The tutorials in this chapter are a different kind of quickie; they involve higher concepts, require specific source images, or require a bit more artistic finesse. None of these tutorials will take more than one night, so they’re perfect for some fun after work.
I think our first one-night stand should indulge in a little fantasy—space fantasy, that is. We’ll do it from scratch, with no photography and no real painting skills required. What? How do we make a painting with almost no painting and no photos? This is what makes Photoshop so fantastic my young Padawan.
Make a new file of the size of your choice. You don’t want it too small, so say it should be larger than 1K (1024 pixels) wide. Once it ...