What you will create - Spoiler These directions are posted at the registry also under the galaxy filter page from sambrookjm. I asked him to add a few features to the filter to create these effects. Let's begin the tutorial - Create a new document with 1920×1200 pixels (72 dpi) and fill canvas with color #000000 Make a new layer above the black one and fill it with pure white color (#ffffff). We have now two layers: the black one and the white above it. For the layer with white color we change the Layer Blending Mode to Dissolve, layer opacity 1% (no more than this amount) and get something resembling space. The next step is the critical one - this creates each dif new galaxy nebula cloud arm Create a new transparent layer name it nebula - paint the strokes. Spoiler Then a whirl and pinch Spoiler rotate to your liking and apply motion blur Spoiler Then whirl and pinch again Spoiler Set the perspective Spoiler Time for some color- Create three new layers - name them nebula-colors 1,2, and 3, and change the layer Blending Mode to Color. Grab the paint brush tool - Set the opacity of the brush to 10.0, and the scale to your liking - use the circle fuzzy 17 brush - select the color - 5a78cc Select your new nebula-colors layer1 and paint over the galaxy like this first layer - Spoiler change color to #ff0000 to add red color second layer - nebula 2 Spoiler change color to #fff000 to add yellow color third layer - nebula 3 Spoiler of course the colors could be optional. Now just add the center core or bright spot. a white circle in a yellow one two layers Blur and set opacity to each at your liking - Spoiler Here is one i just did with those exact directions except i added a dup layer of nebula clouds and set that duplicate layer to dissolve for a more intense ring feel. Spoiler You can of course then set that layers opacity to your liking. Thanks for checking out the tutorial.