I love creating mini-world or aka mini-planets in Photoshop. For the image above I started with a regular shot of a tree with the Milky Way in the background captured at Deadvlei in Namibia. What I did a little differently for the top image is I blurred the background a bit and made the “tree ball” look more graphic. For the complete how-to check out my previous blog post HERE.
For the bottom image I used the second tutorial in that link above and added the center starburst in Photoshop with a free Photoshop brush from Brusheezy . I showed this technique during my Photoshop demo for GCA in Kentucky.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography
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