Moon, Night Sky and Stars drawing on Adobe Photoshop | Joe Ghalbouni | Skillshare

Moon, Night Sky and Stars drawing on Adobe Photoshop

Joe Ghalbouni, I aim to teach in a fun and useful way!

Moon, Night Sky and Stars drawing on Adobe Photoshop

Joe Ghalbouni, I aim to teach in a fun and useful way!

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7 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Promo Tuto 1

    • 2. Plan

    • 3. Step 1 Night Sky

    • 4. Step 2 Moon Shape

    • 5. Step 3 Moon Patterns

    • 6. Step 4 Moon Glowing Effect

    • 7. Step 5 Stars

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About This Class

Through this tutorial, not only will you learn how to draw a moon, a sky at night and stars, but you will also learn the following skills:

  • Using the gradient tool
  • Defining a shape
  • Using brushes
  • Changing blending options

The underneath photo is the result achieved at the end of this course.


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Joe Ghalbouni

I aim to teach in a fun and useful way!


"LearningWhilePracticing" has one of the most practical approaches when it comes to learning. Our goal is to let you be operational as quickly as possible while at the same grasping all the concepts required. Being able to work on your projects through a software while learning it at the same time, is a source of motivation that will make you go further.

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1. Promo Tuto 1: the concept of learning while practicing its simple. It allows you through a fun project to learn different tools in software. For example, in this tutorial where you'll be able to draw a moon in the sky and stars, you will master rise the great into we learn how to define shape, will learn how to use brushes and, finally, how to change landing options. So if you want to learn all these tools, then start mr to order. Right now it's fun, and it's easy. 2. Plan: hi and welcome to Premium for a shop tutorial number one from the Siri's off learning or practicing. Today, I'm going to teach you how to draw moon in the sky at night, all filled with stars. This tutorial is divided into five steps. The first step will consist off drawing the sky, the second step drawing the shape of the moon. Third step adding patterns on the moon to make it look realistic. Four. Step, I think the glowing effect of the moon that is related to how light is perceived through the atmosphere and the final step, Step number five, which will consist into adding all the stars as well as their glowing effect. 3. Step 1 Night Sky: we're going to start right away by defining our project by going to fine new and we're going to choose a project with a width off 1000 and 600 pixels, the height off 900 pixels, a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, and a color mode, which is RGB color and 16. And we press OK, now that our layer has been defined on this transparent with an absence off color data, we're going to start first of all by defining a sky at night in order to do so, I'm gonna make use off the great and tool right there, and I'm going to choose the radial pattern for the great it a radial grade int. Which will mean that it's like a circle that degrades to another color. And in order to use the Grady in tool, I need to define the two colors right there off interest. So for the sky at night, I'm going to define the black color and a dark blue color for the black color right there. It's simple. It's an absence off Fred Green on blue. So zero for those three for the dark blue color, it's gonna be the following values 27 for the red, 30 for the green and 82 for the blue. Now that my car's have been defined, I'm going to zoom out right there. I'm gonna make sure the Grady in Tool is selected. I'm gonna click here with the mouse and keep it held. Then I press the shift key on my keyboard on hold it and then on a drag my mouth all the way right here. So the reason I keep the shift key health is to have a straight line. Then I'm going to draw this line until the other side, and I'm going to release the mouse click. And that's how I get the type of radiant sky which resembles the sky at night. And I'm going to name my layer right there by double clicking on it. It's guy and enter 4. Step 2 Moon Shape: Now that my sky has been defined, I'm going to define the moon. I'm going to create the moon, which will go with that beautiful sky. In order to do so, I'm going to create a new layer right there. Then I'm going to go to the Ellipse, too. I'm gonna choose a filled off 10% in the great color. No stroke. Make sure no stroke is selected. I'm gonna hold the shift key on my keyboard and I'm going to drag and drop the most right there to make sure I have the moon with the size that I want aan den I release once the moon has been created, I'm going to go with the selectable. I'm gonna drug the moon wherever I want in order for it to be perfectly positioned 5. Step 3 Moon Patterns: Now that the moon has been created, I have to give it a realistic aspect. So I have to change a few things in that circle in order for it to look like a moon. So the first thing that I'm going to do, I'm gonna hit the brush tool button. And within the brushes that are already defining for a shop, I'm going to go all the way down and I'm gonna choose this one the rough wrong brush as well as the dry brush. Those are the two brushes that I'm gonna be using in order to give my moon realistic aspect . So first thing first, I'm gonna go with the dry brush tool. I'm going to give it a size off 155 pixels here in the opacity. I'm gonna go with 27% on the floor of 24%. And for the color, I'm gonna use the I drop in order to have the color of the moon. And I'm going to go with approximately 190 for the grad green and blue in order to have a darker gray color. Now that I have defined all these parameters I have to make this shape eligible. So I have to do what we call a restaurant ization off the layer in order to do so. I'm going to right Click right there and I'm going to rest. Arise the layer. Now that my layer has become an object, I'm gonna lock the transparent layers to make sure no fixes around this smooth are gonna be colored. I will zoom in like this. And now what's left for me to do is to simply hit the most modern and keep it held and go around the moon like this. Now that gives it hit. You're a genius. Look, which is what I want. That's the first step that I have a plight. Now, as the second step, I'm going to go back to the brushes and I'm gonna choose this time the rough round bristle . I'm gonna also go with 155 pixels for the size of the brush. I keep those values right there and I keep the color right there. But this time I'm gonna be working on the edges. I do the same thing, but with the edges, as if I waas giving a darker color on the edge right there, which go lighter and lighter. And I give just a few strokes just to make it as realistic as possible. So I keep, if you will, a lighter part of the moon right there, and I go towards a darker part on the edges. 6. Step 4 Moon Glowing Effect: Now that this has been done, I simply have one step left, which is to give my moon and alter globe. So in order to do so, I'm gonna go to right click on the Ellipse layer landing option, and I'm going to choose outer glow. Now for the values that I will be using. I prefer to go with a value off a spread off 9% and the size off 98 pigs so spread off 9% on the size of 98 pixel. I make sure that the car that I have is a white so 255 for the red green and the blue, and I'm gonna hit, okay? And that's basically the moon that I have. So you see, it's a pretty realistic moon. It was all drawn and for a shop, no picture right there. Nothing purely drawn 7. Step 5 Stars: So now that our sky and our moon have both been drone, it's time to add up some stars in order to make it look even more realistic. In order to do so, we're gonna first define a new layer that we are going to call stores for this layer. We're gonna add the stars by going to the brushes, option off for shop and choosing from the default brushes that are given within this version. A few off these right there. So these are pre defined brushes that look like stars, and they are given with different dimensions or different pixels. What we're gonna do is that we're going to choose a bunch off some off them with different dimensions and add them up into the sky. So we're going to start with the biggest star 70 pixels star, and by clicking with the mouse right here, we are gonna distribute them in order for them to be kind of spaced. We don't want to add too many big stars. Okay, so this number five is more than enough. Then we're going to go and choose the 42 pixels star, and we start to fill a few of the gaps. Okay, we can make some stars close to each other in order to make an appearance off a constellation, for example. Now we're gonna choose the 26 pixels and let me show you what we can do. We could, for example, do something like this. Okay, Who starts that are a bit close to each other. Look, it start adding stars right there. Some right here. If you're right there, zero. And we're finally gonna choose the 14 pixels being the smallest one. We can add one here, for example, in order to complete our constellation. And those are the farthest stars. So we can make use off them to fill in the missing gaps and make our sky look pretty beautiful. We can even right click and choose. And even smaller pixel size, because the 14 picks is is the maximal allowed size for this brush. So we can do some size that is even smaller. Okay, so small that it's barely noticeable. But it's still very important for it to fill our sky right there. Okay, so it's really just a matter of taste. It needs to look realistic off course, but it's a matter of taste. How many stars you want to add to your sky? Off course, I add them in the blue area because the dark area is an area where your start to go above the atmosphere above the clouds. So I don't want to fill it with white spots. Now, once this has been done, I'm gonna right click on my layer right there. I'm going to go to the blending options, and I'm gonna give them some glow. So I'm going to go to the outer glow option. Make sure I have selected a white color as well. Okay, so I'm gonna play with the spread right here to see how much I want. Of course, this is way too much. I'm gonna go with around 5%. Gonna play with the size to see how much glow I want for my stars. This is as well too much. Okay, I could play with both, as you can see, but I'm gonna restrict them here. I said 5% in the year. That's it. I believe that four pixels for the size and 5% for the spread are more than enough. I could also play with the opacity Okay, As you can see, to make it even more glowing, I believe that a new opacity off 60%. It's quite good. You can see the difference before and after. So our sky is even much more alive that way. Okay. And this is the way you can have a fully beautiful sky at night. Completely. Drone on for a show. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and stay tuned for more to come.