Photoshop tutorial: Create fab 1980s type effects

Step 14
The last thing to do is add some stars or a space scene. I used a photo of a nebula from Shutterstock (, but an incredible selection of images is available for free from NASA (

Import your space image and place it behind all the other layers – including the background layer – then set the background layer’s blending mode to Multiply to finish.

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Who: Based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Fabio Sasso is a graphic and web designer. As well as running Zee, a small web-design studio, Sasso has a creative arts blog, Abduzeedo, which he uses for digital art experiments, tutorials, and articles about Photoshop, Illustrator, and other creative applications.
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 or higher
Time to complete: 2 hours

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