Corey replicates the Planet Photoshop background by demonstrating how to create the star field and the nebulous clouds.



  1. GBee 21 May, 2008 at 11:51 Reply

    Corey you totally rock! That was such a great tutorial. You always provide the creative sanity in my engineer dominated world.

  2. Jeremy 23 May, 2008 at 10:40 Reply

    Cool Tut! But when I am doing the stars after the levels adjustment, I have no twinkling stars.

    Is this good or bad??

    My end result isn’t like Corey’s either.

  3. vu 23 May, 2008 at 17:45 Reply


  4. vu 23 May, 2008 at 18:59 Reply

    check out my new myspace background at: Thanks for you tutorial, Corey. By the wayz, How do you resize the image bigger? I Don’t want the image to be repeated on the backgroound. Thanks in advance

  5. mistir 29 May, 2008 at 13:43 Reply

    Yes, indeed great tutorials, but can I have the transcript for them? I mean instructions step by step. I would like to try to create the effects myself.

  6. DarkThoughts 31 May, 2008 at 21:03 Reply

    Hey i really enjoyed this tut, but i got stuck on the Luminosity part. Im using Vista (photoshop cs3) and for my Luminosity it doesn’t sparkle/twinkle like yours. Ive never used this Luminosity before so its kind of new to me.
    Could any possibly help me?
    I’m sorry for the trouble..

  7. Vamp 1 June, 2008 at 18:49 Reply

    Good tutorial. However in you said press shift+delete to go to fill options after you made the first empty layer but its actually Shift+Backspace.

  8. DarkThoughts 3 June, 2008 at 01:53 Reply

    Okay dude! YOU ARE AWESOME!! i finally got it to work =D excellent tutorial dude, ill be sure to use these effect for school assignments to give me that extra mark =D thank you and hope this continues =D

  9. A3DLover 7 June, 2008 at 21:17 Reply

    Wow awesome work and tutorial i’ve been ignoring my photoshop suite (CS1) for years up till a few months ago this will definitely help with compositions and backgrounds which i use Apophysis and Bryce 6.1 for that and skies.

  10. Emil 8 June, 2008 at 22:27 Reply

    (WARNING STRESSED OUT PERSON) ok i think im a retard cause im doing the select the stars thingy so they start shinin then i make another layer expand them by one pixel they start shinin even more (this is the part where i really scru up) so i have my colors on default and everything u said i press ctrl+backspace (i have a comp) more stars in background the shiny stars just get bigger and i’ve tried this once i got it but im trying again and im failing miserably. i cat get the stars to stop shinin
    If anyone has any ideas pleas e contanct me my email is :

  11. Andy 13 June, 2008 at 09:39 Reply

    The luminosity shortcut doesnt work on..?? :S option+command+~ does not work in my photoshop.. anybody know why?

  12. Karl Bush 16 June, 2008 at 14:04 Reply

    Where can I download the tutorials for future reference so I won’t have to be on the Internet just to view a tutorial?

  13. biscuitd 18 June, 2008 at 15:53 Reply

    heyi saw this and its sweet buty delema is i cant get the outr-glw on the stars to work bcuase im on pc i tryed clicking on the rgb one which i what i thought you said was the right on but it didnt work for me

    idk what im doing wrogcan you help

  14. Amaekil Shath 26 June, 2008 at 12:21 Reply

    dude that was freakin sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bin wonderin how 2 do stuff like that 4 ages!
    gona get 2 it rite away!! :D:D:D


  15. leetah88 25 July, 2008 at 05:32 Reply

    wow… I have really learned a lot from your tutorials, I’m kind of a beginner, but once i started learning how to do so many cool things from your tutorials, I kind of became addicted. Now I see why my little sister spends so much time playing around with photoshop 😀

  16. cici 6 August, 2008 at 03:28 Reply

    where is the warp tool?i dont have it in the menu???i have the photoshop7 and CS8 and nothing…or im stupid…p.s. i have a pc not mac>>>please help me…thanx >>great work-uROCK!!!

  17. Kim 19 August, 2008 at 14:45 Reply

    That’s cool Corey!!! Every time I play your tutorials my dog starts barking. She must think there’s a strange man in the house. 🙂

  18. beycuzitzbee 2 March, 2009 at 10:37 Reply

    man why when I go to select to click modify it won’t work…It doesn’t let me click it cuz its not highlighted. HELP PLZ!!!!!

  19. Jesse 26 June, 2009 at 14:31 Reply

    The issue I have is when I hit shift delete, I do not get a fill menu screen that pops up… nothing pops up! Do I have to change something in the preferences or something??

  20. Llama 3 August, 2009 at 04:56 Reply

    Hi. Nice tutorial. However, I am stuck at the luminosity part. Can u please help me out, cos my stars dont twinkle? Ty.

  21. Robbie 7 August, 2009 at 09:05 Reply

    Woow, really amazing.
    I have just one problem.
    When I want to add those Nebula Clouds, I make a new layer to which I render clouds (without a mask). However, when I go to that layer and Filter–>Render–>Clouds it just makes that layer black. Just… Black… Please help :O

  22. Sean 16 March, 2010 at 12:27 Reply

    Hey dude know it has been a long time since you made the vid but then i try to warp and then i’m done i’m getting some white zones where the warp has been any idea why?

  23. Devante 30 March, 2011 at 07:55 Reply

    OMG this is such a great tutorial. You are like a wizard of creating designs online. You are my hero(: <3

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