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PLANET - Tutorial by ladyrapid PLANET - Tutorial by ladyrapid
Edit- I coulden't post this sucker first at the 800x13500 rez so now I'v been sitting for like an hour and compressed the tut as much as possible so that I could post it as a single image. Im really sorry for the little more tight version.

Yea it's true, im NOT pullin ya leg ;D.

For ages 'n ages 'n ages ppl have asked me if I can make a tutorial on how I make my planets. Untill last night this was still a dream... I sat down and opened Photoshop.
At image size: i write 800x6000... , i sit quiet for a while then erase and write 800x8000..., again it's all quiet and i decide to write a REALLY detailed tutorial so I go ahead and write 800x13500 :O! ( sorry for the HUGE size but I coulden't help it. There can't be low quality on quality work sort of speak ^^ )

I wrote this tutorial for YOU guys so dam you if u don't appreciate it :shakefist: ;).
It's written in a step-by-step way so that it's EASY to follow and it requires very low Photoshop skill to master due to that im so nice that i wrote it so detailed!

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You need this Image for tutorial

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This can of course be done in many many ways. Especially the way you add clouds for example, you can brush them, cut, distort etc, everything to make it look more realistic and perhaps not get the "fuzzy" feeling =).
Also to colourise the planet with a personal touch can be a boost of quality. Since we now worked with a photo it's usually pretty high ammount of colour wich can make the end result look a little "fake" sort of speak.

I hope that as many of you as possible do this tut and please link back the finished result so that I can see how it went.

Good luck and have fun!

C&C and respect appreciated :P
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:iconobsidianmist:
ObsidianMist Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am aware that this is an old deviation but I would like to point out that the link you offer for the image you use in your tutorial no longer works, it leads to the website's front page. In case anyone might want for the image but doesn't understand why it doesn't load.
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Nefarious069 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Thanks for sharing this :iconyesyesyesplz:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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matb70774 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
That is just cool.....
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate, glad you like it!
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cbs-designs Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
very nice tut. i made a planet with that image but changed a few things up so it wasnt just a copy of yours and so i actually had to think a bit :) you learn more like that...

anyway the only question is.. Where do you get base images like that from to make other planets, or do you make those yourself?
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Micheal-C Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Great tutorial. I have put it to good use.
I found a flaw however. Since we are trying to hide the flaw caused by the embossing effect, The outer glow shows through when I put something behind the planet. Now I am looking for some how to fix that.
- I know there are lots of tutorials out there but this is probably one of the better detailed ones.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's long from perfect, I'm aware of that. I'm glad you think it's good tho, chers.
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Great tutorial, used it here; [link]
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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aniarozCR Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Amazing tutorial.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad you found it useful
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FlygonHeart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
That will be really useful, thank you for sharing this :D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm glad!
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:iconflygonheart:
FlygonHeart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
[link]

I did this with it, and I also used your tutorial dealing with nebulas.
Thanks again :)
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warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow this is a bad ass tutorial! :+fav:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Chers, a bit old and out of date but I guess it still works for basic creations.
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BuRnInG-IcE-KiLls Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:clap: great stuff you have going on with this and the starfield PS tut. i can find my way around advanced features, but who wants to when you can do it like THIS and not rip hair out?

P.S. I have 4 Gigs. Should I "get more RAM"? ;)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Chers.

Always get more ram ;)
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hEyJude4 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student General Artist
Cool thanks :D
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Fraenky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
I think I'm going to create my own planet soon :excited:
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:iconjlfarfan:
jlfarfan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. This is my first time creating something in Photoshop and it was incredible - despite the mistakes I did LOL!.
Great tutorial ! thank so much for sharing your knowledge.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
I'm glad I could help you out =).

IT's an old tutorial but I think it still servs it's purpouse. A new, more fresh and up-to-date, tutorial is planned further on as well. Learning easy ways to create stunning planets as well as give it proper light :D

/Rob
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Raju7 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thanks for that, but I want more! +fav ;)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
More to come, within time :D
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:iconraju7:
Raju7 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I'm waiting ;)
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SnooNeko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Used your tut for another piece of art here.
Thank you very much!!!
:D
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you found it useful, keep creating! :)
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:iconherxx:
Herxx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007   Photographer
Dude awesome tut :+fav:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it =)
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Forsaken-PL Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
nice...really
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:iconmvjnz:
mvjnz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007   Digital Artist
nice.

but at the top where you explain how to unlock the layer... the easiest way is to double click it and then click ok. unlocked:)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
There are several ways to do it actually. I was a noob when I wrote that so I didn't know better :D
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:iconmvjnz:
mvjnz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007   Digital Artist
yeah it seemed like a noob's way of doing it, that's why i said it, in case you hadn't figured it out yet:)
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kathero3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
:wave: Hi there! Thanks so much for this tutorial. Here's mine btw: [link] Thanks a lot. :D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
You're welcome, thank You!
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LightsAndShades Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Thanks! :D
If you care, my result: [link]
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
You're welcome, I'll head over and check your result.
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Daquan Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Nice effect and I like the stock photo used. Planet looks decent too.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you =)
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XxCloudStaticxX Featured By Owner May 16, 2007   Writer
I used your tutorial with an image I had, worked out well. Well done Tutorial man~ I followed it pretty closely but since it was a different picture I had to impovise on a few things, I like it ^^



If you wanna check it out you can-

My Planet
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SnooNeko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Great tutorial. In fact it's awesome. Thanks so much. Here is my planet.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
I'll check it out !
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Wow! Thank you! I would have put the shadow someplace else, though. I just love the landforms at the bottom.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
Ye well it's an easy tutorial and the making wasn't that hardcore either =), I tried to keep it as basic that I could and along that I didn't do it very extreme either, it is what it is hehe.

Glad you liked it and hopefully you'll be able to use it better and learn something from it :thumbsup:
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Yes, this was a much simpler way of making a planet than any other method I had seen. Since I don't have Photoshop, I'll have to see what I do have that will map a picture on a sphere.

You're welcome.
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:iconkormyen:
kormyen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I'll have to try this out! :D

Thank you so much :+fav:

`kormyen
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
the technique is pretty old but the result can be really sweet if you put in some effort into it ^^
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:iconkormyen:
kormyen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ok sweet ^-^. I'll let you know of my results (although it probably wont be for some time ^-^ =/)

Thank you again

`kormyen
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Hamaru Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
WOW. I CAN REALLY LEARN A LOT FROM THIS! THANKS! :glomp:
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