Breaking Down a Cosmic Pen Graphic in Affinity Photo

Final graphic indicator.

Layer Stacking Order and Specs:

Solid black fill indicator.

Background:

A simple solid black fill.

Star fields:

First Star field:

First star field indicator.

White flecks placed randomly with a Curves Adjustment layer added. Blend Mode is set to screen.

Second star field indicator.

Second Star field:

First layer is duplicated, flipped horizontally, and rotated to add density.

Spirals:

First Spiral:

First Spiral indicator.

First Spiral is an ellipse with a three color gradient fill, layer effects set to Gaussian Blur and Outer Glow, with Blend Mode set to Linear Light

Second Spiral:

Second Spiral indicator.

The second Spiral is a duplicate of the first with a Motion Blur filter applied and Blend Mode set to Normal.

Third Spiral:

Third Spiral indicator.

The third Spiral is a scaled down duplicate of the second with Multiply Blend Mode applied and transparency set to 81%.

Fourth Spiral:

Fourth Spiral indicator.

The fourth Spiral is a scaled down duplicate of the third with Blend Mode set to Add.

Fifth Spiral:

Fifth Spiral indicator.

The fifth and final Spiral is a scaled down duplicate of the fourth with Motion Blur added and Blend Mode set to Subtract.

Light Shaft:

Light Shaft indicator.

The light shaft is a simple rectangle shape with masks and Motion Blur applied. Blend Mode is set to Add.

Pens:

First Pen:

First Pen indicator.

The Pen Normal layer has a Recolor Adjustment layer and mask added with Blend Mode set to Normal.

Second Pen:

Final graphic indicator.

Pen Linear Light is a duplicate of Pen Normal with Linear Light Blend Mode added.

This is the Electric Bookshelf Home page graphic.

By zerppzee

On the next phase.

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