↑I made the front cover look simple because the actual magazine cover was mostly simple.
↑Color burned by light blue and red. The opacity was about 30% to make it look clear.
Image 2 This is the idea that I didn’t use because it didn’t look realistic and was odd. The fire was made by FilterRenderLens flare. Then I did FilterDistortTwirl and made the lens flare into a spiral. Then I used FilterLiquify and made the twirled spiral into a fire shape. The color was pinkish purple so I wanted to change color. In order to that, I used the color balance. I changed the midtones into highlights, the color level to 63red, 36green and -‐36 Yellow.
How to make fire↓
↑Lens flare ↑Twirl ↑Liquify color balance
How to make smoke↓
↑Used lasso tool ↑Used Gaussian blur ↑Liquefied Filled in light blue
This is a picture with blue smokes and a quote added on the top of image 3. The big quote was put there because actual magazines have about two quotes on the front cover so I put one. I added the smokes on top because I wanted it look like the disappeared Earth has burned away, and smokes coming out from it. The smoke was made by lasso tool. I made a random shape and filled it in with light blue color, then used FilterBlurGaussian blur and made the blur to maximum I then went to FilterLiquify and then the blurry light blue look like a smoke.