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Lesson 5. Horror Festival Ad > Examining the Photoshop source document

Examining the Photoshop source document

To create the dramatic effect of clouds moving across a full moon, a Photoshop file with five layers was painted from scratch.

  1. If you have access to Photoshop, open and examine the Moon.psd file.


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    The image consists of the following layers:

    • Background (dark blue to black gradient with hue-specific noise to minimize banding)

    • Moon(with a little glow created using a blurred copy of the moon pasted on top of itself)

    • A dense layer of little clouds

    • A less dense layer of bigger clouds

    • A sparse layer of even larger clouds

    We created the clouds with the airbrush tool, using dark blue for the body of the clouds and white for the highlights. The Offset filter in Photoshop helped us examine the edges of the cloud layers and ensure that they wrap seamlessly right to left.

  2. If necessary, exit from Photoshop, and return to After Effects.


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