I’ll admit… I had a lot of trouble with this piece. It actually took me about a year to rethink and redesign this space photomanipulation. I’ve never really done a space scene before so I figured, my husband’s into Star Trek, what the heck I’ll just give it a try. Boy, was I wrong on how easy people make it look. First of all, there are almost no detailed tutorials on space scenes with spaceships and explosions, so I had to figure out what kind of scene I wanted to create. Also, this piece was supposed to be based on Star Trek, so I needed some good images to use (without me actually having a clue if I had the right ones, I’ve only seen the new movies and somewhat a few episodes so yeah!).
Eventually I managed to find a spaceship which wasn’t really the ship I was looking for but, the quality of the image was fine to work with. Next, I had to set up a scene that looked good AND would work in space being still ‘Star Trek’ worthy. Aaaand then it got ugly. I somehow just could not create a good enough scene and set up which frustrated me A LOT! So I ended up deleting what I had so far till I had enough inspiration to create something I really liked. This work actually being a surprise and all, my husband eventually found out what I was dong and told me I should add the Federation logo and a Borg ship to make it perfect. In the end, it actually worked out alright!