This is a minimization/galaxy/awesomeness tutorial to my final image : A Whole New World
This tutorial was done through Gimp, a free and powerful image editing software.
Written By: Justin Gilliland Read his interview here
3) Artificial Light Source
I then Smart Scissored the camera back and went to Select>Invert and applied Filters>Light and Shadow>Lighting Effects, and just applied a light source in the middle of the camera back. This made it look like the light was coming from BEHIND the camera back.
4) Isolating the Camera
Use smart scissors to cleanly cut out the camera, so that it’s isolated.
6) Star Picture
After this, I found a decent star/galaxy picture and added it as a layer, below the other two so that it is the background and doesn’t appear over the others. Then I just added some nice bluish tones to give a nice deep-space look.
Boom, you have a compelling, conceptual image.