Rapid's Nebula Brushing Tutorial per request is up!
* * * * * (Edit- Spelling errors, I hope ) * * * * * (Edit2-) When brushing a nebula you can variate numbers of layres you work on. In the end you can play aroudn with different blending modes for effects besides the brushing, a good starter tip to get going) * * * * * I'v received tons and tons of notes and comments/mail regarding me making a nebula tutorial and a planet tutorial. Well, here's one of them. A detailed and very in depth planet tutorial WILL Come, when? I can't say I'm sorry but further on Yes.
All I can say here is thank You for the support and I hope by this tutorial I can give something back to you all out there who so desperatly wanted for me to make this .
Nice one I've got tired of people that tell us just to throw in some clouds and use a gradient over them! By the way, too much reading looses readers only when there is nothing interesting or nice, and here I can say it's just awesome!
Ack, been doing this with a wonky mouse for the past couple hours. Surprisingly since my mouse is spoilt and makes random jerking motions with the cursor, it actually helps make realistic lightning. ^^
Well, straight after reading your tutorial i decided to try it. And came up with this [link] . So i dont just like it, i love it . It helped me organize my workflow. And some of your other deviations are a big inspiration for my own ideas .
Hey, Love the outcome; I also love all of your other tutorials; you write them very differently than most - and I'm not referring to the spelling [you may create whole new words, but in the end, it all makes sense - except for this one bit..........that I'm writing to you about]. The image you have under step 2 [with the four colour swatches on the left'....."I've chosen to go with the lookof a gradient and make this a rather full-image nebula-isch piece.".................. I know it's the base for the actual work; but that's the bit I can't seem to create [it's probably quite simple but I just don't get it]. Could you please enlighten me?.................... Thanks for all your generous sharing............................................
You basically need to create a soft "gradient looking" base to continue brushing at. Everything should be warm 'n soft and don't have hard edges etc, those we'd like to brush out in a later state to get detail and depth. Hopefully this gives you something, was a long time ago it was written .
Thanks, I managed to work it out and basically copied your piece [roughly]. I just thought that you used the gradient tool to achieve the base but realised what you meant later [when I thought to myself, "Stuff it, I'll just paint the base." - which is pretty much what you did anyway]. Thanks for responding. I'm not yet up to the uploading stage - the work isn't good enough for that [although there are many at DA who aren't so fussy and upload anything]. I'm currently playing with Terragen 2; lots of space potential there. Cheers Erwin