In this video I will show you how you can easily create planets in Photoshop using Photoshop’s layer styles and a simple texture. This tutorial is for intermediate users that already know how to use basic Photoshop tools.
The idea of creating planets in Photoshop came to me when I was working on my manipulation Time Goddess
I was not able to find suitable stock images so I created the planets myself. The secret to creating realistic Photoshop planets is just making the right shadows and lighting effects using layer styles. Paying attention on details is important and also if you need it use a photo of a real planet as reference to see how the light bends around the planet.