As you can probably tell from the photos below, I've been spacing out on Photoshop lately.
This photo was created by exactly following the directions in New Riders' Photoshop 6 Effects: Magic:
Of course, you really don't learn much if all you do is follow the directions and create a picture. On the other hand, I don't learn at all if I just read a Photoshop book.
So, I spent some extra time trying to create my own space shot. It's probably not as good as the one from the book, but I like it better because it's my own little corner of space:
and I don't have to share it with anyone at all, except you, of course.