How to Do a Photoshop Elements Galaxy Effect Portrait Tutorial

How to Do a Photoshop Elements Galaxy Effect Portrait Tutorial

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In this tutorial I show you how to do the popular Galaxy portrait effect using Photoshop Elements. This is an easy and fun effect that can be used with a wide variety of photos for many different looks. This is another in my series of projects that are great for selfies and other portraits giving you more portrait photo choices.

00:00 Photoshop Elemnets Galaxy Effect Intro
00:34 Make a selection around the portrait using the lasso tool
01:32 Using Refine Edge to clean up the selection
02:56 Clean up the edges by increasing the contrast then save to New Layer with Layer Mask
03:27 Final cleanup of the layer mask
03:56 Make a duplicate of this layer and center the portrait
04:30 Duplicate layer and Simplify to combine layer mask with layer
04:52 Applying the Filter Gallery Torn Edges filter
06:48 Adding a White Background to the high contrast layer
07:21 Duplicate High Contrast layer and inverting into a negative
07:44 Adding in the Galaxy photo, this can be any photo you like
08:16 Positioning the photo
08:53 Using the Inverted layer as a Layer Mask on the Photo layer
09:42 Adding in a white background
10:11 Adding in another photo to add more stars to the image
10:43 Adjusting the values with a Levels Adjustment Layer
11:18 Moving the photo inside the mask
12:04 Photoshop Elements Galaxy Effect review
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This Photoshop Elements Galaxy Effect Portrait tutorial was recorded in Photoshop Elements 2020 but will also work just as well in other versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

This is just one of my numerous Photoshop Elements online tutorials. You can view more Photoshop Elements Tutorial Videos in these YouTube Playlists:

Adobe Photoshop Elements Essentials

Adobe Photoshop Elements Holidays

Adobe Photoshop Elements Photo Retouching

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