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Beware the aliens. Well not really just having a bit of fun creating some fake crop circles for some advertising campaign.

Beware the aliens. Well not really just having a bit of fun creating some fake crop circles for some advertising campaign.

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  • Aliens from Outer Space Come visit www.msiphotoshop for a large range of free tutorials, action, photos and video tutorials. Also just added a complete tutorial on how to create your own ebook cover with free action script included.
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Aliens from outer space or fakes created by people with far too much time on their hands ? Who knows, or indeed cares ? Here we present you with an easy way to create fake ones using photoshop. First off, find an aerial view of a suitable field to create our crop circle, we used one from istock photo for the purpose of this tutorial, just search for “aerial field” if you want to find the one we used :
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Next we need to create the crop circle pattern, this can be anything you like - get creative, you could also use a company logo etc, for this tutorial we used the custom shape tool and the elipse tool, make this to start with :
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Then build up a bit more detail with more circles etc
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial This shape will form the basis of our crop circle, save this psd file with all your circles on separate layers, then hide the background layer and on the menu go to Layer > Merge Visible. This puts the circle design all on one layer, now show the background (field photo) layer again. Now choose Edit > Transform > distort and move the handles in line with the stripes on the field to give the idea of perspective :
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Now duplicate this layer, choose Edit > Free Transform, hold down shift and move the handle to make smaller versions of the pattern and position them like so :
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Once again, hide the field photo and merge the 3 circles layers together. Hold down ctrl + click on the circles layer to make a selection, hide the circles layer and then create a new layer :
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Fill this layer with black, and then right click on it in the layer window and choose “blending options”, set the blending mode to “overlay” and take the opacity down to 55% :
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Then click on inner- shadow and use these settings
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial Finally, go to Filter > Distort > Ripple and use these settings
  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials Fake Crop Circles Photoshop Tutorial And that's it, your final image should look like this
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