)
avatar FairyGardens

oh wow, fantastic tutorial!

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

Absolutely Great!

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

fantastic tutorial

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

good idea

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

i wish i had creativity like yours .sahil

(5 years and 32 days ago)
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Guest says:

I like the idea of using only one source image, and from quite unobvious textures and elements, too. Great work, it was genuinely interesting.

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

magnifico tu tutorial me encanto ojala yo pueda aprender a hacer algo asi pero te felicito!!!

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

very creative. cant say i would have ever thought of this idea. very very cool

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

amazing
its not like i can look at something ant make a whole new thing
great

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

good creative

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good tut. Thx

(5 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

I wish I had a patience like yours....nice work!

(5 years and 29 days ago)
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Guest says:

AMAZING IMAGEINATION AND COMBINATION ! YOU'RE MY IDOL !

http://www.ipyzam.com

(5 years and 29 days ago)
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Guest says:

Your picture demonstrates vision, high creativity and imagination. Would like to see more of your work.
Very Impressive!

(5 years and 29 days ago)
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Guest says:

WOW!!!!! bellissimo....
super fantasia, BRAVO !

(5 years and 29 days ago)
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Guest says:

mantabbbbbbbbbbbb..................

(5 years and 28 days ago)
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Guest says:

i see many people used to say many times abt "CREATIVITY", but im telling ur the right d perfect example of creativity.........you have good stuff frd......Keep it up

(5 years and 28 days ago)
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Guest says:

u rock boss!

(5 years and 27 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow..... umm...... u need to explain things more!!!!!!!!! i'm a complete noob in photoshop!

(5 years and 27 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cara!!!
VC é D+!
Putz!

(5 years and 27 days ago)
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Guest says:

ur a genius

(5 years and 26 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow ! Photosop God!!

(5 years and 25 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome work dude keep going...

(5 years and 25 days ago)
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Guest says:

best tutorial ...

(5 years and 24 days ago)
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Guest says:

very awesome =)

(5 years and 24 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanku very much from santhosh2061@gmail.com

(5 years and 21 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow you made this cool picture out of the other one .. xD wow you have a great imagination ... i wish i had it like yours ..

(5 years and 21 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow very fantastic good job my friends magaling talaga wala me masabi

(5 years and 20 days ago)
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Guest says:

Damn, you inspire me, I wish I had an Imagination as yours, where do you get your inspiration from.
"Wees geseend" God bless in Afrikaans (South Africa)

(5 years and 18 days ago)
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Guest says:

best tut i have ever seen.. will get to it right now!!

(5 years and 11 days ago)
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Guest says:

thre is some thing abt that one pic that u like a lot....



great tutorial btw

(5 years and 10 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow what a imagination!!!I bow to you ... You are the best,,,don't stop here,,looking forwered to the next masterpeace

(5 years and 9 days ago)
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Guest says:

absolutely fantastic work!
I enjoy it so much!

(5 years and 9 days ago)
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I would love to try this... what imagination..

congrats on this tutorial. it is well presented and explained.

(5 years and 9 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice photo.... i wish i can also do thesame thing like urs....

(5 years and 9 days ago)
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Guest says:

All this from one seemly un-useable photo. Great tutorial and thanks for showing us there is more in a picture than what we see.

(5 years and 8 days ago)
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Guest says:

hehe...
really fresh ;D

(5 years and 8 days ago)
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Guest says:

hey nice explation man suresh keep it up man

(4 years and 364 days ago)
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Guest says:

Overall an amazing job ..... But you do a poor job explaining step 7 and 8 there bud

(4 years and 362 days ago)
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Guest says:

You need to explain better how you created the final image in STEP --> 7

(4 years and 362 days ago)
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Guest says:

of step 2

(4 years and 362 days ago)
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Guest says:

I've read alot of tutorial, and this is the best ever !

Wow, all with one picture.

YOU ARE A PSHOP GOD !

(4 years and 350 days ago)
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Guest says:

veryy cool

(4 years and 348 days ago)
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Guest says:

Creative as FK! dude.

(4 years and 332 days ago)
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Guest says:

patiently

(4 years and 318 days ago)
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Guest says:

the best is u r sharing your talent with strangers..
its awesome..

(4 years and 310 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is really great !

(4 years and 299 days ago)
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Guest says:

amaizing

(4 years and 288 days ago)
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Guest says:

I tryed it out, and it was very fun, Thank you very much for sharing your tuts.
If you want to see my outcome her it is http://gex78.deviantart.com/art/Under-water-city-140351116

(4 years and 283 days ago)
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Guest says:

it was brilliant..thanks

(4 years and 281 days ago)
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Guest says:

your great!!!!

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice men best effect

(4 years and 276 days ago)
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Guest says:

amazing

(4 years and 269 days ago)
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Guest says:

love it

(4 years and 243 days ago)
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Guest says:

no words to describe my sensation about your imagination... it's really from outer space...
I've seen many tutorials, none like this one, from a pic of scrap built a fantasy city... in my language ACOJONANTE!!!!

(4 years and 229 days ago)
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Guest says:

First time I've ever commented on any tutorial. your imagination on creating this fantastic city from that image is just astounding.

(4 years and 194 days ago)
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Guest says:

very nice................

(4 years and 162 days ago)
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Guest says:

very gr8 dude..really u have a very nic creativity keep it up

(4 years and 84 days ago)
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Guest says:

can i have your brain?

(4 years and 11 days ago)
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Guest says:

great imagination = great picture ,., nice work ,., ^_^

(3 years and 354 days ago)
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Guest says:

hi, your Picture is realy perfect but the tutorial isn't

perhaps you can help me out and answer me these few questions:
1. how did you make you city like matel? it looks like a Iron city not like my stone city
2.where does the pieks from step 1.7 come? they are simply there
3. where does these table com from where your city stands on?
did not get farer than this

(3 years and 319 days ago)
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Guest says:

Absolutely phenomenal!

(3 years and 290 days ago)
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[banned] says:

shit.. i don't understanding

(3 years and 271 days ago)
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[banned] says:

This is fantastic... Great tutorial indeed, keep it up !

(3 years and 254 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good Job!

(3 years and 91 days ago)
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Guest says:

Pulling that piece from those basic items... Brilliant and inspirational to novices like myself!

(3 years and 12 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow its epic

(2 years and 358 days ago)
avatar theartking

amazing

(2 years and 268 days ago)
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Guest says:

awsme....!!

(1 year and 332 days ago)
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Rose says:

WOW!WOW!WOW!to create SOMETHING from NOTHING!!!! NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN D THIS. most of us does NOTHING from SOMETHING (DESTROY)... I AM FAN OF YUR WORK FOREVER!!!!!!!!!

(1 year and 317 days ago)


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